Professor McGowan’s research focuses on European Politics. He is particularly interested in the structures of EU governance with special reference to European competition policy; the relationship between the UK and the EU; the theme of far right and populist politics and political violence.
This research has particular relevance to recent developments and explores two of the most salient themes, Brexit and populism. The objective of the research activity is to advance knowledge and understanding of both research areas.
Professor McGowan is open to PhD applications in the fields of;
PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
Name: Rebecca Kerr
Years of Study: 1
PhD Title: Regions and Regionalism in Sweden
Years of Study: 2001-04
Current position: Reader in Politics, Karlstad University, Sweden
PhD Title: Northern Ireland: The European Dimension to Devolution in Northern Ireland
Years of Study: 1999-2002
Current position: Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, University College Cork
PhD Title: Interest Group Mobilisation in France
Years of Study: 2006-09
Current position: Senior Lecturer, School of Geography and Sustainable Development, St Andrews University, Scotland
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