Professor Neil Carter
Deputy Head of Department

Profile

Biography

Neil Carter graduated in Politics from the University of Durham and received his postgraduate degrees from the University of Bath. He has held visiting appointments at Griffith University, Monash University and Nuffield College. His main research and teaching interests have focused on environmental politics and policy, and on British party politics.

See Blowing Hot and Cold: A Critical Analysis of Labour's Climate Change Policy.

Research

Overview

Neil Carter is interested in all aspects of environmental politics and policy, with a particular interest in climate policy and politics. The third edition of his book, The Politics of the Environment, was published in 2018 and he is an Associate Editor of Environmental Politics. He has also written widely about British politics, particularly on political parties and elections.

Neil was a Co-Investigator on an ESRC-funded project Divergence, Dismantling and Contestation, Environmental Governance post Brexit (led by Professor Charlotte Burns)

He has also held ESRC grants examining Climate Policy and Political Parties, with Professor Robert Ladrech, and asking Is the European Parliament an Environmental Champion? (with Charlotte Burns). He was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to study the Labour Government’s climate policy.

Supervision

Neil Carter welcomes research applications in any of his areas of interest.  He has supervised 15 PhD students to successful completion. He is currently jointly supervising twelve students, four of whom have submitted their theses:

  • Sandra Guzman Luna  - The role of public finance in the transition towards a low carbon development in emerging economies [submitted]
  • Talia Contreras Tapia - Mexico's road to sustainable energy: the impact of renewable energy on development [submitted]
  • David Cole - The effects of civil society opposition on far-right parties [submitted]
  • Stefanos Pentaras - The impact of far right parties on democracy [submitted]
  • Gracia Paramitha - Bilateral climate governance in Indonesia
  • Thomas Ron - A comparative study of party factional cooperation
  • Mihnea Catuti - New intergovernmentalism and energy policy
  • Sophie Moxon - Political finance approaches and the impact on interest group access and influence: A comparative study of Anglo-Saxon liberal democracies
  • Omran Shroufi - The European Radical Right and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Dila Gulomova – EU foreign policy towards Central Asia
  • Stephanie Luke - The Impact of the Far Right on Mainstream Party Positions on the issue of the EU
  • Diane Kirkwood – A longitudinal study of political divisions in the UK

 

External activities

Editorial duties

Associate Editor, Environmental Politics

Consultancy

Neil Carter was commissioned by Friends of the Earth to produce a study of the Labour Government’s environment policies; New Labour, New Environment? – an Analysis of the Labour Government's Policy on Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss, July 2007. He has advised the Science Museum on its climate change exhibition.

Neil Carter regularly contributes to national and local radio.

Neil Carter

Contact details

Prof. Neil Carter
Department of Politics
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 323558

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