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Dr Martin Steven

Dr Martin Steven

Lecturer

County South
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YL


Tel: +44 1524 5 92864
Office hours: Thursday 2.00-4.00

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. I am also starting a new phase of research, focusing on the policy content and electoral support of political parties that prefer to be identified as ‘Euro-realist' as opposed to ‘Euro-sceptic' – especially those affiliated to the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR).

PhD Supervision Interests

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.        

Office Hours

Thursday 2.00-4.00

Qualifications

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

Professional Role

Convener of Postgraduate Studies in Politics

In Press

Consulting and compromising: the (non-)religious policy preferences of British Members of the European Parliament

Steven, M. 06/2014 In: Religion, State and Society. 42, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Framing electoral reform in the 2011 UK Alternative Vote referendum campaign

Lundberg, T. & Steven, M. 2013 In: Australian Journal of Political Science. 48, 1, p. 15-27 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Scottish Council Elections 2012: Results and Statistics

Steven, M., Denver, D. & Bochel, H. 2012 Plymouth: University of Plymouth.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Mixed messages (for some) parties - the Scottish council elections of 2012

Steven, M., Denver, D. & Bochel, H. 2012 In: Scottish Affairs. 80, Summer

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The Conservative Party and Devolved National Identities: Scotland and Wales Compared

Steven, M., Llyr ap Gareth, O. & Baston, L. 03/2012 In: National Identities. 14, 1, p. 71-81 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Scottish Devolution and National Identity

Soule, D., Leith, M. & Steven, M. 2012 In: National Identities. 14, 1, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

2011

The 2011 Scottish Parliament Election

Curtice, J. & Steven, M. 2011 London: Electoral Reform Society. 40 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Christianity and British Politics: A Neglected Dimension

Steven, M. 2011 Politics and Religion in Western Europe: modernities in conflict. Foret, F. & Itçaina, X. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Christianity and Party Politics: Keeping the Faith

Steven, M. 2011 London: Routledge. (Routledge studies in religion and politics)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2010

Working with the Single Transferable Vote

Steven, M. 2010 London: Electoral Reform Society. 26 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Party over Policy? Scottish Nationalism and the Politics of Independence

Leith, M. & Steven, M. 04/2010 In: The Political Quarterly. 81, 2, p. 263-269 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Religious Lobbies in the European Union: From Dominant Church to Faith-Based Organisation

Steven, M. 2009 Religion, Politics and Law in the European Union. Leustean, L. N. & Madeley, J. T. S. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Religious Lobbies in the European Union: From Dominant Church to Faith-Based Organisation

Steven, M. 03/2009 In: Religion, State and Society. 37, 1-2, p. 181-191 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2008

Secessionist Politics and Religious Conservatism: The Scottish National Party and Faith-Based Interests

Steven, M. 10/2008 In: Politics. 28, 3, p. 188-196 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Electoral Reform and Democratic Engagement

Steven, M. 2008 In: Representation. 44, 4, p. 277-284 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

2007

The 2007 Scottish Parliament Election

Steven, M. 2007 Electoral Reform Society. 44 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

The Place of Religion in Devolved Scottish Politics: An Interest Group Analysis of the Scottish Churches

Steven, M. 2007 In: Scottish Affairs.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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