Leadership, Regulation and Governance

This area includes the comparative study of public policy, political institutions and behaviour, as well as voting patterns.

The Political Economy of the European Periphery: This international collaborative project analyses patterns of domestic adaptation to the pressures of European economic, political and monetary integration. The central focus is on politics as the mediator of economic pressures and incentives, showing how the same pressures resulted in different political responses and therefore different pathways to crisis. The project uses cross-country comparative method, and within-country variation over time.