OXFORD CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF INEQUALITY AND DEMOCRACY
The Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy (OCSID) is a new organization aiming to promote both independent and collaborative research among the diverse community of comparative politics specialists at Oxford. The Centre will foster the analysis of a broad range of issues and institutions in established democracies as well as the analysis of economic and political inequalities in regimes of any type.
In its initial years, OCSID will focus on three main activities. The first will involve Faculty Seminars in which Oxford scholars share work-in-progress with their peers. These seminars will be held on a regular basis on Fridays over lunch. The Centre’s second activity will involve the planning and funding of future collaborative research projects among Oxford faculty and outside scholars.
To complement the activities of Oxford’s world-renowned areas studies programs, the Centre’s future projects will provide the foundation for building bridges between area specialists from different regions, between regional specialists and generalists, between faculty from different sub-fields within political science and between comparativists and scholars from sociology, economics, history and anthropology. The third activity of the Centre will involve the forging of new intellectual ties between Oxford’s comparativists and communities of scholars abroad. A new affiliation between OCSID and the Global Network on Inequality at Princeton University is the first of several planned associations.
For more information about OCSID contact its current administrator, Sarah Travis.