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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 national security ethics, the laws of war, transnational advocacy networks, gender and political violence, war crimes, comparative genocide studies, humanitarian affairs and the role of information technology in human security. I have a particular interest in the gap between intentions and outcomes among...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
Robert Paul Musgrave

Paul Musgrave has taught courses in international relations theory, history and international relations, energy politics, U.S. foreign policy, and politics and science fiction. His research has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, American Politics Research, and PS: Political Science & Politics; he has also published in Slate.

Musgrave’s courses...Read more

My research interests include world politics, international institutions, international political economy, technology, and technological change.Read more

Regine Spector

I study how everyday people and political elites understand and respond to challenging sociopolitical contexts characterized by weak rule-of-law institutions. I engage with literature in comparative politics, political economy, post-Soviet studies and when relevant history, geography, and anthropology, to better understand the creative, contentious, and politically fraught processes that...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