Comparative Politics and Public Policy

Our research expertise engages with a number of salient themes in current academic discourse, including governance, government, democracy, leadership, political parties, state capacity, policy design, the delivery of public services and regulation.  This expertise cuts across many geo-political levels (international, regional, national and local) and is applied to a range of policy areas, such as environment and climate change, security, economic transformation, welfare and education.

Recent news & events 

Tuesday, 12 June, 12.30pm-2.00pm
Dr Simona Davidescu (University of York): 'From sustainable development to the green economy and back again: setting the agenda in a laggard state'

Tuesday, 29 May
Dr Małgorzata Kaczorowska (University of Warsaw): 'Democracy within (Polish) political parties. How to measure it?'

22 May, 12.30pm-2.00pm
Mihnea Catuti (University of York):'Europeanisation in the Western Balkans? Compliance with the Energy Community environmental acquis in Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'

25 April 2018, 12.30pm-2.00pm
Dr Indrajit Roy (University of York): 'Dignity, not development: Democratic deepening in an Indian State'

Past events

Membership (research students)

  • Fahad Al-Ghamdi
  • Eli Auslender
  • Sebastian Booth
  • Mihnea Catuti
  • Bhaksook Charoonsak
  • David Landon Cole
  • Ahmet Dalkiran
  • Tom Davies
  • Hongyuan Du
  • Matthieu Foulon
  • Dilafroz Gulomova
  • Will Kitson
  • Gokhan Kocaslan
  • Stephanie Luke
  • Darrin McDonald
  • Obed Mendez Jeronimo
  • Sophie Moxon
  • Omi Ongge
  • Stefanos Pentaras
  • Thomas Ron
  • Omran Shroufi
  • Fawzia Slimani
  • Xizi Wan
  • Ben Whisker
  • Mathew Wills