Postgraduate research

Politics and International Relations

Institutions, Participation, Public Opinion, Parties and Comparative Politics

Dr Ben Clements

  • The European Union and British Politics
  • Public opinion of foreign policy issues in Britain
  • Religion and Politics in Britain

Dr Stephen Hopkins

  • Politics and History of Northern Ireland
  • French and Italian Trade Unions
  • Italian Politics

Dr Philip Lynch

  • The Centre Right in Britain, particularly the Conservative Party and UKIP
  • British Politics and European Integration, particularly Euroscepticism

Dr Alex Waddan

  • US Social Policy
  • US Party Politics
  • The Clinton Presidency
  • The George W Bush Presidency
  • US Foreign Policy Since the End of the Cold War

Dr Richard Whitaker

  • The European Parliament
  • The Westminster Parliament
  • Comparative Legislatures, particularly Committees and Parties in Legislatures
  • Eurosceptic Political Parties

International Relations and Security Studies

Dr Bleddyn Bowen

  • Space warfare, space policy, space security
  • Strategic theory and military philosophy
  • Modern warfare
  • Seapower theory
  • Contemporary maritime strategy
  • Technology and war

Professor Mark Phythian

  • Post-9/11 Security Issues
  • Issues in Intelligence
  • War and British Politics
  • Origins of the 2003- War in Iraq

Dr Helen Dexter

  • Political violence
  • War and conflict
  • Ethics and law in the context of war
  • Narrative approaches to international politics

Professor Andrew Futter

  • Nuclear Weapons Policy, Nuclear Deterrence, and Nuclear Non-Proliferation
  • Contemporary US Foreign and Security Policy
  • Strategic Studies
  • Diplomatic History

Dr Tara McCormack

  • Security (Theory and Practices), Sovereignty, Agency, and Intervention after the Cold War
  • Changing Theorisation of War and Conflict in the Developing World
  • The Yugoslav Break-Up and Wars

Dr Kelly Staples

  • International Relations Theory (especially, but not limited to, International Political Theory)
  • Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons
  • Human Rights

Dr David Strachan-Morris

  • Intelligence
  • Counterinsurgency, low intensity conflict and military interventions
  • The private security industry (private security companies and/or private military companies)
  • International security
  • Internal state security

Political Theory

Dr Laura Brace

  • Political thinkers, especially Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau and Wollstonecraft
  • The politics of slaveries past and present
  • Feminist theory and practice
  • Property, gender and self-ownership

Dr Stephen Cooke

  • Contemporary political philosophy and normative ethics
  • Political obligation
  • Theories of rights, especially animal rights
  • Ethics of protest and political violence
  • Liberal theories of justice

Dr Kelly Staples

  • International relations theory (especially, but not limited to, international political theory)
  • Protection of refugees and stateless persons
  • Human rights

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