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Comparative Politics Group


The Group’s research focus spans domestic and international politics. Its members conduct theoretical, conceptual and empirical analysis on a range of issues, covering state actions (human rights violations), political institutions (federalism, peace-building initiatives) and public opinion (democratic attitudes, political trust, attitude polarisation). Research project have been supported by numerous funding agencies, including the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy and the James Madison Charitable Trust.

We welcome inquiries and applications from students interested in PhD study in political science. Please see the People page for details of staff research interests and areas of expertise.

Current research projects include:

Identifying the trustworthiness of information sources during the coronavirus pandemic: Enhancing health engagement across the population (funded by the British Academy)