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PAIS Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation


The Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) was established in 1997 with over £4.3m in initial funding from the Economic and Social Research Council.

CSGR is an interdisciplinary research centre based in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.


Contact information:
Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom
delegates-web.jpgCSGR was founded to advance research and analysis of the changing dynamics of global order.

Our primary research themes include:

  • Globalisation and regionalisation
  • Global governance and global order
  • Global civil society
The New Politics of RegionalismContemporary policy analysis and cutting-edge new research is published in the CSGR Working Papers series.

CSGR is also home to the Routledge Studies in Globalisation book series.

For two decades the series has published some of the leading volumes on the theory and practice of globalisation and regionalisation.

Woman speaking in a debateCSGR plays a leading role in the development of international research networks:


Warwick Commission Report

We aim to produce innovative research that informs policy debates and enhances public understanding of global and regional challenges.

Policy commissions

CSGR researchers have played a leading role in coordinating research for the Warwick Commission on the Multilateral Trade Regime and the Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform.





It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.

–Kofi Annan, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations

Working Papers

CSGR Working Paper No. 285/17
The European Politics of Brain Drain: A Fast or Slow-Burning Crisis?
Jacob A. Hasselbalch

CSGR Working Paper No. 284/17
Taking Labour Rights Seriously in Post-Brexit Trade Agreements: Protect, Promote, Empower
James Harrison, Ben Richardson, Liam Campling, Adrian Smith, & Mirela Barbu

CSGR Working Paper No. 283/17
International Political Party Support by
‘Bad Guys’
Peter Burnell

CSGR Working Paper No. 282/17
From Forum Shopping to Forum Shaping:
An Overlooked Form of International Organisation Power
Matthias Kranke

CSGR Working Paper No. 281/17
Power, Ideas and Institutions:
China’s Emergent Footprints in Global Governance of Development Aid
Lai-Ha Chan & Pak K. Lee


See further information on past events.