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Dr Martin Steven

Lecturer

Martin Steven

County South

Lancaster University

Bailrigg

Lancaster LA1 4YL

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 5 92864

Office Hours:

Tuesday 11.00-12.00

Thursday 11.00-12.00

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Research overview

My research interests lie in the area of comparative politics and government, with a particular focus on the UK and EU - examining the behaviour of political parties and interest groups in the public policy process. I have successfully completed projects on multi-level governance and electoral system design, with my outputs published in journals such as 'Representation', 'The Political Quarterly', and the 'Australian Journal of Political Science', and also in a monograph on party politics for Routledge. I am presently a scientific partner for a study hosted by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) analysing how effectively Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) represent religious interests in relevant policy areas: http://www.releur.eu/index.html. The findings will be published in 2014, just after the European elections.

 

 

PhD supervision

Comparative politics and government (British and European); Political parties and elections; Interest groups and organisations; Public policy and political economy

Current Teaching

PPR.427 Public Policy

PPR.339 Elections, Voters and Political Parties

PPR.224 Politics of the European Union

Career Details

I graduated with a first class honours MA and PhD (university anniversary scholar) from the Department of Politics, University of Glasgow, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Strathclyde, also acting as a graduate teaching assistant in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, and spending a period as a visiting researcher in the Department of Political Science, McGill University, Montreal. Prior to coming to Lancaster University, I was Course Director of the Duke University study abroad programme in Public Policy at the University of Glasgow. I have also in the past worked in the public and not-for-profit sector, including for an NGO, and have appeared as an expert witness in front of the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee. I act as both a project reviewer and rapporteur for the Economic and Social Research Council, and won the 2008 Political Studies Association prize for the best article published in politics.        

Qualifications

PhD in Public Policy (University Anniversary Scholar), Department of Politics, University of Glasgow

Professional Role

Convener of Postgraduate Studies in Politics

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