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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

Tom Chodor’s research interests are in the areas of International Political Economy, International Relations, globalisation and global governance. In particular, he is interested in the struggles over consent and hegemony within the neoliberal world order, and the transformative possibilities that emerge from such struggles. In his previous research project, he explored these themes in the Latin American context, in particular examining the ‘Pink Tide’ of leftist governments elected throughout the region since 1998, and their transformative and emancipatory potentials.

His current research agenda explores these themes at the global level, by examining the transformations in the global political economy brought about by the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and the ‘Rise of the South’: the emergence of Rising Powers from the Global South, especially the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). In particular, he is working on two projects.

Firstly, he is 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 and socialise a wide variety of new actors into the global governance system, from the rising powers form the South, to 'civil society' actors broadly understood. His project seeks to analyse the dynamics of this process, and trace the origins and key themes of the new consensus that is emerging from it.

His second project (together with Dr Jarrett Blaustein) involves a study of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the emergence of the 'crime-development paradox,' namely the ways in which crime and development are linked and have become part of the Sustainable Development Agenda.

Monash teaching commitment

ATS2624: Global Governance

APG5324: International Political Economy


  • International Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • Global Governance
  • Globalisation
  • Rising Powers
  • Politics of Global South
  • Latin American Politics
  • Development
  • Far Right Populism

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Research Output 2013 2019

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

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

¿Por qué no les callan? Hugo Chávez’s reelection and the decline of Western hegemony in the Americas

Burges, S., Chodor, T. K. & Emerson, R. G., 1 Jan 2017, In : Latin American Perspectives. 44, 1, p. 215-231 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Rising Powers and Transformations in the International Order

Chodor, T. K., 2017, An Introduction to International Relations. Devetak, R., George, J. & Percy, S. (eds.). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 317-319 3 p.

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

The G-20 since the global financial crisis: Neither hegemony nor collectivism

Chodor, T. K., 1 Apr 2017, In : Global Governance. 23, 2, p. 205-223 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review