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Dr Malcolm Fairbrother

Dr Malcolm Fairbrother

Dr Malcolm Fairbrother
BA(Victoria(Canada)), MA, PhD(Berkeley)

Reader in Global Policy and Politics

Office 2.21n
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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+44 (0) 117 928 8303

Summary

My research interests span a diversity of topics within the fields of political economy, nature-society relationships, and social science research methods. My PhD dissertation and some subsequent work have sought to explain the rising pace of international economic integration -- that is, globalisation -- since the 1980s. Empirically, I have largely examined this issue through qualitative comparative research on the cases of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and the creation of NAFTA. In much of my current work, I am using and developing quantitative methods -- above all multilevel modelling -- to investigate economic growth and development, inequality, trust, religiosity, and public concern about environmental degradation.

My research interests span a diversity of topics within the fields of political economy, nature-society relationships, and social science research methods. My PhD dissertation and some subsequent work have sought to explain the rising pace of international economic integration -- that is, globalisation -- since the 1980s. Empirically, I have largely examined this issue through qualitative comparative research on the cases of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and the creation of NAFTA. In much of my current work, I am using and developing quantitative methods -- above all multilevel modelling -- to investigate economic growth and development, inequality, trust, religiosity, and public concern about environmental degradation.

Keywords

  • political economy
  • nature-society relationships
  • quantitative research methods
  • comparative-historical research methods
  • development
  • globalisation
  • inequality
  • social trust
  • religiosity

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