GTD research projects
SWFsEUROPE: Legitimacy, Financialization, and Varieties of Capitalism: Understanding Sovereign Wealth Funds in Europe
Legitimacy, Financialization, and Varieties of Capitalism: Understanding Sovereign Wealth Funds in Europe (SWFsEUROPE) is an ERC-funded project (€1,414,722) led by Dr. Adam Dixon. SWFsEUROPE researches the evolving and variegated pattern of ‘sovereign fund capitalism’ in Europe, developing a new theory of the relationship between states and global finance. Dr. Ilias Alami and Dr. Milan Babic are the postdoctoral researchers in this project.
The number and size of SWFs has grown substantially in the last decade, leading to an unsettled debate regarding their legitimacy in the global political economy, particularly as many originate from the Global South and from illiberal political economies (e.g. China). By analysing the behavior of SWFs, their interaction with different stakeholders at home and abroad, and how they are legitimised as financial actors in the global political economy, this study will provide new critical insights into the contemporary relationship between the state and the market.
|Imogen Liu||How sovereign wealth funds navigate the political and financial imperatives of state capitalism||Dr. Adam Dixon|
MO-TRAYL: Mobility trajectories of young lives: Life chances of transnational youths in Global South and North
MO-TRAYL aims to develop a better understanding of the relationship between migration and young people’s life-chances by studying youth’s mobility trajectories. The project is led by Prof. Valentina Mazzucato and has received funding from the ERC.
MO-TRAYL will break new ground by studying simultaneously youths in the Global South who have remained ‘at home’ and those who have migrated to Europe by making use of unique new longitudinal data collected in the Global South as well as collecting new data in the Global North that specifically traces the mobility trajectories, the resulting different family compositions along the way, and how both affect life chances.
|Gladys Akom Ankobrey||Ethnographic fieldwork with Ghanaian youth in the Netherlands||Prof. Valentina Mazzucato|
|Sarah Anschütz||Ethnographic fieldwork with Ghanaian youths in Antwerp, Belgium||Prof. Valentina Mazzucato|
|Laura Ogden||Ethnographic fieldwork with Ghanaian youths in Hamburg, Germany||Prof. Valentina Mazzucato|
|Onallia Osei||Ethnographic fieldwork with Ghanaian youths in Ghana||Prof. Valentina Mazzucato|
MiLifeStatus: Migrant Life Course and Legal Status Transition
Migrant Life Course and Legal Status Transition (MiLifeStatus) is a five-year research project led by Prof. Maarten Vink. It studies the relation between migrant naturalisation and integration. MiLifeStatus has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 682626).
|Christophe Leclerc||Citizenship and quality of life: analyzing the relation between naturalization, residential segregation, and health outcomes||Prof. Maarten Vink|
|Marie Labussière||Analysing the impact of parental naturalization on educational outcomes of children of immigrants in the Netherlands within a comparative perspective||Prof. Maarten Vink|
LIMES: The Hardening and Softening of Borders
LIMES, the Latin word for border, is a doctoral programme for 13 talented PhD candidates in the domain of the humanities and social sciences, centred on the theme of ‘The Hardening and Softening of Borders: Europe in a Globalising World’. It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie (grant agreement No 847596).
LIMES is led by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS), thereby working closely with University College Maastricht (UCM), the School of Business and Economics (SBE), and the Faculty of Law (FL). 6 out of 13 PhD candidates are employed by FASoS and 2 PhD candidates are part of GTD.
|Maha Naami||Youth Mobilities of Unaccompanied Minors in Border Regions||Prof. Valentina Mazzucato|
|Cecilia Schenetti||Soft EU borders in Africa. How migration campaigns and social media aﬀect young Senegalese men’s migratrion aspirations and sense of social justice||Prof. Valentina Mazzucato|
Challenging Masculinities? The institution of marriage for young Senegalese migrant men under conditions of involuntary return to Senegal
Karlien Strijbosch received a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for her PhD research project 'Challenging Masculinities? The institution of marriage for young Senegalese migrant men under conditions of involuntary return to Senegal'. Her supervisor is Prof. Valentina Mazzucato.
CHERN: the China in Europe Research Network
CHERN – the China in Europe Research Network – is a platform for knowledge exchange about China’s increasing presence in Europe among academic and non-academic communities.
Funded by the Cooperation in Science and Technology programme (COST) of the European Union (starting from November 2019 until November 2023), CHERN’s remit is trans-European, encompassing countries irrespective of their EU membership.
GTD is represented at CHERN by Dr. Adam Dixon, who is one of the two management committee members for the Netherlands.
- 3WE: Well-being, Women and Work in Ethiopia: Creating synergies between SDGs 3, 5 and 8 through Foreign Direct Investment
- SWFsEUROPE: Legitimacy, Financialization, and Varieties of Capitalism: Understanding Sovereign Wealth Funds in Europe
- MO-TRAYL: Mobility trajectories of young lives: Life chances of transnational youths in Global South and North
- MiLifeStatus: Migrant Life Course and Legal Status Transition
- LIMES: The Hardening and Softening of Borders
- Challenging Masculinities? The institution of marriage for young Senegalese migrant men under conditions of involuntary return to Senegal
- CHERN: the China in Europe Research Network