More information is available on the SSRC website (http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship/). Here's the beginning of the description:
Governing Global Production
Field directors: Layna Mosley (Political Science, U of North Carolina) and Tim Bartley (Sociology, Indiana)
The extent and structure of global production of consumer goods, raw materials and food have changed dramatically in the past three decades, with far reaching consequences. Some scholars have argued that this globalization of production directly undermines the role of nation-states and the capacity of citizens for democratic governance: footloose firms have tremendous power vis-à-vis local and national governments. But scholars increasingly find that global production also has spawned new types of rule-making projects and notions of accountability, and sometimes even upward trajectories of regulation. Political scientists, sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, legal scholars, historians, and business scholars have all contributed to a growing literature on the character of these rule-making projects and regulatory trajectories.