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Organization profile

Organisation profile

The School of Government and Public Policy has four broad areas of research strength:


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.


Public policy: With two specialist centres (the European Policies Research Centre and the Centre for the Study of Public Policy), the School analyses policy formation, learning, transfer and effectiveness at Scotland, UK and EU levels. Specific expertise on policies for regional development, energy, environment, security, welfare and migration, and Chinese foreign policy.


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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EU Social Sciences
group cohesion Social Sciences
election Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
parliament Social Sciences
regional policy Social Sciences
decentralization Social Sciences
referendum Social Sciences

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Projects 2004 2020

Research Output 1974 2019

political support
economic success

Energy productivity analysis framework for buildings: a case study of GCC region

Krarti, M., Dubey, K. & Howarth, N., 15 Jan 2019, In : Energy. 167, p. 1251-1265 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy efficiency
Energy conservation

Gill v. Whitford on partisan gerrymandering

Keena, A., Latner, M., McGann, A. & Smith, C. A., 14 Apr 2019, SCOTUS 2018: Major Decisions and Developments of the Supreme Court. Klein, D. & Marietta, M. (eds.). [S.I.]

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, 2002-present

John Bachtler (Recipient), Jan 2008

Prize: Election to learned society

social science

Academy of Science of South Africa

Robert Mattes (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 1995 2019

Workshop on alternative modes of evaluating EU Impact Assessments

Fabrizio De Francesco (Participant)
7 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

Social Media training for PGDE Modern Studies teachers

Mark Peter Shephard (Speaker)
16 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Impact of research on the implementation of EU Cohesion policy on the European Commission's legislative proposals for the reform of the policy

John Bachtler (Participant), Laura Polverari (Participant), Carlos Mendez (Participant), Martin Ferry (Participant), Irene McMaster (Participant), Rona Michie (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Economic and commerce


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