Department of Globalisation and Governance Research
The Department analyses how global institutions and networks shape the organisation of trade, movement of people, circulation of ideas, and relations of power – as well as the interconnections between these phenomena.
Research focuses on the network bases of global production, markets, migration and authority. Researchers examine the private and public forms of governance that frame the operation of these networks through the study of three cross-cutting issues: New forms and locations of regulation and authority; the dynamics of setting and enforcing formal and informal rules for the movement of people, goods and knowledge; and the power dynamics of restrictions and barriers to networks and flows.
Currently research is organised around three initiatives:
Trade, Governance and the Global Economy, with special emphasis on standards and trade governance, and on WTO, trade and development.
Development, Security and Governance, with a focus on the recent trends in international development thinking and action that centre attention on issues of security, such as violence, crime, conflict and terrorism.