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Centre for the Study of Governance and Society Website Launch

We are pleased to announce the founding of the Centre for the Study of Governance and Society (CSGS) at the Department of Political Economy (School of Politics & EconomicsKing’s College London). On the Centre's new website, you can find information on its objectives, research, events and faculty. 

Our latest research is showcased on our new blog, which currently includes a selection of the department’s academics discussing their recent research: Dr Paul Sagar writes on the legacy of Hobbes, Hume and Smith on state craftsmanship; Dr Anja Shortland reflects on the dark side of the market for governance; and Dr John Meadowcroft discusses modern day threats to liberal democracy.

Throughout the academic year, the Centre will host regular research seminars, book launches and public lectures. Our spring 2018 seminar line-up includes Dr Derek Wall (Goldsmiths), Professor Gillian Hadfield (University of Southern California) and Dr Sara Lowes (Bocconi University). Next academic term we will host Professor Barry Weingast (Stanford University) and Professor James C. Scott (Yale University), who will be sharing their latest work with the King’s research community and student body. We will also feature a panel discussion of the new book ‘The Policy State’ by Stephen Skowronek (Yale University) and Karen Orren (UCLA).

Through vibrant debate and international scholarship across philosophy, politics and economics, the Centre will seek to better our understanding of how formal and informal rules of governance operate, evolve and lead to or imperil prosperous and ecologically secure societies. It will act as a community that develops and shares innovative ideas on governance. You can join the conversation and receive our latest news by signing up for our quarterly newsletter and following us on Facebook and Twitter.