School of Business and Management

Dr Matteo Mandarini

Matteo

Lecturer in Strategy

Email: m.mandarini@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8411
Room Number: Room 4.13a, Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus
Office Hours: Tuesday, 11am-3pm

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Student drop-in and feedback hours
Tuesday 11am-3pm

Roles
Third Year Academic Advisor

Matteo’s interests are in the relation of conflict to the transformations of capitalism. Drawing on Italian Operaismo, his research focuses on the ways conflict is both theorised and organised. Currently he is exploring the forms conflict assumes at a time when the concepts and structures foundational of political modernity are being eroded by the dynamics of global capital. 

He has translated numerous books and essays in contemporary continental political thought and from the tradition of Operaismo. Most recently he has completed the translation of the only monograph of the early Operaista tradition: Alberto Asor Rosa's The Writer and the People (Seagull Books). 

He is a member Centre for Labour and Global Production  (QMUL, SBM and Geography). http://www.busman.qmul.ac.uk/research/research-centres/clgp

Undergraduate Teaching

Research

Research Interests:

Current research: 

I am engaged in an ongoing exploration of the shifting forms assumed by conflict and its representation at a time when the concepts and structures foundational of political modernity are increasingly eroded by the dynamics of global capital.

I am in the course of developing a project with the working title of 'Memories of Conflict and Migration', which looks at internal migration from Southern to Northern Italy in the 1950s-'60s, looking at the impact this had on the official institutions and thinking of the workers' movement, as well as on tactics and strategy of class conflict and its organisation; comparing this with the external immigration into Italy from the 1990s to the present, and considering the organisational shifts in the formal and informal institutions of labour organising.

I have recently completed and wish to extend a discussion of planning in the 20th Century, taking the experience of the 'industrialisation debates' in the period of the New Economic Policy in the Soviet Union, and considering the disavowal of politics in contemporary discussions of logistics.

Research themes: 

  • political representation 
  • politics of logistics
  • how to think conflict without domesticating it
  • organising conflict against its management
  • memories of conflict 

Publications

Articles

  • ‘Management through Dispossession, Standardisation, and Differentiation: Generating Management Knowledge’, with G. Hanlon and S. Harney (under review)
  • ‘Vicissitudes of Representation’ (under review)
  • ‘Planning for Conflict’, with Alberto Toscano (South Atlantic Quarterly, forthcoming Jan. 2020) 
  • ‘From the Copernican Revolution to the Autonomy of the Political’, with Andrew Anastasi (forthcoming, Viewpoint 2019)
  • ‘Notes on the Political Over the Longue Durée’, in Viewpoint, 4, 2014 
  • ‘Italy Invented Politics Beyond Left and Right and Ended up with Dancing Girls’, The Guardian, 25.09.2011
  • ‘Critical Thoughts on the Politics of Immanence’, in Historical Materialism, 18.4, 2010
  • ‘Beyond Nihilism: Notes Towards a Critique of Left-Heideggerianism in Italian Communist Thought,’ in Cosmos & History, vol. 5, no. 1, 2009 and in The Italian Difference, edited by A. Toscano and L. Chiesa, Melbourne: re.press
  • ‘Not Fear but Hope in the Apocalypse’ in Ephemera, 8.2, May 2008
  • ‘Marx and Deleuze: Money, Time, and Crisis’ in Polygraph, 18, January 2007
  • ‘Antagonism vs. Contradiction: Conflict and the Dynamics of Organisation in the Thought of 
  • Antonio Negri’ in The Sociological Review, Oct. 2005, vol. 53, s.1 and in Contemporary Organization Theory, ed. C. Jones and R. Munro, Blackwell, Oxford, 2005

Edited Collections

  • The Bewitched World of Capital: Economic Crisis and the Morphology of the Political, selected articles by Giacomo Marramao, edited with extensive critical introduction by M. Mandarini, Brill / Haymarket Books (forthcoming 2019)

