Departmental Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Special Lecturer at Magdalen College
Andrew Mellon Professor of American Government, Professorial Fellow Nuffield College, Director of Graduate Studies (Politics), Emeritus Fellow St John’s 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)
Associate Professor of Chinese Politics, Fellow of Merton College
Associate Professor in Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, St. Hildas College
Research topic: Voting Behaviour, Political Parties, Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa, British Politics
15th May 2020
Des King, Andrew Mellon Professor of American Government writes that, as the coronavirus crisis spreads more deeply into Republican homelands, Trump's political future is threatened, along with tens of thousands of lives.
14th Apr 2020
‘Arguments about blame and responsibility have already begun. Without a collaboration, times of crisis like the Covid-19 crisis are enveloped in credit grabbing and finger pointing. Both political parties and public service organisations face tricky choices over whether to collaborate or compete over who gets credit and blame.’
4th Feb 2020
Joshua Goldstein and Mikael Naghizadeh have been jointly awarded the 2019 Deidre and Paul Malone Prize.read more
8th Oct 2019
New research from the British Election Study (BES) has shown that electoral shocks, like Brexit, have increased levels of voter volatility to the highest in modern times.read more
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