School of Politics and International Studies - Research and Expertise
Research and expertise
We have set out a ten-year vision to investigate and understand the politics of global challenges.
The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) research community investigates the politics of global challenges: the way in which the human species – fragmented among a system of more vulnerable and less vulnerable states and communities – understands and responds to the processes and consequences of rapid global transformations.
We do so by promoting rigorous social scientific inquiry at the heart of interdisciplinary engagements, coordinating closely with societal stakeholders at every stage of the research cycle.
The POLIS research environment thus acts as a hub to coordinate activities across the School, University and beyond. Our research activity in our core areas of expertise is driven by six interconnected research centres.
Our centres and groups
Our academic staff undertake research in both specialist and interdisciplinary centres and groups. Key areas are listed below.
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The academic, practitioner and policy-making perspectives of our academic team provide insight into the major political, economic, social and cultural issues of societies across the globe.
Our experts advise governments, provide commentary to the media, work with non-governmental organisations and engage with communities around the world.