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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

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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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