The State Theory Specialist Group was established to provide a network of communication and collaboration between individuals researching and teaching state theory globally and to develop and promote state theory as an area of teaching and research.

Contact the group convenor Professor Peter Burnham



The PSA’s network of 60 Specialist Groups offers a research focus for all members and covers a vast range of specialities within the discipline. SGs provide an opportunity for groups of academics who share a common interest in a particular area of the discipline to organise meetings, coordinate communications, and as outlets for research – as well as giving PSA members opportunities for developing their academic impact and professional development.”


Convenors can view the SG Handbook here.


If you would like to learn more or have any questions, do get in touch via or with Arianna Giovannini (, the Specialist Groups Trustee

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Peter Burnham

Role: Convenor
Insitution: University of Birmingham

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