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Dr Martin Steven

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

Martin Steven

Lancaster University

County South



Tel: +44 1524 5 92864

Office Hours:

Monday 2.00

Thursday 12.00 


Research overview

My research interests lie in the area of European Union politics - especially political parties, elections and the European Parliament. I have published in journals such as 'Representation', 'The Political Quarterly', and the 'Australian Journal of Political Science', as well as single authored monographs for Routledge and Manchester University Press.

I am the Academic Co-ordinator of 'Jean Monnet at Lancaster' (www.lancs.ac.uk/eustudies): https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/jean-monnet-at-lancaster/ , a European Commission funded project (44,335.50) designed to promote and explain the work of the European Union through coordinating research seminars, lectures and policy workshops. 

I am also an associated researcher at the Institute for European Studies, Universite libre de Bruxelles  (ULB): https://www.iee-ulb.eu/en/. My recent focus has been the European Conservatives and Reformists parliamentary group and their 'Euro-realist' political activities - I have newly finished writing a new book on ECR to be published by Manchester University Press in 2020. My present focus is on the 'new' European Parliament (post 2019) - for more details, see European Parliament Academic Research Networkhttps://europeanparliamentacademicresearchnetwork.wordpress.com/.     


PhD supervision

European Union politics; Political parties and elections; European Parliament

Current Teaching

PPR.286 European Union Politics

PPR.339 Elections, Voters and Political Parties in Europe

PPR.417 European Union Politics

Career Details

I studied Politics and International Relations at Glasgow University (graduating with first class honours). Prior to being appointed at Lancaster, I worked for an Edinburgh / London based electoral research NGO. During my postdoctoral studies, I spent a semester at McGill University in Canada as a visiting scholar. In 2008, I won the Political Studies Association prize for the best article published in the journal, Politics.


PhD, Politics - University of Glasgow

(awarded University Anniversary Scholarship,

Supervisor - Professor William L Miller FBA)


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