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.