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University of Reading, Department of Politics and International Relations PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 8 University of Reading, Department of Politics and International Relations PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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We have 8 University of Reading, Department of Politics and International Relations PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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Exploring Causal Complexity in International Relations

In recent decades, a rich and sophisticated literature has emerged, in International Relations and in the broader social sciences, demonstrating how a range of methods can be used to derive reasonably secure causal inferences. Rather less attention has been paid to the fact that, in the world around us, causal relations often fail to play out in a uniform fashion. Read more

Delegation in Complex Conflicts

In the last decade, principal–agent theory has almost completely dominated theorizing on conflict delegation. Although not without criticism, it is fair to say that principal– agent theory has become the dominant framework through which we have come to study external support to non-state armed groups. Read more

Perceptions of Women in Politics

Worldwide, more women than ever before participate in politics, be it as candidates, Members of Parliament, cabinet members or - in some countries - heads of state. Read more

Territorial Integrity, 1815-Present: A Conceptual History

In virtually every recent territorial dispute, the concept of 'territorial integrity' is invoked, from Ukraine's efforts to repel Russia's invasion to China's efforts to exercise influence over Taiwan. Read more

Democracy and expertise

Scientific thinking has long influenced democratic politics. Since the Age of Enlightenment, two central pillars of modernity have been science and democracy. Read more

The Ethics of Communicating Scientific Risk

Scientific research is intimately bound up with risk. For one thing, scientific findings often reveal significant societal risks, such as risks of catastrophic climate change or dangerous disease outbreaks. Read more

Decisionmaking in the European Union

The Department of Politics at the University of Reading seeks to appoint an outstanding and highly motivated PhD candidate for a period of 3 full years (36 months). Read more
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