Dr Thomas Lundberg

Dr Thomas Lundberg

  • Lecturer (Politics)

telephone: 01413305144
email: Thomas.Lundberg@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Biography

Office hours for guidance and feedback: Semester 1: Thursdays 12-13:00 and 14-15:00 during teaching periods (otherwise, please e-mail for an appointment). I will not have office hours in the month of October while I am teaching at Nankai University.

Tom received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame (USA) in January 2003. He was a lecturer in Politics at Keele University, England, until joining Politics at the University of Glasgow in July 2007. He has taught courses in comparative politics, British and Scottish politics, and the European Union. Outside the UK, Tom has taught in China and in Spain, and he has done field research in New Zealand.

His comparative politics research focuses on political parties, political institutions and rules (including decentralisation and electoral systems), and the quality of democracy. Tom's first research monograph, Proportional Representation and the Constituency Role in Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), compares the British experience with proportional representation to the experiences of Germany and New Zealand. Other research has examined minority government, referendums, anti-political establishment parties (including the Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru, and the UK Independence Party), and the supposedly 'new politics' in Scotland since devolution. His current research is exploring the quality of democracy in Scotland, as well as the Yes campaign in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Tom's has a contract with Routledge for his second monograph entitled Democracy in Scotland: Freedom, Equality and Control Since Devolution. He has also been working on projects comparing British and Spanish politics.

Tom's expertise in electoral systems, political parties, and British and Scottish politics has been sought by international journalists (see below), as well as by parliaments and non-governmental organisations. He has presented evidence on electoral systems to commissions and committees in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand, as well as to civil society groups in Spain.

 

Selected media interviews:

La Razón (14 March 2017): 'Little England'

Washington Post (13 March 2017): 'Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon to seek second independence referendum'

Associated Press (8 June 2016): 'What the result of Britain's EU vote could mean for Scotland'

Associated Press (6 May 2016): 'Scotland's Independence Party Scores Well But No Majority'

BBC Radio 4 (25 July 2015): Profile - 'Mhairi Black'

Al Jazeera (10 June 2015): 'UK moves closer to "in-out" EU referendum'

La Razón (9 May 2015): 'El debate del autogobierno'

Times Higher Education (7 May 2015): 'How to improve British politics'

Wall Street Journal (7 May 2015): 'U.K. Voting System to Deliver Mixed Results for Smaller Parties'

Washington Post (6 May 2015): 'Uncertainty: The only sure thing in Britain's too-close-to-call election'

Svenska Dagbladet (19 March 2015): 'Nationalistparti växer i Skottland'

Globe and Mail (16 September 2014): 'As historic referendum nears, Scots not feeling English love'

BBC News Magazine Monitor (11 March 2014): 'The world of 100% election victories'

El Periódico (28 November 2013): 'Escocia reprocha a Rajoy que la situe fuera de la UE si se independiza'

Reuters (6 May 2011): 'SNP wins majority'

Reuters (29 April 2010): 'Instant View - Reaction to leaders' debate'

BBC Radio 4 (22 March 2009): The Westminster Hour - 'UKIP's future'

 

Selected commentaries:

Herald (Glasgow) (11 May 2016): 'The pros and cons of minority government'

Herald (Glasgow) (6 May 2015): 'Minority government is not necessarily undemocratic'

London School of Economics, British Politics and Policy blog (11 November 2014): 'Scottish politics has turned upside down since the independence referendum'

University of Glasgow, Policy Scotland blog (27 November 2013): 'The Scottish Government's White Paper on independence: Appeal for a "yes" vote'

Herald (Glasgow) (6 May 2011): 'Analysis: How SNP defied devolution's designers'

 

 

Research interests

Research Interests

  • Comparative politics (including British and Scottish politics)
  • Political parties 
  • Electoral systems and political institutions
  • Federalism and devolution
  • Constitutional change
  • Representative democracy
  • Quality of democracy
  • Small states and nations

Google Scholar page:

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=VwznykQAAAAJ&hl=en

Tom is able to speak to the media on the above topics. Please contact him by e-mail, not by telephone.

Selected publications

Grants

Grants

  • Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, 'New Zealand, New Politics, and Mixed-Member Proportional Representation: Lessons for Scotland?', £1710, awarded June 2009. Project Code: 52183/1
  • (with Paul Graham), Adam Smith Research Foundation, University of Glasgow, 'Political Participation and Health Outcomes', £1000, awarded January 2012. Project Code: 44564

Supervision

PhD Supervision

  • Electoral systems, political parties and institutions
  • British, Scottish and comparative politics
  • Quality of democracy
  • Small states and nations

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Politics 1A - Introduction to Liberal Democracy
  • Scottish Government
  • Political Parties and Institutions

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Comparative European Politics (Nankai University - Joint Graduate School)

 

Additional information

Other Roles

  • Politics 1A and 1B convener
  • Politics open/visit day co-ordinator
  • College of Social Sciences Senior Adviser of Studies
  • College of Social Sciences Progress Committee member

All publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2002
Number of items: 24.

