Stephen White is the James Bryce Professor of Politics, a Senior Research Associate of the University's School of Central and East European Studies, and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Applied Politics in Moscow. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin in history and political science, and then completed a PhD in Soviet studies at Glasgow - including an exchange year at Moscow State University - and a DPhil in politics at Wolfson College Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2010.
His research interests focus on Soviet and post-Soviet politics, with special emphasis on elections, voting and nonvoting, parties, political elites, public opinion and the media; he also works on the current politics and foreign policy of Belarus and Ukraine, on Russian foreign policy, and political graphics. Prof. White is available for PhD supervision in all of these areas.
Consolidating Russian democracy? The third-round elections (with R. Rose, PI), ESRC, £137,660, August 1999 to June 2002
Building a new democracy? Television, citizens and voting in Russia (with S. Oates, PI), ESRC, £39,749, February 2000 to August 2001
The Putin elite, ESRC, £41,167, January 2003 to December 2004
Inclusion without membership: Bringing Russia, Ukraine and Belarus closer to "Europe" (with M. Light and R. Allison), ESRC, £269,000, July 2003 to March 2007
Putin's elections, Nuffield Foundation, £5,000, January 2004 to April 2006
Putin's elections, British Academy, £5,000, January to December 2004
The Ukrainian elections of March 2006 and their implications, Nuffield Foundation, £7,500, July 2006 to July 2008
Rethinking the "Coloured Revolutions", British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, the Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies and the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, £4960, 2007
Managed Democracy, Leverhulme Foundation, £682,919, October 2008 to September 2011
Crafting Authoritarian Politics, ESRC, £82,200, May 2008 to January 2011
Crafting Electoral Authoritarianism: the Russian Case, ESRC, £259,962, February 2009 to January 2012
The Putin Succession, ESRC, £139,068, 2009-2012