Research in Politics and International Relations

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Our research at Goldsmiths includes but extends beyond the traditional boundaries of the discipline of Politics and International Relations.

As well as providing a solid coverage of regular fields such as International Politics, European Politics, British Politics, Political Economy and Political Theory, we have strong interests in topics outside the normal parameters of political research found at other universities.

We undertake and supervise studies in post-colonial politics and theory - particularly South Asia, China and Africa - and also on the relationship between art and politics. In terms of methodology, we are interested in empirical analysis and data collection, textual and discourse analyses, 'hermeneutic' and philosophical enquiry, and the examination of historical and contemporary aspects of cultures and societies.

This wide range of interestes and approaches sets us apart from traditional Politis and International Relations departments. Our staff have received awards from the ESRC, the AHRC and the British Academy, and actively run various research organisations within the Department and the College. These include the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, the Political Economy Research Centre, and the Research Units in  Governance and Democracy, and Politics and Ethics.

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