The relationship between Japan and China has been prone to repeated episodes of mistrust, tension and mutual recrimination. Why?
Revenues from oil, gas or mineral resources have the potential to transform a country and the lives of its citizens by reducing poverty and increasing prosperity. But it is rare that countries and their citizens do benefit. Why?
What kinds of justification do we have for deciding when to act violently or non-violently? Where do we draw the line between political action and violent action?
Who is liable for state debts, and who benefits from state dividends? These are touch choices for governments and raise pressing questions of political theory.
Networks, Centres and Programmes
The Oxford Changing Character of War Programme is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of war and armed conflict.
The Constitutional Studies Programme seeks to contribute to current debates about the development of the British constitution and to constitutionalism generally and to develop collaborative research across disciplinary divides.
The Centre for the Study of Social Justice is a forum for Oxford’s distinguished grouping of political theorists to share their expertise, collaborate on research projects, and publicise their work
Bringing together political theorists from the DPIR and from the wider Oxford community.
Covering topics such as political economy, institutions, behaviour, public policy, democratisation, and elections.
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism marks the University of Oxford’s commitment to creating an international research centre in the comparative study of journalism.