Centre for Global Political Economy

The Centre for Global Political Economy (CGPE) studies the mutual entanglement of political and economic power in international relations, the understanding of which is crucial for strategic decision-making of both state and non-state actors in the contemporary globalized world. This field of study has however remained neglected in the Czech social science agenda as both a field of academic inquiry and a useful perspective for policy-making processes. The centre has been established in order to close this gap.

The centre conducts research activities in two interrelated areas of (i) international political economy and (ii) global justice. Contributing to transdisciplinary debates in the field of international political economy, the CGPE equally strives to promote critical approaches to the issues of global justice. We strive thus to study the multilevel governance of various global regulatory regimes, changing production and financial flows including the developmental aid, and the resultant socioeconomic inequalities and power asymmetries inherent to them among and in the varieties of world regions, national economies, social forces, and also gender relations. In this endeavour, our researchers depart from the perspective of East-Central European experience with the actors and structures of European integration and wider global orderings.

Our team produces three kinds of research outputs. The CGPE´s main purpose is to variously contribute to the ongoing discussions in IPE scholarship and on global justice issues. Grounded in this academic identity, the CGPE also attempts to produce innovative policy research on economic diplomacy, foreign policy, and sustainable development in a close collaboration with public institutions and civil society. Last but not least, our centre also critically intervenes in public debates on contemporary global politics and economy.


  • New Donors on the Postcolonial Crossroads. Eastern Europe and Western Aid, Routledge, 196 s.
    Tomáš Profant a senior researcher of the Centre for Global Political Economy in his newest publication aims to problematize the distinction between old and new development donors, applying an East–West dimension to global Orientalism discourse. The book uses a novel double postcolonial perspective, examining North–South relations and East–West relations simultaneously, and problematizing these distinctions.
  • Finding a Visegrad Added Value in the New Cohesion Policy, ThinkVisegrad Policy Brief, 01/2019, ss. 7.
    Daniel Šitera - the head of the Centre for Global Political Economy in his policy brief discusses the budget of the European Union for the period of 2021-2027 and possible consequences for the cohesion policy.

Our Team

Daniel Šitera
Head of the Centre