Research impact

The School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham is committed to the delivery of world-class research in political science and international studies. Established in 2008, the School comprises three Departments: Politics and International Studies (POLSIS); International Development (IDD) and Local Government Studies (INLOGOV).

Latest research projects

Programme Leader, Sustainable Development programme (Mar 2017 - Aug 2018)

The Sustainable Development Programme is a series of major research projects that will further sustainable development and work to eliminate poverty. The programme forms part of the Government's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The Political Economy of Democracy Promotion (Jan 2016 - Jan 2018)

This project – The Political Economy of Democracy Promotion Project – aims to improve our understanding of when, and how, democracy promotion works. It is a collaboration between the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD).

The Politics of Forced Migration in the Mediterranean: Interstate Bargaining and Issue-Linkage in Greece and Jordan (April 2017 - Sept 2018)

This 18-month long project aims to understand how post-2011 forced displacement has affected the behavior of two key states in the region towards international actors.

Migration Diplomacy in the Eastern Mediterranean - Inter-State Politics of Population Mobility in the Middle East (April 2017 - March 2018)

This yearlong project investigates how migratory flows across national borders have affected states' diplomatic interaction.

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Posted 29 June 2017

Call for papers: 'German Politics in Times of Populism'

The German Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association (PSA), supported by the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham, invite proposals for papers for a one-day workshop on the theme of 'German Politics in Times of Populism'. The workshop will be held at the University of Birmingham on Friday, 17 November 2017.

Posted 19 June 2017

Zambia slides towards authoritarianism as IMF props up government

Written by Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy, University of Birmingham. The IMF's decision to go ahead with a bailout package for Zambia, despite the government's democratic failings, could embolden the president to pursue an authoritarian strategy.

Posted 16 June 2017

IDD Policy Research Shapes Debate

On Friday 09 June 2017, the International Development Department hosted a policy open day to share the findings of recent research projects with senior partners and policy makers.

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