Benjamin is a Research Associate at the UCL European Institute. He has previously held teaching positions at Canterbury Christ Church University and Wadham College, Oxford. His research examines how diverse ideological traditions imagine ‘the international’ and how these different worldviews are channelled through domestic political institutions. He focuses in particular on the politics of West European security after 1945. He is currently researching the effects of national party systems and domestic institutions on the development of liberal international order.