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Research Centre in International Relations

The Research Centre in International Relations conducts research on practices of security and conflict, their transformation, and their social and political implications. RCIR is now a part of the School of Security Studies Research Theme, International Relations, led by Leonie Ansems de Vries the Centre is characterised by an interdisciplinary orientation, which draws on international political sociology, philosophy, and international political theory. Founded by Prof. Vivienne Jabri, scholars associated with the Centre are interested in how the discourses and practices of security, war, and responses to conflict reflect and constitute particular governmental rationality that transcend the inside/outside, domestic/international distinction and that have implications for the constitution of political communities, social relations and their transformations.

Our research projects focus on war and the government of populations, discourses and practices of (in) securitisation, the international political sociology of mobility, governmental rationality in crisis and catastrophe, the role of the media and digital devices in conflict and security, and the international politics of conflict and contention. RCIR is now a part of the School of Security Studies Research Theme, International Relations, led by Leonie Ansems de Vries.

Contact us

Research Centre in International Relations

rcir@kcl.ac.uk

Department of War Studies

King's College London

Strand

London WC2R 2LS

To join our mailing list, please email rcir@kcl.ac.uk

We also curate an online forum for short pieces and comment.

For enquiries and submissions please email rcir@kcl.ac.uk.

We are also on twitter @kclrcir and on facebook                           

Please note that views expressed on Twitter, Facebook and the RCIR Forum are those of the members of KCL RCIR and in no way reflect the views of King’s College London or the Department of War Studies.