Social Sciences: Politics & International Relations


ESRC research grant to examine the nation’s lack of engagement with politics

8 April 2014

A new grant will enable an interdisciplinary University team from Geography and Politics make a significant contribution to understanding and addressing what is a major concern in contemporary British society.

Polling observatory reveals support for political parties in the run up to 2015

12 February 2014

With a UK general election just 14 months away political observers at the Universities of Southampton, Manchester and Simon Fraser in Canada are producing an online monthly report to measure the overall popularity of the country’s leading parties.

Professor Jane Falkingham

Professor Jane Falkingham appointed as Dean

23 January 2014

Professor Jane Falkingham has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of Southampton.

50th anniversary of JFK assassination: hear Dr Bentley comment on BBC

22 November 2013

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy

Bright prospects for social sciences graduates

15 November 2013

Students of social sciences at Southampton look set for successful careers after university, according to a new report on employment prospects.

PhD students drive forward public engagement with young people

25 October 2013

Students from local schools seized their chance to find out more about issues that matter to them at the Southampton Youth Debate organised by postgraduate researchers in Politics, Education and Geography.

New research to examine poverty reduction and regional integration

23 October 2013

Dr Pia Riggirozzi is to start a new funded research project funded by ESRC-DFID Poverty Alleviation 2013.

Listen now: Politics professor debates 'nudge unit' on Radio 4 Today

3 May 2013

One of this government's innovations has been the creation of the behavioural insights team, otherwise known as the “nudge unit”' - its goal is to apply psychology to policy and to find ways of persuading people.

How has immigration changed Southampton?

29 April 2013

Social Sciences students and academics recently took part in a debate on immigration for Channel 4 news.

Southampton hosts workshop on social policy and regional governance

22 April 2013

Academics and policy-makers from around the world gathered at the University of Southampton at a special workshop focusing on the social policy and development in relation to regional governance.