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About this Fellow

Theories of public policy, the role of knowledge in policy and politics, governance and performance measurement, UK and EU immigration and asylum policy



Current post

  • Professor of Politics, University of Edinburgh
  • Dean of Research, University of Edinburgh

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Edinburgh, 2006 - 2011
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Hamburg Institute of International Economics and University of Hamburg, 2001 - 2006


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Professor Mike Savage

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Professor Iain McLean

Public policy; public choice; the history and politics of Union since 1707; fiscal federalism; Scottish, French and American Enlightenment thought; electoral systems and social choice