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Staff research interests

American politics
  • Robert Singh: Contemporary US foreign policy; US politics.
Civil society and the state
  • Samantha Ashenden: Feminist theory, Governance and theories of the state, Legal theory, Legal theory and the sociology of law, Social and political theory.
  • Edwin Bacon: Russian domestic politics - political narrative, national identity, democratisation, electoral manipulation, civil society, securitisation; religion and politics, church-state relations, political theology; higher education policy and practice.
  • Alejandro Colas: Imperialism, International relations, International relations theory, Social movements.
  • Jason Edwards: History of social and political thought, ideas of human nature and contemporary debates on the biological and psychological grounds of human behaviour; issues in British politics; theories of democracy and democratic change; theories of religion, secularism and multiculturalism.
Comparative public policy
  • Edwin Bacon: Russian domestic politics - political narrative, national identity, democratisation, electoral manipulation, civil society, securitisation; religion and politics, church-state relations, political theology; higher education policy and practice.
  • Joni Lovenduski: Comparative equality policy , Gender, Gender and politics, Gender and politics, Political recruitment, Gendered Ceremony and Ritual in Politics, British Politics
  • Deborah Mabbett: Comparative public policy; Public management; Social policy.
Development (politics of)
  • David Styan: Development studies ; Foreign policy analysis; International political economy; International relations; Political economy.
European politics
  • Edwin Bacon: Russian domestic politics - political narrative, national identity, democratisation, electoral manipulation, civil society, securitisation; religion and politics, church-state relations, political theology; higher education policy and practice.
  • Dionyssis G  Dimitrakopoulos: The politics of the European Union (especially decision making, institutional reform and the implementation of EU public policy), the domestic politics of European integration, social democracy in Europe, contemporary French and Greek politics, comparative public policy.
  • Dermot Hodson: European political economy, European Union governance, Economic and Monetary Union, Comparative public policy.
Gender
  • Samantha Ashenden: Feminist theory, Governance and theories of the state, Legal theory, Legal theory and the sociology of law, Social and political theory.
  • Rosie Campbell: British politics and voting behaviour,  gender, gender and politics, voting.
  • Diana Coole: Contemporary political theory, Continental political philosophy, Political Demography, Political philosophy.
  • Joni Lovenduski: Comparative equality policy , Gender, Gender and politics, Gender and politics, Political recruitment, Gendered Ceremony and Ritual in Politics, British Politics.
International relations
  • Antoine Bousquet: International Relations theory; International Political Sociology
  • Alejandro Colas: Imperialism, International relations, International relations theory, Social movements.
  • Robert Singh: Contemporary US foreign policy; US politics.
  • Matthijs van den Bos: Transnational networks, (European) Shiism, Sufism, Middle East, Iran, political anthropology/sociology, democratization, classification theory, new media.
  • Barbara Zollner: Political Trends in the Middle East and North Africa, Islamist movements, Muslim political and legal discourses, Sunni political movements.
International security and terrorism
  • Antoine Bousquet: War and society; war, science and technology; terrorism and political violence
  • Alejandro Colas: Imperialism, International relations, International relations theory, Social movements.
Middle East Politics and Society
  • Matthijs van den Bos: Transnational networks, (European) Shiism, Sufism, Middle East, Iran, political anthropology/sociology, democratization, classification theory, new media.
  • Barbara Zollner: Political Trends in the Middle East and North Africa, Islamist movements, Muslim political and legal discourses, Sunni political movements.
Modern British politics and society
  • Rosie Campbell: British politics and voting behaviour,  gender, gender and politics, voting.
  • Jason Edwards: History of social and political thought, ideas of human nature and contemporary debates on the biological and psychological grounds of human behaviour; issues in British politics; theories of democracy and democratic change; theories of religion, secularism and multiculturalism.
  • Eric Kaufmann: Demographics and politics, Multiculturalism, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Politics of Northern Ireland, Religion and Politics.
  • Joni Lovenduski: Comparative equality policy , Gender, Gender and politics, Gender and politics, Political recruitment, Gendered Ceremony and Ritual in Politics, British Politics.
Nationalism and ethnicity
  • Eric Kaufmann: Demographics and politics, Multiculturalism, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Politics of Northern Ireland, Religion and Politics.
Political theory
  • Diana Coole: Contemporary political theory, Continental political philosophy, Political Demography, Political philosophy.
  • Jason Edwards: History of social and political thought, ideas of human nature and contemporary debates on the biological and psychological grounds of human behaviour; issues in British politics; theories of democracy and democratic change; theories of religion, secularism and multiculturalism.
Public policy
  • Joni Lovenduski: Comparative equality policy , Gender, Gender and politics, Gender and politics, Political recruitment, Gendered Ceremony and Ritual in Politics, British Politics.
  • Deborah Mabbett: Comparative public policy; Public management; Social policy.
Religion and politics
  • Edwin Bacon: Russian domestic politics - political narrative, national identity, democratisation, electoral manipulation, civil society, securitisation; religion and politics, church-state relations, political theology; higher education policy and practice.
  • Jason Edwards: History of social and political thought, ideas of human nature and contemporary debates on the biological and psychological grounds of human behaviour; issues in British politics; theories of democracy and democratic change; theories of religion, secularism and multiculturalism.
  • Eric Kaufmann: Demographics and politics, Multiculturalism, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Politics of Northern Ireland, Religion and Politics.
  • Matthijs van den Bos: Transnational networks, (European) Shiism, Sufism, Middle East, Iran, political anthropology/sociology, democratization, classification theory, new media.
  • Barbara Zollner: Political Trends in the Middle East and North Africa, Islamist movements, Muslim political and legal discourses, Sunni political movements.
Russian politics
  • Edwin Bacon: Russian domestic politics - political narrative, national identity, democratisation, electoral manipulation, civil society, securitisation; religion and politics, church-state relations, political theology; higher education policy and practice.
Social and political theory
  • Samantha Ashenden: Feminist theory, Governance and theories of the state, Legal theory, Legal theory and the sociology of law, Social and political theory.
  • Jason Edwards: History of social and political thought, ideas of human nature and contemporary debates on the biological and psychological grounds of human behaviour; issues in British politics; theories of democracy and democratic change; theories of religion, secularism and multiculturalism.