School of Law, Politics and Sociology

Politics

Studying Politics at Sussex brings you into one of the most vibrant and successful departments in the country.


Professor Dan Hough
Head of Politics

Politics is at the heart of everything we do.

Politics is about people expressing and settling their differences. Those differences might be about the distribution of resources or involve the clash of ideas or identities. Without a means of channeling, negotiating and resolving those conflicts, living alongside each other in relative peace would be impossible. 

Politics is about who exercises power. Studying politics means understanding where power lies in government institutions as well as considering the sometimes transformative power of political protest. 

Resources

Key contacts

Head of Department

Professor Dan Hough
T +44 (0) 1273 877648
E D.T.Hough@sussex.ac.uk

Course Coordinator

Mr James Dowling
T +44 (0)1273 678578
E
 J.Dowling@sussex.ac.uk

Full list of contacts

 

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How will Poland’s dispute with the EU affect its national politics? polishpoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2021/11/05/how…

ESRC Festival of Social Science, The Ecological Sensibilities Project: introducing a Podcast exploring the various… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

LaPSE of Reason: New post, “Fitting in and getting on: exploring the challenges and opportunities of an Education a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

How is the Belarussian border crisis affecting Polish politics? polishpoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2021/10/05/how…

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