Our research sits at the intersection of the study of political theory, international relations, and comparative politics. It is articulated around an ambitious vision focused on field-defining arguments that address the pressing problems of justice, international order and conflict, and democracy. Award-winning, published in high-ranking outlets, and widely disseminated, our research shares a commitment to solving puzzles as well as promoting diversity, creativity, and interdisciplinarity.
Research in our department is organised into three clusters:
- Applied Political Theory
The Applied Political Theory cluster examines pressing questions related to legitimacy, justice, political protest and inequality.
- International Organisations, Conflict and Cooperation
The International Organisations, Conflict and Cooperation cluster focuses on the operation and impact of international institutions and examines war and other forms of collective violence.
- Democracy and Participation
The Democracy and Participation cluster research voting behaviour, party politics, and comparative political economy to understand various contemporary challenges to electoral democracy.