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...

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PIR Staff in University Annual Review 14/15

Edinburgh experts played a crucial role in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum, and have continued to do so as Britain faces new constitutional

Masters of the Universe But Slaves to the Market

Andrew Hindmoor of Sheffield (originally from Edinburgh) will be our featured speaker

Up to 10 fully funded PhD scholarships in Politics & International Relations, Edinburgh

Applications are invited for up to 10 funded PhD studentships in Politics and International Relations (PIR) at the University of Edinburgh.

Feb 15 Seminar: Speaker: Mike Slaven # University of Edinburgh IR Research Group - The Role of Responsibility in Security Politics 13:00 (1 hour) , CMB Meeting Room 4

IR Research Group

Feb 22 Seminar: Speaker: Elisabeth Schweiger # University of Edinburgh IR Research Group - Targeted Killing and Silence as Acquiescence in International Law 13:00 (1 hour) , CMB Meeting Room 4

IR Research Group

Feb 29 Seminar: Speaker: Jan Pospisil # University of Edinburgh IR Research Group - Resilience and the emergence of neo-sovereignty 13:00 (1 hour) , CMB Meeting Room 4

IR Research Group

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