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Name Professor Jeffrey Henderson
Job title Professor of International Development
Department School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSocSc (Birmingham), MSocSc (Birmingham), PhD (Warwick)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies I have been an advisor to the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Council of Europe, the international aid organisation, War on Want, as well as to government agencies and politicians in Britain and Hong Kong. I was also a Vice President of the Global Studies Association.
Keywords economic development
global production networks
economic governance
East Asia
Areas of expertise My research is broadly concerned with the sociology and political economy of economic development and in recent years his interests have focused on the developmental consequences of global production networks as well as on the relation of economic governance to inequality and poverty.

I have pursued these interests in various parts of East Asia and Europe, as well as in South Africa. My current research is concerned with the implications of China’s development for the rest of the developing world. In this context, I am particularly interested in theorising emergent transformations in the global order and as part of that, analysing the consequences of China’s international trade, the globalisation of its corporate base, the implications of its search for energy security, the impact of its foreign aid programme, its actions within the institutions of global governance, the human rights questions raised by its international expansion, and the geo-political consequences.