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.

For the foreseeable future, CSPI events will take place virtually. 

CSPI fully supports the School of Politics and IR's policies on EDI, and we are committed to the development of a diverse and inclusive membership. We are pleased to have membership of the Centre across all three UoN campuses, reflecting the range of ideas and identities across our UK, China, and Malaysia hubs.

Any PGR student with an interest in political ideas and ideologies, from any discipline, is welcome to contact the centre directors with a view to membership of the centre. We see assisting the development of the next generation of ideologies researchers as a crucial activity for the centre.

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Centre for the Study of Political Ideologies

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

+44 (0)115 846 8135