School of Politics and International Studies Research Centres

Our research centres

In the School of Politics and International Studies, our research activity is driven by six interconnected centres of excellence across our core areas of expertise.

Collectively our aim is to analyse and theorise changing forms of political engagement in an unstable and unpredictable political moment.

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Our global development specialists research global inequalities and contribute to the university's interdisciplinary Centre for Global Development.

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The ECR2P is dedicated to advancing the responsibility to protect principle through research, education and policy dialogue.

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With multi-method expertise in the study of security this centre focuses on how security is framed, perceived, and experienced.

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Our current research activities span a range of areas united by our common interest in the interface between political theory, cultural values and practical politics.

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This centre operates across the strategic, operational and practical levels drawing together staff and students to discuss ideas relating to pedagogical challenges of all kinds.

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The interdisciplinary nature of our research means we also have close links to research centres from across the University, including the Centre for African Studies and Leeds Institute for Data Analytics.

This interdisciplinary centre operates across the University to bring together scholars with an active interest in Africa.

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Bringing together researchers and data scientists from across the University to raise the bar in standards of data quality, access, protection and exploitation.

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