The research interests of the members of the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) span across comparative politics, international relations, sociology, and social and political theory. 
We focus on contemporary phenomena, at the national, sub-national and transnational level, mainly but not exclusively in Europe.

We support an eclectic approach to research projects and doctoral theses, often cutting across traditional academic boundaries. A variety of method courses and workshops on data gathering and analysis are available in the first two years—survey, experimental and ethnographic; quantitative and qualitative—while field-work and data collection normally take place in the second and third year.

 

New appointments


Andrea SangiovanniAndrea Sangiovanni is joining the SPS Department in September 2018 as Chair in Social and Political Theory. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at King’s College London. He received his BA and PhD from Harvard University. Before joining the Philosophy Department at KCL (in 2007), he was a Randall Dillard Research Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2005-2007). His main areas of research are in contemporary moral, legal, and political philosophy. Current research interests include: justice and solidarity in the European Union, freedom of movement and immigration, international justice and the philosophy of international law; human rights and the idea of dignity; the relation between principles and social practices; and moral and social equality. Recent publications include: ‘Solidarity as Joint Action’ (Journal of Applied Philosophy), ’The Irrelevance of Coercion, Imposition and Framing to Distributive Justice’ (Philosophy & Public Affairs) and ‘Solidarity in the European Union’ (Oxford Journal of Legal Studies).

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Juan Masullo Jiménez awarded the Linz Rokkan Prize in Political Sociology

Juan Masullo Jiménez awarded the Linz Rokkan Prize in Political Sociology

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The prize will be awarded during the Conferring Ceremony on 15 June 2018
Lecture and honoris causa

Lecture and honoris causa

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Kathleen Thelen (MIT) will deliver a lecture entitled "What future for embedded liberalization?" and be awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa in Political and Social Sciences on 15 June 2018
The Robert K. Merton Best Paper Award 2018 International Network of Analytical Sociology to Diego Gambetta and Ozan Aksoy

The Robert K. Merton Best Paper Award 2018 International Network of Analytical Sociology to Diego Gambetta and Ozan Aksoy

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Paper "Behind the Veil: The Strategic Use of Religious Garb", published in European Sociological Review 32(6), 2016
CRITEVENTS

CRITEVENTS

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Project meeting organised by Juho Härkönen on 18-19 June 2018

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