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The Comparative Politics research group hosts a research agenda based on political institutions, representation and regimes. Most research focuses on developing economies. The research group integrate members using a variety of methodologies ranging from quantitative and quasi-experimental methods to qualitative research.
Our most current research includes the following areas:
Professor of Political Science
Senior Lecturer in Political Behaviour
Senior Lecturer in European Politics
Senior Lecturer of Politics
Teaching Fellow in European and International Studies
Vice-Dean (Education) & Professor of European Politics
Lecturer in Middle East Politics
Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and Conflict Studies
Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics
Senior Lecturer in Politics of Britain in Europe
Lecturer in Political Economy
Reader in Politics
Reader in Political Economy
Professor of Public Policy
Teaching Fellow in Political Science
Senior Lecturer in Political Economy
Senior Lecturer in International Politics
Senior Lecturer in Economics
Professor of Politics
The Comparative Politics Research Group publishes widely across a range of leading international peer reviewed journals. See individual pages for details of specific articles.
Group members from the Department of European and International Studies are currently working on a range of subjects that directly address the challenges and potential crises facing the EU and individual European states.
Edoardo Bressanelli’s current research focuses on the challenges faced by the EU and the rise of domestic contestation. Isabelle Hertner is working on the tensions of representative democracy and the continuing challenge posed by populist parties across Europe. Aleko Kupatadze’s research addresses the crisis of legitimacy brought about by the politics of corruption and the ‘dark side’ of globalisation. Finally, Lee Savage is examining both the electoral decline of social democratic parties and the challenges to the welfare state in Europe.
Each of these areas of research address a contemporary problem in European politics and while in some instances these problems have not yet reached the point of crisis, each holds that potential.
Dr Rubén Ruiz-Rufino and Dr Lee Savage are the co-ordinators of the Comparative Politics research group
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