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Sarah  Birch

Professor Sarah Birch

Professor of Political Science

Research interests

  • Politics

Biography

Sarah Birch joined the Department of Political Economy in 2016 as Professor of Political Science, as well as Director of Research. She studies comparative politics and public ethics. Sarah previously held Chairs at the University of Essex and University of Glasgow. She is a fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Public Policy Research. 

Research

Sarah's research is mainly focused on the empirical study of political ethics, including electoral integrity, ethical reasoning in politics, and corruption perceptions. She also conducts research on popular perceptions of, and reactions to, environmental problems.

Teaching

PhD Supervision

Sarah Birch specialises in two areas: electoral integrity and comparative environmental politics. She welcomes PhD applications in these fields.

Further Details

    Research

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    Comparative Politics Research Group

    The Comparative Politics research group hosts a research agenda based on political institutions, representation and regimes.

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    Quantitative Political Economy Research Group

    The Quantitative Political Economy research group gathers economists and political scientists that are committed to bridging the two disciplines. The common ground is the study politics and policies with advanced quantitative methods and formal modeling.

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    Environment and Public Policy

    The Environment and Public Policy Group

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    King's Water Centre

    Researching water, environment and development. Our centre spans the humanities, social, and physical sciences to explore the challenges of water governance from global to local scales.

    News

    Academic presents research to UN working group

    A King’s academic presented her research on electoral violence to a special United Nations working group.

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    Focus on environment saw electoral boost for parties in areas hit by flooding

    Political parties which put particular focus on the environment saw an electoral boost in constituencies which had recently experienced flooding, according to...

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    Events

    27JunGennyLex

    What now, what next? The General Election and the first 100 days

    Join the Department of Political Economy's distinguished panel of expert academics and guests to make sense of the final few polls and set the scene for the...

    Features

    'Broader global perspective' needed to tackle climate emergency

    The climate emergency: Do we need a whole new political economy?

    How do we tackle the climate crisis?

      Research

      talk-at-kings-thumbnail
      Comparative Politics Research Group

      The Comparative Politics research group hosts a research agenda based on political institutions, representation and regimes.

      quantative resized
      Quantitative Political Economy Research Group

      The Quantitative Political Economy research group gathers economists and political scientists that are committed to bridging the two disciplines. The common ground is the study politics and policies with advanced quantitative methods and formal modeling.

      Environment-thomas-richter-unsplash
      Environment and Public Policy

      The Environment and Public Policy Group

      King's Water Centre Web Banner
      King's Water Centre

      Researching water, environment and development. Our centre spans the humanities, social, and physical sciences to explore the challenges of water governance from global to local scales.

      News

      Academic presents research to UN working group

      A King’s academic presented her research on electoral violence to a special United Nations working group.

      SPENewsStock

      Focus on environment saw electoral boost for parties in areas hit by flooding

      Political parties which put particular focus on the environment saw an electoral boost in constituencies which had recently experienced flooding, according to...

      780x440_flood_countryside

      Events

      27JunGennyLex

      What now, what next? The General Election and the first 100 days

      Join the Department of Political Economy's distinguished panel of expert academics and guests to make sense of the final few polls and set the scene for the...

      Features

      'Broader global perspective' needed to tackle climate emergency

      The climate emergency: Do we need a whole new political economy?

      How do we tackle the climate crisis?