Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development

Director: Prof.dr. V. Mazzucato

 

Programme profile
The Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development research programme (GTD) brings together new and existing research conducted within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences that focuses on the Global South using a transnational perspective. The Global South refers to developing countries as well as recently emerging economic powers such as Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC). While its geographic grounding is the Global South, the GTD’s research approach centres on exploring North – South and South – South linkages. Researchers use a transnational perspective to investigate such linkages, giving the GTD its distinctive profile. A commonality is that research is strongly grounded in empirical, primary data collection work using mixed methods ranging from anthropological qualitative fieldwork to sociological quantitative surveys.