Inderjeet Parmar

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Inderjeet Parmar "is Head of Politics. He studied Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Sociology at the University of London. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Manchester. He joined the Department of Government as a lecturer in 1996. From 1991, he was lecturer in American Studies. He is a member of the Working Group on Think Tanks of the Social Science Research Council, USA.

"He is currently serving as Vice Chair of the British International Studies Association, co-convenor of the BISA Working Group on US Foreign Policy, co-editor of the Routledge book series on US Foreign Policy. He was Treasurer of the British International Studies Association, 2001-2004.

"His research interests focus on the history, politics and sociology of Anglo-American foreign policy elites over the past 100 years, specifically embodied in organisations such as philanthropic foundations, think tanks, policy research institutes, university foreign affairs institutes, and state agencies.

"He has, more recently, become interested in Anti-Americanism, post-9-11 US foreign policy shifts, and the changing character of the US foreign policy Establishment. Finally, he is working on a long-term project on why Britain almost invariably backs the United States in wars, from Korea 1950 to Iraq 2003." [1]


  • Inderjeet Parmar, Foundations of the American Century: The Ford, Carnegie and Rockefeller in the Rise of American Power (Columbia University Press, 2012). Review by Joan Roelofs; Review by Michael Barker.
  • Inderjeet Parmar and Michael Cox (UK), (eds.) Soft power and US foreign policy: theoretical, historical and contemporary perspectives (Routledge, 2009).
  • Inderjeet Parmar, Linda B. Miller and Mark Ledwidge (eds.), New Directions in United States Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2009).
  • (2004) Think Tanks and Power in Foreign Policy: A Comparative Study of the Role and Influence of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1939-1945 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
  • (1995) Special Interests, The State and the Anglo-American Alliance , 1939-1945 (London: Frank Cass).


  • Inderjeet Parmar, “The Means is the End: The Politics of Carnegie, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations’ Global Network-Building Programmes”, Paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, March 2006.

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  1. Inderjeet Parmar, University of Manchester, accessed January 6, 2010.