Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at The Open University has an international reputation for research in democracy and social movements. Members of POLIS are interested in supervising research on theories of democracy and democratisation; contested conceptualisations of democracy; struggles for democracy and rights; democratic institutions and movements; contentious and activist politics; identity and democratic politics; contemporary social and political movements.
PhD or MPhil
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Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)
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