Politics and International Studies at Loughborough is a thriving multidisciplinary research hub, home to experts working on some of the most pressing social and political issues of the contemporary era.
From war and terrorism, protest politics, human rights, and contemporary challenges to democracy, to migration, international security, populism, and anarchism, our research covers the breadth of political theory and practice.
Members of Politics and International Studies are currently engaged in research on the history and politics of regions around the world, including Africa, the EU, China, India, the USA, Turkey, the Middle East, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific.
Read more about research in Politics and International Studies here, or visit the School website to learn more about wider research activity across the eight School of Social Sciences and Humanities research themes:
100% of Politics and International Studies research impact assessed ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
Research Excellence Framework 2021
Members of staff from Politics and International Studies contribute to two Research Centres in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Centre for Research in Communication and Culture
The Centre for Research in Communication and Culture is a large, vibrant, interdisciplinary centre for communication, cultural and media analysis. Established in 1991, it is the largest of its kinds and is distinguished by both its scope and its scale.
Anarchism Research Group
The ARG was established in 2008. It contributes to the social, political and cultural theory strand of the Communication and Culture Beacon at Loughborough University and is networked internationally through the Anarchist Studies Network (a specialist group of the UK Political Studies Association).