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Politics and Power of the Global Economy (level III UG); International Political Economy (MA); Democracy, Ethics and Economics (level II UG).
Pathway Convenor of BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Research Positions and activities
Current Managing Editor of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations
Visting Professor, Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, September-October, 2011.
Honorary Research Fellow, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), Department of Politics, University of Sheffield 2012-2015 http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/about/honorary-research-fellows/
Short term Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Public Policy and Governance, Griffith University, Brisbane April – June 2013.
Co investigator with colleagues in the School of Law, on an Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom (ESRC) Project Res-156–25-0033, ‘Regulatory Regime Change in World Financial Markets: The Case of Sarbanes Oxley’, part of the ESRC’s World Economy and Finance Programme. http://www.law.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofLaw/Research/InstituteofGovernance/ResearchProjects/RegulatoryRegimeChangeinFinancialMarkets//
In 2008 I acted as an advisor on the role, function and design of apex policy forums in global financial governance to a variety of finance ministries from Gulf Co-operation Countries and the Islamic Development Bank.
Advisory board member of the Centre for Economic Empowerment of the Northern Ireland Council of Voluntary Action (NICVA)
My research is concerned with the simple questions of how ideas about the economy are used in political life, public debate and public policy change, how they can influence and shape economic structures and for what or whose purpose. I am also interested in how the distribution and concentration of economic resources can shape, structure and constrain political institutions and process. My main current focus is on how the organization of the financial system shapes socio economic orders, the potential and possibilities for change and how this relates to questions of democracy, legitimacy and a wider public good. I am currently conducting research into the politics of macroprudential regulation.
? Global financial governance and the political construction of global financial orders
? The history of economic ideas and political transformations
? The politics of economic and financial crisis
? Post crisis financial regulatory reform
? Macroprudential regulatory philosophy and the politics of macroprudential policy
? Anglo-American Political Economy
? Growth models, social settlements and political legitimacy
? G groups and the diplomacy and politics of the G20
? Currencies and International Monetary Politics
? Normative justifications for economic orders
I am willing to supervise doctoral theses in all above the above areas as well as in the fields of Comparative and International Political Economy more generally.
(2013/14) With Widmaier, W “The Hidden Institutionalist Roots of Macroprudential Ideas: Veblen and Galbraith on Regulation, Policy Success and Overconfidence,” New Political Economy, accepted March 1 2013
(2013/14) “The Gradual Transformation? The Incremental Dynamics of Macroprudential Regulation,” Regulation & Governance, accepted February 24 2013
(2013/14) “Flexible G Groups and Network Governance in an Era of Uncertainty and Experimentation,” with Carey, B in Payne, T and Phillips, N (eds) Handbook of International Political Economy: Governance Vol. Edward Elgar.
(2013) “When New Ideas meet Existing Institutions: Why Macroprudential Regulatory Change is an Incremental Process,” in Moschella, M and Tsingou, E (eds.) Explaining Incremental Change in Global Financial Governance, Routledge, ECPR book series, forthcoming.
(2013) “Transnational Technocracy and the Macroprudential Paradox,” in Porter, T (ed). Financial Regulation after the Financial Crash, Routledge: RIPE Studies in Global Political Economy, forthcoming.
(2013) “The New Political Economy of the Macroprudential Ideational Shift,” New Political Economy, 18:1, pp.112-139. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13563467.2012.662952
(2012) “The ‘Public Interest’ Agency of International Organizations? The Case of the OECD’s Corporate Governance Principles,” Review of International Political Economy, 19:3, pp. 389-414.
(2011) “Global Corporate Governance Principles,” in Hale, T and Held, D (eds.) The Handbook of Transnational Governance, Cambridge: Polity
(2011) “Groups in the International Financial Architecture : International policy cooperation and coordination amongst the G-10, G-5, G-7/8, G-20,” in Caprio, J (ed) Encyclopedia of Financial Globalization, Elsevier.
(2011) “Institutional Symbiosis and Competition in the Gulf,” in Legrenzi, M and Momani, B (eds.) Geo-Economics of the Gulf New York: Ashgate,
(2010) “Restraining Regulatory Capture? Anglo-America, Crisis Politics and Trajectories of Change in Global Financial Governance,” International Affairs, 86:3, pp.647-663.
(2009) “Deliberative Equality and the Transgovernmental Politics of the Global Financial Architecture,” Global Governance, 15, pp.195-218. http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/glogo15&div=23&g_sent=1&collection=journals
(2008) “The Group of Seven,” New Political Economy, 13:1, pp.103-116.
(2008) “Financial Crises and US Treasury Policy: The Institutional and Ideational Basis of American Capability,” in Robertson, J (ed). Power and Politics After Financial Crisis: Rethinking Foreign Opportunism in Emerging Markets, London: Palgrave
(2006) “American Power and the Dollar: The Constraints of Technical Authority and Declaratory Policy in the 1990s,” New Political Economy, Vol.11, No.1, pp.23-46
(2006) The Group of Seven: Finance Ministries, Central Banks and Global Financial Governance, London: Routledge (Warwick Studies in Globalisation Series)
(2005) Governing Financial Globalization: IPE and Multi-Level Governance, with Hudson, D and Woodward, (eds.) London: Routledge (RIPE Series) 2005