The Department of Politics and International Relations has a large number of research projects that cover a diverse range of topics. Many are interdisciplinary, shared with other departments and faculties in the University and with academics at other institutions.
Showcasing a Selection of Current Projects
The DPIR publicity brochures are created annually for the University alumni weekend, showcasing a selection of current DPIR research projects. Please open the file or click on the image for research projects for the academic years 2011-12 and 2012-13.
2011 - 12 2012-13
Civil resistance and power politics: Domestic and international dimensions (Professor Sir Adam Roberts).
Global Trade Ethics (Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis and Dr Carolyn Deere).
Oxford International History Research Network (Professor Anne Deighton).
UN Governance and Reform (Mr. Sam Daws).
Rethinking Europe in a non-European World (RENEW) (Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis).
Oxford Network of Peace Studies (OxPeace) (Dr Liz Carmichael).
International Politics: The Rules of Game (Professor Yuen Foong Khong).
Exit Strategies and the Consolidation of Peace (Professor Richard Caplan).
Emerging Powers and Global Order (Professor Andrew Hurrell).
Disaggregating the Globalized Regulatory State: The Cases of Global Regulation in Food and Transport (Professor Walter Mattli).
China, the United States and Global Order (Professor Rosemary Foot).
Anglo-German ‘State of the State’ Fellowship Programme ( ). Funded by German Volkswagen Foundation
ELECDEM: Training Network in Electoral Democracy (Dr Sara Binzer Hobolt). Funded by European Commission
From Was to Ought? A philosophical study in historical lessons (Dr Jonathan Floyd). Funded by British Academy
Media and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: Qualities of Media, Qualities of Democracy (Professor Jan Zielonka). Funded by European Research Council
Yesterday's Tomorrows: What Happened to the Future of Government? (Professor Christopher Hood). Funded by Leverhulme Trust
Beyond Sovereignty (Dr Hylke Dijkstra). Funded by EU Marie Curie
We Were Just Using Different Words to Mean the Same Thing (Professor Stephen Whitefield). Funded by John Fell OUP Research Fund
The Dynamics of Political Development and its Cultural Expression in Post-Revolutionary Egypt (Professor Stephen Whitefield). Funded by British Academy
The Boundaries of Solidarity: Tax compliance in a globalised society (Dr Theresa Kuhn). Funded by British Academy-Leverhulme Small Research Grant
When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Austerity in Public Services (Professor Christopher Hood). Funded by ESRC
The Coalitional Presidentialism Project (Dr Paul Chaisty). Funded by Economic and Social Research Council
Engineering Democracy: Voting Rules and Political Behaviour in Botswana (Dr Shane Mac Giollabhui). Funded by British Academy
Parliaments and Legislative Time (Dr Radoslaw Zubek). Funded by John Fell OUP Research Fund
International Migration, Remittances, and Democratic Governance: New Survey Data (Dr. Faisal Ahmed). Funded by John Fell OUP Research Fund
Political geography and institutional design. Shaping political participation in post-authoritarian democracies (Professor Giovanni Capoccia). Funded by John Fell OUP Research Fund
The Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship Programme (Dr Ngaire Woods).
China and Nuclear Responsibility in the Global Nuclear Order (Dr Nicola Horsburgh).
The Euro Crisis, Media Coverage, and Perceptions of Europe within the EU (Professor Robert Picard).