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Our research

Our academics are experts in a very broad range of geographical areas, including Britain, America, Europe and the Middle East. They publish in major academic journals on several sub-fields in the study of politics such as:

  • public policy (ie when faced with an economic crisis why do some governments opt for funding cuts in what is known as ‘austerity’?)
  • international political economy (eg why do some governments try to expand while others restrict it?)
  • voting behaviour (whether different groups of people vote for different political parties)
  • how the European Union works
  • whether and how emerging powers such as Brazil and India seek to affect major international political and economic decisions.


Our academics, researchers and MPhil/PhD students work together via research centres, networks, groups and societies. These cut across departments, subjects and areas of expertise, to encourage and enable innovative, interdisciplinary research.