Welcome/About Us

Globalisation, Education & Social Futures (GESF) is a research network bringing together colleagues based in the universities of Cambridge, Bristol and Lancaster in the United Kingdom.

We engage in research that seeks to analyse the dynamic spatial, temporal and social interrelations between educational processes and societies. By studying the dynamics of globalisation, regionalisation, socio-technical developments, new identities, and spatial and temporal change, we will address frequently neglected questions surrounding politics, economics, cultures and futures in education.

We are particularly concerned with questions around anticipatory representations of education, and how we might strive to bring about more socially-just futures.

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Visit our blog for the latest debates and news from the Centre: GESF Blog and GESF Activities

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Associated journal: Globalisation, Education and Societies – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Latest News

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Centre for Globalisation, Education & Social Futures has recently hosted the Second International Conference on Cultural Political Economy: “Putting culture in its place in Political Economy”. This year’s conference has built on a highly successful event held at the University of Lancaster in 2015 hosted by Bob Jessop and Ngaio-Ling Sum, and reflected the ongoing development of a theoretical and empirical engagement with Cultural Political Economy.

Keynote Speakers:

Raewyn Connell, Professor Emerita, University of Sydney. Southern theory: A conversation about knowledge.

Roger Dale, Professor of Education, University of Bristol. Civilisational analysis and cultural political economy: points of contact and open questions.

Details of the conference programme can be accessed here

For further information about the conference, please visit our website: CPE2016.com