MPhil and PhD Students
John-Baptiste's dissertation considers how local governance impacts on inter-sectarian dialogue in Lebanese municipalities under the strain of the Syrian refugee influx.
Luca's research focuses on bureaucratic influence over politicians and legislation. In particular, he investigates the influence of independent regulatory authorities on the liberalisation of the railway industry in Europe.
Matilda is a PhD student in Political Theory. Matilda’s research pertains to the implications of dementia and an ageing society on contemporary political philosophy.
Roberta’s main research interests are comparative politics, specifically parliaments and bicameralism, and Italian politics.
Lotte’s doctoral research measures (1) whether men and women have different political styles, (2) how these styles differ as a function of compositional and institutional factors, and (3) what the effect of any differences are on voters and their evaluations of MPs.
Jennifer's doctoral study focuses on the conditions under which civilians in war-torn states challenge the use of violence by mobilizing and participating in anti-war campaigns.
She is focusing her PhD on the politics of climate change loss and damage, more specifically how the science of climate change attribution can affect political power relations on an international level within the UNFCCC.
Andreas’ research focuses on the impact of power-sharing on inter-ethnic relations. In particular, he is interested in how ethnically-based power-sharing institutions affect citizens’ perceptions and attitudes (most notably, the salience of ethnic identifications) as well as how they shape elite incentives (most notably the capabilities of ethnic minority politicians).
Kasim’s research focuses on the phenomenon of open-mindedness from normative and empirical psychological perspectives. In particular, its relevance for elected representatives and our overall normative justifications for democracy.
Markus‘ research investigates populist rhetoric, its effects on politicians and voters, as well as possibilities to reduce its appeal.
Eliza uses experimental methods to investigate how role models can influence attitudes to education among white working-class boys.
Hannah's PhD in Political Theory focusses on the connection between the republican conception of social justice and relational egalitarianism, structural injustices and status inequalities.
Alice’s doctoral research examines the ways in which the size and scope of government contracts influence accountability and public participation in the services they deliver.
Ben is researching bureaucratic effectiveness and political failure, with a case study focus on migration and border control.
Jay’s research, under the supervision of Prof David Coen and Dr Colin Provost, focuses on democratic accountability and the governance of health and social care in England.
Dušan’s research, currently in its early stages, focuses on the normative implications of power for neorepublican and epistemic democratic theory.
Antonio’s research looks at the underlying social processes that drive cross-sector collaboration between public and non-public actors in the board of directors of global multi-stakeholder partnerships.
His doctoral study focuses on how external states affect civil wars, with a specific focus on how diverging forms of external support shape conflict dynamics.
Patrick’s PhD is about the political attitudes and behaviours of young people who have participated in the UK's National Citizen Service.
Sigrid’s research focuses on internal forced migration, local conflict dynamics, and territorial control in civil wars.