International Relations Research
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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(2014-12-01) - Journal articleWhy do multiparty cabinets in parliamentary democracies produce more extreme foreign policies than single-party cabinets? Our paper argues that particular institutional and psychological dynamics explain this difference. ...
The energy budget of stellar magnetic fields : comparing non-potential simulations and observations (2016-10-27) - Journal articleThe magnetic geometry of the surface magnetic fields of more than 55 cool stars have now been mapped using spectropolarimetry. In order to better understand these observations, we compare the magnetic fieldt opology at ...
Casting for a sovereign role: socialising an aspirant state in the Scottish independence referendum (2016-11-13) - Journal articleThis paper examines international reactions to Scotland’s 2014 bid for independence as an instance of socialisation of an aspirant state, what we term pre-socialisation. Building on and contributing to research on state ...
(2016-08-24) - Journal articleWhat explains the rapid diffusion and apparent hegemony of sectarian discourse and practices across the MENA region? This paper will survey the accumulation of factors behind the sectarian surge and on that basis will argue ...
(2016-08-05) - Journal article