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Recent and Forthcoming Events

Norbert Gaillard, Rick Michalek, and Fumihito Gotoh: The Future of Multilateralism and Globalisation in the Age of the US-China Rivalry, co-sponsored by CSGR and the East Asia Study Group, 16 January, 4.15pm


Professor Eric Helleiner (University of Waterloo): The Contested World Economy, PAIS Departmental Seminar, co-sponsored by CSGR, 11 October, 3pm.

Professor Helleiner will be speaking about his new book and the diversity of IPE thought.


The Rise of Asia in International Financial Affairs, workshop co-organised by CSGR, Goethe-University Frankfurt, 30 August - 1 September 2023

The rules, norms, and procedures that govern cross-border money and finance are central cornerstones of the global economy (Drezner & McNamara, 2013). In the liberal financial order, the underlying principles which inform this governance of finance enable the free flow of capital across borders as well as the creation of private profit to achieve ‘efficient’ allocation of resources (Konings, 2016; Petry et al., 2021). These norms of how the global financial system ought to operate were largely put in place by the United States and followed by European states. Asia now accounts for an increasing share of the global financial system (Pape & Petry, 2023). In 2020, Asian financial systems accounted for 34.3%, 43.1% and 29.3% of global bond, stock, and futures markets, respectively. However, contemporary analyses of the global financial order tend to neglect the growing importance of Asia: either the focus is on China’s challenge of liberal markets (Cohen, 2012; 2018; Helleiner & Kirshner, 2014; McNally, 2012; Petry, 2021; Kamel & Wang, 2019) or (other) Asian countries are analysed and compared at a national or regional level (Gotoh, 2019; Rethel & Sinclair, 2014; Rethel & Thurbon, 2021; Underhill & Zhang, 2005). In this workshop, we aim to bridge these levels of analysis by exploring the globalisation of Asian financial systems/actors and their relationship with the liberal financial order. How do Asian financial actors integrate into the global financial system? Do they contest, co-opt, or comply with liberal norms of market organisation? How do they enact economic and financial statecraft, and what responses do they face in international markets? How do global financial actors interact with Asian financial systems? What are the geopolitical and geoeconomic implications of these developments?

See here for a recent CSGR open access publication on East Asia and the politics of global finance.


The Global Politics of Post-Growth, 2nd annual network workshop, co-organised with CSGR, 23/26 June 2023 (online)


Race, Empire and Agrarian Labour, workshop co-sponsored by CSGR, 9 May 2023

This is a half-day workshop bringing together scholars researching the political economy of race, empire and agrarian labour. It is an informal event for work-in-progress and will approach the intersection of these themes from both historical and contemporary perspectives.


Trust and the Politics of Global Finance, workshop co-organised by CSGR, 20 April 2023

Trust remains a central issue in the politics of global finance. Central banks continue to mobilise controversial strategies to retain public trust in money, regulators stress test major banks to offer a sense of their robustness, firms engage in transparency initiatives to generate trust in their brand, alternative financial market players innovate to develop novel routes to foster trust, and diverse groups experiment with blockchain-based technologies to advance new “trust-free” money. Now is an ideal time to refresh what we think we know about trust and the politics of global finance. Please email if you're interested in participating in this workshop.


RIPE Online Workshop: Looking Back and Looking Forward in IPE - co-organised with CSGR, 27-28 April 2022, via Zoom.

Includes Introductory Roundtable and Q&A – what are editors looking for? (Alison Johnston, Lena Rethel, Randall Germain) – Wednesday, April 27th, 4pm-5pm BST. Please email if you're interested in attending this session.


LAWN-CSGR Panel Discussion: Misrecognised, misfit and misperceived: Why not a Latin American School of IPE?, 25 April 2022, R0.12.

Speakers: Diana Tussie (FLACSO Argentina) and Fabricio H. Chagas-Bastos (Copenhagen). Discussant: Ben Clift (Warwick). Moderator: Lena Rethel (Warwick). All welcome.


CSGR Roundtable: It's Ordered Chaos: What Really Makes Polycentrism Work, Thursday, 3 March 2022, 3-4pm via MS Teams

This CSGR Roundtable, held in the form of a conversation between Prof Maria Koinova (Warwick), Prof Jan Aart Scholte (Leiden) and Prof Jens Steffek (TU Darmstadt) will present the findings of recent work reimagining polycentrism, published as a forum in International Studies ReviewLink opens in a new window and a research article in Review of International StudiesLink opens in a new window. The ISR Forum, co-authored by Maria Koinova with Maryam Deloffte, Frank Gadinger, Zeynep Mencutek, Jan Aart Scholte and Jens Steffek, develops ideas of "ordered polycentrism" that can help international relations scholarship make fuller sense of contemporary governance of global affairs. It looks closer into how standard-setting, meta-governance norms, practices, informality, and deeper orders underpin polycentric governance. The authors explore these from the policy areas of humanitarianism, security, the economy, Internet, and international migration and diaspora politics. Koinova's single-authored RIS article takes the conversation further through a relational perspective on the polycentric governance of transit migration in the Balkans and the Middle East. This piece sheds a deeper light on the mechanisms of power that form and sustain the architectures of such governance.

All are welcome – please send an email to opens in a new window to register. An MS Teams link will be circulated closer to the event.


Virtual Kick-Off: DFG-funded network on The Global Politics of Post-Growth

24 February 2022, 16:00–17:30 CET (organised by University of Kassel).


2022 IPEG Workshop: IPE in (Post-)Pandemic Times - co-organised with CSGR

The 2022 BISA IPEG workshop will be held on 27-28 January via BISA Zoom. Please see here for the full programme; the event includes a keynote lecture by Professor Shirin Rai and a “Meet the Editors (of IPE journals)” Roundtable. To register for the workshop, please visit: Please email if you have any queries.


CSGR Lunchtime Roundtable on Small States in Regional/Global Governance

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 12.30-1.30pm via MS Teams

There are many critical perspectives from which to examine small states in regional or global governance, beyond merely trying to define what constitutes a “small” state (economy, geography or population). There are possibly 50 countries considered “small states” by institutions such as the World Bank and the Commonwealth (which both include some larger countries sharing similar challenges). However, is the analysis of small states in regional or global governance limited to their challenges or vulnerabilities, or are there lessons to be learned from the way these states participate in the global arena, or in regional groupings, either in relation to larger states, or among themselves? Are there differences in these relationships particular to certain regions or spheres of activity? Join PAIS researchers André Broome, Safiya Ali and Tom Long who will share insights from their research.

CSGR lunchtime roundtables are informal get-togethers, with 2-3 speakers taking no more than 10 minutes each to talk about their research, before opening it to a wider discussion. The roundtables are primarily targeted at PAIS researchers, although occasionally researchers from other departments/units may be invited. Please email to register - PAIS researchers, please just use the link that will be circulated in the week 1 departmental newsletter.