Prof David Farrell
Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics
Head of School
B.A. (Hons), National University of Ireland; M.A., NUI; Ph.D., European University Institute
Room Number: 2.005 Lewis Building
Tel: +44(0)161 275 4902
Fax: +44(0)161 275 1751
PA: Kathryn Isaacs (firstname.lastname@example.org; +44(0)161 275 4567)
Previous appointments: University of Wales, Cardiff; University College Dublin.
Visiting Appointments: Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of California, Irvine; Fellow at the Australian National University; Fellow at the Shorenstein Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales.
Founding co-editor of Party Politics, published by Sage. [Founded in January 1995]
Co-editor of Representation, published by Taylor & Francis.
Co-editor of the British Elections and Parties Yearbooks from 1994-96.
Member of the editorial boards of International Political Science Review, the Journal of Political Marketing, and Irish Political Studies.
Trustee (and former chair) of the McDougall Trust (reg. charity no. 212151); member of the Advisory Board of the CSA Political Science and Government Abstracts, San Diego, California; member of the Advisory Council of the F. Clinton White Resource Center at the International Foundation for Election Systems; academic advisor to the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Washington DC.
Specific research interests
Parties, elections, electoral systems, European Parliament
Current research projects
On going research following on from the recently completed MEP survey (http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/EPRG/survey.htm; jointly funded by the ESRC and EU FP6, and co-directed by Professor Farrell).
Other on-going research includes work on up-dating Professor Farrell’s textbook, Electoral Systems: A Comparative Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan);.
Given his administrative duties, Professor Farrell is not currently teaching. He is, however, available for PhD supervision in such areas as: parties, elections, campaigns, electoral systems, electoral reform, and parliaments.
Recent and forthcoming publications
D. Farrell and R. Schmitt-Beck (eds), Competitors to Parties in Electoral Politics: The Rise of Non-party Actors. Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag (in press).
D. Farrell and R. Scully, Representing Europe’s Citizens? Electoral Institutions and the Failure of Parliamentary Representation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
D. Farrell and I. McAllister, The Australian Electoral System: Origins, Variations and Consequences. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2006.
I am regularly called on for professional advice on electoral system design. In the past few years, I have been involved in advising on electoral reform/design processes in the following places: British Columbia (the Citizens’ Assembly); Bermuda; Canada (upper chamber), Hong Kong; Lebanon; Netherlands (the Citizens’ Assembly); Ontario (the Citizens’ Assembly); Scotland (local government and Scottish parliament); Western Australia; United Kingdom (Jenkins process).
- Elisabeth Carter, The Extreme Right in Western Europe, 1979-1999: Accounting for Varying Electoral Fortunes. University-funded. Completed 2002. Now a lecturer in Politics at Keele University.
- Richard Whitaker, Party Control in a Committee-Based Legislature? The European Parliament in Comparative Perspective. ESRC-funded. Completed 2002. Now a lecturer in Politics at Leicester University.
- Adam McCarthy, The Role and Influence of Party Members in Contemporary West European Political Parties: A Case Study Contribution to the Building and Testing of Theory. ESRC funded. Completed 2004. A senior lobbyist in Brussels.
- Ji-Young Kim, Citizen Participation in Politics: Opportunities and Challenges of Social Capital, the Internet, and E-Governance. Self-funded. Completed 2005. (*Winner of the Political Studies Association’s McDougall Prize for the best dissertation on elections and representation) Now an assistant professor in Communication Studies at Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea.
- Kun-Oh Kim, Democratic Consolidation and Parliamentary Institutionalisation: The Case of South Korea, 1988-2005, with Special Reference to Implications for Urban Policy. Self-funded. Completed 2006. A senior administrator in the South Korean National Assembly.
- Karin Bottom, The Cartel Model: Fact or Fiction? Developments in West European Politics since 1970. University-funded. Completed 2007. Holds a two-year postdoc at the University of Birmingham.
- Robin Pettitt, Policy-making inside Political Parties and the role of Party Members (working title) Self-funded.
- McPherse Thompson, Party funding and political corruption in Jamaica. (working title) Self-funded.