CSD has a long tradition of critical democratic theory, with renowned theorists including John Keane, Chantal Mouffe and Bhiku Parekh.
CSD has a particular strength in critical approaches to understanding international politics.
Research on gender and sexuality at Westminster covers diverse topics, including the role of women in resistance in Palestinian societies, the politics of masculinity and LGTBQ+ politics.
CSD undertakes research that engages critically with challenges and developments in the Global South.
CSD is shaping both critical and policy debates on resilience and sustainability.
The long-established Security and International Relations Programme (SIRP) undertakes theoretical and empirical research into critical security studies.
Funded research projects.
Opportunities for doctoral study.