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Society, Culture & Law

 

 

The Culture, Society & Law Research Theme combines an excitingly eclectic range of expertise. As a group we cover civil-military relations, examine social and organisational culture, for example of armed forces, explore linkages between society, culture and (in)security and violent conflict, including gender and security as well as the Arts, research violations of international law, including human rights atrocities and war crimes, ethical aspects of war and military service, study violent non-state actors and analyse propaganda.

Much of this work combines historical with contemporary social science analysis, which adds considerable depth to our expertise. We are keen to attract and engage with scholars, early career researchers and post graduate researchers who share our passion for multi-disciplinary work.

Associated Programmes

Our Terrorism, Security & Society MA is an interdisciplinary course that draws on history, political science, international relations, sociology, social psychology and risk studies to understand international security threats.

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Students will learn how states and their governments communicate in international politics and how they shape long term strategies in a range of fields from military to diplomatic to aid and development.

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Our MA International Peace & Security consists of a broad-based multidisciplinary curriculum, focusing on law and conflict in international society and contemporary security issues.

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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

War Crimes

War Crimes

The War Crimes Research Group (WCRG) is based in the Department of War Studies at King's College…