Research Centre in International Relations (RCIR)

The Research Centre in International Relations conducts research on practices of security and conflict, their transformation, and their social and political implications. Founded by Prof. Vivienne Jabri, the Centre is characterised by an interdisciplinary orientation, which draws on international political sociology, philosophy, and international political theory. Scholars associated with the Centre are interested in how the discourses and practices of security, war, and responses to conflict reflect and constitute particular governmental rationalities that transcend the inside/outside, domestic/international distinction and that have implications for the constitution of political communities, social relations and their transformations. Our research projects focus on war and the government of populations, discourses and practices of (in)securitisation, the international political sociology of mobility, governmental rationalities in crisis and catastrophe, the role of the media and digital devices in conflict and security, and the international politics of conflict and contention.
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Company Offices

  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • Department of War Studies King's College London Strand London WC2R 2LS