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Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations


Research in Politics and International Relations

Following key themes:

  • Political theory and ethics
  • International institutions and global governance
  • International political economy
  • Peace movements and conflict resolution
  • Development, trade and microfinance
  • Inequality and human rights
  • British Politics and Political Leadership 
  • Gender and Peacekeeping
  • Financial regulation
  • Migration, culture and the experience of refugees
  • Environmental change, security and social impacts

Our research is interdisciplinary in nature and is aligned with our philosophy of applying intellectual rigour to real world problems, with the aim of promoting progressive social change. Activity is managed through the Global Inequalities Programme within Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR), a University-wide Research Centre, delivering interdisciplinary research across the social sciences led by Dr Rachel Julian. Research is fully integrated into the courses we teach, and we welcome enquiries from potential PhD and MRes students in these areas.

Politics and Global Ethics

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Current PhD Students

  • Musuliu Okesina – Microfinance in Nigeria
  • Craig Brown - Politics of non-violence in the Arab Spring
Recently completed PhD Students
  • Priyan Seneviratne - Impact of commercialisation on NGOs
  • Sureyya Sonmez Efe - Migrant workers, labour rights and human rights in Turkey
  • Moses Okech - Impact of microfinance on women in Uganda
  • David Robertshaw - Impact of youth contract employment subsidies
  • Winifred Bedigen - Indigenous conflict resolution mechanisms in Sudan
  • Adewale Aderemi - Political economy of oil policy & development in Nigeria & Indonesia
  • Ayeray Medina Bustos – Memory, truth and justice: A study of reconciliation in Argentina.


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