Handbook Chapters / Book Chapters / Scholarly Introductions

  • ‘Negative Thought and the Morphology of Crisis’ in The Bewitched World of Capital: Economic Crisis and the Morphology of the Political, by G. Marramao, edited with extensive critical introduction by M. Mandarini, Brill / Haymarket Books (forthcoming 2019)
  • ‘On the impossibility of Business Ethics: leadership, heterogeneity, and politics’ (with G. Hanlon), in The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organization, ed. A. Pullen and C. Rhodes (2015)
  • ‘Organizing Communism’ in Communists like Usby F. Guattari and A. Negri, Autonomedia, New York (2010)
  • ‘Beyond Nihilism: Notes Towards a Critique of Left-Heideggerianism in Italian Communist Thought,’ in The Italian Difference, edited by A. Toscano and L. Chiesa, Melbourne: re.press and in Cosmos & History, vol. 5, no. 1, 2009
  • ‘Towards a Worker’s Society?: New Perspectives on Work and Organization’ (with P. Fleming) in Handbook of Critical Management Studies, edited by H. Wilmott, M. Alvesson, and T. Bridgman, Oxford University Press, 2009
  • ‘Antonio Negri and the Antinomies of Bourgeois Thought’ (with A. Toscano) in The Political Descartes: Reason, Ideology and the Bourgeois Project, by A. Negri, Verso, London, 2007
  • ‘Antagonism vs. Contradiction: Conflict and the Dynamics of Organisation in the Thought of Antonio Negri’ in Contemporary Organization Theory, ed. C. Jones and R. Munro, Blackwell, Oxford, 2005 and in The Sociological Review, Oct. 2005, vol. 53, s.1
  • ‘Translator’s Introduction’ in Time for Revolution, A. Negri, Continuum, London, 2003
  • ‘Neoliberalism or Totalitarianism: a Reply to Malcolm Bull’ at http://www.generation-online.org/p/pnegri.htm

2003 

  • ‘From Epidermal History to Speed Politics’ in Virtual Futures, ed. J. Broadhurst Dixon and E. J. Cassidy, Routledge, London, 1998 

Translations

  • Hamletica, M. Cacciari, edited, translated and introduced by M. Mandarini, Seagull Books (a Chicago University Press imprint), London/Chicago (forthcoming 2022)
  • The Twilight of the Political, M. Tronti, edited, translated and introduced by M. Mandarini, Seagull Books (a Chicago University Press imprint), London/Chicago (forthcoming 2021)
  • A Heterodox Marxist and his Century: Lelio Basso, edited C. Giorgi, co-translated by M. Mandarini, Brill, Nijhoff, Haymarket Books, Chicago (forthcoming 2019) 
    Writers and the People, A. Asor Rosa, edited, translated M. Mandarini, Seagull Books, London / Kolkota (forthcoming 2018/19) 
  • ‘Introduction’ by M. Tronti to Il Politico, for Viewpoint, issue 4, 2014.
  • The Passage West: Philosophy and Globalisation, G. Marramao, Verso, London, August 2012 
  • The Kingdom and the Glory, G. Agamben, translated with L. Chiesa, Stanford University Press, 2011 
  • The Labour of Job, A. Negri, Duke University Press, 2009 
  • The Political Descartes: Reason, Ideology and the Bourgeois Project, A. Negri, edited and introduced M. Mandarini and A. Toscano, Verso, London, 2007
  • ‘Giorgio Agamben: The Discrete Taste of the Dialectic’, A.Negri, in Sovereignty and Life: Essays on the Work of Giorgio Agamben, edited by M. Calarco and S. DeCaroli, Stanford University Press, 2007 
  • ‘Reading Gilbert Simondon: Transindividuality, Technical Activity and Reification’, P. Virno, Radical Philosophy136, March/April 2006
  • ‘On the political ontology of the subject’, A. Negri, in Ontology in Practice: Radical Secular and Religious Politics, Duke University Press, 2004
  • ‘The Postcolonial Condition’, S. Mezzadra & F. Rahola. John Douglas Taylor Conference, ‘The Politics of Postcoloniality: Contexts and Conflicts’, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, October 24, 2003 
  • ‘Empire and the Multitude. A debate on the new order of globalisation’, D. Zolo & A. Negri, translated with A. Bove, Radical PhilosophyJune-July, 2003
  • Time for Revolution, edited and introduced M. Mandarini, Continuum, London, 2003

Supervision

Dr Mandarini has supervised PhDs in political theory and philosophy, and in heterodox political economy.

He is interested in supervising PhD candidates with an interest in questions of political, socio-economic, and workplace conflict and with the strategies developed and implemented to produce systemic change.

PhD Supervision Completions
Clayton Chin (SPIR), Bue Hansen (SBM), Rashne Limki (SBM), Toni Prug (SBM)