PPA Research Clusters

The Department of Politics and Public Administration has an active research culture, providing a home for the Centre for Peace and Development Studies and bringing together 14 UL scholars concerned with different aspects of democratic performance, empirically and conceptually, in Ireland, internationally and comparatively. There are four thematic strands which are all active in terms of research outputs and plans.  These are: Democratic Performance; Global Transformation and Conflict; and Social Justice and Public Ethics.

In addition, members of the Department are active in a number of community-oriented research and civic engagement initiatives e.g. The President of Ireland Ethics Initiative. The Department of Politics and Public Administration is home to the UL Practicum which provides accredited student learning in established university/ community collaborative projects.

Research Projects