Democracy, crisis and security

Tackling global political challenges.

War, terrorism, climate change, covid, populism, inequality, poverty, corruption, racism. States and citizens around the world face multiple urgent challenges to their security. How should they be understood? How should they respond? How can they respond, given current institutional arrangements?

Academic experts in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences tackle these and other questions in their research, using cutting edge approaches in empirical and theoretical analysis, driving intellectual debate and shaping policy.

Spotlight on: Resilience in times of crisis

In August, Dr Chris Zebrowksi wrote a piece for The Conversation on the challenge posed by COVID-19 for liberal democratic states around the world. The piece deals with themes investigated in a major new research project, funded by the ESRC. 

The piece written for The Conversation