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Department of Politics

We are a thriving space for study, research and public engagement with a strong focus on applied politics. We are also globally recognised for our work in European politics and on international intervention.


We are a leading centre for research in European and British politics and have a growing reputation in the area of international security and intervention. We also investigate international politics and policy, on people and power, as well as on institutions, theories and processes.


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Professor Amelia Hadfield

Dean International, Head of Department of Politics, Director of the Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE)

Amelia joined the University of Surrey in January 2019 as Head of the Department of Politics, and Chair in European and International Affairs. Previously she worked as Director of the Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Canterbury Christ Church Uni (2013-2018), after positions in Brussels at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and the Ins...

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The TCA as an entanglement

The central narrative of the Leave case in the Brexit period as that of ‘taking back control’....


Mapping the next period of Brexit

The conclusion of the EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA) over Christmas meant that the end...

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