About

Global Politics Unbound is a research group within Queen Mary University of London’s School of Politics and International Relations. It invites research on the uneven and entangled nature of international politics, the continuities and frictions of colonial and capitalist relations, the raced, classed and gendered structures that undergird our everyday practices, and the different struggles and actors that seek to transform them. Overall, the idea behind our collective work is to see the world as connected, and to explore what that means to the study of global politics.

Research Projects (slider)

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Research Project: Mobile People
Mobile People

Co-directed by Professors Engin Isin and Kimberley Hutchings, Queen Mary University of London Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships (QMUL-LTDS) will involve 21 PhD research projects (2018-2023) concerned with how the world is being dynamically constituted by mobile people in active and novel ways and how this affects fundamental social and political institutions.

Doing International Political Sociology
Doing International Political Sociology

DoingIPS brings together researchers working in the broad area of International Political Sociology (IPS). They explore different theoretical and methodological lines of thought that are deployed in IPS and key themes of debate that are currently shaping IPS. More than a finite research group, DoingIPS is a hub that aims to promote International Political Sociology by adopting a flexible and inclusive approach.

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Podcast

GPU PODCAST

Episode 1 – Rock the (IR) Boat! Joanne Yao’s The Ideal River hot take on International Politics’ Relationship with Nature
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  • Episode 1 – Rock the (IR) Boat! Joanne Yao’s The Ideal River hot take on International Politics’ Relationship with Nature

    Episode 1 – Rock the (IR) Boat! Joanne Yao’s The Ideal River hot take on International Politics’ Relationship with Nature

    Aug 30, 2022 • 14:49

    GPU is proud to inaugurate the first episode of its podcast with Dr Joanne Yao’s book launch, lecturer in International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. In her book, The Ideal River – How control of nature shaped the international order, Joanne explores how the quest to tame nature…

  • Episode 2 - Rock the (IR) boat! Dr Joanne Yao's GPU interview about The Ideal River – How control of nature shaped the international order

    Episode 2 - Rock the (IR) boat! Dr Joanne Yao's GPU interview about The Ideal River – How control of nature shaped the international order

    Sep 14, 2022 • 28:20

    In this second episode of GPU’s podcast, Dr Joanne Yao has accepted to give an exclusive interview to Dr Sharri Plonski and Dr Katharine Hall where she discusses her work in greater details and the writing process of The Ideal River – How control of nature shaped the international order.…