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Centre for Global Constitutionalism

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Global Constitutionalism is an interdisciplinary field of study that draws on insights from politics, law, international relations, political theory, and philosophy to study the basic laws and norms of the international system.

About

The Centre for Global Constitutionalism is an interdisciplinary research institute devoted to analysis of the global and transnational aspects of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.

Faculty and graduate students in political science and international relations, law, and cognate discipline participate in numerous activities, including research workshops, and collaborate with scholars in the UK and abroad. 

The Centre for Global Constitutionalism was founded to mark Southampton’s status as host institution for Global Constitutionalism, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published by the Cambridge University Press. It is a forum for research presentations by external and internal speakers, work-in-progress sessions, and academic workshops and conferences as well as a hub for knowledge transfer activities and grant support. 

The Centre is eager to support further interdisciplinary internal and external collaboration on human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. We welcome inquiries from potential collaborators and external stakeholders with an interest in our primary subject matter. 

Research highlights

People, projects and publications

People

Dr Alun Gibbs

Senior Lecturer
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Professor Chris Armstrong

Professor of Political Theory

Research interests

  • Global justice
  • Climate justice
  • Ocean justice and ocean politics

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Professor David Owen

Professor in Politics

Research interests

  • 1) Post-Kantian social and political philosophy from Nietzsche to Foucault, and the Frankfurt School.
  • 2) The Ethics and Politics of Migration
  • 3) Democratic Theory and Practice

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Professor Emily Reid

Professor of Intl Economic Law & Sus Dev

Research interests

  • International Economic Law
  • Trade and Sustainability

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Evan Rosevear

Lecturer-Public Law

Research interests

  • Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics
  • Economic and Social Rights
  • Courts and Judging
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Dr Haris Psarras LLB, LLM (NKUA), MJur (Oxon), PhD (Edin)

Associate Dean International

Research interests

  • General Jurisprudence
  • Tort Theory and the Philosophy of Private Law
  • Law and Humanities

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Ingi Iusmen

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • children's rights
  • child migration
  • public policy

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Professor Jonathan Havercroft

Professor

Research interests

  • 17th Century European Political Theory
  • International Relations Theory
  • Global Constitutionalism

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Miss Mabel Newton

Research interests

  • International Relations
  • Human Rights Law
  • Migrant rights
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Dr Michael Da Silva

Lecturer in Law

Research interests

  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Legal and political philosophy
  • Health law, policy, and ethics

Accepting applications from PhD students

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