Current Research

Current externally-funded research projects in the Department.

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Dr Laura Morales (PI), Dr Simona Guerra, Dr Gabriella Lazaridis, Dr Luis Ramiro and Prof Carlo Ruzza

PATHWAYS is a comparative research project on the political representation of citizens of immigrant origin (CIO) in seven European democracies: France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

PATHWAYS is seeking to advance knowledge in two areas: (a) the descriptive representation of CIO in the legislative assemblies of these seven European countries at the national and regional levels (where meaningful regional assemblies exist); and (b), for the first time, the parliamentary activities of representatives of immigrant origin (substantive representation).

The Project is funded for three years (2014-2017) by the British ESRC, the Dutch NWO, the French ANR and the German DFG under the Open Research Area (ORA) scheme.

The University of Leicester is the lead partner for the British team, which also includes researchers at the University of Manchester.

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Cyber Warfare and Nuclear Strategy: Changing the Utility of Nuclear Weapons in Global Security

Dr Andrew Futter

This grant was awarded to Dr Futter to look at how new developments in cyber weaponry are challenging and reconstituting our thinking about the value and role of nuclear weapons in contemporary international security. This project is funded for three years (2013-2016) by the ESRC.

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Dr Laura Morales

This project is funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant. The grant was awarded to Dr Morales to conduct a comparative study examining how governments in established EU democracies respond to different expressions of the public opinion. This is a large scale project with funding for 5 years (2012-2016).

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Department of Politics and International Relations
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester 
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2702
Email: politics@le.ac.uk