MA Student, Sociology and Anthropology
- public international law
Fergus’s research explores the socio-economic impact of public international law and how it manifests itself in international trade and investment agreements, with a particular emphasis on Investor-State Dispute Settlements. In particular, he focuses on how the accumulation of capital is facilitated by the displacement of risk and responsibility, especially in the realms of finance and ecology. Using the fundamental concepts of systems theory and cybernetics to examine these patterns of regulation and governance, he is interested in furthering interdisciplinary research methods to highlight the techniques used to enable this displacement.