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Politics and International Relations (PIR)


Welcome to Politics & International Relations (PIR) in Edinburgh.

We are vibrant subject area, with over 35 permanent members of staff and a dynamic group of post-doctoral research, and visiting fellows. We are based in a lively capital city, with an internationally esteemed list of faculty. In the last research assessment exercise 45 per cent of our research in Politics and International Studies was rated internationally excellent, with a further 10 per cent rated as world-leading, placing us in the UK top 10.

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New book: Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project

Kristen Hopewell's new book Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project now out with Stanford University Press

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Congratulations to all PIR students graduating this week. Interested to see where some of our graduates are heading next year? Here’s a selection of their

Darcy Leigh joint winner of BISA thesis prize 2016

We are delighted to announce that Dr Darcy Leigh is the joint winner of the 2016 Michael Nicolson Thesis Prize awarded by BISA.

Upcoming Events

Sep 14 Edinburgh Political Union at Activities Fair 11:00 (1 day and 5 hours) Teviot Row House & Potterrow

Edinburgh Political Union

Sep 15 Edinburgh Political Union Students Pub Quiz 19:30 (3 hours and 30 minutes) The Blind Poet Pub

Edinburgh Political Union

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