The King’s World-Wide Partnership Grant

This grant sponsors a new research cluster in the department of political economy examining complexity and governance in a globalized world. The grant sponsors international researchers to present their work at the Centre for the Study of Governance and Society, focusing on important questions involving how markets and politics respond (or fail to respond) to citizens’ needs in an increasingly interconnected and globalized world.

We are specifically interested in questions such as: How can governments regulate offshore financial services that mask investors’ identities in high-value markets such as real estate? How can we inform voters about important regulatory issues when political decisions involve distant international actors that are rarely discussed by domestic media? How can digital technology be used to rebuild trust in political institutions? We seek to advance our understanding of regulation and democratic engagement in an effort to address the key challenges politics poses for modern societies.