Politics and International Relations (PIR)

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    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.

    Staff in PIR have always sought to reach audiences beyond academia, to facilitate dialogue, inform public debate...

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PIR Graduations 1 June 2015

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

Edinburgh PIR Professor Wins ESRC Impact Prize

Charlie Jeffery, Professor of Politics at the University of Edinburgh and Senior Vice Principal of the university, has won the ESRCs Impact Champion Prize 2015.

Edinburgh Politics PhD candidate wins inaugural BISA African Affairs Postgraduate Paper Prize

Kathy Dodworths paper entitled NGO legitimation as practice: the politics of voluntarism in Tanzania has been awarded the first BISA African Affairs Prize at the

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