Politics and International Studies
Politics at Queen’s assembles one of the largest and most diverse group of scholars in the UK covering almost all areas of politics and international relations.
We offer a comprehensive range of academic approaches, from political theory, political economy, conflict studies, and comparative government to the history of international institutions and foreign policy analysis. Our wide range of regional expertise includes Europe and the USA, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Politics facilitate, constrain and shape momentous decisions about how we organise our societies. The study of politics is the unpacking of the black box out of which societal change emerges. Our academic staff represents the disciplines of political science and international studies in the widest sense, from the global to the local and across methodological approaches. Northern Ireland has a rich and colourful political history at the intersection of complex questions about sovereignty and identity and is an exhilarating place to study politics and collaborate on research. Dr Stefan Andreasson
Politics and International Studies Disciplinary Lead
“I’m doing my PhD in Politics and I’m looking at different ways that emancipation is contended with in Chechnya. The case of Chechnya interested me the most because there is a lot of opinions about what is happening there and why. I wanted to explore that a bit for myself and come to my own conclusions. Here at Queen’s, I feel like I really have the opportunity to take my research where I want to take it and to explore different areas that are interesting to me.” Kathryn