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Governance and Public Policy

The Governance and Public Policy subject area encompasses three internationally recognised nodes of interdisciplinary research.

The European Studies research group brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars concerned with both the European Union and the broader historical and cultural processes which have shaped contemporary Europe. Specific areas of expertise include European Union Politics and Policy, Comparative European Politics, Modern European History, European Law, European Cultural Identities, the External Relations of the European Union, and European/International Political Economy.

The activities of the Gender Studies research group have particularly focused on the Centre for the Advancement of Women in Politics (CAWP) . CAWP’s research aims to bring a critical feminist perspective to bear on women’s political and public participation in the UK and Ireland, as well as further afield. Projects analysing women’s presence in public office and women’s voice in decision-making in Africa, Europe, the UK and Ireland constitute the core of CAWP research.

The subject area also provides focal point for the numerous colleagues across the School whose research touches on issues of Governance, understood broadly in terms of the empirical and theoretical study of public policy issues from the local through to the international levels.

Members of the research subject area:

Members of staff with a secondary association in the research subject area:

Students associated with the research subject area: 

  • Fiona Buckley
  • Emma Catterall
  • Brendan Carey
  • Lucie Coley
  • Ana Gilling
  • Elena Gnedina
  • Thomas Huey
  • Noirin MacNamara
  • Neil Matthews
  • Esmorie Miller
  • Katherine McCloskey
  • Robert Smyth
  • Simon Webber
  • Christine Wilson 

GAPP research subject area presentation series 2011-12

The GAPP reserach subject area will this academic year be holding two workshops at which PGR students will be able to present some aspect of their research to the rest of the cluster. On these days all doctoral candidates and research students present their work in progress to staff and postgraduate students.  The supportive feedback helps students to develop their work to completion. 

The first of these workshops will be held on Friday 13 January from 1330 to 1730.  

In addition, we hold regular presentations by members of the academic staff on their work, which all postgraduate students are expected to attend.