Paul M Heywood
BiographyProfessor Paul Heywood is Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics at the University of Nottingham. He graduated with an MA in Politics (First Class) from the University of Edinburgh, then did postgraduate studies in Madrid and at the LSE, from where he received his MSc(Econ) and PhD (Politics). Before joining Nottingham, he taught at the University of Glasgow and at the University of London. He also worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit, London (1989-93). He has been a member of the ESRC Research Grants Board (2001-05) and was Dean of the University of Nottingham Graduate School from 2003-07, and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 2011-15. He is currently Director of the University of Nottingham’s ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, which supports research students in the social sciences. Between 2003 and 2009 he was co-editor of the international journal Government and Opposition, and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors. Professor Heywood is author, co-author or editor of fourteen books and more than eighty journal articles and book chapters. His research focuses on political corruption, institutional design and state capacity in contemporary Europe. In 2006, he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Hunan (China), where he is Senior Adviser to the Center for Clean Governance. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (elected 2002), and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (elected 2012).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Published: Dec 04, 2008 by West European Politics
Authors: Raj Chari and Paul M Heywood
In seeking to explain the policy process, as opposed to policy choices and outcomes, this paper emphasises the need to look at institutional factors – in particular, the institutional design of contemporary Spanish democracy and Spain's economic model as the core explanatory variables.
Published: Jun 01, 2004 by Journal of Political Ideologies
Authors: Catherine Fieschi and Paul Heywood
We develop a framework to explain support for alternative politics of a populist type. Whilst reducing political events to variants of soap‐operas has had profound effects on the public perception of the political and political institutions, the result may not be simply a lack of, or diminution of, trust in politicians and political institutions, but rather a parallel growth in cynicism.
Published: Jun 01, 1995 by Europe-Asia Studies
Authors: Matthew Wyman, Stephen White, Bill Miller and Paul Heywood
The introduction of multi-candidate elections in the Soviet Union in the perestroika period, and then the multi-party elections of late 1993 in Russia, present a new analytical challenge for scholars. In this article we argue that Russia is not as different as might be supposed, and many problems faced by the analyst there are common throughout the world.