DPIR Research Highlights now available

The DPIR Research Highlights 2016 is a publication which presents an overview of our research, covering some of the many projects started, finished or underway during the last year.

This document is now available online. If you would like a hard copy, please email

"As you will see from the following pages, our work spans the globe – from Belgium to Afghanistan and from Botswana to Iran. This ambition in geographical scope is matched by the range of methods of study; the projects showcased here demonstrate innovative approaches in both quantitative analysis and in new theoretical developments. Our approach is interdisciplinary, with roots in history, philosophy and the social sciences, and in all our work we emphasise the highest standards of scholarship.

We seek to produce research which has an impact both within academia, and in the wider world. We believe that rigorous academic analysis can help make sense of our rapidly changing world, and in so doing help to resolve some of the world’s most intractable political conflicts.

I am very proud that Oxford continues to lead the world in the study of Politics and International Relations, and I hope that you enjoy reading about our research." - Dr Elizabeth Frazer, Head of Department, DPIR.

Dr Elizabeth Frazer is Associate Professor of Politics, Official Fellow, New College