Most recent grants
Dr Kataryna Wolczuk | Area & Development Studies | 10 May 2013
The project explores russia’s engagement in the export of governance to post-soviet states in europe. The project will map russia's influence in three post-soviet states in the 'common neighbourhood' with the eu - ukraine, armenia and belarus - ...
Dr Michael Bourne | 01 March 2013
This research maps and analyses how new security technologies are developed in practice through inter-disciplinary collaborative research between social scientists and engineers. It will contribute to cross-disciplinary and applied knowledge about th ...
Professor Louise Amoore | Human Geography | 01 January 2013
In the decade following the events of september 11 2001, security against potential terrorist attack has significantly changed in its form and emphasis. In many of the post-event analyses, the security problem is understood to be how to take action o ...
Dr Adam Quinn | 31 December 2012
This series brings together leading scholars from the uk and us for five seminars to discuss the nature and implications of changes in the relative power position of the united states in the international system. The series begins with an event in wh ...
Dr Osman Hassan | Internat. Studies & Relations | 31 December 2012
This project evaluates how the arab spring has affected us and eu policy towards regional allies in the middle east and north africa (mena) looking in particular at egypt, morocco and saudi arabia.
it evaluates how the us and the eu seek to na ...
Professor Catherine Hall | Economic & Social History | 31 December 2012
This project examines the nature and significance of caribbean slave-ownership in the formation of britain in the crucial coincident years of the peak of the slave-economy and a decisive period in the industrialisation of britain. It develops a histo ...
Professor Caroline Rooney | Cultural Studies & Pop Culture | 01 November 2012
This programme addresses how the strategic aim of 'security for all in a changing world' is dependent on the capacity to imagine a common ground and a common humanity, which is in turn dependent on the ability to overcome resentment and distrus ...
Dr Sharath Srinivasan | 31 October 2012
Politics and interactive media in africa (pima) examines whether and how africans, particularly the poorest and least politically enfranchised, use new communication technologies to voice their opinion and to engage in a public debate on interactive ...
Dr Frauke Urban | Area & Development Studies | 15 October 2012
As china’s rapid economic growth has created a series of pressures, such as depletion of scarce domestic resources, the country is engaging more closely with low and middle income countries in asia and africa. Access to overseas natural resourc ...
Jamie Gaskarth | Diplomacy & Internat Relations | 15 October 2012
The purpose of these seminars is to explore how shifts in the configuration of global power will impact on global values. The incredible economic growth of china and india in the last decade has led many commentators to suggest that the 21st century ...
Most recent outputs
Christine Reh | 18 May 2013 | Political Science | Conference paper/presentation
Kavita Datta | 18 April 2013 | Human Geography | Journal article
Feminist review is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal setting new agendas for feminism
Alexander Jeffrey | 17 April 2013 | Newspaper
An article on the balkan investigative reporting network (birn) website
Naomi Head | 28 March 2013 | Political Science | Book
When is the use of force for humanitarian purposes legitimate? the book examines this question through one of the most controversial examples of humanitarian intervention in the post-cold war period: the 1999 nato intervention in kosovo. Drawing on t ...
Jon May | 27 March 2013 | Human Geography | Journal article
This is a short summary of the research and key findings for a journal that focuses on london.
Alexander Jeffrey | 27 March 2013 | Article (submitted)
Journal article under review at the annals of the association of american geographers
Todd Landman | 25 March 2013 | End of Grant Report
To cite this output:
landman, t, fagan, a, (2013) human rights atlas
esrc end of award report, res-189-25-0308. Swindon: esrc.
Alexander Jeffrey | 25 March 2013 | Organised event
Organised paper session at the aag annual meeting, it explored some of the fundamental geographical aspects of transitional justice, a significant theme of the research projects. Papers were presented by scholars from uk, switzerland and the united s ...
