Dr Martin Steven

Lecturer

Research Overview

My research interests lie in the area of comparative politics and government, with a particular focus on the United Kingdom as well as the wider European Union, examining the behaviour of political parties and interest groups in the public policy process. I have successfully completed funded 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 have also recently finished working on a project hosted by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and partly funded by the European Commission Sixth Framework Programme focusing on the European Parliament. I am presently researching political economy issues related to the role of party politics in European integration - I recently presented a paper at the annual UACES conference (www.uaces.org/events/conferences/cork/papers) analysing 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 European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR).

Consulting and compromising: the (non-)religious policy preferences of British MEPs
Steven, M. 18/05/2015 In: Religion at the European Parliament and in European multi-level governance . London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Consulting and compromising: the (non-)religious policy preferences of British MEPs
Steven, M. 06/2014 In: Religion, State and Society. 42, 2-3, p. 180-195. 16 p.
Journal article

Religion in European multi-level parliamentary politics: the policy preferences of British and Irish MEPs
Steven, M. 14/06/2013 Lancaster University
Working paper

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.
Journal 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.
Journal article

Mixed messages (for some) parties - the Scottish council elections of 2012
Steven, M., Denver, D., Bochel, H. 2012 In: Scottish Affairs. 80, Summer
Journal article

Scottish Council Elections 2012: Results and Statistics
Steven, M., Denver, D., Bochel, H. 2012 University of Plymouth.
Commissioned report

Scottish Devolution and National Identity
Soule, D., Leith, M., Steven, M. 2012 In: National Identities. 14, 1, 10 p.
Editorial

Christianity and British Politics: A Neglected Dimension
Steven, M. 2011 In: Politics and Religion in Western Europe. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Christianity and Party Politics: Keeping the Faith
Steven, M. 2011 London : Routledge. ISBN: 9780415556606.
Book

The 2011 Scottish Parliament Election
Curtice, J., Steven, M. 2011 Electoral Reform Society. 40 p.
Commissioned 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.
Journal article

Working with the Single Transferable Vote
Steven, M. 2010 Electoral Reform Society. 26 p.
Commissioned report

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.
Journal article

Religious Lobbies in the European Union: From Dominant Church to Faith-Based Organisation
Steven, M. 2009 In: Religion, Politics and Law in the European Union. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Journal article

Electoral Reform and Democratic Engagement
Steven, M. 2008 In: Representation. 44, 4, 8 p.
Editorial

The 2007 Scottish Parliament Election
Steven, M. 2007 Electoral Reform Society. 44 p.
Commissioned report

The Place of Religion in Devolved Scottish Politics: An Interest Group Analysis of the Scottish Churches
Steven, M. 2007 In: Scottish Affairs.
Journal article