Research in POLSIS

The research strategy of the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) concentrates upon the development of a vibrant and sustainable research culture, the publication of high-quality research, the targeting of external funding for our research and the development of a funded doctoral programme.

The Department has established itself as a centre of excellence in political science, political economy, comparative politics, political theory, international studies (e.g. European, Eurasian and Asian politics), international relations theory and security and conflict. Our approach to research is inclusive and we welcome colleagues from across the university to join our research groups.  

Research centres

Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS)Institute for German Studies (IGS)Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES)

RESEARCH VIDEO: TRUSTING ENEMIES

Trusting Enemies

The issue of trust can make or break a relationship, and this is also true at a global scale. Find out more in Professor Wheeler's book, 'Trusting Enemies'. 

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