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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Politics research

History Department iconWe have an excellent record in both teaching and research as demonstrated by our excellent records at Internal Subject Reviews (and earlier QAA inspections). In addition, our dynamic team of staff will be entered as a Politics unit in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), reflecting our rising reputation as an exciting centre of excellence in both teaching and research.

We are able to explore such a wide range of national and international topics and issues because our staff are research-active and specialise in varied fields:

  • Area politics, including the UK, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Russia and the Balkans;
  • Gender politics;
  • Human rights;
  • International relations;
  • Political communications;
  • Nationalism;
  • Environmental politics;
  • Terrorism and political violence;
  • Political ideas.

Politics Department icon Politics@Kingston benefits from the research and events ensuing from the Helen Bamber Centre for the Study of Rights, Conflict and Mass Violence, which was set up in 2004 as a hub for research and teaching in human rights and international conflict.

The Centre, which takes its name from the veteran human rights campaigner and founding member of Amnesty, who has devoted her life to the victims of conflict across the world, brings together academics, writers, policymakers and activists concerned with analysing the causes, dynamics and effects of these abuses, as well as promoting, developing and shaping swift and effective public and policy responses to them. This analysis and advocacy is also presented in a series of talks run during the year for staff and students alike.

Futures of Political Theology symposium


9.30am, Friday, 2 June 2017
Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE

Nomos demos pseudos: an international symposium.

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