Our research is focused around three broad themes: conflict, peace and security; the evolving character of global and supra-national institutions; and the interpenetration of civil societies and international relations. In addition we have major strengths in area studies which help to ground our research into these broad thematic areas. Some of this activity is carried out under the umbrella of our various research centres, some within other collaborative contexts both within and outside the university, and some by individual researchers.

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  • ‘Oh motherland I pledge to thee…’ : a study into nationalism, gender and the representation of an imagined family within national anthems 

    Lauenstein, Oliver; Murer, Jeffrey Stevenson; Boos, Margarete; Reicher, Stephen David (2015-04) - Journal article
    In this paper we aim to join feminist critiques of nationalism, arguing that beyond understanding nations as imagined communities (Anderson 1983: 6), the symbolic construction of gender must also be considered in the ...
  • 'The most beautiful of wars' : Carl von Clausewitz and small wars 

    Scheipers, Sibylle (2017-02) - Journal article
    Carl von Clausewitz was both an avid analyst of small wars and people’s war and, during the wars of liberation, a practitioner of small war. While Clausewitz scholars have increasingly recognised the centrality of small ...
  • The Refugee Olympic Team at Rio 2016 : rallying around which flag? 

    Donnelly, Faye; Saunders, Natasha Emilie Georgina (2017-03-10) - Journal article
    As the euphoria surrounding the inclusion of the Refugee Olympic Team at 2016 Rio fizzles out it is time that we look beyond the waving of flags
  • What can we learn about stellar activity cycles from ZDI? 

    See, Victor; Jardine, M.; Vidotto, A.; Donati, J.-F.; Boro Saikia, S.; Bouvier, J.; Fares, R.; Folsom, C.; Gregory, S.; Hussain, G.; Jeffers, S.; Marsden, S.; Morin, J.; Moutou, C.; do Nascimento, J. D.; Petit, P.; Waite, I.; +BCool Collaboration (2016-08-01) - Conference paper
    It is known that activity cycles, similar to the 11 year cycle of the Sun, can exist on other stars. Previous work suggests that stars may lie on two branches in a cycle period vs rotation period diagram though there is ...
  • Encountering misrecognition : being mistaken for being Muslim 

    Hopkins, Peter; Botterill, Katherine; Sanghera, Gurchathen; Arshad, Rowena (2017-02-28) - Journal article
    Exploring both debates about misrecognition and explorations of encounters, this paper focuses upon the experiences of ethnic and religious minority young people who are mistaken for being Muslim in Scotland. We explore ...

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