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Research on IR blog

Read the latest research articles from our department on the IR blog.

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Research Impact Case Studies (REF 2014)


Influencing EU policy on international trade agreements

ITPU provided expert analysis on trade agreements for EU's International Trade Committee

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Strengthening global regulation of emerging nanotechnologies

Research has highlighted the importance of transparency and reporting for nanotechnology products

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Strengthening policies to protect human rights and prevent genocide

LSE research influenced EU policies intended to protect human rights and to prevent genocide.

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Spotlight on research


William A Callahan's book Sensible Politics wins ISA's International Political Sociology Best Book

The Committee was impressed by the book's interdisciplinarity.

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Confronting grief: the state's role in remembering those lost to COVID-19

Katharine Millar, Yuna Han and Martin Bayly argue how leaders must look beyond the pandemic.

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The Perpetuation of Social Hierarchies and Inequality in Russia

Watch Tomila Lankina discuss her new book as part of LSE Research Showcase 2021.

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Security fears driving hostility towards refugees in Turkey

Anna Getmansky's research uncovered unexpected reasons for negativity towards those seeking safety.

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Diplomacy at a distance: COVID-19's impact on global statecraft

Tristen Naylor reflects on the long-term impact of moving the 2020 summit of the G20 online.

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The way COVID-19 is officially commemorated will shape how we respond to future waves

The government should plan how to commemorate COVID-19 now, or risk heightened social division, write Katharine Millar, Yuna Han and Martin Bayly.

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Other projects

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Fading Rainbows project

Building on a significant report from members of the LSE Department of International Relations on national grief and remembrance in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fading Rainbows was an LSE Festival 2021 partnership by LSE Library with Frith Manor Primary School in Barnet and artist Becci Kenning to develop teaching resources for Year 5 children. The aim was to help the children understand the COVID-19 pandemic and encourage them to express their feelings about the impact it has had on their lives.

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Check out our Research News page for full details of articles, media coverage and research from faculty and PhD candidates in the department.