Gareth Dale is a Senior Lecturer in politics and history at Brunel University. His research interests include East German history, the work of Karl Polanyi, international migration, the European Union, social movements, and the ideology of economic growth. His most recent books include Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left, Reconstructing Karl Polanyi: Excavation and Critique, and the co-edited collection Green Growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives. He has previously taught at Birkbeck College, the London School of Economics, and Swansea University. He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester.