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Dr Martin Steven


Martin Steven

Lancaster University

County South



Tel: +44 1524 5 92864

Office Hours:

Sabbatical from teaching duties, 19-20 



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 in a monograph for Routledge.

I am Academic Co-ordinator for the 'Jean Monnet at Lancaster' project (@LancasterEurope): https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/selection-results/jean-monnet-activities-2019_en and an associated researcher at the Institute for European Studies, Universite libre de Bruxelles  (ULB): https://www.iee-ulb.eu/en/. My present focus is the European Conservatives and Reformists parliamentary group and their 'Euro-realist' political activities - I am writing a new book on ECR to be published by Manchester University Press in 2020.   


PhD supervision

European Union politics; Political parties and elections; European Parliament

Current Teaching

PPR.224 European Union Politics

PPR.339 Elections, Voters and Political Parties

PPR.427 Public Policy

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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