Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research strengths within Politics fall within the following broad areas:


Elections and representation: With a specialist Centre for Elections and Representation Studies, the School studies voting behaviour, political attitudes and political behaviour. It has particular interests in political institutions and public opinion, political representation, participatory democracy, campaigns and elections, political communication, electoral systems, media and politics, and party activism.

Governance and Institutions: Scotland, UK, European and youth parliaments, European institutions, multi-level government and devolution and the politics of nationalism and regionalism. Expertise exists on theories of social movements and social change, Scottish and EU identity, state-society relations in the EU, civil society, religion and politics, environmental politics.

International politics: West European and South-East European politics. International politics, including international public policy, international institutions and global governance, international security, Asian international politics and security, the international role of NGOs, anti-globalisation movements, constructivist theories of security, feminist theory and Chilean politics.

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election Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
parliament Social Sciences
EU Social Sciences
decentralization Social Sciences
referendum Social Sciences
voter Social Sciences
Green Party Social Sciences

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Caner Bakir

Person: Visiting Professor

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Projects 2004 2020

Research Output 1974 2018

Assessing disproportionality: indexes of policy responses to the 2007–8 banking crisis

De Francesco, F. & Maggetti, M. 31 Mar 2018 In : Policy Sciences. 51, 1, p. 17-38 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ministry of State Security (GDR)
EU member state

Bad Governance and Corruption

Rose, R. & Peiffer, C. 15 Sep 2018 London. 197 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

public service
law enforcement
Middle East
Open Access
election campaign


Academy of Science of South Africa

Robert Mattes (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Election to learned society

British Elections Studies Fellow (2009-2010).

Christopher Carman (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


Activities 2002 2018

Energy efficiency plan should bring valuable extra benefits

Turner, K. (Recipient)
5 May 2018

Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Stakeholder engagement meeting

Alabi, O. T. (Participant), Turner, K. (Presenter), Race, J. (Participant)
7 Feb 2018

Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - To be assigned

The use of economic and energy system modelling for energy policy analysis

Figus, G. (Member of programme committee), Calvillo Munoz, C. (Member of programme committee), Allan, G. (Chair), Turner, K. (Participant), Andrew Mortimer (Speaker), Patricia Fortes (Speaker), Matthew Winning (Speaker), Anna Krook-Riekkola (Speaker), James Glynn (Speaker), Katris, A. (Participant), Anna Darmani (Speaker)
22 May 2018

Activity: Organiser of special symposia


Increased public and media awareness of voter behaviour at elections

John Curtice (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPublic understanding, information and debate


Influencing the work of Transparency International in monitoring and reporting on global corruption through an online survey.

Richard Rose (Participant), William Mishler (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPublic understanding, information and debate