Research groups

Research groups draw on the departmental budget in order to carry out a series of collaborative research activities such as conferences and workshop organisation, joint publications, journal editing, invitation of outside speakers and seed-corn funding to develop applications for external research funding.

Asian Politics at Birmingham

Asian Politics at Birmingham

Description
Asian Politics at Birmingham comprises researchers from Asia and Europe, working on a range of approaches to the study of the comparative and international politics of the Asia-Pacific Region.
British Politics at Birmingham

British Politics at Birmingham

Description
British Politics at Birmingham is an interdisciplinary group which is based within the Department of Political Science and International Studies but which aims to bring together staff and students from across the University who have research interests broadly in the area of British government, economy and society.
Diplomacy and Negotiation at Birmingham

Diplomacy and Negotiation at Birmingham

Description
The Group seeks to further develop research into Diplomacy and Negotiation in the Department. It is also aimed at analysing, interpreting and understanding the dynamics of foreign policy making in major, middle and small states.
Environmental Politics at Birmingham

Environmental Politics at Birmingham

Description
The Environmental Politics Research Group established in 2010 is aimed at enhancing collaborative work among colleagues in the School of Government and Society working on environmental politics and policy, as well as disseminating research in this field outside the university.
European Studies at Birmingham

European Studies at Birmingham

Description
The European Studies Research Group exists to facilitate discussion and collaboration between researchers focusing on the institutions and policies of the European Union, one or several European countries, and/or the European region and identity. We meet on a regular basis, both as a discussion group that focuses on recent and relevant publications, and on an ad hoc basis to present work-in-progress.
Gender and Feminist Theory at Birmingham

Gender and Feminist Theory at Birmingham

Description
The research group encompasses staff members, doctoral researchers, and post-doctoral researchers who work on areas which fall broadly under the headings gender studies and feminist theoretical analysis/readings of politics/international politics and sociology.
International Political Economy at Birmingham

International Political Economy at Birmingham

Description
The creation of a dedicated International Political Economy Research Group acknowledges the burgeoning international reputation that the Department is developing for being a leading centre for critical studies in the area.
International Relations Theory at Birmingham

International Relations Theory at Birmingham

Description
The International Relations Theory Group brings together Research students and staff across the Department of Political Science and International Studies.
Parties, Voters and Elections at Birmingham

Parties, Voters and Elections at Birmingham

Description
The Parties, Voters and Elections research group at the University of Birmingham is based in the Department of Political Science and International Studies, but welcomes colleagues and students from all departments, centres and institutes who share our interests to join us.
Political Sociology at Birmingham

Political Sociology at Birmingham

Description
The Political Sociology Research Group acts as a fulcrum for those members of POLSIS who wish to interrogate the intersections of state and society and the power relations involved.
Political Theory at Birmingham

Political Theory at Birmingham

Description
The political theory research group is the departmental forum for the development and co-ordination of research activities in the area of political theory broadly conceived.
Security Studies at Birmingham

Security Studies at Birmingham

Description
The Security Studies research group seeks to build on and contribute to the Department's significant research strengths in the area of security, broadly conceived.
Social and Political Theory at Birmingham

Social and Political Theory at Birmingham

Description
The Social and Political Theory Research Group is housed within the Department of Political Science and International Studies and brings together social theorists from the Sociology Group, political theorists and political sociologists.