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Mr Marcus McCorkell BA (SOAS) MSc (Southampton)

Postgraduate research student

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Mr Marcus McCorkell is Postgraduate research student within Politics & International Relations at the University of Southampton.

I graduated from SOAS, University of London in 2010 with a BA in African Studies. My dissertation compared the impact of the Kimberley Process diamond certification scheme on the political economies of Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe – this study formed the basis of my PhD research. From there I won funding to study an MSc in Global Politics (Research) at University of Southampton. On completion I received funding through the Mayflower Scholarship scheme to pursue a PhD investigating the politico-economic ramifications of the formation and implementation of the Kimberley Process.tbc

Research interests

Primary Research Group:
Centre of Citizenship, Globalisation and Governance (C2G2)

Research Interests:
International political economy, conflict resolution and development with particular reference to extractive industries in Southern states.

Research Projects:
My PhD research focuses on the formation and implementation of the Kimberley Process diamond certification scheme – an international regulatory regime designed to prevent conflict diamonds from reaching international markets. This study attempts to offer an explanation for some of the issues that have beset the regime in recent times by tracing the relevant contemporary and historic decision making processes. To date the study has involved extensive field work in the UK and Sierra Leone.



PAIR 1001 Political Systems
PAIR 1002 International Relations
PAIR 3013 The BRICS and the Rise of New Powers

Mr Marcus McCorkell
Reception Building 58 University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom
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