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).
A series of broad research themes underpin the research activities of the School.
Current research projects across the School:
Departments in the School:
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