The School of Social and Political Science embraces the Subject Areas of Politics and International Relations, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, and Science, Technology and Innovation Studies. It also includes the Institute of Governance, the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (INNOGEN), and the Centres of African Studies, Canadian Studies and South Asian Studies.

The School has a long-standing commitment to original empirical and theoretical research on society, politics, culture and public policy sustained by a cosmopolitan community of academic staff which is highly active in national and international research networks as well as being involved in knowledge transfer activities.

The School houses and number of research centres and clusters, which include:

  • Institute of Governance
  • Institute for the Study of Science and Technology (ISSTI)
  • Global Justice Academy
  • Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR)
  • Centre for African Studies (CAS)
  • Centre for South Asian Studies
  • Centre of Canadian Studies

Sub-communities within this community

Recent Submissions

  • UK Statutory Instruments 

    Bevan, Shaun
    This dataset contains all national level UK statutory instruments from 1987 to 2008 coded according to the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) content coding scheme ( The data is a pilot of the ...