We are a diverse community of scholars, utilising 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​

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​


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  postgraduate research for general enquiries, or contact Dr Simon Curtis.​