We are a vibrant & dynamic community seeking to better understand how politics shapes our world.
We are passionate about pursuing and supporting cutting-edge research that seeks to make a difference locally, nationally and internationally. Our thriving research community includes long-standing research clusters in Governance and Political Organisations, International Politics and Political Philosophy, as well as growing research groups in Gender and Politics, and Quantitative Research in Politics.
We cover a wide range of regional specialisms with scholars focusing on African, Chinese, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Russian Politics. We are theoretically and methodologically pluralistic and we strive to build on areas of existing strength as well as adding complementary strengths.
Our staff provide research leadership in the discipline through active roles in professional associations, editing major academic outlets, leading research networks and organising events.
Kyle Grayson is Honorary Secretary and Conference Programme Chair of the British International Studies Association (BISA), and Katharine Wright is a Trustee of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES).
We currently edit five major academic journals, including Contemporary Political Theory, Critical Studies on Security, Environmental Politics, European Security, and Representation. We also currently edit the ECPR/EJPR Political Data Yearbook and the ECPR Press.