Most recent features
Feature | 11 July 2014 | General public, International, Press/media, Schools
The world's population has reached 7. 2 billion and counting, today on world population day. Dr jakub bijak of the esrc centre for population change looks at future population trends in the uk and abroad.
Feature | 23 May 2014 | General public, International, Press/media
A mass survey of 30,000 eu citizens has found that european identity is strong â€“ and getting stronger, particularly amongst younger people.
Feature | 03 April 2014 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
Professor anand menon, research co-ordinator for the esrc initiative on 'the uk in a changing europe', discusses the ukâ€™s complicated relationship with europe and the possible outcomes of a referendum on eu membership.
Feature | 17 January 2014 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Why was the euro introduced without establishing other institutions associated with a successful monetary union?
Feature | 18 September 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Today weâ€™re one year away from the referendum on scottish independence, and the â€˜yesâ€™ and â€˜noâ€™ camps are drawing up the battle lines. But in the great debate some issues are less discussed than others.
Feature | 16 September 2013 | General public, International, Press/media, Schools
The crisis in syria has led to a huge stream of refugees fleeing the country. "the scale and pace of this mass exodus is nearly unprecedented," says dr jakub bijak at the esrc centre for population change.
Feature | 29 August 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Polls currently show the public opposed to british military action in syria by a margin of two to one. Esrc-funded research suggests that the public is pragmatic about military intervention, and will support it - if they are convinced it will work, a ...
Feature | 17 July 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
How the taliban returned to afghanistan and why they have proved so difficult to defeat is the subject of a ground-breaking study building on global uncertainties research, carried out by professor theo farrell and dr antonio giustozzi.
Feature | 22 May 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
The extent of 'rendition' â€“ the controversial practice of transferring prisoners covertly between countries â€“ can now be seen in a graphic way. The esrc-funded rendition project has developed an interactive map displaying the secret flights, draw ...
Feature | 17 May 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
The category of 'torture' has been used by western states to distinguish between the civilised and the uncivilised. The moral and political stakes are often simply too high for the british state to admit responsibility for such an act, according to r ...
Most recent case studies
Case Study | 04 July 2014 | General public, International, Press/media
An esrc-funded project has helped strengthen the links between legal processes and war crime victims in bosnia, supporting transparency and legitimacy for the state court of bosnia and herzegovina.
Case Study | 05 June 2014 | General public, International, Press/media
In-depth research by dr stuart basten into asian fertility helped convince the united nations to revise its influential forecasts on future population trends, with particularly large effects for pacific asian economies.
Case Study | 05 June 2014 | General public, International, Press/media, Voluntary sector
An innovative method for measuring multidimensional poverty is helping governments and organisations globally to design more effective poverty-reduction programmes.
Case Study | 19 September 2011 | General public, Press/media
As a consequence of a review by global uncertainties fellow professor theo farrell, programme management of reconstruction in afghanistan has been strengthened and support to district stabilisation teams improved.
Case Study | 15 June 2008 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Research on security risks in post-conflict countries has led to significant input to the prime minister's africa commission, the world bank and the un secretary-general's high level panel on security.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 04 March 2013 | Academic, International, Policymakers
The rcuk global uncertainties programme is pleased to announce the start of the new £2. 1 million science and security programme.
Press Release | 10 October 2012 | Academic, International, Policymakers, Press/media
In the developing world minority social movements who oppose projects they regard as inappropriate and exploitative can be effective. Research jointly supported by the economic and social research council (esrc) and department of international develo ...
Press Release | 17 June 2012 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools, Voluntary sector
Often refugees cannot just return to their home country when conflict ends. Research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc) shows that for many refugees a quick return isn't the right answer.
Press Release | 21 July 2011 | Academic, Business, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
Following the victory of the scottish national party (snp) in the recent scottish elections on may 5, a unique in-depth survey of the entire snp membership conducted throughout 2008, funded by the economic and social research council (esrc), reveals ...
Press Release | 12 May 2011 | Academic, Business, International, Policymakers, Press/media
Urban conflict is nothing new in cities like belfast, jerusalem and major cities in the middle east. An international conference at queens’s university in belfast explores how cities have been shaped by ethnic, religious and national conflicts.
Press Release | 13 December 2009 | Policymakers, Press/media
Greater government aid to overseas development charities does not discourage individual giving, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc). Fears that increasing government grants would serve to 'crowd out' do ...
Press Release | 09 December 2009 | Policymakers, Press/media
A partnership of outstanding international research organisations will support new economy research agency. The department of economic development in abu dhabi (ded) is launching the abu dhabi economics research agency (adera).
