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)

Description
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)

Description
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)

Description
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)

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

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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.

Posted 12 June 2017

INLOGOV Newsletter: Summer Edition

Welcome to the Summer edition of the INLOGOV Newsletter. Below is an update of the latest news from INLOGOV, together with insight into what it is like to work or study here.

Posted 12 June 2017

General Election 2017: Reactions

Written by Professor Catherine Needham, Professor David Dunn, Dr Matt Cole, Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay. "Having sought an increased majority, the Conservatives now find themselves in a minority, though still in government, and within days of the start of Brexit negotiations. The electoral process which the British public did not seek has produced an outcome few politicians wanted. It will be another test of the difficult dialogue between the political class and their frustrated electorate."

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