The University of Glasgow has a long tradition of researching and teaching Politics, which dates back to the 1760s when Adam Smith gave a series of lectures on Justice, Police, Revenue and Arms. Today, Politics at Glasgow produces innovative and influential research across the three main areas of the discipline: Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Theory.
Our researchers are actively involved in various research networks and groups across the University, which help to support and develop a range of interdisciplinary research projects. These include:
- Gender and Sexualities Forum
- Gender based Violence Research Forum
- Glasgow Global Security Network
- Glasgow Human Rights Network
- Glasgow Latin American Research Network
- Glasgow Quantitative Methods Group
- Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)
- John Smith Centre for Public Service
- Scottish Centre for China Research
- Scottish Centre for War Studies
- Stevenson Trust for Citizenship
Our high level of research was reflected in the 2014 REF, with 66% of our outputs assessed to be internationally excellent or better.