Departmental Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Special Lecturer at Magdalen College
Emeritus Professor in Politics and Tutorial Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall
Professor of Comparative Politics, University Lecturer, Fellow, Nuffield College
Professor of Comparative Politics and Tutorial Fellow (St Hilda's College)
Research topic: Normative issues in social policy; US education and health disparities; theories of social and reparative justice
21st Jan 2019
Professor Paul Chaisty argues that Ukraine's current political problems "will not be solved by a new executive structure", instead suggesting that legislators should focus on the balance of power between political structures in the Eastern European country.read more
9th Jan 2019
New research from Dr Robin Harding suggests that electoral competition in Africa benefits rural communities over urban ones. read more
21st Sep 2018
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jane Green as Gwilym Gibbon Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations. She will also hold a Professorial Fellowship at Nuffield College.
Prof Green is the Director of Gwilym Gibbon Centre for Public Policy; Co-Director of the British Election Study; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; Affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Previously, she was Professor of Political Science in the Cathy Marsh Institute for Social Research and the Politics Department at the University of Manchester, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Centre for European Studies in 2016, and at the University of California at Berkeley in 2007. She holds a DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College).
Her research interests are in public opinion and electoral behaviour, especially relating to competence and reward-punishment voting and blame. Her research is characterised by long-term contextual explanations of political choice, and over-time variation in public opinion - and their implications for politics, broadly defined.
She is an Election Analyst for ITV News, a regular commentator on national media, and was winner of the Political Studies Association Research Communicator of the Year (2015). In 2015 Prof Green was a member of the inquiry into the 2015 opinion polls, and she has given evidence to House of Lords and House of Commons committees.
The Gwilym Gibbon Centre for Public Policy, part of Nuffield College, conducts research into public policy issues and British politics. It aims to combine the rigour of academe with the timetable required by policymakers, and to submit evidence in support of policy choices.
Prof Green said, “It is essential to understand the causes and profound consequences of major social, economic and political changes in such an important and tumultuous period in British politics. I am excited about the opportunities to do that here in Oxford, and to build bridges between policy and political practitioners and academia”.read more
Dr Annette Idler analyses the potential knock-on effects of Venezuela’s crisis in the Washington Post
10th Aug 2017
Venezuela seems locked in a downward political and economic spiral, but what happens in Venezuela has far broader implications for international securityread more
17th May 2017
Professor Desmond King has written for Prospect magazine on developments in Donald Trump's presidency, and in particular the sacking of the Director of the FBI, James Comey.read more
9th May 2017
Professor James Tilley and Dr Thomas Leeper (LSE) have started a new research project, led by former department academic Professor Sara Holbolt (now also at LSE), which will study what the public expects from Brexit and what outcome of the negotiations might be considered legitimate.read more
23rd Mar 2017
Teresa Bejan has appeared on Rational Radio Daily With Steele And Ungar (20 March) and the ‘Interchange’ programme on WFHB (21 March) to talk about her book Mere Civility, and what it might be able to teach about a perceived ‘crisis of civility’ in the United States and beyond.read more