The Centre addresses people, focusing on gender, equality and diversity.
Our research is located within the broader context of the global political economy and intersecting inequalities. This research examines the historical and contemporary dimensions of social change and transition, taking into account the internationalisation of work, the increasing prominence of international organisations, the role of multinationals and increasingly global scope and logic of organisations, such as global logistics and supply chains, as well as the impacts of such processes on localities.
One core focus is on the role and place of non-governmental organisations, social movements, collective forms of organisation and activity, exploring their agency in an increasingly internationalised world. We also consider the ongoing importance inequality in a variety of forms, including gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age, ability and class. These strands of research draw attention to the changing political economy of the modern world. They also take up questions relating to public policy.
The focus of much research in this area is to inform debates about public policy. This aspect addresses questions relating to knowledge transfer and translation. These strands of research draw attention to the changing political economy of the modern world.
Gender, Equality and Diversity
Economic and social inequalities are defining features of the world we live in.Learn more Gender, Equality and Diversity