Department of Political Science


SPP Professor awarded CBE

18 June 2013

Albert Weale

Professor Albert Weale CBE

Albert Weale, Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy since 2010, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to Political Science.

He joins Professor Robert Hazell who was awarded the CBE in 2007 for services to constitutional reform.

Professor Weale said that he was thrilled to have received the award, which was a token of recognition of the contribution that Political Science could make to understanding politics and the improvement of society.


Albert joined the Department in January 2010 and currently holds an ESRC Professorial Fellowship in 'Social Contract, Deliberative Democracy and Public Policy'.

Educated at the University of Cambridge (1968-74), he started his career as Sir James Knott Fellow in the Department of Politics, University of Newcastle (1974-76) before going on to be Lecturer in Politics (1976-83) and Assistant Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research (1982-85) at the University of York (1976-85).

He was appointed Professor of Politics at the University of East Anglia (1985-992) and Professor of Government at the University of Essex (1992-2009). In addition, he has held visiting positions at Yale University, the University of Dar Es Salaam and Australian National University.

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