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Politics & IR Faculty research

The Politics and International Relations Faculty at NCH has particular strengths in a number of significant and topical areas.

The Politics and International Relations Faculty at NCH has particular strengths in a number of significant and topical areas, many of which are listed below.

NCH is the host institution for the interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed International Social Science Journal and members of the Politics & International Relations faculty participate in the interdisciplinary Social Theory & Public Policy Research GroupThe Ottoline Club and Ottoline Online.

Specialties and teaching interests

The Politics and International Relations Faculty at NCH has particular strengths in a number of significant and topical areas, many of which are listed below.

History of Political Thought

Dr Marius Ostrowski’s specialisms include the political thought of late-Wilhelmine and Weimar Germany. Marius also has interests in the political thought of Eduard Bernstein, Ferdinand Tönnies, Martin Heidegger, Walter Lippmann, Louis Althusser, and Pierre Bourdieu.

Dr Callum Barrell’s research is on the history of political thought in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, with a particular focus on the philosophy of history and the history of utilitarianism. He also supervises on these and other topics in the history of political thought, including international political theory.

Social & Political Theory

Dr Marius Ostrowski’s research includes the study of ideologies (socialism, social democracy, and nationalism) and theories of class and their intersections with personal identities of race, gender, age, and education; political economy and institutional theory.

 Latin-American Politics

Dr Pablo Calderon Martinez has a broad research interest in Latin American politics, Spanish politics and regionalism broadly understood.

Europe & European Politics

Dr Marius Ostrowski has research interests in European electoral and party systems

Dr Diana Bozhilova’s research explores economic recovery and investment in South East Europe post-financial crisis, EU-Russia energy negotiations, and enlargement of the EU.

Identity & Social Order

Dr David Rampton’s research focuses on the role of identity and social order in historical processes of conflict, political violence and war in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Key to this focus is the dynamic intersection between liberal, imperial and nationalist orders and identities.

Dr Marius Ostrowski’s research engages with and public opinion research, democracy and democratisation, federalism and devolution, legitimacy, power, and identity

Industry, Energy and Security

Dr Diana Bozhilova has research interests in Industrial Policy Reform, energy, security, and foreign direct investment.

Development

Dr Diana Bozhilova’s research interests include Teaching Methods, Women in India, the UN Secretary-General elections.

Dr Pablo Calderon-Martinez’s research examines the intersection between economic internationalisation and democratisation processes.