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Tom Chodor is a 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 and development. In particular, I am interested in neoliberal governance at domestic, regional and global levels, and the ways in civil society actors contribute to and contest policy agendas. In my previous research project, I explored these themes in the Latin American context, exploring how neoliberal governance models were variegated and contested in Latin America by ‘Pink Tide’ leftist governments, elected throughout the region since 1998.

My current research agenda explores these themes at the global level, by examining the transformations in the global political economy and global governance brought about by the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and its aftermath. In particular, I am working on two projects.

Firstly, I am examining the attempts by the G20 to construct a new consensus on the governance of the global economy since the Global Financial Crisis. This project involves analysis of the attempts of the G20 to incorporate a wide variety of 'civil society' actors into the global governance system. This project analyses the dynamics of this process, including opportunities for civil society actors to contribute to and contest global policy agendas.

My second project (together with Dr Jarrett Blaustein) involves a study of global crime governance, and the emergence of the 'crime-development nexus,' namely the ways in which crime and development have become linked as a global governance agenda through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the role of civil society and non-state actors in contributing to and contesting the implementation of the of the SDGs.

Monash teaching commitment

ATS2624: Global Governance

APG5324: International Political Economy

Research area keywords

  • International Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • Global Governance
  • Globalisation
  • G20
  • civil society
  • SDGs
  • Development
  • Rising Powers
  • Latin American Politics

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Research Output 2013 2020

Making Crime a Sustainable Development Issue: From ‘drugs and thugs’ to ‘peaceful and inclusive societies’

Blaustein, J., Chodor, T. & Pino, N., 2020, In : British Journal of Criminology. 60, 1, p. 50-73 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The G20's engagement with civil society: participation without contestation?

Chodor, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Globalizations. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A Nébuleuse for a New World Order? The G20 from a Neo-Gramscian perspective

Chodor, T., 2019, The G20 and International Relations Theory: Perspectives on Global Summitry. Slaughter, S. (ed.). 1st ed. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 135-156 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Development as a Historical Component of the UN’s Crime Policy Agenda: From Social Defence to the Millennium Development Goals

Blaustein, J., Chodor, T. & Pino, N., 22 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The rise and fall and rise of the trans-pacific partnership: 21st century trade politics through a new constitutionalist lens

Chodor, T., 2019, In : Review of International Political Economy. 26, 2, p. 232-255 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course

Discussion at the Edge: Going Nodal? Possibilities for Mapping the Crime-Development Nexus

Jarrett Blaustein (Invited speaker), Tom Chodor (Invited speaker), Clifford Shearing (Organiser)
2 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course