Professor Paul Irwin Crookes

Research Interests
Research Disciplines:
  • International Relations
  • Political Economy
Research Keywords:
  • Foreign Policy, Technology and Innovation, Military, EU-China relations, Cross-Taiwan Strait relations
  • China, East Asia
Research Cluster:

Recent and forthcoming publications include:


  • Farnell, J. and Irwin Crookes, P. (2016) The Politics of EU-China Economic Relations: An Uneasy Partnership, Palgrave Macmillan, Politics and Asian Studies. ISBN 978-1137491176
  • Irwin Crookes, P. and Knoerich, J. (2015) Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations in an Era of Technological Change: Security, Economic and Cultural Dimensions (Editors), Palgrave Macmillan, St Antony’s Series. ISBN 978-1137391414
  • Irwin Crookes, P. (2010) Intellectual Property Regime Evolution in China and India. Brill, Leiden and Boston. Social Sciences in Asia Series. ISBN 978-9004179752.

Journal Articles

  • Irwin Crookes, P and Farnell, J. (2019) 'The UK's Strategic Partnership with China beyond Brexit: Economic Opportunities Facing Political Constraints' Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol. 48 No. 1. GIGA / Sage.
  • Irwin Crookes, P. (2017) 'EU-China Economic Relations: trade and investment tensions persist despite climate cooperation', China's World Vol. 2 No. 2. Huawen Institute.
  • Irwin Crookes, P. (2016) 'The Political and Security Nexus of the Taiwan Strait and China's New Military Capabilities', The RUSI Journal, Vol. 161 No. 2. The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies / Taylor & Francis.
  • Irwin Crookes, P. (2014) 'EU Soft Power with China: Technical Assistance in the Field of Intellectual Property Rights', European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 19 No. 3/1. Kluwer.
  • Irwin Crookes, P. (2013) 'Resetting EU-China relations from a values-based to an interests-based engagement', International Politics Vol. 50 No 5. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Irwin Crookes, P. and McManus, J. (2013) 'China and India Leading a Global Insurgency within the Software Industry', Global Business and Economics Review, Vol. 15 No 4, Inderscience.
  • Irwin Crookes, P. (2012) 'China’s new development model: Chinese prospects in technology innovation', China Information, Vol. 26 No. 2. Sage.
  • Irwin Crookes, P. (2009) 'China’s Embrace of the Market Economy: Understanding its Innovation Strategy', European View, Vol. 8 Issue 1. Springer.

Book Chapters

  • Irwin Crookes, P. (2015) 'Technological Change and Cross-Strait Dynamics' in Irwin Crookes, P. and Knoerich, J. (Editors) Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations in an Era of Technological Change: Security, Economic and Cultural Dimensions

Online Articles

Policy Paper

  • Irwin Crookes, P. (2009) Maintaining Europe’s Innovative Advantage: EU Policy Responses to the Asian Challenge in Pharmaceutics and Software. Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, Brussels.

Book Reviews

  • Irwin Crookes, P. (2019) Review of "China's Global Identity: Considering the Responsibilities of Great Power" by Hoo Tiang Boon, The China Quarterly Vol. 239
  • Irwin Crookes, P. (2013) Review of "Conducting Business in China: An Intellectual Property Perspective", by Lei Mei, European Intellectual Property Review Vol. 35 No. 7, Sweet & Maxwell.
  • Irwin Crookes, P. (2011) Review of “Playing Our Game: Why China’s Rise Doesn’t Threaten the West”, by Edward S. Steinfeld, East Asia Vol. 28 No. 4.