This blog is inspired in part by a theory of international political economy, Complex Interdependence. Robert Keohane and Joseph Nye coined the term in the late 1970s to explain the increasing web of economic relations which connect countries. They argued that complex interdependence made war and violence amongst nations less likely, and therefore decreased the importance of military might in modern international relations. Globalisation is the direct descendent of complex interdependence.
But the blog is also inspired by my life. My life is globalised: I have a globalised family, globalised students, and spend most of the working day reading, writing, thinking and speaking about globalisation. In fact, it’s fair to say that I have an interdependence complex. The aim of the blog is to analyse my life and the world around me through the lens of globalisation, and to entertain you in the process. Hope you enjoy.
You can find my website at LSE, where I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of International Relations, here.