Publications Overview

The following is a brief overview of some articles, books and publications that I have written in recent times. I'm currently writing two new books for release in 2018 and I regularly contribute to The New Staesman and Spectator. 

 

Authored volumes

Elections in Wales: Democracy in a Semi-Sovereign Nation (University of Wales Press, 2018 forthcoming)

The End of British Party Politics? (Biteback Publishing, 2018 forthcoming)

(with Richard Wyn Jones) Wales Says Yes: Devolution and the 2011 Welsh Referendum (University of Wales Press, 2012) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wales-Says-Yes-Devolution-Referendum/dp/0708324851

(with David Farrell) Representing Europe’s Citizens? Electoral Institutions and the Failure of Parliamentary Representation in the European Union (Oxford University Press, 2007) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Representing-Europes-Citizens-Parliamentary-Representation-ebook/dp/B001D21YP4

Becoming Europeans? Attitudes, Behaviour and Socialization in the European Parliament (Oxford University Press, 2005) https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Europeans-Attitudes-Socialization-Parliament/dp/0199284326

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Edited Volumes

(with Richard Wyn Jones) Europe, Regions, and European Regionalism (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Regions-European-Regionalism-Palgrave-Politics/dp/1349312193

(with Justin Fisher, Paul Webb & David Broughton) British Elections and Parties Review Volume 14 (Frank Cass, 2004)

(with Simon Hix) The European Parliament at Fifty: Special Issue of Journal of Common Market Studies, (2003) Vol. 41, No. 2

(with Colin Rallings, Jon Tonge & Paul Webb) British Elections and Parties Review Volume 13 (Frank Cass, 2003)

(with Rinus van Schendelen) The Unseen Hand: Unelected EU Legislators (Frank Cass, 2002)

 

Peer ReviewedArticles

(with Jac Larner) ‘A Successful Defence: the 2016 Welsh Assembly Election’, Parliamentary Affairs (2017) 70: 507-529; https://academic.oup.com/pa/article-abstract/70/3/507/2629219/A-Successful-Defence-the-2016-National-Assembly

(with Charlie Jeffery, Ailsa Henderson, Robert Lineira, Dan Wincott & Richard Wyn Jones) ‘England, Englishness and Brexit’, Political Quarterly (2016) 87: 187-199; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-923X.12262/abstract

(with Charlie Jeffery, Ailsa Henderson & Richard Wyn Jones) ‘England’s Dissatisfactions and the Conservative Dilemma’, Political Studies Review (2016) 14: 335-348; http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1478929916649617

(with Ron Johnston, Charles Pattie and David Cutts) ‘Constituency campaigning and canvassing for support at the 2011 National Assembly for Wales election’, Politics (2016) 36: 49-62; http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-9256.12098

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘The Public Legitimacy of The National Assembly for Wales’, Journal of Legislative Studies (2015) 21: 515-533; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13572334.2015.1059591?journalCode=fjls20

‘More Scottish than Welsh? Understanding the 2011 Devolved Elections in Scotland and Wales’, Regional and Federal Studies (2013) 23: 591-612; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13597566.2013.810147

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Still Three Wales? Social Location and Electoral Behaviour in Wales’, Electoral Studies (2012) 31: 656-667; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02613794/31?sdc=1

(with Simon Hix & David Farrell) ‘National or European Parliamentarians? Evidence from a New Survey of Members of the European Parliament’, Journal of Common Market Studies (2012) 50: 670-683; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2012.02250.x/abstract

‘Democracy in Contemporary Wales’, Contemporary Wales (2012) 25: 73-81

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘One Wales? The Geography of Participation and Voting in the 2011 Welsh Referendum’, Contemporary Wales (2012) 25: 1-14

(with David Farrell) ‘The European Parliament: One Parliament, Several Modes of Political Representation?’, Journal of European Public Policy (2010) 17: 36-54; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13501760903465173

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘The End of One-Partyism? Party Politics in Wales in the Second Decade of Devolution’, Contemporary Wales (2008) 21: 207-217

(with Anwen Elias) ‘The 2007 Welsh Assembly Election’, Regional and Federal Studies (2008) 18: 103-109; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13597560701855269

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Devolution and Electoral Politics in Scotland and Wales’, Publius: The Journal of Federalism (2006) 36: 115-134; https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/43b0/c366d85d79873a0c1cb71f93020123e54ea7.pdf

