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Global Forces and Transformations

We share an interest in global forces - economic, religious, and demographic changes; social movements; technological changes; and other globalizing forces that redefine the ability of individuals, families, and groups to form and maintain their own cross-border networks, national identity or redistribute political and economic power; and the processes and structures that channel such global change.

Charli Carpenter

My teaching and research interests include the politics of war law, transnational advocacy networks, humanitarian affairs, humanitarian disarmament, and the role of popular culture in global human security policy. I have a particular interest in the gap between intentions and outcomes among advocates of human security.Read more

Adam Dahl’s research and teaching interests are in transnational political thought in the Americas, democratic theory, the politics of race and indigeneity, and political theories of empire and colonialism.  His current research examines how anti-colonial and postcolonial thinkers in the Americas have constructed transnational conceptions of responsibility, solidarity, and...Read more

Carlene J. Edie

Carlene J. Edie has been a Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst since 1989. She received her PhD from UCLA. Her principal research interests have been in the areas of comparative political economy with a focus on the Anglophone Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. She is...Read more

My research interests include international relations, international relations theory, international political economy, international environmental politics, international institutions and global governance.

I am currently developing a research project on global issue coupling and global governance.  I am currently a member of the editorial boards of  Global Environmental Politics and the...Read more

Paul Musgrave is assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He studies U.S. foreign policy, international relations theory, and how oil revenues change political institutions. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in International Organization, International Studies QuarterlyComparative Political StudiesAmerican Politics Review, and International Theory. and he has written...Read more

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My research interests include world politics, international institutions, international political economy, technology, technological change, and ethics in science and engineering.

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Regine Spector

I seek to better understand the creative, contentious, and politically fraught processes that undergird the creation of new market economies and new markets more generally.  My first book, Order at the Bazaar: Power and Trade in Central Asia, is available with Cornell University Press (2017) and examines the bottom-up...Read more

Kevin Young

My research focuses on issues germane to international political economy, in particular the politics of financial regulation, transnational policy networks, and the role of private business in shaping global governance. I am particularly interested in analyzing the ways in which regulatory policy is affected by networks of elites and...Read more