Press Release | 09 April 2009 | Business, Policymakers, Press/media
The debate over how to spend the hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked to fight aids and other killer diseases in developing countries will come under the spotlight at a meeting of international experts today (april 6).
Most recent grants
Professor Peter Edwards | Sociology | 14 February 2014
There is now a broad consensus that new forms of social data emerging from people’s day-to-day activities on the web have the potential to transform the social sciences. However, there is also agreement that current analytical techniques fall s ...
Dr Thomas Scotto | 01 January 2014
Recent horrific events in syria have shocked politicians and publics alike. They also have played a key role demonstrating the importance of public opinion in foreign policy-making. emphasising the effects of public opinion on foreign policy c ...
Dr Alexandra Homolar | Security Studies | 31 December 2013
Perceptions of insecurity are a key source of violent conflict and international instability. Through the lens of policy language, this project examines how perceptions of insecurity are created and maintained, and how depictions of enmity foster pub ...
Dr Jamie Cross | 31 December 2013
As policy makers, practitioners and journalists debate the role of the private sector in a post-2015 agenda for international development this seminar series will bring them together with leading academics in anthropology, development studies and bus ...
Dr Ella Cockbain | Criminology | 30 December 2013
Labour trafficking is a recognised priority in the home office’s counter-organised crime strategy and research agendum. Yet, even labour trafficking’s basic characteristics remain poorly-understood. This project is designed to improve und ...
Dr Michele Acuto | Internat. Studies & Relations | 02 December 2013
What does ‘city leadership’ entail in an increasingly networked global scenario? how do city leaders respond to global challenges and contribute to global governance? how are they influenced by city- to-city networking? how does city lead ...
Professor Jason Ralph | 18 November 2013
The aim of this seminar series is to explore recent challenges to the political sustainability of the liberal trajectory within contemporary international society. By ‘liberal trajectory’ the project means the post-cold war emergence of n ...
Dr Danielle Beswick | 15 November 2013
This series examines the substance and legacy of labour government efforts to transform british africa policy and relations between 1997 and 2010. Through seven thematic seminars and an end of series briefing in the house of commons, the series will ...
Dr Christian Bueger | Security Studies | 09 November 2013
Maritime piracy is back on the agenda of world politics. How is the international community responding to piracy and what makes it so difficult to address the problem? this three year research project analyses the international response to cont ...
Professor Alpaslan Ozerdem | 05 November 2013
This seminar series of six workshops will examine how increased awareness of the maritime domain can inform development policy by investigating the relationship between maritime insecurity and sustainable development. Bringing together a wide range o ...
Most recent outputs
Alexander Jeffrey | 02 May 2014 | Impact Report
This is the impact report written twelve months after the end of the esrc-funded project 'localising international law: examining the outreach strategies of the war crimes chamber of the court of bosnia and herzegovina'.
Clive Emsley | 02 May 2014 | Economic & Social History | Impact Report
Face to face meetings to provide debriefings to members of acpo ia in relation to the project's research findings and written recommendations to provide assistance in the development of ongoing international policing policy, strategy and direction fr ...
William Walker | 02 May 2014 | Journal article
Co-authored by nicholas j. Wheeler. Governments are increasingly recognizing the problem posed by internally weak nuclear-capable states. The problem, however, is under-theorized. This article brings together literature on sovereignty and internation ...
Nicholas Wheeler | 02 May 2014 | Other publication/report
Article on the conversation uk website
Zaheer Kazmi | 01 May 2014 | Review
Book review in perspectives on politics, vol. 11, no. 4 (2013).
Zaheer Kazmi | 01 May 2014 | Newspaper
Review article (4000 words) of tariq ramadan's the arab awakening and bassam tibi's the shari'a state, in the los angeles review of books
Zaheer Abbas Kazmi | 01 May 2014 | Collaboration / Partnership
This strand of my research included a one-day workshop with a group of world leading academics from a variety of countries which is tied to a forthcoming volume which will be co-edited by dr faisal devji and myself. The workshop was held in associati ...
Zaheer Kazmi | 01 May 2014 | Book chapter
Book chaper in carl levy and saul newman (eds. ) the anarchist imagination: anarchism encounters the humanities and social sciences (routledge 2014, forthcoming)
Zaheer Kazmi | 01 May 2014 | Article (submitted)
Unpublished journal article under submission
Zaheer Kazmi | 01 May 2014 | Organised event
One-day workshop, oxford university