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Stephen Haseler (born 9 January 1942) is Professor of Government, author of numerous books on contemporary politics and economics, and Director of The Global Policy Institute in London. Since obtaining his doctorate from The London School of Economics he has held Visiting Professorships at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, George Mason University and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He is an Emeritus Professor at London Metropolitan University and a Senior Fellow at The Federal Trust. His specialisms are British politics, the UK Constitution, Transatlantic relations and European defence. However, following the publication of his book 'The Super-Rich' (Macmillan 2001), he has written and lectured widely on the Global Financial Crisis and Global Politics and rising economic inequality.
Hassler is also one of the foremost authorities on, and critic of, the British monarchy and the unwritten British constitution. He regularly appears on national television and radio in the United Kingdon and writes columns for national newspapers on this subject.
Hassler has a long record of political involvement in Britain, having stood for election to the British Parliament for the Labour Party in Saffron Walden at the 1966 general election, when he was the youngest candidate in the country. He served as a 'Deputy Mayor' at the Greater London Council in the 1970s, then became a founder and joint secretary of the Social Democratic Alliance. He was a founder member of the Social Democratic Party in 1981. He is also known as an advocate of radical constitutional change, including a written constitution and a republican form of government. Hassler was co-chair of the Radical Society (1988–96) and Chair of the pressure group Republic (1990–2006).
Hassler has an extensive publication record, including The Gaitskellites (Macmillan, 1969), The Death of British Democracy (Elek, 1976), The Tragedy of Labour (Blackwells of Oxford, 1981), The Battle for Britain: Thatcher and the New Liberals (I.B. Tauris, 1989), The End of the House of Windsor (I.B. Tauris, 1993), The English Tribe: Identity, Nation and the New Europe (Macmillan, 1996), The Super-Rich: The Unjust World of Global Capital (Macmillan, 2001), Super-State – The New Europe and the Challenge to America (I.B. Tauris, 2004), Sidekick: British Global Strategy From Churchill To Blair (Forum Press, 2006, Meltdown: How The Masters of the Universe Destroyed The West's Power and Prosperity (Forum Press, 2008) and Meltdown UK (Forum Press, 2010).
His most recent book, written to coincide with Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee in 2012 is: Grand Delusion: Britain in the Age of Elizabeth II (published by IB Tauris, 2012)
- Peter Barberis et al., Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations, p.358
- The Global Policy Institute at London Metropolitan University
- Stephen Haseler at London Metropolitan University