About this research area About this research area

We are a diverse community of scholars, utilizing a wide array of methodological approaches to answer empirical and theoretical questions on political theory and public policy, as well political institutions and behaviour.

Our research ranges across political activism and citizens, legislative politics, voting behaviour, applied ethics, the EU administration, the EU and its member states, electoral management and administration, competition policy and regulation, environmental policy, policy appraisal, and political leadership.

Staff Research Interests Staff Research Interests

The politics, institutions and theory group includes:

Pierre Bocquillon, energy, regulation, EU institutions

Sally Broughton Micova, media regulation

Alex Brown, political philosophy, jurisprudence, applied ethics, history of political thought

Delia Dumitrescu, political communication, public opinion, elections and campaigns, media framing

Alan Finlayson, political thought, social theory, cultural studies, rhetoric, ideology, interpretive methods, critical policy studies, democratic theory, agonism, cultural politics

Michael Frazer, historical and contemporary issues in ethics, politics, and the philosophy of social science

Toby James, electoral integrity, electoral administration and management, statecraft, political leadership, the policy process

Hussein Kassim, EU institutions and policy, the EU and its member states, aviation, competition policy and regulation

John Street, copyright and copyright policy, the politics of music, celebrity politics, political communication

Eitan Tzelgov, legislative/party politics, text analysis, quantitative methods

John Turnpenny, evidence and public policy-making, policy analysis tools, scientific evidence

Alex Williams, hegemony, political strategy, digital cultures, digital politics, digital platforms, Marxism, social movements, politics of work

Contact contact

To learn more about this research group, please contact Dr Eitan Tzelgov.

Prospective research students with interests in the areas covered by this research group are invited to visit the postgraduate research page for general enquiries, or contact Dr Simon Curtis.