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Centre for Political Ethnography

Centre for Political Ethnography

Ethnography reaches the parts of politics that other methods cannot reach. It captures the lived experience of politics; the everyday life of political elites and street level bureaucrats. It identifies what we fail to learn, and what we fail to understand, from other approaches. The Centre aims to rescue ethnography from its current void in political science and build the UK's first centre for ethnographic research in politics and administration. It will be an interdisciplinary platform for colleagues nationally and internationally who are interested in ethnographic research in politics and administration. It will practice the 'art of translation' for multiple audiences.



Visit our research page to read what the Centre of Political Ethnography is involved with.


Click here to see the list of available publications by the Centre of Political Ethnography.

Call for Abstracts; Researching Brexit Conference 

25-26th February 2019, Queen's University Belfast

Call for abstracts for PhD Candidates whose research is focussed on Brexit, or is heavily influenced by Brexit.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 18th December 2018 to be emailed to

Find all the information  HERE.

"Interview with Professor Rod Rhodes."

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