Tom Robinson

Mr Tom Robinson

Research topic:
Elite cooperation within US state policymaking
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Government Elections Public Policy Constitutions, Institutions and Governments Institutions and organisations 

Academic Profile

Tom is an MPhil candidate in Comparative Government and a member of St Anne's College. His research focusses on the ballot initiative process in the United States, campaign finance contributions and how actors cooperate across institutional borders. As part of this research, he has examined drug legalisation initiatives passed via the ballot, and how such changes at the state level affect the dynamics of US federalism.

He also received his BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Oxford.


Richard E. Neustadt Prize (2017) - for the best paper in the field of US government and politics presented by a postgraduate student at the annual American Politics Group conference.

Conference Papers and Presentations

Cannabis Coalitions: Cooperation Across Institutional Borders (APG 2017)

Marijuana Legalisation at the Ballot Box: Iteration and Interactivity in the Ballot Initiative Process (MPSA 2016)