(with David Farrell) ‘Electing the European Parliament: How Uniform are ‘Uniform’ Electoral Systems?’, Journal of Common Market Studies (2005) 43: 969-984; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2005.00604.x/abstract

(with Richard Wyn Jones & Dafydd Trystan) ‘Turnout, Participation and Legitimacy in Post-Devolution Wales’, British Journal of Political Science (2004) 34: 519-37; https://www.jstor.org/stable/4092332?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Minor Tremor but Several Casualties: the 2003 Welsh Election’, British Elections and Parties Review (2004) 14: 191-210

(with Dafydd Trystan & Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Explaining the Quiet Earthquake: Voting Behaviour in the First Election to the National Assembly for Wales’, Electoral Studies (2003) 22: 635-650; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02613794/22?sdc=1

(with Simon Hix & Tapio Raunio) ‘Fifty Years On: Research on the European Parliament’, Journal of Common Market Studies (2003) 41: 191-202; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-5965.00418/full

(with David Farrell) ‘MEPs as Representatives: Individual and Institutional Roles’, Journal of Common Market Studies (2003) 41: 269-288; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-5965.00422/abstract

(with Richard Wyn Jones), ‘Coming Home to Labour? The 2003 Welsh Assembly Election’, Regional and Federal Studies (2003) 13: 125-132; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13597560308559438

‘Business as Usual? Comparing Westminster and National Assembly Elections in Wales’, Contemporary Wales (2003) 16: 75-82

(with David M. Farrell) ‘Electoral Reform and the British MEP’, Journal of Legislative Studies (2003) 9: 14-36 http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/jls/2006/00000009/00000001;

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘A Settling Will? Wales and Devolution, Five Years On’, British Elections and Parties Review (2003) 13: 86-106

(with Kent J. Kille) ‘Executive Heads and the Role of Intergovenmental Organisations: Expansionist Leadership in the United Nations and the European Union’, Political Psychology (2003) 24: 175-198; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/0162-895X.00321/abstract

‘External Change, Internal Development: Studying the European Parliament’, Government and Opposition (2003) 38: 131-138; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1477-7053.t01-1-00008/abstract

(with Rinus van Schendelen) ‘Introduction’, Special Issue of Journal of Legislative Studies (2002) 8: 1-13; http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fjls20/8/4?nav=tocList

(with Rinus van Schendelen) ‘Conclusions’, Special Issue of Journal of Legislative Studies (2002) 8: 117-124; http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fjls20/8/4?nav=tocList

(with Richard Wyn Jones & Dafydd Trystan) ‘Why do the Conservatives always do (even) worse in Wales?’ British Elections and Parties Review (2002) 12: 229-245. (Winner of Politicos Prize for best paper in that year’s Review)

‘The European Parliament as a Non-Legislative Actor’, Journal of European Public Policy (2001) 8: 162-169

‘Dealing with Big Brother: Relations with the First Chamber’, Journal of Legislative Studies (2001) 7: 93-104

(with Samuel C. Patterson) ‘Ideology, Partisanship and Decision-Making in a Contemporary American Legislature’, Party Politics (2001) 7: 131-156; http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1354068801007002001

‘Voters, Parties and Europe’, Party Politics (2001) 7: 515-523; http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1354068801007004006?journalCode=ppqa

‘Nowhere to Run...?  British MEPs and the Euro’, British Elections and Parties Review (1999) 9: 186-199

‘The European Parliament, Euro-Elections and the Democratic Deficit', Representation (1999) 36: 235-242

‘MEPs and the Building of a “Parliamentary Europe”’, Journal of Legislative Studies (1998) 4: 91-107

‘Policy Influence and Participation in the European Parliament’, Legislative Studies Quarterly (1997) 22: 233-252

(with Anthony Mughan) ‘Accounting for Change in Free Vote Outcomes in the House of Commons’, British Journal of Political Science (1997) 27: 640-647; https://orca.cf.ac.uk/49101/1/Mughan%201997.pdf

(with Anthony Mughan & Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier) ‘Mapping Legislative Socialization’, European Journal of Political Research (1997) 32: 93-106; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1475-6765.00333/full

