Centre for the Study of Political Ideologies
Nuremburg Rally Grounds, designed by Albert Speer and used by the Nazi Party

Welcome to the Centre for the Study of Political Ideologies

The Centre for the Study of Political Ideologies (CSPI) is a centre for the interdisciplinary and comparative study of the ways in which ideologies are formed and performed in political practice and lived experience.

The study of political ideologies cuts across many of the conventional boundaries that separate academic disciplines. It is thus also recognised that both the term 'ideology' and the diverse interpretations of ideology play a vital part across many of the humanities as well as social sciences.

CSPI is an interdisciplinary research centre based in both the School of Politics and International Relations and the Department of History at The University of Nottingham.

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Sir Francis Hill Scholarship - applications now open

Applications are now being accepted for the Sir Francis Hill Scholarship offered by the University Graduate School (deadline 28 April 2017).
13 March 2017

Call for papers for postgraduate conference in Politics and IR

The fifth annual Nottingham postgraduate conference in Politics and International Relations will be held on Thursday 15 June 2017.
02 March 2017

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Sustainable Societies

The centre is part of two of the University's Research Priority Areas - Governance and Public Policy; and Rights and Justice.



Centre for the Study of Political Ideologies

Law and Social Sciences Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 846 8135
email: cspi@nottingham.ac.uk