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Government & Public Policy International relations & international organisations

This research programme examines factors affecting relationships between states, states and international organisations, and domestic policy processes to advance empirical cross national research on how decisions are made. Of particular concern are relationships that effect peace and stability in the international system. 

We're currently engaged in projects examining:

  • Processes leading to the onset and outcome of interstate conflict and conflict management techniques
  • The role of domestic institutions on civil conflict and civil war behaviour with a focus on individual leaders of states, and
  • The effect that states and international organisations – such as the United Nations and European Union – have on a broad range interstate activities such as migration, economics/trade, and war.