University of Southampton - Department of Politics and International Relations

New political movements are springing up around the world, challenging the existing order and providing rewarding fields of study for academic researchers. Equally, complex security issues challenge international actors and require unprecedented degree of cooperation. Academics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Southampton, are at the forefront of research on these developments. In particular, the Centre for Citizenship, Globalization and Governance (C2G2) merges insights from political science, political theory and international relations and works with researchers from across Social Sciences, the University and beyond to focus on pressing political issues relating to the exercise of power, cooperation, security, inequality and democracy.

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University of Southampton - Department of Politics and International Relations

Politics & International Relations
Social Sciences
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 4756
Fax: +44 (0)23 8059 3232

The team

Kamil Zwolski - Lecturer
Tel: +44(023) 8059 3668


Dr Kamil Zwolski is a Lecturer in Global Politics and Policy at the University of Southampton. Kamil’s main research interests are European and global security governance, including the role of the EU as an international actor in preventing the proliferation of CBRN materials.
He published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including: Journal of European Public Policy; Cooperation and Conflict; Perspectives on European Politics and Society; European Foreign Affairs Review; European Security. His publications are listed under Thematics in the ‘European Union policies’ section.
Kamil completed his PhD in 2011 at the Centre for European Security, University of Salford. In 2007, he completed MA European Studies at the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands), funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2006, he completed his BA and MA (Hons) Political Science at the University of Zielona Gora, Poland, funded by the Polish Ministry of Education.


  • European security governance
  • The EU as a security actor
  • CFSP and CSDP
  • EU institutions
  • The EU and CBRN non-proliferation