Breaking new ground, fostering research and stimulating debate
Few universities in the world offer the extraordinary range and diversity of research opportunities that Queen’s students and academic staff enjoy. Here you can find out about some of the ongoing and completed research projects at the School.
Brexit and the Border
Professor John Garry
This ESRC funded project focuses on the issue of ‘the border’ and engages citizens in two deliberative democracy exercises, one based on 'internal' (imagined) deliberation and the other based on 'external' (talk-based) deliberation. The aim is to provide policy makers with balanced and systematic evidence, from citizens, that will inform the policy-making process.
Boats, Borders and Asylum
Dr Heather Johnson
Funded by the ESRC, 'Boats, Borders and Asylum: the Global Politics of Irregular Migration in Maritime Space' tackles the global politics and experience of migration in maritime space through qualitative and creative methods. Moving beyond the state, it examines responsibility, protection, and mobility in the Pacific and the Mediterranean/Aegean, via the practices of INGOs, Australia, Canada, Greece and Spain.
Exclusion Amid Inclusion
Dr Timofey Agarin
Exclusion Amid Inclusion: Power-Sharing and Non-Dominant Minorities. Including the main groups to the conflict consociationalism systematically marginalises Others. ‘Exclusion amid inclusion’ is an analytical lens that explains how different groups are affected, the strategies they adopt to navigate and the potential routes out of normative and empirical puzzle of power-sharing.
The Place-based Climate Action Network
Professor John Barry
The Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) is a 5 year ESRC funded project about translating climate policy into local climate action and to bring about transformative change. This network brings together the research community and decision-makers in the public, private and third sectors in three city-based climate commissions (Leeds, Belfast and Edinburgh).