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Tom Chodor is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences. Prior to joining Monash, he was the UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland, and a Lecturer in the School of Sociology at the Australian National University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and PhD from the Australian National University.

Research interests

My research interests are in the areas of International Political Economy, International Relations and global governance. In particular, I am interested in how governance institutions at the domestic, regional and global levels promote market governance models, and the contestation around them by coalitions of social forces in civil society. In my previous research, I explored these themes in the Latin American context, in relation to the ‘Pink Tide’ leftist governments, as well as in relation to global crime governance and its relationship to development.

My current research agenda focuses on these themes at various levels.

Firstly, at the global level, I am examining how the transformations of the global economy since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) have given rise to the crisis of the neoliberal world order, and the attempts to resolve this crisis. Specifically, I am interested in the contestation between different social forces over how to govern the global economy, and how global institutions such as the G20 seek to craft policy consensus in the context of fragmentation and breakdown of world order.

Secondly, I have a new project supported by the Australian Research Council to research the implementation of global governance agreements. Working with colleagues from University of Melbourne, we are researching the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Business and Human Rights in Indonesia, focusing on how coalitions of social forces in civil society shape the implementation of policies governing human rights abuses in key economic sectors, and how this competition shapes their effectiveness.

Finally, I have a collaborative project with Shahar Hameiri on Australia's covid-19 governance, which examines how Australia's policy response to the pandemic was shaped by its regulatory state. This work includes our forthcoming book with University of Queensland Press, The Locked-Up Country: Learning the Lessons from Australia's Covid-19 Response

Monash teaching commitment

ATS2624: Global Governance

APG5324: International Political Economy

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Research area keywords

  • International Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • Global Governance
  • Globalisation
  • G20
  • Civil Society
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Indonesia
  • COVID-19
  • Governance

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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