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Dr Patrick Holden

Course Leader

MA International Relations: Security and Development

About me

I’m an Associate Professor at the School of Society and Culture at the University of Plymouth. I lead the University’s online MA International Relations: Security and Development and the on-campus MA International Relations. Additionally, I teach two undergraduate modules on the European Union and one postgraduate module on International Trade Politics.

I also head up the research group on Global Justice and Instability. Alongside the politics and international relations specialists, the group has a great mix of lawyers, criminologists and sociologists, which allows us to look at similar issues through different lenses.

Research area

My research and teaching is focused on international political economy, the European Union in the world, international development policy, global governance and regional integration.

My publications

  • Holden P (2011) A Dictionary of International Trade Organizations and Agreements. Routledge
  • Holden P (2009) In search of structural power: EU aid policy as a global political instrument. Routledge

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