Global Politics Unbound is an research group within Queen Mary University of London’s School of Politics and International Relations. ‘Global Politics Unbound’ expresses our interest in the transformations of global politics and pressing questions it raises. It invites research on transversal politics, changes in global governance, the continuing enactment of global narratives, returns to nationalist and inter-state geopolitics and in particular the tensions between these various practices. More specifically, the group explores how the unbinding of global politics is creating new forms of critical politics in an era that seems to be saturated by politics of necessity rather than possibility.
Our current research projects incorporate themes like political violence, enacting citizenship, the politics of mobility and insecurity, and performative theories and methodologies. A related research group led by Jef Huysmans on International Political Sociology cuts across several University of London institutions.