GID aims to understand how changing geo-processes influence the capabilities of actors at various administrative levels and how these actors in turn influence geo-processes. It focuses at local (urban/rural) through to global levels.
Transformations in political, economic, financial, social, legal, environmental, educational and cultural landscapes at multiple levels of governance are interconnected and widespread.
Linked to processes of uneven development, global environmental change, globalization and changing geo-politics, they underpin the need for rethinking the governance of sustainable development capacities in low, middle and high-income nations.
GID has three clusters:
The team focuses on the strategic issues of multi-level (glocal) governance and inclusive development. The reason for doing this is that drivers of change and development processes emerge and interact at all scale levels in unpredictable ways. Such dynamics include feedback loops at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.