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Toby James

Toby James

Senior Lecturer in British & Comparative Politics, University of East Anglia
Toby is Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, UK and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Electoral Integrity Project, University of Sydney. He has previously been a Lecturer at Swansea University. He holds a PhD from the University of York and has been a visiting scholar at Trinity College, Dublin and the John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

He has had articles published in international journals such as Electoral Studies, Contemporary Politics, Election Law Journal, Parliamentary Affairs and the British Journal of Politics and International Relations and is the author of Elite Statecraft and Election Administration (Palgrave, 2012), co-editor of British Labour Leaders and British Conservative Leaders (both Biteback, 2015) and is currently working on a book on Comparative Electoral Management (Routledge, forthcoming).

Toby’s research has been externally funded by the British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, AHRC, ESRC, Nuffield Foundation and the McDougall Trust. He has written commissioned policy reports for national and international organisations and given invited evidence to Parliamentary committees. He is currently a Fellow to the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Democratic Participation and Advisor to the Law Commission's Review of Electoral Law. He is also on the Scientific Board for Electoral Expert Review.

Is the UK ready for an election? Inside a system straining at the seams

Aug 15, 2019 17:44 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Speculation has it that an early general election is around the corner for the UK. If it does come, it wont be the countrys first unexpected election this year. The European parliamentary elections were not supposed to...

Game of Thrones: what Machiavelli might have made of the politics in Westeros

May 25, 2019 06:48 am UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

Warning: this contains spoilers for Game of Thrones, series eight. Alongside many other aspects of the final series of Game of Thrones, the hand-break turn performed by Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons,...

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