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Research centres and groups

Our research is organised into seven research groups and two research centres, which reflect the diversity of interests and approaches in the department.

This is a methodologically diverse research group, which adopts a wide range of approaches to political theory, including comparative political theory, contemporary political philosophy, the history of political thought and positive political theory.

About the Political Theory Research Group

Public Policy and Regulation (PPR) is the home for theoretically and empirically grounded research which analyses policy and regulatory responses to important political, social and economic issues, and (individual-level) responses to these policies.

About the Public Policy and Regulation Research Group

The Self - Governance research group studies the ability of individuals, communities, and non-state organizations to develop and enforce rules of conduct and social interaction that realise gains from cooperation.

About the Self-Governance Research Group

The Comparative Politics research group hosts a research agenda based on political institutions, representation and regimes. Most research focuses on developing economies. The research group integrate members using a variety of methodologies ranging from quantitative and quasi-experimental methods to qualitative research.

About the Comparative Politics Research Group

Economics at King’s is an initiative which brings together economists from the King's Business School, the Department of Political Economy and the Department of International Development.

About Economics at King's

The Centre for the Study of Governance and Society (CSGS) examines how both formal and informal rules of governance operate and evolve, and how these rules facilitate or imperil peaceful, prosperous, and ecologically secure societies.

About the Centre for the Study of Governance & Society

Global Biopolitics Research Centre aims to uncover and specify the many far-reaching social and political issues generated by the rapid development of the life sciences and new health technologies in the global bioeconomy.

About the Global Biopolitics Research Centre

Our research has impact...

The Department of Political Economy is proud of its thriving research community. Across the board, our academics contribute to the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy's lively research environment in ways such as advising governments, serving on commissions and public bodies and supporting national and international organisations. Much of our work has a public policy angle and members of the department are regularly involved in conversations with the media and the policy-making community to communicate the policy relevance of their research.

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