Dr Joseph Collins

PhD Western Sydney University

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3732

Biographical details

Joe's research is currently focused around questions of rent theory, landed property and extractive industry. His PhD thesis proposed a historically contingent theory of landed property in Australia as a point of departure for constructing a socially significant theory of mineral-rent. The forthcoming publications to be drawn from this research aim to contribute to debates on resource rent taxation in Australia and internationally. Broader areas of scholarly interest include value theory, the political economy of the Australian social formation, international political economy and the history of economic thought.

Research interests

  • resource rent taxation
  • value theory
  • political economy of Australian social formation
  • international political economy
  • history of economic thought

Current projects

Refereed Journal Articles

Beyond Distributional Debates: Toward a Marxist Theory of Rent in the Contemporary Period?, to be submitted to Historical Materialism.

The Neocomprador Fraction of the Bourgeoisie in Australia: The Role and Function of Modern Landed Property in Extractive Industry?, to be submitted to New Political Economy.

Books

The Political Economy of Global Mining, Rent Theory and Modern Landed Property in Australia 1861-2014. Proposal to be submitted to Routledge as part of the RIPE series in Global Political Economy.

Conference Proceedings

Collins, J. and D. Cottle, ‘From Client State to Rentier State? New Compradors and Transnational Mining’, Historical Materialism Australasia Conference 2014, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Sydney, 5-6 September, 2014. Detailshere.

Collins, J., ‘The Operations and Consequences of Transnational Mining Capital in Semiperipheral Australia, 1990-2013’, Global Capitalism in Asia and Oceania, Network for the Critical Study of Global Capitalism, Griffith University, Brisbane, 28-29 June, 2013. Detailshere.

Collins, J., ‘Ground-rent and the Dynamics of the Relationship between Capital and the State in Contemporary Capitalism’, Historical Materialism Australasia Conference 2013, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Sydney, 26-27 July, 2013. Detailshere.

Collins, J., ‘Marx’s Theory of Ground-rent and the Australian Mining Industry’, Historical Materialism Australasia Conference 2012, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Sydney, 20-21 July, 2012. Details here.

Collins, J.,‘The Rush that Never Ended? A Brief History of Australian Mining since the 1970s’, History at the Edge: Australian Historical Association Regional Conference, University of Tasmania, Inveresk Site, Launceston, Tasmania. July 4th-8th, 2011. Details here.

Collins, J. and D. Cottle, ‘The Calm before the Storm: Historic Bloc Formation from Hawke to Howard’, New Marxian Times Rethinking Marxism: The Seventh International Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts. November 5th-8th, 2009. Details here.

Collins, J. and D. Cottle, ‘Labor Neoliberals or Pragmatic Neolaborists? The Hawke and Keating Labor Governments in Office, 1983 – 96’, Symposium: Social Democratic Parties and Business An Historical Analysis, Women’s College, Sydney University, Sydney. September 28th, 2009. Details here.

Collins, J.,‘Hegemonic Blocs and Neoliberalism: 1992 – 2008’, Capital in Crisis: Implications for Labour and Society (Gramsci Society), University of Wollongong, Wollongong. July 9th-10th, 2009. Details here.

Collins, J. and D. Cottle,‘The Calm before the Storm: Historic Bloc Formation from Hawke to Howard’, Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2009, Macquarie University, Epping. September 27th-30th, 2009. Details here.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Cottle, D., Collins, J. (2016). From client state to rentier state? New compradors, transnational capital, and the internalization of globalizing dynamics in Australia, 1990�2013. In Jeb Sprague (Eds.), Globalization and Transnational Capitalism in Asia and Oceania, (pp. 180-195). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Journals

  • Collins, J. (2014). Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 74(Summer), 143-145.
  • Collins, J., Cottle, D. (2010). Labor Neoliberals or Pragmatic Neolabourists? The Hawke and Keating Labor Governments in Office, 1983-96. Labour History (Australia), 98, 25-39.
  • Collins, J., Cottle, D. (2008). Workchoices: Ruling Class Mobilisation in Contemporary Australia. Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 12(2), 43-61.

2016

  • Cottle, D., Collins, J. (2016). From client state to rentier state? New compradors, transnational capital, and the internalization of globalizing dynamics in Australia, 1990�2013. In Jeb Sprague (Eds.), Globalization and Transnational Capitalism in Asia and Oceania, (pp. 180-195). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

2014

  • Collins, J. (2014). Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 74(Summer), 143-145.

2010

  • Collins, J., Cottle, D. (2010). Labor Neoliberals or Pragmatic Neolabourists? The Hawke and Keating Labor Governments in Office, 1983-96. Labour History (Australia), 98, 25-39.

2008

  • Collins, J., Cottle, D. (2008). Workchoices: Ruling Class Mobilisation in Contemporary Australia. Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 12(2), 43-61.

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