‘The European Parliament and the Co-Decision Procedure: A Re-Assessment’, Journal of Legislative Studies (1997) 3: 58-73; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13572339708420518

‘The European Parliament and Co-Decision: A Rejoinder to Tsebelis and Garrett’, Journal of Legislative Studies (1997) 3: 93-103; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13572339708420520?src=recsys

BookChapters

‘It’s Not Scotland: Wales’ Enduring Electoral Semi-Distinctiveness’ (P.Cowley & R.Ford, eds.) Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box 2: 50 further surprising facts about Britain’s politicians and voters (London: Biteback, 2016)

‘The Coalition’s Impact on Wales’, in (M.Beech & S.Lee, eds.) Coalition Politics Evaluated: Examining the Cameron-Clegg Coalition (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

‘1859 and All That: the Enduring Failure of Welsh Conservatism’, in (P.Cowley & R.Ford, eds.) Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: 50 surprising facts about Britain’s politicians and voters (London: Biteback, 2014)

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Territorial Politics in the Post-Devolution United Kingdom’, in (P.Cowley et al, eds.) Developments in British Politics 9 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Introduction: Europe, Regions and European Regionalism’, in (R.Scully & R.Wyn Jones, eds.) Europe, Regions, and European Regionalism (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Conclusion: Europe’s Persisting Regions’, in (R.Scully & R.Wyn Jones, eds.) Europe, Regions, and European Regionalism (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Devolution and the People of Wales’, in (K.Stolz, ed.) Ten Years of Devolution in the United Kingdom: Snapshots at a Moving Target (Augsburg: Wissner Verlag, 2010)

‘The European Parliament’, in (M.Cini & N.Perez-Solorzano Borragan, eds.) European Union Politics (3rd edition) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Welsh devolution: the end of the beginning, and the beginning of…?’, in (A.Trench, ed.) The State of the Nations 2008 (Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2008)

‘The European Parliament’, in (M.Cini, ed.), The European Union (2nd edition) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Wales’, in (D.Hough & C.Jeffery, eds.) Devolution and Electoral Politics: a Comparative Exploration (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006)

‘Rational Institutionalism, Liberal Intergovernmentalism and Public Choice’, in (M.Cini & A.Bourne, eds.), Palgrave Advances in European Union Studies (London: Palgrave, 2005)

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘What do the People Want?’ in (J.Osmond ed.) Welsh Politics Come of Age: Responses to the Richard Commission (IWA: Cardiff, 2005)

‘The European Parliament’, in (M.Cini, ed.), The European Union (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003)

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Public Engagement’ in (J.Osmond & J.Barry Jones, eds.) The Birth of Welsh Democracy: the First Term of the National Assembly for Wales (IWA: Cardiff, 2003)

(with Mark Shepherd) ‘The European Parliament: of Barriers and Removed Citizens’, in (P.Norton, ed.), Parliaments and Citizens in Western Europe (London: Frank Cass, 2002)

‘Britain and Europe’, in (D. Denver et al, eds.), Central Debates in British Politics (Harlow: Pearson, 2002)

‘Going Native?  Institutional and Partisan Loyalty in the European Parliament’, in (B. Steunenberg & J. Thomassen, eds.), The European Parliament: Moving Towards Democracy in the EU (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002)

‘Dealing with Big Brother: Inter-Cameral Relations’, in (N.Baldwin & D.Shell. eds.), Second Chambers (London: Frank Cass, 2001)

‘Democracy, Legitimacy and the European Parliament’, in (M. Green Cowles & M. Smith, eds.), The State of the European Union Vol. 5 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000)

(with Samuel C. Patterson) ‘The Meaning of the Legislative Party’, in (J. Green & D. Shea, eds.) The State of the Parties: the Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties (third edition) (Lanham, MD and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999)

‘Developing European Institutions: Governing European Integration’, in (I. Davies & A. Sobisch, eds.) Developing European Citizens (Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University Press, 1997)

Extended Reviews & Other Publications

‘Brexit and the People of Wales: What Do We Know? What Could We Know?’ Cardiff University Welsh Brexit Blog (30th March 2017)

‘Do you know what your government is responsible for?’ The Conversation (3rd May 2016)

‘Brexit, steel and Panama: a perfect storm for Welsh Tories’, Sunday Times (17th April 2016)

