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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... Read rest of text

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NEW BOOK: THE WEST AND THE GLOBAL POWER SHIFT: TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

PIR’s John Peterson and colleagues in TRANSWORLD – an 3 year EU-funded project on US-European relations and global governance (http://www.transworld-fp7.eu/) – have produced a new

JANE MANSBRIDGE’S BJPIR LECTURE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON-LINE

The British Journal of Politics and IR lecture presented by Jane Mansbridge (Harvard) on 9th June 2016 entitled (intriguingly) Why We Need More and More

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

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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