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Power, Space, Politics

We examine expressions of political power across space at a range of scales, from the international and national to the intimate, and with reference to a range of global contexts.


A world-class group of critical geopolitical and international development geographers whose influential research examines the spatially uneven expressions, operation, and outcomes of political power, politics and the political.

Enlarged through multiple strategic appointments, this research agenda is multi-scalar and spans multiple sites of contemporary and historical political change including: the contemporary Middle East, post-Soviet Europe, Latin America, Antarctica, Falkland Islands, South Africa, and North Africa.

Extending this group’s established work on geopolitical theory and practice, military geographies, and peace, new research explores: conflict and displacement, military occupation, civil-military relationships, healthcare in war zones, and geographies of international law.

This work has been developed through diverse engagement with organisations including: International Committee of the Red Cross, Médicines Sans Frontières, British Army, Royal Air Force, Ministry of Defence, English Heritage, OSCE, World Bank, DFID, FCO, European Centre for Minority Issues, and War Childhood Museum Sarajevo.

Advancing interactional, ethnographic, participatory, and creative arts research methods this work spans four key streams: