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Answering important questions about the world

Our political scientists make sense of real world events.

From asking questions such as why did Britain vote to leave the EU? Why do people choose to go back to disaster prone cities? And, why would Angela Merkel actually be better off forming a minority government? You can keep up-to-date with our latest developments and current activities by our staff and students.

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Global award for our latest research publication
13 Jun 2019
Artist-in-residence to use Essex social science research as inspiration for new work
20 Mar 2019
BBC’s Political Editor in Q and A with Essex staff and students
12 Mar 2019