The School of Government and Society brings together academic staff, research fellows and doctoral researchers across the Social Sciences. The School is one of the leading UK and international centres for Politics, International Relations, International Development, Sociology and European Studies.
A particularly strength of the School lies in the prominent international dimension of research expertise. Expertise across the School currently sit within our departments which include:
Journals edited throughout the School
The School is committed to excellent standards of academic research, policy work and related knowledge transfer activities. Staff members engage in high profile international research and policy and practice networks as well as delivering a range of taught masters and research degree programmes .
The combination of disciplinary strength and interdisciplinary effectiveness across the School allows colleagues to develop collaborative teaching and research projects, to generate research income and to further develop effective knowledge transfer activities.
The School has a number of staff whose reputation attests to their international esteem and impact in academia and among other research users. In addition, early career academics with considerable future potential for producing internationally excellent and world leading research have been actively recruited.
The Birmingham Brief - intelligent thought on policy issues
- Written by Dr Asaf Siniver. The most depressing aspect of the current round of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, beyond the death toll and the human suffering, is the sheer predictability of this crisis. As far as contemporary armed conflicts go, few could match the intensity, inevitability and perpetuity of the ongoing struggle between the militant group Hamas and the Israeli government.
- Thursday 17th July 2014
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- Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The renewed escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shows no sign of abating. Fighting in the east has continued both in and around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk and at the Russian-Ukrainian border where, according to reports, Russia has now started shelling Ukrainian military positions.
- Tuesday 29th July 2014
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Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) latest research
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) aims to promote interdisciplinary research by combining expertise from across the breadth of the University to address major cross-cutting themes that are important, relevant and timely.
'Saving Humans' is an innovative and timely theme which consolidates existing University research agendas, provides opportunities for creating novel and exciting partnerships, transcends divides between arts, social sciences and natural sciences and, most importantly, addresses broader issues of social, political and moral concern for humanity’s future.
Theme Leaders: Professor Heather Widdows, Professor Paul Jackson and Professor Nick Wheeler
Highlighted research projects
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