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Regional Security & Development

 

 

The Regional Security and Development Theme seeks above all else to harness the benefits of interdisciplinarity that are the hallmarks of our School. The research undertaken by those in the Theme is broad but loosely bound together nonetheless. Our Theme comprises people with regional and disciplinary focuses ranging from foreign policy analysis, subnational movements, climate change and adaptation, post-conflict resolution and rebuilding, democratization, political economy, anti-corruption policies, military effectiveness issues, and the politics of memory.

The plurality of the theme is its strength. We have established the Last Monday Club as a regular get together on the last Mondays of (most) months. The Theme fundamentally aims to build a supportive network among likeminded scholars to boost collegiality, encourage collaboration, and to support members’ ventures.  

Associated Programmes

Our Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies MA offers a multidisciplinary, comparative study of national, ethnic and religious conflicts in deeply divided societies. It compares case studies from the Middle East and around the world, examining the theoretical literature on the causes and consequences of conflict, conflict regulation, and internationally led and grassroots peace processes.

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The MA Conflict, Security & Development explores the conceptual, historical and policy issues surrounding security and development and how these manifest themselves in the wider context of contemporary warfare and international security. It provides an analytical and empirically informed treatment of the linkages between issues of security and development in contemporary international relations.

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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. This wide range of topics is united by their relation and relevance to contemporary security and defence issues.

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The Department is proud of its thriving community of research students. A recent HEFCE study found that King's College London is the most successful university in Britain in terms of PhD completion rate.

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Research Centres

Africa Research Group

Africa Research Group

The Africa Research Group provides a hub for Africa-focused research within the Department of War…

Russian & Eurasian

Russian & Eurasian

The Russian and Eurasian Security Research Group provides a framework for research activities,…