Transnational Communities Programme
In 1997 the UK Economic and Social Research Council commissioned a new national research programme to look into the human dimensions of globalisation and aspects of emerging transnationalism. A sum of £3.8 million was allocated to the Programme and it is a research initiative of the University of Oxford Faculty of Anthropology and Geography. Its Director is Professor Steven Vertovec. The Programme involves 19 projects, some within a single discipline, but most linking several. While the programme’s Directorship is based in Oxford, the projects are conducted from a variety of British universities with multi-site research to be undertaken throughout the world. The Programme was planned to run until the summer of 2002, although it has been given a six month extension to disseminate findings.