Research

As one of the UK's top three research departments, we are one of the very best departments for politics in the UK, producing groundbreaking research across the whole range of the discipline.
Tea plantation

High impact research

Tea plantation

A cuppa reality

It’s estimated 25 million men, women and children across the world are affected by forced labour. Professor Genevieve LeBaron from the University of Sheffield explores why it is prevalent in global supply chains and how we can all help to put a stop to so-called modern day slavery.

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Attitudes towards ‘divided’ political parties

Research led by Dr Kate Dommett and Dr Luke Temple at the University of Sheffield has revealed more than three quarters of people are dissatisfied with political parties. Participants were asked about how they believe parties are behaving now and how they would like to see parties work.

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Is illegal wildlife trade funding organised crime?

The project aims to generate new data on the illegal wildlife trade to demonstrate the ways that biodiversity protection and security are linked, as well as providing new approaches to understanding the links between the two. 

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