Centre for Global Politics and Development

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Department of Politics and International Relations, Royal Holloway, University of London

Global Politics and Development Centre brings together scholars working on the politics and policy challenges  'outside the West'. We study a range of ideas and processes across developing countries, and seek to establish common themes across parts of the world that together cover over seventy percent of the world's population


Our key research themes include:

Politics of migration, belonging, identity and citizenship

Political economy of global development

Politics of representation and recognition

Elite politics and foreign policy

Authoritarian and neopatrimonial politics

Comparative political behaviour

Global health and environmental governance

Aid, lending, and conditionality

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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