Political theory; democratic theory, early modern theories of an original contract and contemporary contract theory, feminist theory, critical race theory, citizenship and the welfare state.
Professor Georgina Waylen FBA
Historical sociology of 20th century Britain; the new middle classes, the changing nature of attachments to locality and place, the relationship between cultural inequalities and social class.
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
Chinese politics and society in the 20th and 21st centuries; political economy of development, institutions and practices of the state, local governance, and patterns of state-society interaction