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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Recent Submissions

  • Rules, power and constitutions : following Onuf 

    Lang, Anthony (Routledge, 2017-05-23) - Book item
    This chapter explores the role of power in the theory of global constitutionalism. It draws on the work of Nicholas Onuf, whose launched constructivist IR theory. It borrows from Onuf the idea of rules and rule making, but ...
  • Irregular auxiliaries after 1945 

    Scheipers, Sibylle (2017) - Journal article
    Collaboration with native auxiliaries in wars in the peripheries of the international system is an age-old practice, the relevance of which is likely to increase in the twenty-first century. Yet, the parameters of such ...
  • Why ‘jurisdiction’? Determining boundaries in offshore finance 

    Vlcek, William (2018-11) - Journal article
    This article examines the terminology used when analysing offshore finance, specifically the application of ‘jurisdiction’ in this context. The analysis is developed by first explicating the non-sovereign territory and the ...
  • Syria’s reconciliation agreements 

    Hinnebusch, Raymond; Imady, Omar (2018-02-12) - Journal article
    In Syria’s Reconciliation Agreements, Raymond Hinnebusch and Omar Imady explore how the regime and the opposition interacted with the evolving idea of musalahat or ‘reconciliations’. At first, when neither side could unseat ...
  • The role of civil society actors in peacemaking : the case of Guatemala 

    Brett, Roddy (2017-04-24) - Journal article
    This article builds upon recent scholarship in critical peace studies that focuses on the role of civil society actors in formal peacemaking processes, in short, peace talks, and post-conflict peacebuilding. The article ...

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