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Research The Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) Research Research centres Centre for International Relations Research (CIRR)

Chair group Global International Relations

Research in Globalisation International Relations at Groningen focuses on the impact of globalisation on all areas of human and institutional interaction with special attention for processes of international development and international humanitarian action. It benefits from the broad interests and strengths of the Centre for International Relations Research and builds on its experience as member of the Network of Humanitarian Action (NOHA) and Globalisation Studies Groningen.

Chair of Global International Relations is Prof. Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya.

Current research includes

  1. Microfoundations of social diversity and conflicts in an era of globalization, including gender inequality, wealth redistribution, and forms of discrimination (Tanaka).
  2. Patterns of international relations and international co-operation in East Asia at large with a focus on Mongolia (Halbertsma).
  3. Artisanal (usually informal) exploitation and trade of high-value minerals such as diamonds and gold, with processes of armed conflict and rural development (Van Boekstael).
  4. Research concerning an intersectional and race-critical analysis of the notion of assimilation of Iran's various historically-rooted ethnic groups into a 'centralised' identity, and how this process of assimilation is gendered, class-based and racial, manifested through everyday practices, and fuels migration within and without Iran (Ahmadi).
  5. Research on how legacies and continuities of international / globalised security and crisis governance impact conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and political orders in conflict environments, with a particular focus on epistemic practices, public discourse (e.g. at the United Nations), and practices on the ground, e.g. policing (Distler).

Members of the chair group GIR

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