Global Social Governance

In the context of the global economic crisis, climate change and population growth, considerable debate has been engendered at all levels of governance concerning the implications of economic, environmental and demographic policies for social development, particularly with reference to established and emerging social protection systems, education and training, poverty reduction, health, ageing and wellbeing, and migratory movements.

The seminar combines an interactive workshop approach with the opportunity for round table, group, and individual discussions on aspects of global social governance, as well as visits to and discussions about social science units in relevant government departments, university and independent research centres, and think tanks. It will focus on approaches to inter- and trans-disciplinary research, their methodologies, and the gaps and problematic of emerging themes centred on research of this nature. At the end of the five days, Fellows will have a good overview of the current state-of-the-art of policy relevant research and a clear vision of the major research priorities for the coming 5 to 10 years and will have started working on joint products. Guidance will be offered on the drafting of chapters and articles for publications arising from the seminar as well as on developing research initiatives on the topic of global social governance in an era of austerity.

The seminar on the topic of “Global Social Governance: Developing international social science research and impacting the policy process” will take place in London, UK on 28 July – 3 August 2014 in collaboration with the UK Academy of Social Sciences and the Centre for International Studies at the London School of Economics.