Coalition Formation and Survival in Eastern Europe, (In preparation)


The politics of social spending after the Great Recession: The return of partisan policy making?, Governance, (Forthcoming)

How and when do presidents influence the duration of coalition bargaining in semi-presidential systems?, European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 57, No. 2, pp 308-332 (2018) [PDF] DOI: 10.1111/1475-6765.12227

Party System Institutionalization and Government Formation in New Democracies, World Politics, Vol. 68, No. 3, pp 499-537 (2016) [PDF] DOI: 10.1017/S0043887115000477

Who gets in? Ideology and government membership in Central and Eastern Europe, Party Politics, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp 547-562, (2014) [PDF] DOI: 10.1177/1354068811436064

Party system polarization and government duration in Central and Eastern Europe, West European Politics, Vol. 36, No. 5, pp 1029-1051, (2013) [PDF] DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2013.797239 Corrigendum_WEP

Identifying key players in the government formation process: Strong and dominant parties in Central and Eastern Europe, East European Politics, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp 1-18, (2013) [PDF] DOI: 10.1080/21599165.2012.741596

A view from the foothills: Public engagement among early career researchers, Political Studies Review, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp 190-199, (2013) [PDF] DOI: 10.1111/1478-9302.12010

Bargaining environment complexity and government duration in Eastern Europe, SEI Working Paper, No. 130, (2012)

Policy papers, evaluations and consultations

Low Pay Britain, (2011) London: Resolution Foundation

Snakes and ladders: Who climbs the rungs of the earnings ladder?, (2011) London: Resolution Foundation

Missing out: Why ordinary workers are experiencing growth without gain, (2011) London: Resolution Foundation (co-authored with Matthew Whittaker)

Evaluation of Resettlement and Aftercare Provision, (2010) London: Youth Justice Board (co-authored with Anne Fox, Lorraine Khan and Georgina Slaven)

An Assessment of the Substance Misuse Programme in the Juvenile Secure Estate, (2009) London: Youth Justice Board (co-authored with Anne Fox, Lorraine Khan and Georgina Slaven)

Wolverhampton Tier-3 Service Provision Business Plan, (2007) Wolverhampton Primary Care Trust (co-authored with Lorraine Khan)

Blog posts

How do president’s influence coalition bargaining in semi-presidential systems?, Presidential Power, 20 September 2017

How party systems in Central and Eastern Europe affect government formation, LSE – EUROPP, 17 July 2017

Hey media! Central and Eastern European countries voted voted in the European parliamentary elections too…, The Washington Post: Monkey Cage, 28 May 2014

5 million workers in the UK still earn less than the Living Wage. Now, more than ever, we need to find ways to help those at the bottom work their way up the earnings ladder, British Politics and Policy at the LSE, 11 October 2011

Lifting the lid on low pay Britain, Left Foot Forward, 4 October 2011

The social mobility policy challenges for Willetts and his government, Left Foot Forward, 8 September 2011

Framing the social mobility debate, Liberal Democrat Voice, 24 March 2011