Centre for the Study of International Governance
The Centre for the Study of International Governance (CSIG) is a multidisciplinary research centre based at Loughborough University. Located in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations (PHIR), the centre brings together researchers from across the university to analyse emerging political challenges from a mix of innovative, cross-disciplinary perspectives.
Questioning international governance entails moving beyond the actions of individual states to inquire into the processes through which governance is conducted in areas above, between or beyond sovereign territories. This raises questions concerning the agents of governance (who is responsible, how are they organized, how are they legitimated), what is being governed (how is it problematised and to what end is governance directed), and how governance is being conducted (what are the logics, rationalities, technologies and practices of governance)? In asking these questions researchers contributing to CSIG observe, contest and critically enrich debates about some of the most pressing challenges of our day.
Our research expertise cuts across four principal thematic areas: