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Benjamin Martill

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
University of Edinburgh


Benjamin is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh and an Associate at LSE IDEAS, the foreign policy think-tank of the London School of Economics. His research examines the politics of foreign policy, with a focus on Brexit and European security. Benjamin is Programme Director of the MSc in International and European Politics, Co-Editor of the Routledge/UACES book series on Contemporary European Politics, a Co-Investigator on the Horizon 2020 project ENGAGE, and incoming Associate Director of the Europa Institute. He has previously taught at the London School of Economics, University College London, Canterbury Christ Church University, and the University of Oxford.

Recent publications

'Prisoners of their own device: Brexit as a failed negotiating strategy'. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Online First.

'When politics trumps strategy: UK-EU security collaboration after Brexit'. International Political Science Review, 43(3), June 2022 (with Monika Sus).


Foreign policy