School of Social and Political Science

Dr Théo Bourgeron

Job Title

Chancellor's Fellow

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picture of Théo Bourgeron on a neutral background

Room number

3.14

Building (Address)

Chrystal Macmillan Building

Street (Address)

15a George Square

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Post code (Address)

EH8 9LD

Research interests

Background

I am a Chancellor's Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences, and an Associate Director of the Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE). I am currently researching the sociology of health and the sociology of finance. I am open to supervising PhD students working on the sociology of health, economic sociology, the sociology of finance and capitalism. 

My office hours are: Thursday, 9:30am to 12:00pm (book a meeting with me).

Check the pronounciation of my name: t-eo buʁ-ʒə-ʁɔ̃

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Selected publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Susi Geiger and Théo Bourgeron. 2023. "In the name of transparency: Organizing European pharmaceutical markets through struggles over transparency devices", Organization Studies, 44(11), 1751-1773..

Théo Bourgeron and Susi Geiger. 2022. "Building the Weak Hand of the State: Tracing the Market Boundaries of High Pharmaceutical Prices in France", New Political Economy, 27(5), 837-850.

Théo Bourgeron and Susi Geiger. 2022. "(De-)Assetising Pharmaceutical Patents: The Patent Contestations Behind a Blockbuster Drug", Economy & Society, 51(1), 23-45.

Théo Bourgeron. 2022. "'Let the virus spread': A doctrine of pandemic management for the libertarian-authoritarian regime", Organization, 29(3), 401-413. Translated in French by health activist group Cabrioles: "La libre circulation du virus. Une doctrine pandémique pour le régime libertarien-autoritaire". Translated in Greek as a chapter in Apostolos Kapsalis, Evangelos Koumarianos and Nikos Kourachanis (eds). 2022. Social Policy and Authoritarian Neoliberalism in the Covid-19 Pandemic, Topos Books, Athens.

Marlène Benquet and Théo Bourgeron. 2020. "Building a Centre of Capital Accumulation: A Study of the Institutional Emergence of the French Private Equity Sector (from the Early 1980s to 2017)", New Political Economy, 26(1), 52-68.

Théo Bourgeron. 2020. "Constructing the double circulation of capital and social impact. Ethnography of a European impact investing fund in the mid-2010s", Historical Social Research, 45(3), 117-139.

Théo Bourgeron. 2018. "Optimising 'cash flows'. Converting corporate finance to hard currency", Journal of Cultural Economy, 11(3), 193-208.

Books and dissertation

Marlène Benquet and Théo Bourgeron. 2022. Alt-Finance: How the City of London Bought Democracy. London, Pluto Press. (Translation of: Marlène Benquet, Théo Bourgeron. 2021. La Finance autoritaire. Vers la fin du néolibéralisme, Paris, Raisons d'Agir. Translated in Dutch: Marlène Benquet, Théo Bourgeron, Johan Heilbron. 2023. Geldschieters: Investeringsfondsen, autoritarisme en de strijd tegen de Europese democratie. Amsterdam, Walburg Pers.)

Théo Bourgeron. 2019. Constructing legitimacy: An ethnographic investigation of the struggle for financial capital in two Paris-based private equity funds. Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh. PhD dissertation available on demand and at the University's library.

Other articles and reports

Théo Bourgeron. 2023. "Shrinking the surplus boundary: Disability in France and Macron's pension reform" PERC Blog Series, online.

Théo Bourgeron. 2023. "Fossil Media" New Left Review, online (Sidecar).

Théo Bourgeron, Caroline Metz and Marcus Wolf. 2021. They Don't Care: How Financial Investors Extract Profit From Care Homes, UK: London, Transformative Responses to the Crisis; France: Paris, Institut Veblen; Germany: Berlin, Finanzwende [research report].

Works within

Staff Hours and Guidance

Office hours: Thursday, 9:30am to 12:00pm (book a meeting with me)

Publications by user content

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Geiger S, Bourgeron T. In the name of transparency: Organizing European pharmaceutical markets through struggles over transparency devices. Organization Studies. 2023 Nov;44(11):1751-1773. Epub 2023 Apr 14. doi: 10.1177/01708406231171802
Bourgeron T, Geiger S. Building the weak hand of the state: Tracing the market boundaries of high pharmaceutical prices in France. New Political Economy. 2022 Oct 1;27(5):837-850. Epub 2022 Feb 9. doi: 10.1080/13563467.2022.2036115
Benquet M, Bourgeron T. Alt-Finance: How the City of London Bought Democracy. Pluto Press, 2022. 176 p.
Bourgeron T. ‘Let the virus spread’. A doctrine of pandemic management for the libertarian-authoritarian capital accumulation regime. Organization. 2022 May 1;29(3):401-413. Epub 2021 Feb 25. doi: 10.1177/1350508421995741
Bourgeron T, Geiger S. (De-)assetizing pharmaceutical patents: Patent contestations behind a blockbuster drug. Economy and Society. 2022 Feb 1;51(1):23-45. Epub 2021 Dec 7. doi: 10.1080/03085147.2022.1987752