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Dr Patrick Burke is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster, and CSD's Research Publications Officer. He was educated at the universities of Bristol, London, and Westminster. He received his doctorate from Westminster in 2005 for the thesis 'European Nuclear Disarmment. A Study of Transnational Social Movement Strategy'.

He currently teaches on undergraduate courses in comparative politics, including a first-year (Level 4) module of which he is module leader, 'The Global Politics of Migration' (4PIRS007W), a third-year (Level 6) module, which he also leads, 'Protest, Politics and the State: Social Movements Today' (SPIR612); and the second -year (Level 5) module:'Doing Political Research: Project Management in the Social Sciences' (5PIRS018W.2).  He also supervises undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

As CSD Research Publications Officer, Patrick edits the CSD Bulletin, and has edited both working papers in the CSD Perspectives series and books published under the CSD imprint. Patrick Burke's research interests include social movements in post-WWII Western and East Central Europe, German politics, and the British Left in the Cold War.


Patrick Burke has taught in Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster since 1994. He has also taught at the American University in London. At the University of Westminster he has taught in the following areas:

  • Comparative Politics
  • Immigration
  • Social Movements
  • German Politics
  • British Politics
  • Territorial Politics
  • Politics and the Media
  • Political Ideologies and Concepts
  • International Relations
  • Foreign Policy-Making
  • Public Policy.


For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.