new project: the art of betweenness

The Project Mike Murphy, PhD candidate at Royal Holloway, has begun an ambitious and fascinating project exploring the possibility of a non-teleological global theory that respects both the role of the subject and his/her context. This project rests on a complex critique of the ‘Western’ assumptions that lay at the heart of so much of … Continue reading

2014 GSA Conference News

‘Cultural Encounters and Global Connectivity’ Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th June 2014 Thanks to organizers Maria Rovisco and Sarah Lawson Welsh, the 2014 GSA conference will be hosted by York St. John University in the historic City of York. Additional information including keynote speakers and registration details will be distributed in due course.

Cosmopolitanism and Conflict

 John Cabot University, Rome, October 11-13 2013 Contemporary global politics is increasingly marked by conflicts. One thinks of conflicts over institutions and authorities, resources and citizenship, military force and climate change, religion and ideology. Yet prevailing cosmopolitan theories of global politics tend to abstract from conflict, through idealizing presuppositions about rights and authority, rationality and … Continue reading

Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational Politics

The Centre for Global and Transnational Politics is very pleased to announce that Routledge are launching a new book series called Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational Politics, named for the research centre at Royal Holloway whose work it will promote. The series hopes to publish its first titles in 2013 and will be edited by Sandra Halperin … Continue reading

Re-Living the Global City

The GSA was proud to organise a recent workshop (hosted by University of Roehampton) entitled – Re-Living the Global City. The event explored the influence and legacy of the landmark book Living the Global City: Globalization as Local Process (1997). Participants included many of the original contributors and other highly-regarded academics. The workshop was a great success and we … Continue reading

JCGS Issue 7 Call for Papers: ‘Modelling Capitalism’

Deadline for submissions: 1 August 2013             The next issue of the Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies on ‘Modelling Capitalism’ will be the journal’s most ambitious special issue to date. We aim to be the first interdisciplinary journal to examine this important global trend: the increasing use of models and computer simulations to … Continue reading