Globalisation and Governance Research Network

About the G&G Network

The Globalisation & Governance Research Network represents a coming together of UNSW colleagues who are interested in understanding the complex relationship between globalisation and governance.

Members are united by their interest in the following research questions:

  1. What kinds of new security, economic, political, social and environmental challenges and opportunities are presented by ‘globalisation’?
  2. How are these challenges and opportunities being mediated at the local, national, regional, international and global levels? 
  3. How and to what extent are increasing levels of economic, political and social integration transforming existing modes of governance and our ideas of the centre and periphery? 
  4. How do the ways in which we seek to govern globalisation reflect and impact on the nature and distribution of power and polarisation?

Insofar as globalisation represents the most complex and multifaceted social process of the current era, the strength of our network derives from the interdisciplinary ways in which we consider these questions.

Our activities include regular research seminars, workshops and public lectures and events. We also provide a forum for the discussion of, and advocacy around, University and Government policies that shape the research environment in which we operate.

Find out more about globalisation and governance research at UNSW

About the G&G Network Climate Change Group

The Climate Change Group of the Globalisation & Governance Research Network represents UNSW researchers who are united by their interest in understanding the complex relationship between climate change and governance. Specifically:

  1. What kinds of security, economic, political, social and environmental challenges and opportunities are presented by climate change?
  2. How are these challenges and opportunities being mediated at the local, national, regional, international and global levels?
  3. How do the ways in which we seek to govern climate change reflect and impact on the nature and distribution of power and polarisation in the international system?

The strength of the Climate Change Group derives from the interdisciplinary ways in which we consider these questions. Our activities include research seminars, workshops and public events.

Our achievements

Publications

The G&G Research Network has published over 35 books and more than 110 refereed journal articles in leading scholarly and popular presses. We collaborate with and publish alongside prominent researchers from over 35 universities around the globe.

Grants

We currently hold eight ARC Discovery Grants, one ARC Linkage Grant, two ARC Future Fellowships and one NHMRC grant.

Competitive grants are also held from such institutions as the Australia-India Institute, DFAT, AUSAID Department for International Development, DIAC Displaced Persons Program, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and others.

International recognition

Our scholars are founders and members of numerous national and international research networks.

Many of our members have also held a number of prestigious competitive fellowships such as a Korea Foundation Fellowship at Seoul National University, a Hallsworth Fellowship at the University of Manchester, an Australian European University Institute Fellowship and numerous Associate and Visiting Fellowships at major institutions worldwide.

Who we are

The Globalisation and Governance Research Network is supported by research in:

Our important and innovative research is concducted within UNSW Arts & Social Sciences disciplines and research areas, including:

  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Development Studies
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • CRR research areas
  • Social research areas