The Department of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) has an international reputation for research in international and national politics, citizenship, security, political concepts, ideology and discourse, cultural politics, development and environmental politics. POLIS’s research groupings are constituted around five areas: International relations and global politics; Citizenship studies; Critical security studies; Political theory and ideological analysis; and British and comparative politics. POLIS academics are also active in the OU Centre for Research on Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG) and OpenSpace, centres that bring together researchers from across the social sciences in transdisciplinary research, promote both public engagement and knowledge exchange as well as contribute to theoretical and methodological innovation.
If you have an enquiry specific to this research area please contact:
- Mrs Carol Fuller
- +44 (0)1908 654435
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