College of Design and Social Context
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
Melbourne City campus
Alexander Waters is a PhD candidate in social change at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, and an associate member of the Centre for Global Research.
Alexander's PhD thesis is titled "Movement-Parties Against Neofeudalism". It explores three social movements and their consequences in seeking to democratise global governance. Using a critical sociology approach, the three case studies (the Climate Justice Movement, the Black Lives Matter movement and the Podemos movement) are compared in terms strategy and outcomes in the wake of a major mobilisation.
The project seeks to understand how the globalisation of politics is being reformulated by transnational social movement networks, by connecting these to a series of local, small scale groups of activists concentrated in one hub for each case study; Melbourne, San Fransisco and Barcelona, respectively.
Alexander has tutored and given guest lectures in a range of social science subjects at RMIT and Monash Universities.
These include Global Political Economy, Global Processes, Global Governance and International Law, International Development: Power and Poverty in a Globalising World and Criminological Theory among others.