I am the Pro-Director (Research) and the Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.  

In September 2021 I will take up the Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics at the European University Institute, in Florence.

I am a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

My main areas of research and teaching are comparative, European, and EU political behaviour and institutions – in particular parties and party systems, public opinion and voting behaviour, electoral systems and the design of democracy, and legislative behaviour.

Typical hypocrisy https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jul/28/queen-secretly-lobbied-scottish-ministers-climate-law-exemption?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

💻 VIDEO: Centre Director, @s_machin reflected on 30 years of @CEP_LSE research to look at the education and economic inequalities facing younger generations.

#LSECOVID19 @AnnaVignoles @simonjhix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZre9iF-v2A&list=PLK4elntcUEy2eonA4OlH9GkBGVFC6fNwe&index=21&ab_channel=LSE

Made it to San Diego with my family. Feeling relieved to get outa dodge (aka UK). Will try to be off this thing for the next few weeks. See ya!

This is not just the “pingdemic”. One of the main motivations for joining the EEC was to secure stable food supplies and prices. Reintroduction of customs and regulatory checks, plus restrictions on the movement of workers will have inevitable consequences https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/23/england-facing-weeks-of-pingdemic-disruption-to-services-and-food-supply?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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