School of Politics and International Relations

Welcome to the School of Politics and International Relations

The School of Politics and International Relations has an excellent reputation for both teaching and research output.

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as top quality research degrees. We aim to challenge and inspire our students, and give them the skills to succeed in their chosen career.

We are a diverse, research-led school, which integrates research and teaching at every level. Our research covers almost all aspects of contemporary politics and international relations, and our staff publish regularly in the very best journals and with the top publishers.

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PhD success for Vera Whegmann

The School of Politics and International Relations are delighted to report that Vera Whegmann has successfully defended her PhD thesis.
20 September 2017

AECPA 2017 Award for Fernando Casal Bertoa

Fernando Casal Bertoa has been awarded the 2017 Spanish Political Science Association Award for Best Article.?
20 September 2017

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Upcoming events

Donald Trump and the Betrayal of Republican Politics?

04 October 2017 (17:00-18:00)
Clive Granger A41
Donald J. Trump has been affiliated to multiple political parties in the United States, but in successfully campaigning for the Presidential nomination as a Republican, he joined not only the party of Abraham Lincoln, but more recently Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. In this lecture Professor David Sehat will consider the question of whether Trump represents a departure from Republican Party politics of the last fifty years, or rather the apotheoisis of that politics. Sehat is an Associate Professor at Georgia State University, and John G. Winant Visiting Professor of American Government at the University of Oxford, 2017-18, and the author of The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible (2015) and The Myth of American Religious Freedom (2011 and 2015).

NICEP seminar: Orit Kedar

05 October 2017 (15:00-16:30)
A19 Trent Building
Orit Kedar (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) will present to NICEP 'Permissibility of Electoral Systems: A New Look at an Old Question' on 5 October.

IAPS seminar by Ye Qiang

05 October 2017 (16:00-18:00)
B7 Hemsley, University Park
A CPI seminar by Ye Qiang on China's Claims in the South China Sea.

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University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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