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Dr Martin Steven


Martin Steven

Lancaster University

County South



Tel: +44 1524 592864

Office Hours:

Summer Term:

Tuesday 2.00-4.00



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 in a monograph for Routledge.

I am Academic Director for the 'Jean Monnet at Lancaster' project: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/selection-results/jean-monnet-activities-2019_en and a research associate with the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence: http://www.manchesterjmce.ac.uk/

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.   

I have also recently finished working on two separate book chapters with my Lancaster colleague, Mark Garnett - one analysing the way left of centre parties use political communication which was published in an edited volume in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan - and another on Christian Democracy, published by Bloomsbury in 2018.   

PhD supervision

Comparative European politics; Political parties and elections; Public policy and political economy

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 before lecturing there courses in British and Comparative Politics - at the same time, I worked for an Edinburgh-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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