Department of Politics & International Studies, The University of Warwick
Inaugurated in 1997, the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) at the University of Warwick is the largest academic centre in Europe dealing with this subject area. CSGR is a designated research site of the UK Economic and Social Research Council , which has provided core funding in two five-year phases (1997-2002 and 2002-2007). CSGR is a multidisciplinary project. Its staff and associates are drawn from the fields of Anthropology, Economics, Law, Politics and Sociology. Likewise, the Centre’s seminars, conferences and other projects generally draw participants from several disciplines. The research agenda of CSGR highlights issues of the definition, measurement, impacts, and policy implications of globalisation and regionalisation. More specifically, much of the Centre’s research concentrates on questions such as international financial crises, multijurisdictional tax competition, the development of global and regional governance institutions, social policy issues in globalisation, social movement resistance and other civil society activities regarding globalisation, and the implications of globalisation for international security. CSGR research spans all regions of the world, as well as relations between them. In terms of activities, CSGR holds an annual conference on a designated theme. Past conferences have addressed issues such as reform of the international financial architecture, globalisation and inequality, and nonstate actors in the global system. In addition, the Centre organises ad hoc workshops, for example, on the GATS, civil society and global finance, and the state of globalisation theory. A weekly seminar series brings speakers from around Britain and abroad to CSGR. The Centre hosts Visiting Fellows from across the world who work on projects relevant to its research agenda, as well as Marie Curie Fellows from the European Union.
Professor Jan Aart Scholte, Acting Director
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Professor Shirin Rai
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General equilibrium models of environmental taxation policy in Japan and Germany. Study of European carbon and acid rain pollution and analysis of the economics of allocation of carbon emission permits in the UK, as a means of implementing the Kyoto Proto
Dr Gianluca Grimalda
Evolutionary Growth Theory. In particular, the causes of lock-ins and poverty traps by means of a dynamical multi-sector macroeconomic model. Individual Choice, Social Norms and Growth. Investigating the relationship between institutions and economic grow
Professor Richard Higgott
The post Washington Consensus era global governance agenda with specific reference to the politics of international economic relations in the Asia Pacific region and debates about monetary regionalism after the Asian financial crises. He is also completin
Dr Chris Hughes
Japanese foreign and security policy; Japanese international political economy; regionalism in East Asia; Japanese radicalism and terrorism; post-Cold War traditional and non-traditional security policy, and North Korea's external political and economic r
Professor Marcus Miller
Exchange Rate Targets and Currency Bands, the Asian Financial Crisis. Moral Hazard and Financial Institutions. Creditor co-ordination, moral hazard and sovereign bankruptcy procedures” .
Dr Dwijen Rangnekar
As an evolutionary economist, Dwijen’s research focuses on the innovation process, technical change, knowledge production and appropriation strategies; of special interest is the role of intellectual property rights. In terms of industrial sectors, his re
Dr Michela Redoano
Political Economy, International Tax Competition, Fiscal Federalism and Lobbying.
Professor Jan Aart Scholte
Globalization, International Relations of Social Change, Global Governance, Civil Society and Global Finance. His current research focuses on questions of civil society and democracy in global governance.
Dr Sian Sullivan
Conflicts of interest in environmental policy, exploring disjunctions between discourses held at local, national and transnational levels in the areas of wildlife conservation and ‘desertification’, and with fieldwork conducted over an eight-year period i
Dr Eleni Tsingou
Private authority in the financial markets, the role of transnational financial policy communities in shaping practices of regulation and supervision, and the development of stronger patterns of accountability in financial governance. Further work will co