CSD has a particular strength in critical approaches to understanding international politics.
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CSD has a long tradition of critical democratic theory, with renowned theorists including John Keane, Chantal Mouffe and Bhiku Parekh.
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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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CSD is shaping critical and policy debates on how complexity and resilience can be governed.
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CSD undertakes research that engages critically with challenges and developments in the Global South.
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This research group adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the meaning and practices of these concepts.
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This research theme explores collective spaces, relationships and communication.
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