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9 June 2022 - 9 June 2022

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Durham Law School | PCL 048

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The Global Policy Institute (GPI) is excited to welcome Dr Jack Taggart to Durham. Jack will provide a seminar on the challenges of including Southern state, private and civic actors within global development governance.

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Law School Building

Based on over 100 interviews and extensive participant observation across the OECD and UN, this seminar will highlight the legitimacy dilemmas and power dynamics that result from the insertion of ostensibly more ‘inclusive’ multistakeholder partnerships into policy domains hitherto dominated by Northern states. This seminar will be of particular interest to those concerned with the role of Southern states in global governance, the privatisation of international development, and the equitable realisation the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The paper, co-authored with Dr Sebastian Huag (German Development Institute, Bonn), will be circulated prior to the talk.

Any questions, including inquiries for virtual participation, may be directed to Louise Haysey, Manager of GPI, at

Dr Taggart is a critical political economist and lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast. Prior to his appointment at QUB, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies at Cambridge University. He completed his PhD at Durham University under the guidance of David Held and Marcus Power. Dr Taggart’s research examines the political economy of global development, unpacking the shifts in the ideational, material and institutional structure of the global development regime, not least due to the rise of 'new' state and non-state actors. He is also concerned with the contested nature of global governance writ large, and the promises and pitfalls of institutional innovations such as multistakeholder partnerships. His work has appeared in leading journals, such as Review of International Political Economy, Journal of Development Studies, and Progress in Human Geography.



All welcome.