Alexander Jeffrey | 25 March 2013 | Policy Influence
Over the course of the fieldwork the project enrolled civil society organisations as participants in research design, culminating in a workshop in central sarajevo co-organised with the ngo action against impunity (trial). This event brought together ...
Most recent features
Feature | 22 May 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
The extent of 'rendition' â€“ the controversial practice of transferring prisoners covertly between countries â€“ can now be seen in a graphic way. The esrc-funded rendition project has developed an interactive map displaying the secret flights, draw ...
Feature | 17 May 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
The category of 'torture' has been used by western states to distinguish between the civilised and the uncivilised. The moral and political stakes are often simply too high for the british state to admit responsibility for such an act, according to r ...
Feature | 07 May 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
A study supported by the esrc and the department for international development presents some surprising results of the controversial zimbabwean land reform - and challenges five particular myths.
Feature | 13 March 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
In the first major survey of foreign policy attitudes in britain, researchers have found that most people did not simply support or oppose the use of force on principle, but instead made a judgment based on various aspects of the situation.
Feature | 11 March 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
The austerity cuts in public spending have brought pressure on protected areas such as international aid. But the uk aid programme is a definite source of 'soft power' for britain, argues professor paul collier in a britain in 2013 article.
Feature | 26 February 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Regulations controlling air pollution from ships might be ineffective, suggests esrc-funded research. A minority of berthing ships in the uk and sweden are burning high-sulphur fuel in restricted control areas.
Feature | 07 December 2011 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
It aims to stop ‘bio-piracy’, the theft of genetic resources and traditional knowledge – and the february 2012 deadline is fast approaching. Over one hundred countries are expected to sign up to the nagoya protocol, and cesagen researchers have provi ...
Feature | 29 November 2011 | General public, International, Partnerships, Policymakers, Press/media
Seventeen new research projects aimed at improving the lives of the worldâ€™s poorest has been given the go-ahead, at a total cost of â£7 million. The research awards are part of a joint 'poverty alleviation' research programme from the esrc and the ...
Feature | 05 August 2011 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
The arab spring brought people on to the streets in their thousands, toppled two regimes and forced dictators to promise reform. Researchers look into the background to this unprecedented period of uprisings and the future for the democratic movement ...
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 04 March 2013 | Academic, International, Policymakers
The rcuk global uncertainties programme is pleased to announce the start of the new £2. 1 million science and security programme.
Press Release | 10 October 2012 | Academic, International, Policymakers, Press/media
In the developing world minority social movements who oppose projects they regard as inappropriate and exploitative can be effective. Research jointly supported by the economic and social research council (esrc) and department of international develo ...
Press Release | 17 June 2012 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools, Voluntary sector
Often refugees cannot just return to their home country when conflict ends. Research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc) shows that for many refugees a quick return isn't the right answer.
Press Release | 21 July 2011 | Academic, Business, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
Following the victory of the scottish national party (snp) in the recent scottish elections on may 5, a unique in-depth survey of the entire snp membership conducted throughout 2008, funded by the economic and social research council (esrc), reveals ...
Press Release | 12 May 2011 | Academic, Business, International, Policymakers, Press/media
Urban conflict is nothing new in cities like belfast, jerusalem and major cities in the middle east. An international conference at queens’s university in belfast explores how cities have been shaped by ethnic, religious and national conflicts.
Press Release | 13 December 2009 | Policymakers, Press/media
Greater government aid to overseas development charities does not discourage individual giving, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc). Fears that increasing government grants would serve to 'crowd out' do ...
Press Release | 09 December 2009 | Policymakers, Press/media
A partnership of outstanding international research organisations will support new economy research agency. The department of economic development in abu dhabi (ded) is launching the abu dhabi economics research agency (adera).
Press Release | 09 April 2009 | Business, Policymakers, Press/media
The debate over how to spend the hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked to fight aids and other killer diseases in developing countries will come under the spotlight at a meeting of international experts today (april 6).