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International Relations and Ethics

 

The research theme International Relations and Ethics brings together a group of inter- and cross-disciplinary scholars specialising in a range of approaches to international politics, security and conflict, including – but not limited to – international political sociology, critical theory, post-structuralism, critical security studies, and feminist, post/de-colonial and intersectional approaches. We seek to build an inclusive and collaborative research community around IR & Ethics that is both intellectually stimulating and functions as a network of support for scholars at all career stages.

Our members conduct research on a broad array of issues, including political violence, borders and mobility, international ethics, algorithms and (big) data, nationalism, peacebuilding and transitional justice, private military companies, US foreign policy, risk, counter-terrorism and intelligence. This includes funded research projects such as SOURCE: Societal Security Network ; Security Flows: Enacting border security in the digital age; GUARDINT: Oversight and Intelligence NetworksJustice, Conflict and Development; and Producing Soldiers in a Digital Age

Associated Programmes

Our International Relations MA is an opportunity to explore in depth, amongst others, the topics of globalisation, ethics and human rights, the international political economy, war, political violence and security through the contending perspectives of politics and international relations, philosophy and social theory.

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The International Affairs MA/PG Dip/PG Cert is a ground-breaking new course that combines international relations, military history, strategic studies and regional security studies to educate students in the fundamental issues surrounding international security and conflict politics.

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Our MA International Conflict Studies combines the intellectual endeavour associated with advanced learning and the practical policy implications emerging from critical theoretical, conceptual and empirical approaches to the study of conflict and security at regional, transnational and global levels of interaction.

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Research in the Defence Studies Department (DSD) is reflective of the diverse interests of our staff members and postgraduate students. It covers military, naval, diplomatic and imperial history, international relations, defence and regional security policy studies, strategic studies, and the ethics of conflict.

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A comprehensive programme of individual research training is offered to ensure that students develop the skills necessary to complete their research programme and fulfil their career goals.

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Research Centres

Migration Research Group

Migration Research Group

Based in the Department of War Studies, the Migration Research Group (MRG) is an interdisciplinary…

International Relations

International Relations

The Research Centre in International Relations conducts research on practices of security and…

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