(with Stephen Cushion) ‘British media is failing to give voters the full picture ahead of elections’, The Conversation (4th April 2016)

‘Profile: Welsh Assembly Election’, Political Insight (April 2016) pp.22-23

‘Jez We Will?’, The Welsh Agenda (Autumn/Winter 2015) 55: 6-7

‘Labour in Wales: perhaps the biggest polling movement in recent UK history that almost no-one has heard of’, LSE General Election 2015 Blog, January 2015, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/generalelection/labour-in-wales-perhaps-the-biggest-polling-movement-in-recent-uk-history-that-almost-no-one-has-heard-of/

‘Carwyn Who?’, Click on Wales, December 2014, http://www.clickonwales.org/2014/12/carwyn-who/

(with Charlie Jeffery, Richard Wyn Jones, Ailsa Henderson & Guy Lodge) Taking England Seriously: the New English Politics, October 2014, http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/wgc/2014/10/14/taking-england-seriously-report-of-the-future-of-england-survey-2014/

‘A Betrayal in Waiting? Plaid Cymru, the SNP and the Scottish Referendum’, BritPolitics, September 2014, http://www.britpolitics.co.uk/academic-articles-all/plaid-cymru-snp-scottish-referendum-professor-roger-scully-cardiff-university

‘The Scottish Referendum: the View from Wales’, Future of the UK and Scotland Blog, August 2014, http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/scottish-referendum-view-wales

‘Plaid Cymru’s Strategic Dilemma’, Click on Wales, August 2014, http://www.clickonwales.org/2014/08/plaid-cymrus-strategic-dilemma/

‘UKIP still on the up’, Click on Wales, July 2014, http://www.clickonwales.org/2014/07/ukip-still-on-the-up/

‘Labour Vote Share to Decline?, Click on Wales, June 2014, http://www.clickonwales.org/2014/06/labour-to-lose-their-majority/

‘UKIP has arrived in Welsh politics’, Click on Wales, May 2014, http://www.clickonwales.org/2014/05/ukip-has-arrived-in-welsh-politics/

‘Polling Trends show UKIP still on the rise’, Click on Wales, May 2014, http://www.clickonwales.org/2014/05/polling-trends-show-ukip-still-on-the-rise/

‘Polling Trends still favour Labour’, Click on Wales, February 2014 , http://www.clickonwales.org/2014/02/polling-trends-still-favour-labour/

‘Updating the Welsh Political Barometer’, Click on Wales, January 2014, http://www.clickonwales.org/2014/01/updating-the-welsh-political-barometer/

‘Welsh Political Barometer: new poll tracks Welsh voters’, ITV.com, December 2013 http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2013-12-10/new-poll-tracks-welsh-voters/

‘Wales divided over tax powers’, Click on Wales, November 2013 http://www.clickonwales.org/2013/11/wales-divided-over-tax-powers/

‘Polls suggest we’re a land of wishful thinking’, Click on Wales, November 2013 http://www.clickonwales.org/2013/11/polls-suggest-were-a-land-of-wishful-thinking/

‘Attitudes of Young People Towards Devolution’, Ein Dyfodol-Our Future, August 2013 http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/resource/11644.33322.file.eng.pdf

‘Ynys Môn after-shock to quiet earthquake’, Click on Wales, August 2013, http://www.clickonwales.org/2013/08/ynys-mon-after-shock-to-quiet-earthquake/

‘Visibility of Politicians in the Bay’, Click on Wales, July 2013, http://www.clickonwales.org/2013/07/visibility-of-politicians-in-the-bay/

(with Charlie Jeffery & Richard Wyn Jones) ‘The Emergence of England’, Political Studies Association Blog, July 2013 http://www.psa.ac.uk/political-insight/blog/emergence-england

(with Richard Wyn Jones, Guy Lodge, Charlie Jeffery, Glenn Gottfried, Ailsa Henderson & Daniel Wincott) England and its Two Unions: the Anatomy of a Nation and its Discontents, Institute for Public Policy Research Report, July 2013, http://www.ippr.org/publication/55/11003/england-and-its-two-unions-the-anatomy-of-a-nation-and-its-discontents

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘How to damage public confidence in the Assembly’, Click on Wales, November 2012, http://www.clickonwales.org/2012/11/how-to-damage-public-confidence-in-the-assembly/

