The projects funded under this programme are international in scope or orientation, interdisciplinary and/or multi-stakeholder enterprises, pertaining to one or more of the following themes: Urban Futures; Conflict, Stability & Security; Justice, Rights & Equality; and Europe’s Futures. They aim to:
- Drive change in research agendas through promoting innovative research;
- Produce policy-relevant insights;
- Affect public understanding of international challenges and the responses needed to address societal questions of significance to the UK and the world;
- Further cross-learning between disciplines and/or between academic, policy, practitioner and public communities on issues that are topical, under-explored or necessitate re-framing.
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This programme is funded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
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Austerity and its Impact on Early Years Informal and Family Learning in Disadvantaged Urban Communities
This project focuses on informal family learning in urban disadvantaged communities experiencing austerity in England and Portugal.
Collective Forms: Neighbourhood Transformations, Spatialised Governmentality and New Communities in China
This research examines how social projects, spaces and realities shape three contexts critical to understanding urban design and planning in China: modes of governmentality; the history of collective spatial development models in relation to current community development; and socio-spatial changes in urban and rural developments.
Designed to Fail? Foundations of the Laws on Caste in India, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the United Nations
In examining the presuppositions that have led to the formulation of laws on caste at cross-jurisdictional and international levels, this project re-orients research on caste and law.
Forced Migration, Religious Diplomacy and Human Security in the Eastern Orthodox World
This project examines the relationship between forced migration, religious diplomacy and human security in Eastern Europe and Russia, as reflected in the post-1992 breakup of Yugoslavia, the post-2011 Syrian crisis and the 2014 Russian takeover of Crimea.
History and Security Sector Reform: Crime and Punishment in British Colonial Guyana, 1814-1966
This project aims to increase understanding of the historical roots of key issues pertaining to security, the administration of criminal justice, and prisoner and ex-prisoner rights and equality.
Psy-technologies as Global Assemblage: Histories and Social Lives of Quantification and Digitisation in Three Former Countries of the British Empire
This project explores the historical conditions of the British Empire that enabled the development of psy-technologies.
Remedying Injustice in Indigenous Climate Adaptation Planning
This project investigates ethical aspects of the relationship between indigenous communities, climate change and adaptation policies.
State Responsibility for Modern Slavery: Uncovering and Bridging the Gap
The UK has been at the forefront of tackling modern slavery on national and international levels. This research project aims to address a gap in the current response by examining the responsibility that arises from states for modern slavery.
The Rohingya Exodus: Issues and Implications for Stability, Security and Peace in South Asia
This project intends to contribute to policy-making related to the management of the Rohingya refugee crisis at local, regional and international levels, with a view to help in the refugees' repatriation process.
The UK Role and Reputation as a Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council after the Decision to Leave the European Union
This project examines the extent to which the UK is, after the decision to leave the European Union, perceived to be properly discharging its responsibility as a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Transitional Justice and 'Transitional Journalism': Understanding the Role of Journalists as Non-State Actors in the Delivery of Historical Justice - Case Study on Kosovo
The project examines the role of journalists, as non-state actors, in historical accounting and challenging the historical record; and the extent to which international efforts to support transitional justice have shaped that role.