Organization profile

Organisation profile

Politics, Languages & International Studies (PoLIS) is one of the largest departments in the University.

Our students are ambitious and highly committed leaders of the future who are preparing for careers in international politics, business and communication.

Many staff are leading scholars in their field and are involved in a wide range of research activities, including collaborative projects at both national and international levels.

Our research is categorised around three core clusters:

The quality of our work has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) as over two thirds of our publications and 100% of our departmental impact submission was judged to be outstanding (4*) or very considerable (3*).

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

EU Social Sciences
election Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
France Social Sciences
Russia Social Sciences
NATO Social Sciences
Military Social Sciences
democracy Social Sciences

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Matthew Alford


Projects 2006 2021

Research Output 1973 2019

Abortion Law and Political Institutions: Explaining Policy Resistance

Thomson, J., 2019, 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 232 p. (Gender and Politics)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Hegel and Risorgimento Political Thought in Transnational Perspective: An Introduction

Gallo, F. & Koerner, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Modern Italian Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Survey of election agents for study of constituency campaigning at the 2015 British general election

Fisher, J. (Creator), Cutts, D. (Creator), Fieldhouse, E. (Creator), UK Data Archive, 7 Dec 2016


SDM: A New Dataset on Self-Determination Movements, 1945-2012

Sambanis, N. (Creator), Germann, M. (Creator), Schädel, A. (Creator), Sage Publications, 30 Oct 2017


Contested Sovereignty: A Global Compilation of Sovereignty Referendums (1776-2012)

Mendez, F. (Creator), Germann, M. (Creator), Harvard Dataverse, 26 Jan 2016


Student theses

A linguistic investigation of translations of Iraqi poetry (1950-1986)

Author: Al-Haddad, H. N., 1990

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


A morphosyntactic processor of modern standard Arabic

Author: Degachi, A., 1990

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


An Empirical Investigation into the Effects of Personality on the Performance of French to English Student Translators

Author: Hubscher-Davidson, S. E., 1 Jan 2007

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD