Centre for the Study of Governance & Society

Advancing Research on Governance Dilemmas Around the World

About the Centre

Housed in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London, the Centre for the Study of Governance and Society (CSGS) examines how both formal and informal rules of governance operate and evolve, and how these rules facilitate or imperil peaceful, prosperous, and ecologically secure societies.

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Zoom Lecture

Barak Richman Zoom Lecture: Stateless Commerce

6:00pm, December 8th, 2020
Zoom Lecture (6pm GMT/ 1pm EST)

Join us for a Zoom Lecture by Barak Richman, the Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law and Professor of Business Administration at Duke University. The lecture takes place on Zoom on December 8, 2020 at 6pm GMT / 1pm EST. Members of the public are welcome. Registration is required.

Featured Faculty

Featured Faculty

Adam Tebble: Epistemic Liberalism and Open Borders

“The argument I make in favour of more open borders focuses not upon the interests of immigrants or of the already-resident, but upon those whom migrants leave behind in their countries of origin.  In this sense my argument represents something of a breakthrough, for it seeks to claim the interests of those left behind for those arguing in favour of the more liberal approach.”

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Carmen Pavel: The Case for An International Rule of Law

“I show that states as means of institutionalized political control are structurally ill equipped to resolve the problem of ‘who guards the guardians,’ and thus international law and institutions can provide additional layers of oversight and control to insure that states remain within the legitimate bounds of their authority.”

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