Dr Erica Consterdine

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Research Overview

My research centres on public policy with a focus on immigration policy and governance. The processes and politics of policymaking, and in particular unintended outcomes of policy, are what drives my research. My book Labour's Immigration Policy: The Making of the Migration State published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018 explored how interest, ideas, parties and institutions shape policy. My work draws on theories and approaches from political science and public policy, political geography, and organisational sociology. My research interests include but are not limited to immigration politics & policymaking, British politics, labour market policies, street-level bureaucracy, policy implementation, multi-level governance, role of political parties, political economy and organisational cultures. Empirically my current research focuses on labour immigration policies across the EU, the political economy of migration, the Common European Asylum System and politics of policy implementation.