Civil Society Observatory

This project, which incorporates two disciplines (philosophy and history) from the humanities and two discliplines (law and political science) from the social sciences, is a ground-breaking initiative designed to exploit the intersection between these ‘sciences humaines,’ providing a forum at Balliol for applying these disciplinary approaches to contemporary developments in political and international affairs.  It will sponsor conferences and lectures and offer opportunities for political stakeholders and decision-makers to interact with top-ranked researchers, enriching both the academic environment of Balliol and the university and providing links to and impact upon the policy-making world.

Dr. Scot Peterson, Bingham Research Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Junior Research Fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford

Dr. Alexis Tchoudnowsky

Dr. Sudhir Hazareesingh, Department of Politics and International Relations and Balliol College, University of Oxford

Dr. Edward Harcourt, Faculty of Philosophy and Keble College, University of Oxford


Contact details for enquiries

Please email the lead investigator, Dr. Scot Peterson, for any queries regarding this project.