Exploring the big questions about how society is governed
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.