Centre for Global Political Economy

Centre for Global Political Economy of the Institute of International Relations

The Centre for Global Political Economy (CGPE) studies the mutual entanglement of political and economic power in international relations, the understanding of which is crucial for strategic decision-making of both state and non-state actors in the contemporary globalized world. This field of study has however remained neglected in the Czech social science agenda as both a field of academic inquiry and a useful perspective for policy-making processes. The centre has been established by the Institute of International Relations in cooperation with the Jan Masaryk Centre of International Studies of the University of Economics Prague exactly in order to close this gap.

The centre conducts research activities in two interrelated areas of (i) international political economy and (ii) global justice. Contributing to transdisciplinary debates in the field of international political economy, the CGPE equally strives to promote critical approaches to the issues of global justice. We strive thus to study the multilevel governance of various global regulatory regimes, changing production and financial flows including the developmental aid, and the resultant socioeconomic inequalities and power asymmetries inherent to them among and in the varieties of world regions, national economies, social forces, and also gender relations. In this endeavour, our researchers depart from the perspective of East-Central European experience with the actors and structures of European integration and wider global orderings.

Our team produces three kinds of research outputs. The CGPE´s main purpose is to variously contribute to the ongoing discussions in IPE scholarship and on global justice issues. Grounded in this academic identity, the CGPE also attempts to produce innovative policy research on economic diplomacy, foreign policy, and sustainable development in a close collaboration with public institutions and civil society. Last but not least, our centre also critically intervenes in public debates on contemporary global politics and economy.

Our Team

Daniel Šitera
Head of the Centre
















Štěpánka Zemánková
University of Economics

Miloslav Machoň
University of Economics