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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.

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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Jamie Allinson wins major book award

The Struggle for the State in Jordan wins the prestigious Middle East Political Economy prize for best book published in 2013-15.

PIR Student Newsletter - back issue

Check out the previous issue of our fantastic student newsletter!

PIR Student Newsletter

Check out the excellent newsletter on all things PIR, including staff interviews, put together by our excellent undergrads!

Upcoming Events

Mar 24 Whose Free Speech? No-platforming, trigger warnings, and safe spaces 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Transatlantic Seminar Series

Mar 28 Jennifer Nedelsky (Toronto): '(Part)-Time for All: New Norms for Work and Care' 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) CMB Staff Room, 6th Floor


Mar 28 Speaker: Professor Jennifer Nedelsky # University of Toronto Part-Time for All: New Norms for Work and Care 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) CMB Staff Room 6th floor

GENDERPOL, Philosophy and Political Theory Research Group

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