Dr Martin Steven

Senior Lecturer

Research Overview

My research interests lie in the area of European Union politics - especially political parties, elections and the European Parliament. I have published in journals such as 'Representation', 'The Political Quarterly', and the 'Australian Journal of Political Science', as well as single authored monographs for Routledge and Manchester University Press. My recent focus has been on the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) party and their 'Euro-realist' politics.

I am the Academic Co-ordinator of 'Jean Monnet at Lancaster' (www.lancaster.ac.uk/eustudies), a European Commission funded project (€44,335.50) designed to promote and explain the work of the European Union through coordinating research seminars, lectures and policy workshops.

Related to this, I am the founding convener of the European Parliament Academic Research Network involving members of UACES. A special issue of the Journal of Legislative Studies will be published in 2024 looking at the ninth session of the European Parliament, which I will edit.

I am also an associated researcher at the Institute for European Studies, Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB): Institute for European Studies, ULB. I am presently working on an international research project examining the role of social, moral and religious issues in the activities of Members of the European Parliament, MEPs (with Professor François Foret, ULB Bruxelles) the findings of which will be published in a special issue of Religion, State and Society and a Routledge edited volume

Jean Monnet at Lancaster
13/09/2019 → 31/08/2021

João Vale de Almeida
Hosting a Non-Academic Visitor

What does the Polish election mean for Europe?
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The new Greek government and the European Union
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Austrian Elections Round Table
Participation in workshop, seminar, course