Last year, Professor Iain McLean retired from his full-time position as Professor of Politics and Official Fellow of Nuffield College. Earlier this year, Iain’s former colleagues, students, friends and family gathered at a conference celebrating his career and our department's blog, OxPol, has dedicated a special series to his work – forming a digital form of 'Festschrift' (a book celebrating an academic's life and work).

Up to the present, Iain’s career has encompassed a wide variety of sub-disciplines in political science, including voting theory, rational choice, political history and public policy, and has included diverse countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and France.

Themes in the series include Theorists and Theory; British Policy and Politics; and Educational Environments. These posts offer a selection of snapshots from Iain’s career, reflecting the diversity of his interests, the character of the institutions where he has worked and the exceptional quality of his contributions to the discipline and many of its sub-disciplines.

The special series is available here: http://blog.politics.ox.ac.uk/iain-mclean-reflections-on-a-career/

Professor Iain McLean is Professor of Politics, Official Fellow, Nuffield College