School of Politics and International Relations


The School of Politics and International Relations' research engages with the most fundamental political questions of our time.

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Research centres

Our research activity is organised around centres and institutes. This framework provides an integrative and dynamic environment for staff to pursue individual and collective research projects.

Dr Chun-Yi Lee

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Dr Chun-Yi Lee is an Associate Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations. She is also the director of Taiwan Studies Programme and her research focuses on political economy.

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Researchers in the School of Politics and International Relations regularly produce high-quality publications in the form of books, book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals.


Research events

Democracy Promotion: an Appraisal

27 October 2021 (16:00-17:30)
Online event

The Tiger Leading the Dragon: How Taiwan Propelled China's Economic Rise Book Launch

28 October 2021 (16:30-18:00)
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The University of Nottingham's Taiwan Studies Programme presents an online book launch by Shelley Rigger, Brown Professor of East Asian Politics and Chair of Chinese Studies at Davidson College.
In the latest Research Excellence Framework, we rated in the top 15 in the UK for research power, with 96% of our research was ranked as international standard.
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Society impact studies

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Improving the quality and professionalism of civil servants and strengthening democracy

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Empowering vulnerable communities to fight Covid-19: the case of Zimbabwe

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Evaluating the risk of labour exploitation among migrant workers in the UK during Covid-19

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School of Politics and International Relations

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

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