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Benjamin Martill

Benjamin Martill
Dr Benjamin Martill
Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
3.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
+44 (0)131 651 1736
Research Interests
European Union's Foreign and Security Policy, British Politics, Populism, Party politics, European Security, Transatlantic Relations

Guidance and Feedback Hours

  • Tuesdays 14:00-16:00. Please note I am working from home owing to Covid and holding meetings via Teams. Please email to arrange an appointment.

Personal Biography

Benjamin joined the Department in 2019 from the Dahrendorf Forum at LSE IDEAS, where he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His research and teaching focuses on European security, Brexit, and the politics of foreign policy. Benjamin has worked previously at the London School of Economics, University College London, Canterbury Christ Church University, and the University of Oxford. He received his DPhil (PhD) from University College, Oxford in 2015 for a thesis on the party politics of Cold War security.


DPhil in International Relations, University College, Oxford

MPhil in International Relations (with Distinction), St Antony's College, Oxford

MSc in International Relations Research (with Distinction), London School of Economics

BSc in Government, London School of Economics

Academic Articles

'Unity over Diversity? The Politics of Differentiated Integration after Brexit'. Journal of European Integration, Online First.

'The Domestic Sources of Détente: State-Society Relations and Foreign Policy Change during the Cold War'. Foreign Policy Analysis, Online First (with Angelos Chryssogelos).

'The Party Scene: New Directions for Political Party Research in Foreign Policy Analysis'. International Affairs, Forthcoming (with Stephanie Hofmann).

'Bounded Rationality and the Brexit Negotiations: Why Britain Failed to Understand the EU'. Journal of European Public Policy, Online First (with Filipa Figueira).

'The 2019 European Parliament Election in the United Kingdom'. Italian Political Science Review, 50(3), November 2020.

'Negotiating Brexit: The Cultural Sources of British Hard Bargaining'. Journal of Common Market Studies, Online First (with Uta Staiger).

'Great Expectations: The Brexit Moment in EU Security and Defence and the Return of the Capabilities-Expectations Gap'. Europe in the World: A Law Review, 3(1), December 2019 (with Monika Sus).

'The end of consensus? Folk theory and the politics of foreign policy in the Brexit referendum'. Global Affairs, 5(5), December 2019 (with Adrian Rogstad).

‘Centre of Gravity: Domestic Institutions and the Victory of Liberal Strategy in Cold War Europe’. Security Studies, 28(1), January 2019.

‘Post-Brexit EU/UK security cooperation: NATO, CSDP+ or French Connection?’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 20(4), September 2018 (with Monika Sus).

‘Over the threshold: the politics of foreign policy in majoritarian parliamentary systems—the case of Britain’. International Politics, 55(5), September 2018.

‘International ideologies: paradigms of ideological analysis and world politics’. Journal of Political Ideologies, 22(3), 2017.

Edited Volumes

Theory as Ideology in International Relations: The Politics of Knowledge. Routledge, 2020. (Editor, with Sebastian Schindler).

Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Futures of Europe. UCL Press, 2018. (Editor, with Uta Staiger).