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Professor Richard Higgott

Director, The Warwick Commission

higgott.jpgProfessor Richard Higgott has been Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick since February 1996. He was Foundation Director of Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) and is now Senior Scientist and Director of the EU Framework 6 Network of Excellence on Global Governance, Regionalism and Regulation ( ). Previous chair level appointments have been held at the University of Manchester and in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University where he was Director of Graduate Studies in Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was a member of the Australian Government's Trade Negotiation Advisory Group during the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations. In 2000-01 he was Principal Policy Adviser to the Royal Institute of International Affairs conducting a review into the restructuring of research at Chatham House. In 2003 he was the first holder of 'la Chaire Asie' at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques and in 2004 a Fellow of the Hungarian Institute of Advanced Study: Collegium Budapest. In addition he is active in the work of the Council for Asia Europe Cooperation, the European Group of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific and the Evian Group. He is editor of The Pacific Review.

He is the author/ editor of some 16 books or monographs and 100 or so refereed articles and book chapters in the areas of international politics and development studies. His current general interests focus on the post Washington Consensus era global governance agenda with specific reference to the politics of international economic relations in the Asia Pacific region and debates about monetary regionalism after the Asian financial crises. He is also completing a book entitled From Colonialism to Global Governance: Order and Accountablity in Extra territorial Politics.

Recent publications include Non State Actors and Authority in the International System, (co-ed) Routledge, 2000, The New Political Economy of Globalisation, 2 vols. (co-ed) Edward Elgar, 2000; Globalisation and the Middle East: Economy Politics and Society, (co-ed) RIIA 2002 Towards a Global Polity? With Morten Ougaard (co-ed) Routledge, 2002 and papers in the Review of International Studies (2003), the Review of International Political Economy, (2003) International Politics (2004) and Critical Asian Studies (2004).

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