Politics, Public Policy & Governance

Pathway 13: Politics, Public Policy & Governance (PPPG)

Pathway Leads

King’s College London: Dr Damien Bol, Dr Lucia Pradella

Queen Mary University: Dr Javier Sajuria

Student Pathway Representative

Lina Kramer lina.kramer@kcl.ac.uk
Connie Woollen constance.woollen@kcl.ac.uk

Pathway mailing list

To contact students on this LISS DTP pathway please email:

liss-pppg@qmul.ac.uk

The Politics, Public Policy & Governance thematic pathway’s research training is focused on the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and techniques required for the study of the institutions and practices of government and politics, with a focus on the governance of the UK, Europe and international institutions, and on political, legal and social theory. Researchers in this area work on: the making and implementing of public policy; conceptual and normative questions in political, legal and social theory; political economy and international political economy; rights, constitutions, democracy and party politics; comparative politics; and public management. The training pathway draws on expertise from across the disciplines of politics, history, political economy, law, and business and management studies, and on input from professionals and practitioners. The Policy Institute at King’s, Queen Mary’s Mile End Institute (MEI) and the Centre for Government & Leadership (CGL) all institutionalise ongoing formal relationships with politicians and policy practitioners.

There are four training sub-pathways:

A. Political, Legal & Social Theory

Research in this sub-pathway encompasses the study of ideology, the history of political thought, normative and positive political theory, conceptual and theoretical understandings of, for example, rights, democracy, liberty, and political authority, and theoretical perspectives on the international political economy.

King’s College London
MA Political Economy 
MA International Political Economy
MA Global Ethics & Human Values

Queen Mary University of London
MRes Public Policy

B. Political Institutions & Behaviour

Research in this sub-pathway is focused on British, EU and comparative politics, specifically examining constitutional and parliamentary politics, elections and party politics, gender and politics, and relationships between government and external stakeholders and interests.

King’s College London
MA Political Economy
MA International Political Economy
MA Public Policy 

Queen Mary University of London
MRes Public Policy 
MRes Public Services

C. Governance, Public Policy & Regulation

Research in this sub-pathway is focused on the study of national and international governance, including the governance of financial services, financial and labour markets, and issue areas such as biological innovation, privacy, political violence and electoral corruption.

King’s College London
MA Public Policy
MSc Public Policy & Management
MA International Political Economy

Queen Mary University of London
MRes Public Policy
MRes International Business & Politics
MRes Public Services

D. European Governance

Research in this sub-pathway is focused on EU policy and governance and draws on the concentration of EU research at King’s and Queen Mary.

King’s College London
MA European Studies
MA International Political Economy

Queen Mary University of London
MRes Public Policy
MRes International Relations
MRes International Business & Politics

Pathway students