The Department has a lively and active research culture, reflected not only in the individual research profiles of staff members, but also in a range of research projects with which they are involved.
Funded research projects within PIR:
- 'Pro-Government Armed Groups (PGAG): Militias and Violent Non-State Actors Around the World' (PI: Prof. Neil Mitchell, funded by the ESRC)
- 'European Minority Rights Regime: Power, Interests, and Knowledge' (PI: Dr David J. Galbreath, funded by the Leverhulme Trust)
We are represented on editorial boards such as Review of International Studies , Millennium, Ethnopolitics, Policy Studies Journal, Comparative Politics, Journal of Youth Studies, JEPOP, International Studies Quarterly, Globalizations, International Political Sociology, Critical Asian Studies, Public Policy and Administration, Public Administration, Journal of Public Affairs, Social Movement Studies, Stockholm Journal of East Asian Studies, Europe - Asia Studies, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Politikka, Demokratizatsiya, Modern and Contemporary France; Spanish Cultural Studies; Perspectives on European Politics and Society ; Regional Studies, SAS Rundschau, Politique et Société, Governance, Social Studies Review, Comparative Political Studies.
Overall, while research projects comprise collaborative, mainly externally funded problem-driven studies, and are set within a specific time frame, research centres are permanently established hubs of research activity, facilitating project work, research co-ordination, networking, and the development of centres of excellence for the production and dissemination of expertise.