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Research centres & groups


The Department of European & International Studies currently hosts four research groups and two research centres.

Our aim is to produce world leading research in the fields of European studies, European politics and international political economy that contributes not only to scholarship but also has a wider impact in the public and political spheres

Our research groups

The Centre for German Transnational Relations at King’s will act as a local, national and international hub for research on Germany’s past and current transnational relations. The key focus will be on the nexus between politics and culture, and the relations of both to questions of diplomacy, foreign policy, economic policy, cultural policy and different forms of power.

More about the Centre for German Transnational Relations

Compared with most regional centres, the London-Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Science (LAPC) is distinctive in terms of both its regional expertise and thematic social science concentration. As such, it is designed to combine depth of empirical coverage while advancing key theoretical (both mainstream and critical) debates in the social sciences.

More about the London Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Science

This interdisciplinary research group in the Department of European and International Studies (EIS) re-examines key concepts in Europe through a shared lens of critical theory.

It critically evaluates the nature and role of transformations in empire, nation, and class in Europe. Using a social historical perspective, we explore movements, processes of identity formation and political change in Europe during moments of crisis.

More about the Critical European Studies Research Group

The main focus of the International Political Economy research group is on examining the contemporary global crisis, both in its more structural dimension captured by the current debate on the retreat of globalisation, and in some of its more specific processes. These include the long aftermath of the global financial crisis and the legitimacy of institutions concerned with global governance.

More about the International Political Economy Research Group

As knowledge of Italy in the international context is pivotal to the understanding of its underlying economic and political dynamics, the Centre for Italian politics @ EIS aims at advancing the acquaintance with Italian affairs of anyone who is interested.

More about the Centre for Italian Politics @EIS

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