Southampton University Centre for Citizenship, Globalisation and Governance (C2G2)

May 6, 2020 Alanna Scott, Participedia Team
May 6, 2020 Jesi Carson, Participedia Team
May 9, 2019 Scott Fletcher Bowlsby
December 4, 2011 Carolina
May 17, 2010 Carolina

Mission and Purpose

The Centre for Citizenship, Globalization and Governance (C2G2) at the University of Southampton engages in 'problem-based research' on the multiple challenges to contemporary citizenship at all levels of governance.[1] 

Origins and Development 

Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding

Specializations, Methods and Tools

Major Projects and Events

C2G2 is a core partner in the development of Participedia with staff, doctoral and masters students participating in its development.

The C2G2's main projects include: 

  • Democracy Matters: a pioneering project to debate’s Britain’s constitutional future. Academics and civil society organizations will bring together citizens and politicians for two pilot Citizens’ Assemblies.
  • Prime Ministerial accountability to Parliament: n a project funded by the Nuffield Foundation looking at the relationship between Prime Minister and Parliament in the UK. It will analyse the Prime Minister’s appearance in front of the House of Commons Liaison Committee.
  • Poverty reduction and regional integration: a comparative analysis of SADC and UNASUR health policies: a project funded by ESRC/DFID examining the scope for enhancing Southern multilateral regional organisations’ contributions to poverty reduction through regional health policy.
  • Long-term Trajectories of Crime in the UK: a project funded by the ESRC which aims to understand the long-term trajectory of crime alongside political, social and economic developments (and in so doing to develop an approach for making such assessments which could also be used by other researchers).
  • Popular Understandings of Politics in Britain, 1937-2014: a project funded by the ESRC which puts the contemporary trend towards ‘anti-politics’ in perspective by examining the historical evolution of citizen perceptions of formal politics in Britain.
  • Citizen Contribution to Local Public Services: Field Experiments in Institutions Incorporating Social Information: a project funded by the ESRC which examines through randomised controlled trials how citizens can be encouraged to contribute to local public services.
  • European Responses to Global Children’s Rights Issues: Exchanging Knowledge and Building Capacity: an ESRC Seminar Series grant on knowledge exchange involving EU governance and children’s rights.
  • China’s Sovereignty Challenges: Cases of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Tibet: a project funded by the CCK Foundation which examines contemporary challenges to Chinese sovereignty.
  • Ministers and their Courts: a grant from the Australia and New Zealand School of Government which aims to identify the structures, procedures, rituals and routines of the advisory system supporting contemporary ministers. [2]

Analysis and Lessons Learned


See Also


[1] "About Us," 

[2] "Projects,"

External Links


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