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Politics and International Relations People

We are the largest concentration of scholars, postgraduate researchers and taught programmes devoted to this field in Europe and one of the largest in the world, including over 150 academics and over 30 programmes, with particular strengths in security studies, international relations, political economy, public policy and regional studies.

Our team of experts are primarily located in the departments of Defence Studies, European & International Studies, Geography, Political Economy and War Studies as well as the School of Global Affairs. This collaborative research network is unique in its institutional scale and capacity to meet the complex and dynamic intellectual challenges inherent in politics as a global activity.

A selection of our politics academics

Dr Cindy May   

Dr. Cindy May is a Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London.  Her field of research is US Foreign Policy in the Middle East since 1979, examining the use of force and response to terrorism from the Iranian Revolution to the present day. Cindy has previously worked on two occasions at the U.S. State Department in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and the Political and Military Affairs Bureau.  

Professor Roger Mortimore Roger Mortimore is Professor of Public Opinion and Political Analysis in the Institute of Contemporary British History. He is also Director of Political Analysis at Ipsos MORI, the well-known research company. His research focusses on public opinion around general elections and the communications of political messages by politicians and the media.
Emmy Eklundh Dr. Emmy Eklundh is a Teaching Fellow in Spanish and International Politics. Emmy’s research is mainly centred on the post-crisis eruptions of protest in Southern Europe and in particular the Indignados movement in Spain. Current research projects include analysis of social media usage within social movements, as well as the rise (or return) of left- and right-wing populist movements and parties in Europe. 
federico-caprotti-140x180-new Dr. Federico Caprotti is Senior Lecturer in Cities and Sustainability. He studies the way in which environmental issues are constructed and deployed politically and ideologically in a range of contexts and the emergence of the green economy in cities in Europe and China.
 Amrita Dhillon

Amrita Dhillon is a Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Political Economy.  Her research interests span a variety of applications of political economy from voting games where she studied issues of voter turnout and strategic voting, formation of political parties, protest movements to sovereign debt and politics where she studies how leader reputation can change default outcomes in democracies vs autocracies.

Bigo

Didier Bigo is Professor of International Relations within the Department of War Studies, as well as a professor in Paris and researcher at the Center for International Studies and Research/National Foundation of Political Science (CERI/FNSP).  He explores the human consequences of new surveillance technologies, such as the usage of biometrics, and the implementation of anti-terrorist policies in Europe since 9/11.

MAYSSOUN SUKARIEH Dr. Mayssoun Sukarieh is a lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies. Her research interests focus on youth, education, development and social movements in the Arab region, with a particular interest in studying the political, economic, cultural and social structures and processes that tie the region in complex and contradictory ways to the larger global political economy.

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