School of Politics and International Relations

Research Centres and Institutes

The School of Politics and International Relations organises its research activity around the school's centres and institutes. This framework provides an integrative and dynamic environment for staff to pursue individual and collective research projects.


Asia Research Institute

The institute is a major focus of interdisciplinary research on the Asia and Pacific region, promoting cooperation in research, postgraduate teaching, conferences and resource development.


Centre for British Politics

Established in 2008, the centre builds on existing expertise, in order to develop a better understanding of the subject and promote cross-disciplinary perspectives.


Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism

The centre was established in 2011 and aims to promote the study of security politics, both within the UK and internationally.


Centre for Normative Political Theory

The centre, launched in 2010, promotes the school's research in normative political theory, which explores questions about how political arrangements ought to be.


Centre for the Study of Political Ideologies

Launched in 2013, the centre seeks to promote, facilitate and communicate interdisciplinary research in the area of political ideology.


Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice

The centre provides a focus for research and teaching in relation to the most fundamental question facing us as citizens: How should we live?


Politics Centre for Teaching Development

Launched in 2014, the centre exists to promote teaching excellence and to celebrate and increase the visibility of teaching.

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Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research

The centre was established in 2015 through a collaborative effort with the School of Economics to promote interdisciplinary work.


Research Centre for the Study of Parties and Democracy

REPRESENT is a collaboration with the University of Birmingham and focuses on three research themes: populism, participation and democracy support.



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