International Studties Association (ISA) celebrates 60 years of connecting scholars & practitioners in the field of international studiesRead More
Dr Susan Park gives advice on how to get your academic career off to a flying start. Susan is in the Government & International Relations Department at the University of Sydney. In this video she answers common questions from students starting out in studying and researching International Relations and Political economy.Read More
How to hold new types of development finance to account? An action plan for multilateral development banks /
New forms of finance for development projects are creating problems in terms of accountability. As MDBs increase their lending to financial intermediaries compliance with social and environmental policy becomes much harder.Read More
“Global Environmental Governance and The Accountability Trap” will be launched in Toronto, Canada, at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. 6-8pm, Wednesday March 27Read More
Can the United States be stared down? No. The reason why it is likely for a US candidate to be president is that the United States has informal influence within the Bank as well as formal voting power (controlling 16.88 percent of the vote in the Bank, which gives it the power to veto decisions that require a super-majority to pass).Read More
The full cost of renewables needs investigation. Specifically, the value chains of minerals used to produce renewable energy remains hidden.Read More
Dr Susan Park discusses her research into Multilateral Development Banks
In this interview, Dr Park discusses her latest research into Multilateral Development Banks and accountability structures of the the MDBs.
Dr Susan Park discusses the relationship between power, Intergovernmental organisations, and political economy. International organisations discussed include the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations and the IMF.Read More
Susan recently presented at the following conferences:
The International Political Studies Association annual conference in Brisbane in July 2018. Paper titled: "The Declining Independence of the World Bank Inspection Panel?". See more here.
Presented at the Asian Studies Association of Australia conference in Sydney in June 2018. Paper titled: "Environmental Justice and the Asian Development Bank". See more here.
Presented at the International Studies Association Annual conference 2018 in San Francisco in April 2018. Papers titled: "Greening the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development through Accountability?". See more here.
Conference News - Keynote speaker at Earth Systems Governance Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands /
Susan Park, keynote speaker at 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance, the NetherlandsRead More
How do international organizations (IOs) solve problems? In this theoretically driven book, Dr Susan Park examines how IOs tackle today’s complex global issues.Read More
Global Environmental Governance and the Accountability Trap
Edited by Susan Park and Teresa Kramarz
An examination of whether accountability mechanisms in global environmental governance that focus on monitoring and enforcement necessarily lead to better governance and better environmental outcomes.
Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs)
I wanted to use this space to draw some attention to my current research project on these international banks. These banks include the World Bank, World Bank Group and African, Asian, Inter-American Development Banks and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Our project is focused on the mechanisms they use in creating and reinforcing change. More information on the project can be found at the link below.
Join us for 'The Politics of Trump', a forum featuring over thirty academics from the Department of Government and International Relations, who will discuss the various issues raised by the election of President Donald Trump.
This forum will be held in 2017, from 11th August, 1-5:30pm, to 12th August, 9.00am-12.30pm.
You can find it in Eastern Avenue Annex Lecture Theatre 315, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney, Camperdown.