The Department of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) has an international reputation for research in the areas of comparative politics, British politics, environmental politics, normative political theory, citizenship studies, security studies and international political economy. POLIS’s main research groupings are constituted around two broad areas: first, the politics of global, regional and national governance and second, challenging contemporary political ideas. Many POLIS academics are active in the OU’s Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG), which brings together researchers from across the social sciences to stimulate interdisciplinary innovation.
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