Professor Iain McLean FBA
About this Fellow
Iain McLean is a professor of politics at Oxford University and a fellow of Nuffield College, where he directs a public policy research unit. He also sings and drives steam trains. Iain has worked in many areas of political history and political economy. In recent years he has focused on two areas: the political thought of the Scottish and American Enlightenments, and public policy in the UK. Within public policy, Iain's focus has been on constitutional reform (including the nations of the UK and church-state relations) and on fiscal federalism.
- Professor of Politics, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College, Oxford
- Weir Fellow and Praelector in Politics, University College University of Oxford, 1970
- Professor of Politics, University of Warwick, 1970
- William H. Orrick Visiting Professor, Program in Ethics, Politics & Economics, Yale University, 1970
- Lecturer in Politics, Newcastle University, 1970
- Professor of Politics, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College, Oxford, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 1970
British Academy Appointments
- Vice-President Public Policy, 2012 - 2016
History of thought in international relations; history of Soviet foreign policy; contemporary history of Chile; biography (E H Carr); origins of the Second World War.
Modern Irish and British politics and history; nationalism, political violence, and intellectual history; the politics and history of terrorism
Eastern Europe including Russia Political Anthropology Government Political Parties Electoral Studies
International relations theory, emphasis on international cooperation and design of international institutions; international organisations and law; multilateralism; international political economy; transnational regulation; governance