City's Department of International Politics is an active community of students, academic staff and researchers dedicated to applying expert knowledge of global politics and international relations to issues and crises happening in the world today. Our expertise covers:
- International political economy and global finance
- Political theory
- Global ethics and international human rights
- Foreign policy, with particular regard to the US, the Middle East and Europe.
We actively engage in work that enhances both understanding and policy through:
Consultation with government
- Dr Christopher McDowell's working paper on climate change adaptation and mitigation was commissioned as part of the UK Government's Foresight Project, Migration and Global Environmental Change.
- Dr Sara Silvestri's research into the impact of British counterterrorism upon Irish and Muslim communities was presented in Parliament on the anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings in 2011.
- Professor Rosemary Hollis, former Director of Research at Chatham House, is a renowned commentator on the Middle East. See her discussing Syria on the BBC
- Professor Ronen Palan, an expert on political economy, has discussed tax havens on Bloomberg TV (below) and in BBC History Magazine.
Research and academia
- Professor Inderjeet Parmar is co-ordinator of the AHRC Research Network on the Presidency of Barack Obama and Chair of the British International Studies Association
- Dr Anastasia Nesvetailova is Director of CITYPERC, a research centre looking to nurture new thinking on the relationship between economic and political processes.
International Politics at City by numbers
We currently house 285 students from 62 countries on our undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. We have 12 permanent academic staff, and a number of additional visiting and emeritus staff. We are ranked 8th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2013 (out of 76 institutions).