Critical international theory

CSD has a particular strength in critical approaches to understanding international politics.

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Contemporary democratic theory and governance

CSD has a long tradition of critical democratic theory, with renowned theorists including John Keane, Chantal Mouffe and Bhiku Parekh.

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Gender and sexuality

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.

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Governance, complexity and resilience

CSD is shaping critical and policy debates on how complexity and resilience can be governed.

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Post-colonial politics, development and emerging powers

CSD undertakes research that engages critically with challenges and developments in the Global South.

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Security, violence and justice

This research group adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the meaning and practices of these concepts.

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Social and cultural lives

This research theme explores collective spaces, relationships and communication.

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