Born in 1949 (UK). Graduated in BA, (CNAA) MSc (London) PhD (Birmingham). Professor of International Political Economy at University of Warwick since 1996 and since 1997, Foundation Director and Co-Director of the UK Economic and Social Research Council, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (www.csgr.org). He is also Senior Scientist and Director of the EU Framework 6 Network of Excellence on Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Governance and Public Management of the Warwick Business School. Recent publications include: The Global Polity (Routledge, co-ed, 2002), Globalisation and the MiddleEast: Economics, Politics and Society, (co-ed, Brookings and RIIA, 2002). The New Political Economyof Globalisation, 2 Vols. (co-ed, 2000). Non State Actors and Authority in Global Politics; (co-ed, 2000). He is the managing of The Pacific Review, Co-Editor Elect of Global Governance and a member of the boards of some 10 international journals.