Jan Aart Scholte is Professorial Research Fellow in CSGR and former (Co-) Director of the Centre in 2003-7. He is also Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick and Centennial Professor in the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics. He previously worked at the University of Sussex, Brighton (1985-96) and the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague (1997-8). Jan Aart has held visiting positions at Cornell University, the London School of Economics, the International Monetary Fund, the Moscow School of Economics and Gothenburg University.
Jan Aart is author of Globalization: A Critical Introduction (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005 second edition), Civil Society and Global Democracy (Polity, forthcoming) and International Relations of Social Change (Open University Press, 1993); co-author of Contesting Global Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2000); editor of Civil Society and Accountable Global Governance (forthcoming) and Civil Society and Global Finance (Routledge, 2002); and co-editor of The Encyclopaedia of Globalization (Routledge, 2006); as well as author of some 100 articles, chapters and working papers. He is also an editor of the journal Global Governance and the Global Civil Society Yearbook.
His current research focuses on questions of governing a more global world. In particular he is since the start of 2008 convening the Building Global Democracy programme in CSGR, together with colleagues in Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Jamaica, Russia and Tonga. The BGD programme also involves some 60 academic researchers, 180 other workshop participants, and several thousand correspondents in an exploration of the conceptual, pedagogic, institutional, distributional and cultural aspects of 'rule by the people' in relation to global affairs.
Among other positions Jan Aart is a member of the Steering Committee of the Globalization Studies Network and serves on the advisory boards of various institutes and programmes in global(isation) and regional(isation) studies.