Research Centre for the Study of the State, Power and Globalisation (SPG)

Research Cluster for the Study of the State, Power and Globalisation (SPG)The Research Centre for the Study of the State, Power and Globalisation seeks to promote the study of the most predominant political questions of our time. The cluster seeks to organise and form links between researchers across Richmond University engaged in the analysis of the historical and ongoing transformation of political agents and structures at the level of the state and of international politics and seeks to understand the complex intersections and interplay between local and state power and the forces of globalisation. The cluster functions as a platform to connect and form links between research across disciplines in such diverse areas as contemporary political theory, ideology, social movements; global conflict and governance; and global political economy and development. The research cluster reflects the scholarly and pedagogical aims of Richmond University’s taught degree programmes in Political Science, International Relations, International and Development Economics, Communications, and History. In particular, the cluster’s research area reflects the aims of the MA International Relations and MA International Development.

The Research Centre for the Study of the State, Power and Globalisation (SPG) is led by Dr. Paul Rekret.