SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Research Students in the Politics Department



Leda Betti
Leda Betti

Making Cars, Remaking People: the Italian State and the Rescaling of Class Relations in the Fiat-Chrysler Case


Mehdi Beyad
Mehdi Beyad

A Claim to Space: The Discourse of Arab-Iranian Rivalry as Geopolitical Imaginary in Ba’thist Iraq and Pahlavi Iran







Alaya Forte
Alaya Forte

New forms of political inclusion or mere tokenism? Reading political representation from a gender and minority perspective in British and French government (working title)













Ibrahim Nyei
Ibrahim Nyei

Decentralisation reforms and the implications for power and authority relations in a centralised unitary state. A study of decentralisation reforms in Liberia



Salman Rafi
Salman Rafi Sheikh

Intra-Ethnic Fragmentation and the Politics of De-centralising Constitutional Change in Pakistan: A Comparative Study





Daniel Thumpston
Daniel Thumpston

Legitimacy in China’s foreign policy: Reception of the "Belt and Road Initiative" in the European Union, 2013-2020 (working title)


Daniel Songjun Yu
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The Status of Ideology in Post-Cold War China-North Korea Relations

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Shenghua Zhang
Shenghua Zhang

Populism, Representational Crisis, and Party Organisational Development in Thailand: The Persistence of Pro-Thaksin Parties since 2001