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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 Warwick 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. 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