Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation
Inaugurated in 1997, the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) is the largest academic centre in Europe dealing with this subject area. Directed by Professor Shaun Breslin, CSGR is part of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS).
The intellectual focus of CSGR is the changing nature of global order and the relationship between global and regional levels of analysis. Funded initially with over £4.3M from the ESRC (1997-2007), CSGR was established with the specific remit of creating opportunities for integrating key user groups in PAIS research.
CSGR research provides a venue for new thinking on the relationship between the global and regional dimensions of political economy around, and ahead of, the contemporary policy debate. The Centre is committed to excellence in scholarship, but it also strives to be problem-solving in methodological orientation (more about our work and research).
The Centre concentrates on:
- change in the international political economy;
- issues of globalisation and regionalisation;
- links between (international) political economy and changing understandings of the nature of security;
- the changing nature of the global order, and the role of regions within it
- quality research through external networks such as GR:EEN, GARNET and AGORA;
The CSGR is a central vehicle for bridging academic and non-academic stakeholders. The centre was designed explicitly to encourage high-level impact activity across the main research priority areas in PAIS, and provides opportunities for integrating key user groups in PAIS research. Our aim is to identify research problems, co-produce findings with user groups and secure influence beyond academia. Led by CSGR researchers, our work brings together an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars and practitioners to produce research-led recommendations and influence public policy and debate.