GLODEM Center of Koc University
Welcome to the Center for Research on Globalization, Peace, and Democratic Governance (GLODEM). GLODEM is an academic and policy-oriented research center based at Koc University, Istanbul.
The purpose of GLODEM is to analyze specific dynamics of domestic and international economic and political interactions relevant to its three areas of expertise: globalization and political economy; peace and conflict resolution; and democratic governance. These dynamics include international trade and investment; new and ongoing conflicts; and evolving contexts of governance in established, emerging, and eroding democracies.
GLODEM defines its three areas of expertise as interrelated. Its members appropriately apply skill sets from each area when analyzing economic and political interactions.
GLODEM members analyze these complex interactions by means of comparative, empirical, and public policy methodologies applied in research projects, specialized forums, and public policy reviews.
GLODEM engages academia, public agencies, private entities, and civil society organizations relevant to its areas of expertise. This engagement enables GLODEM to support meaningful, relevant research and analysis. This engagement also positions GLODEM as a central source of information and recommendations.
GLODEM will maintain blogs relevant to its areas of expertise. These blogs will serve as an informal forum in which GLODEM members may engage pressing issues related to globalization, peace, and democratic governance. These blogs will offer new analysis on current issues relevant to communities following the Center.
Watch for the first GLODEM blogs.