The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research into international development, international relations and politics. We have area expertise in Africa, North America, Asia, the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
We believe research in this area is crucial to the ongoing process of rethinking how governments respond to the human and international security challenges posed by globalisation and its consequences.
Our research culture
Our school has thirty active academic researchers. Twenty-four researchers teach undergraduates, and twenty teach postgraduates. Our school supervises over seventy PhD students.
Together, our researchers have produced twenty-five research monographs, 132 refereed journal articles, 52 book chapters and 20 edited books since 2008.
Professor Jason Ralph
Professor Ralph has been working on a set of three research projects called ‘The American Exception’. These examine how the United States and its liberal allies have reacted to a growing cosmopolitan consciousness across world society.
You can follow Jason's research projects on his blog The American Exception.
Research centre profile
Centre for Global Development
Established in 1984, the Centre for Global Development consolidates expertise across the University in the study of development issues.
The centre organises interdisciplinary research, and provides research degree supervision and an institutional base for consultancy.