Global Matrix: A Conceptual and Organisational Framework for Researching the Future of Global Governance

Centre for European Policy Studies Working Paper No. 355

26 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2011

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Michael Emerson

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Nathalie Tocci

Istituto Affari Internazionali

Richard Youngs

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Jean-Pierre Cassarino

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Christian Egenhofer

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Giovanni Grevi

FRIDE

Daniel Gros

Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: July 19, 2011

Abstract

Conceptually, Global Matrix advances in a systematic and structured inter-disciplinary (matrix) framework a research agenda for examining the stance of major world actors on the key policy dimensions to world politics (political ideologies, economics, migration, climate change, security and world view); drawing out evidence of cross-cutting linkages (between sectors and among major actors); and evaluating the evolution and adequacy of existing multilateral institutions in relation to the emerging multi-polarity, and formulating recommendations.

As a matter of organisation, Global Matrix has assembled a network of teams of scholars from think tanks in China, the EU, India, Russia and the US, with participation to be extended to other G20 states (Brazil, South Africa, Korea, Japan). The objective is to create a semi-permanent network as part of the emerging structures of the global civil society. It will serve as a continuing ‘track-2’ initiative to monitor major developments in global governance, including at the G20, and at other global fora as appropriate. It is a capacity-building venture at global level, with the leading think tanks intending to work together for a sustained effort, while precise participation can evolve over time.

The network consists initially of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, Istituto Affari Internazionale (IAI) in Rome, Fundacion par las Relaciones Internationales y el Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE) in Madrid, Fudan University in Shanghai, Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., the Delhi Policy Group and Carnegie Moscow Center.

Keywords: Global Matrix, political ideologies, economics, migration, climate change, security

Suggested Citation

Emerson, Michael and Tocci, Nathalie and Youngs, Richard and Cassarino, Jean-Pierre and Egenhofer, Christian and Grevi, Giovanni and Gros, Daniel, Global Matrix: A Conceptual and Organisational Framework for Researching the Future of Global Governance (July 19, 2011). Centre for European Policy Studies Working Paper No. 355. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1898633 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1898633

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