UK academic political research is world class

Political Studies AssociationUK Politics and International Studies research has been shown to be world leading according to a new report by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Political Studies Association (PSA) and the British International Studies Association.

As well as being of high quality, UK politics and international studies research is in demand with good numbers of undergraduates and postgraduates, a balanced age profile of academics with no looming retirement crisis and a strong record of providing wider benefits to society. Further details are available from the ESRC press release.

Part of the wider role of contributing to society is shown by the recent Political Studies Association report, Failing Politics? A response to The Governance of Britain Green Paper, which calls for a more realistic assessment of the state of political disaffection in the UK and for more imaginative remedies.

The PSA are also giving out their annual awards with prizes going to Alex Salmond, the BBC’s Nick Robinson and Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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