The UK Parliament has re-selected the University as a chosen partner to teach the highly regarded Parliamentary Studies module from the academic year 2024/25.
What is political polarisation? How different is it from ‘normal’ democratic conflict? And why have we been getting it wrong?
On 17 October, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, leader of the Belarussian opposition, gave the inaugural State of Democracy Lecture in the Houses of Parliament.
Dr Peter Kerr awarded prize for co-authored paper ‘Guided by the science’: (De)politicising the UK government’s response to the coronavirus crisis.
New CEDAR podcast episode has been published featuring Dan Slater, Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan.
With the world in the throws of a Barbie resurgence, Dr Sameera Khalfey examines the reception of the film, and what our Barbies represented to us as children.
The recently established Centre for Elections, Democracy, Accountability and Representation has launched a new podcast series called People, Power, Politics.
A return to street politics and another mass movement campaign may once again be on the cards for Thailand’s government.
Staff and doctoral researchers presented and discussed their pioneering research at a departmental conference.
On Thursday 22 June 2023, over one hundred of the University’s staff, students and community members joined Professor Nicola Gale for her inaugural lecture.
With democracy in trouble, understanding the reason why could hardly be more important.
Professor Stefan Wolff and his writing partner, Professor Tetyana Malyarenko, have won the 2022 Sir Paul Curran Award.
Lloyd Bickham, a current Political Science student, released a podcast featuring a host of interviews recorded at the governing party’s conference in Birmingham
The POLSIS seminar series invites prominent external scholars to discuss big themes including Englishness and the ideology of political reactionaries.
A new book written by a University of Birmingham researcher sheds light on the ideas and beliefs that many political reactionaries share.
At the digital margins? Researching and communicating marginalisation in online political engagement
In this latest seminar, scholars discussed some of the pressing questions of the day related to democratic backsliding, recent elections and the COP 26 Summit.
In a special POLSIS seminar Anand Menon from UK in a Changing Europe discussed Britain After Brexit with staff and students.
In a special seminar, two experts on European politics, Dr Isabelle Hertner and Dr Ed Turner, examined the recent elections in Germany.
Academics from POLSIS met to discuss a new paper by Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis, 'Explaining Brexit: A Bullingdon Dinner Gone Wrong?'
The Chair of the Civil Aviation Authority and Former Head of the Royal Air Force, Sir Stephen Hillier, has accepted an invitation for a three- year Honorary Professorship in the School of Government.
Eleven undergraduate students from POLSIS and IDD took part in a Model NATO on May 18, sponsored by the UK embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.
George Kyris is the co-founder and chair of the new ECPR Research Network on Sovereignty, Statehood and Conflict, connecting scholars from across the world and a variety of discipline backgrounds.
Susan Shirk talks to POLSIS Asian Politics research group
Dr Tim Haughton and Yuxiang Lin collaborated with Emilia Zankina to examine the Bulgarian elections in an article for the Washington Post
Dr Daniele Albertazzi of POLSIS published a new book, Populism and New Patterns of Political Competition in Western Europe (Routledge, 2021), part of the Populism in Action Project . It is co-edited with Davide Vampa.
Professor René Lindstädt writes on why the impeachment of Donald J. Trump is so significant this time around.