‘The six key number of Welsh politics’, Click on Wales, November 2012, http://www.clickonwales.org/2012/11/the-six-key-numbers-of-welsh-politics/

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘How to damage public confidence in devolution’, Agenda (Summer 2012) pp.24-27

‘A Yes Vote in the Scottish Referendum Would Start a Serious Debate About Independence for Wales’, British Politics and Policy at LSE Blog, 15 March 2012

(with Owain ap Gareth) The 2011 Welsh Assembly Election: In Depth, Electoral Reform Society, November 2011, www.electoral-reform.org.uk/publications/

‘Understanding the United Kingdom, Devolution and Wales’, Contemporary Wales (2010) 23: 319-324

‘Double coalition land’, Agenda (Summer 2010) pp.17-18

‘Known and Unknown Knowns of the Assembly Election’, Click on Wales (May 2010) http://www.clickonwales.org/2010/05/known-and-unknown-knowns-of-the-forthcoming-assembly-election/

‘Hiraeth for Welsh Labour’s Hegemony’, Click on Wales, April 2010, http://www.clickonwales.org/2010/03/hiraeth-for-welsh-labour%E2%80%99s-hegemony/

‘Elections, Public Opinion and Parties’, in Devolution Monitoring Reports – Wales, Autumn 2005 – Summer 2009 (3 articles per year)

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Will Labour Win Again?’, Agenda (Winter 2007) 10-12

‘Rules are Not Boring; They Do Matter’, International Studies Review (2005) 8: 120-121

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Y Wlad Anghyfrannol’, Barn (July/August 2005) 9-11

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Words Not Deeds, Please’, Agenda (Autumn 2004) 13-15

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Must Plaid Lose? Understanding an Election Defeat’, Agenda (Summer 2004) 60-62

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Devolution in Wales: What Does the Public Think?’, Briefing Paper 7, ESRC Programme on Devolution and Constitutional Change (2004)  

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘STV yng Nghymru: Sut y gellid ei weithredu (yn syml!) a beth fyddai’r canlyniadau o wneud hynny’, Barn (May 2004) 10-12

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘STV in Wales: How it Could be Made to Work (Easily) and What it Would Mean’, Briefing Paper 9, ESRC Programme on Devolution and Constitutional Change (2004)

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Coming Home to Labour? Some Thoughts on the Assembly Elections’, Agenda (Summer 2003) 32-34

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘The 2003 Welsh Assembly Election’, British Politics Group Newsletter (2003) 113:6-9

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Let’s make it Work’, Agenda (Winter 2002/03) 23-25

(with Richard Wyn Jones) ‘Surveys show that devolution is ‘settled will’ of electorate’, The Western Mail, p.10, September 23, 2002

‘A Nice or Nasty Treaty?’ Interstate, (2001) 57:4-6

‘National Parties and European Parliamentarians’, EPRG Working Paper Series 6, (2001)

‘Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union: Old Comparative Lessons for a New European Parliament’, Discussion Paper Series 99/6, Department of Government, Brunel University (1999)

(with Simon Hix & Tapio Raunio) ‘An Institutional Theory of Behaviour in the European Parliament’, EPRG Working Paper Series 1-99, (1999)

‘Between Nation, Party and Identity: a Study of European Parliamentarians’, EPRG Working Paper Series 5-99, (1999)

(with Kent J. Kille) ‘Institutional Leadership and International Collaboration: Evidence from the United Nations and the European Union’, Discussion Paper Series 98/5, Department of Government, Brunel University (1998)

‘British MEPs and the Euro’, British Politics Group Newsletter (1998) 93:10-13

‘Understanding Domestic-International Linkages’, Mershon International Studies Review (1998) 42:372-374

‘Becoming Europeans? Socialization and Institutional Loyalty Among European Parliamentarians’, Discussion Paper Series 97/4, Department of Government, Brunel University (1997)

‘Re-affirming Old Problems’, Mershon International Studies Review (1996) 40:292-294

(with Anthony Mughan) ‘The Triumph of Conservatism in the West’, Brown Journal of World Affairs (1996) 3:229-235

‘Explaining the Impact of Jacques Delors: Conceptualising and Assessing the Commission Presidency’, Working Paper, Political Studies Association (UK) Graduate Network (1996)