Citizenship and Governance research at The Open University
Governance in contemporary societies is complex. The nation state is no longer always sovereign; a range of other forces work with or against it to create citizens' civil, political and social rights, and their public services.
Our Citizenship and Governance research area is rethinking the changing relationships between states, markets and citizens in the 21st century and the challenges of governance and leadership, such as migration and security.
The research encompasses the macro level down to the micro level – from global issues like migration to the private sphere, via the organizations, structures and practices which create public and social value.
Professor Simon Lee is Director of Citizenship and Governance research at The Open University.
Justice, borders and rights
Advancing our understanding of migration; human rights and belonging; global-national-local justice movements.
Governance for public engagement
Investigating comparative, collaborative and networked governance.
Leadership for public and social value
Leadership of politics, public services and place.
Private lives, public intimacies
Exploring gender and sexuality; relationships, parenthood and children.
- Insights into migration
- Migrant mothers' role in creating new citizens of a plural society
- Citizenship after orientalism: inventing new ways to claim democratic rights
- Enduring Love? Couple relationships in the 21st century
- Leadership with political astuteness
- Governing cross-sector inter-organizational collaborations