Centre for Global Accountability
We advance interdisciplinary research in the field of accountability
across all sectors, in both developed and emerging economies.
Our mission, vision and values
We aim to:
- further the understanding of governance and accountability ideas shaping
- produce public policy oriented research and provide practical
- encourage collaboration with a wide range of organisations and
- critique contemporary practices and power to advance democracy, equity
and social justice
- use a plurality of theoretical perspectives to call power to account
- provide intellectual freedom to challenge established orthodoxies
- engage in lifelong learning
We also supervise PhD
Recent examples of our work include:
Tax avoidance and austerity
We play a leading role in research into tax avoidance, tax havens, profit
shifting and creating public awareness of issues.
Global politics and emerging economies
Professor Shahzad Uddin grew up
in Bangladesh at a time of social and political struggle. His upbringing made
him consider the idea that poverty can be brought about by global politics.
His research now looks to question global politics and the World Bank agenda
in emerging economies. He argues that assumptions made by multilateral agencies,
who state that private ownership is more beneficial than public ownership, are
flawed as they have not taken local context into consideration.
Read our research
Read our latest business research papers
in the Essex Research Repository. Explore our publications and see the wide variety of fields we work in, from accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship to broader societal issues.
Research degree funding
Join our internationally recognised research community. We’re home to several doctoral training centres and offer many
research degree studentships and scholarships that could make your course fully-funded.
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a variety of courses, from research skills to personal development and career management.