The University of Warwick
Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation
Inaugurated in 1997, the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) at the University of Warwick is the oldest and 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 comparative regionalisms, the political economy of global and regional finance and trade, civil society in globalisation and regionalisation, and security issues in globalisation and regionalisation. 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 7-8 workshops per year, for example, on biotechnology, gender and global governance, and the state of globalisation studies. A weekly seminar series brings speakers from around Britain and abroad to CSGR. Each year the Centre hosts around a dozen visitors from across the world who work on projects relevant to its research agenda. Although CSGR itself does not offer academic degrees, its staff supervise a number of MA and PhD theses on globalisation and regionalisation through the University of Warwick academic departments. CSGR has also administered a number of major co-funded research projects, including a major Network of Excellence on 'Global Governance, Regionalisation and the Regulatory Framework' (GARNET) under the EU Framework 6 programme.
CSGR has a core staff of 13, comprising two Co-Directors, a Deputy Director, eight (Senior) Research Fellows, an Administrative Secretary and a Secretary. In addition, the Centre has three dozen Warwick Faculty Associates as well as a number of Student Associates and External Associates.
One Co-Director, Professor Jan Aart Scholte, is responsible for day-to-day administration of CSGR. The other Co-Director and founding Director of CSGR, Professor Richard Higgott, is responsible for the execution of the GARNET Project. Larger budgetary and policy issues are discussed in quarterly meetings of a Management Committee, comprised of senior academics from the Warwick Departments of Economics, Law, Politics and International Studies, and Sociology, as well as the Warwick Business School. General oversight of the CSGR programme is exercised through an International Advisory Board, comprised of leading figures from academic, business, civil society and policy circles.
- WP2: Mobility
- WP 5.1.1 Europe as a Model of Regional Governance
- WP 5.1.4: The EU and Asia
- WP 5.2.4: Global Economic Governance and Market Regulation
- WP 5.3.3: The Governance of Infectious Diseases
- WP 5.3.4: Gender in International Political Economy (GIPE)
- WP 5.3.5: North-South Development Issues and the Global Regulatory Framework
- WP 8: Annual Conference (2007)
- Professor Richard Higgott (Coordinator WP 2)
GARNET Senior Scientist and Coordinator
Co-Director, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation
- Eleni Tsingou
GARNET Programme Manager
Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation
- Denise Hewlett
GARNET Programme Coordinator
- University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom
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- Shaun Breslin (Coordinator WP 5.1.4)
- Heribert Dieter (Coordinator WP 5.2.4)
- Sarah Hodges (Coordinator WP 5.3.3)