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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

I joined PaIS as Professor in Politics in October 2012, and was Director of the Warwick ESRC Doctoral Training Centre from 2013 to 2016. I taught and researched at the Open University for twelve years, twice serving as Head of Department. Prior to the OU I was 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. 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. 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.

I will be on research leave in the academic year 2018-19 suppported by the Leverhulme Trust.

My publications