Research on International Relations in the Department of Economic History focuses on how states, societies, and organizations (governmental and non-governmental) interact in and with the global system. The department’s research strategy prioritises three broad themes: global security issues, global political economy questions, and cooperation in international affairs. Some examples of research taking place in our department include: the enduring influence of the military-industrial complex, cooperation on complex hard and soft security questions, geo-political discourses as the new imperialism, legitimacy in global governance, the role of urban centres in 'the international’, nuclear proliferation, global development cooperation, and the bordering of European integration. Traditionally, researchers in our department are keen to emphasise historical processes and gender perspectives.

Find more information about our PhD program in International Relations in the links to the left.