Political Analysis and Governance

The Political Analysis and Governance (PAG) research group covers comparative, national and sub-national politics; policy studies, territorial politics, urban politics and political behaviour; as well as political theory concerned with the theory and practice of democracy.

Members of the Group seek to develop original research agendas in the study of government, governance and comparative politics.  We seek to innovate in research methods in engaging with ESRC priorities on quantitative research. The Group also seeks to develop original inter-disciplinary research in the areas of citizenship, social and political participation, media and politics, and area studies. 

Research Group Activities


The research group comprises a range of topics related to the organisation of state-society relations, conceptualisations of democracy, political competition and behaviour as well as urban governance and the legitimacy of decision-making in multilevel contexts. Members of the group are open to different theoretical approaches and methodologies but share an interest in intellectual exchange and discussion of each others work.

Learn more about the Members of the group


Upcoming Conference

'Initiative for managing policy-maker-academic co-operation and knowledge transfer' (IMPACKT)

22 September 2017, Swansea University

Lead Dr Dion Curry, Marie Curie Fellow and Lecturer in Public Policy, in collaboration with Dr Enrico Andreoli, Senior Lecturer in Engineering and Dr James Cronin, Senior Lecturer at the School of Medicine.

Details and location to follow.


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