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Michael Saward


Professor of Politics and International Studies

Email: m dot j dot saward at warwick dot ac dot uk
Room: D1.10

Advice and feedback hours in 2020: Tuesdays 11.30-12.30; Fridays 3.30-4.30.

I joined PaIS as Professor of Politics and International Studies in October 2012, and was Director of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Centre from 2013 to 2016. I was a professor at the Open University for twelve years, twice serving as Head of Department. Prior to the OU I taught at Royal Holloway, University of London. My key area of research is contemporary democratic theory. In recent years I have focused on the theory of representation – my book The Representative Claim was published by Oxford University Press in 2010, and Making Representations (ECPR Press and Rowman and Littlefield International) will be published in 2020. My work on the EU-funded ENACT project supported the publication of the jointly edited (with Engin Isin) book Enacting European Citizenship by Cambridge University Press in 2013. A Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust has supported my work on Democratic Design (2016-19). I am currently working on a range of issues, including performance and democratic representation; democratic designs; and the role of political ideas in practical political life.

My publications