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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

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

Selected Publications

‘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.

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

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