2017

Convery, A. and Lundberg, T. C. (2017) Rational choice meets the new politics: choosing the Scottish Parliament’s electoral system. Government and Opposition, (Accepted for Publication)

Lundberg, T. C. (2017) Electoral systems in context: United Kingdom. In: Herron, E. S., Pekkanen, R. and Shugart, M. S. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190258658 (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190258658.013.40)

Convery, A. and Lundberg, T. C. (2017) Decentralization and the centre right in the UK and Spain: central power and regional responsibility. Territory, Politics, Governance, 5(4), pp. 388-405. (doi:10.1080/21622671.2016.1234406)

2016

Lundberg, T. (2016) Quality of Scottish democracy. In: McTavish, D. (ed.) Politics in Scotland. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 42-58. ISBN 9781138933217

2014

Lundberg, T. C. (2014) Tensions between constituency and regional members of the Scottish Parliament under mixed-member proportional representation: a failure of the new politics. Parliamentary Affairs, 67(2), pp. 351-370. (doi:10.1093/pa/gss055)

Lundberg, T. and Miller, R. (2014) Democracy and representation: mass-elite opinion and the MMP review. In: Vowles, J. (ed.) The New Electoral Politics in New Zealand: The Significance of the 2011 Election. Institute for Governance and Policy Studies: Wellington, NZ, pp. 199-216.

Lundberg, T. C. and Miller, R. (2014) Letting the Voters Decide: Government Referendums and the Management of Risk. Working Paper. Máster en Democracia y Gobierno, Departamento de Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid.

2013

Lundberg, T.C. (2013) Politics is still an adversarial business: minority government and mixed-member proportional representation in Scotland and in New Zealand. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 15(4), pp. 609-625. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-856X.2012.00522.x)

Lundberg, T. (2013) UK electoral systems: are they all flawed? Politics Review, 23(2), pp. 30-33.

Lundberg, T.C. and Steven, M. (2013) Framing electoral reform in the 2011 UK alternative vote referendum campaign. Australian Journal of Political Science, 48(1), pp. 15-27. (doi:10.1080/10361146.2012.758230)

2012

Lundberg, T. C. (2012) Una Alternativa a las Listas Cerradas: MMP y La Labor en el Distrito de los Diputados = An Alternative to Closed Lists: MMP and Deputies' Work in the Constituency. Working Paper. IESE Business School, University of Navarra / Acció per la Democràcia.

2010

Carter, E., Loomes, G. and Lundberg, T. (2010) United Kingdom. In: Gagatek, W. (ed.) The 2009 Elections to the European Parliament: Country Reports. European University Institute: Florence, pp. 177-182. ISBN 9789290840510 (doi:10.2870/13513)

Lundberg, T. C. (2010) Review of Baldini, G. and Pappalardo, A. (2009) 'Elections, electoral systems and volatile voters'. Acta Politica, 45(3), pp. 389-391. (doi:10.1057/ap.2010.9) [Book Review]

2009

Lundberg, T. C. (2009) Review of McGarvey, N. & Cairney, P. (2008) 'Scottish Politics: An Introduction'. British Politics, 4(4), pp. 516-517. (doi:10.1057/bp.2009.17) [Book Review]

Abedi, A. and Lundberg, T.C. (2009) Doomed to failure? UKIP and the organisational challenges facing right-wing populist anti-political establishment parties. Parliamentary Affairs, 62(1), pp. 72-87. (doi:10.1093/pa/gsn036)

Lundberg, T.C. (2009) Post-communism and the abandonment of mixed-member electoral systems. Representation, 45(1), pp. 15-27. (doi:10.1080/00344890802709831)

2008

Lundberg, T.C. (2008) An opposing view of Scotland's ballot paper problem: Arbuthnott and the government had the right idea. Political Quarterly, 79(4), pp. 569-577. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-923X.2008.00957.x)

Lundberg, T. (2008) A decade of electoral reform in the UK. Politics Review, 18(1), pp. 27-29.

2007

Lundberg, T. C. (2007) Review of Bache, I. & Jordan, A. (2006) 'The Europeanization of British Politics'. West European Politics, 30(3), pp. 653-654. (doi:10.1080/01402380701276493) [Book Review]

Lundberg, T. C. (2007) Proportional Representation and the Constituency Role in Britain. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230006522

Lundberg, T.C. (2007) Electoral system reviews in New Zealand, Britain and Canada: a critical comparison. Government and Opposition, 42(4), pp. 471-490. (doi:10.1111/j.1477-7053.2007.00232.x)

2006

Lundberg, T. C. (2006) Competition between members of the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly: problem or virtue? Political Quarterly, 77(1), pp. 107-116. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-923X.2006.00736.x)

Lundberg, T. C. (2006) Second-class representatives? Mixed-member proportional representation in Britain. Parliamentary Affairs, 59(1), pp. 60-77. (doi:10.1093/pa/gsj006)

2002

Lundberg, T. (2002) Putting a human face on proportional representation: early experiences in Scotland and Wales. Representation, 38(4), pp. 271-283. (doi:10.1080/00344890208523191)

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Number of items: 24.

Articles

Convery, A. and Lundberg, T. C. (2017) Rational choice meets the new politics: choosing the Scottish Parliament’s electoral system. Government and Opposition, (Accepted for Publication)

Convery, A. and Lundberg, T. C. (2017) Decentralization and the centre right in the UK and Spain: central power and regional responsibility. Territory, Politics, Governance, 5(4), pp. 388-405. (doi:10.1080/21622671.2016.1234406)

Lundberg, T. C. (2014) Tensions between constituency and regional members of the Scottish Parliament under mixed-member proportional representation: a failure of the new politics. Parliamentary Affairs, 67(2), pp. 351-370. (doi:10.1093/pa/gss055)

Lundberg, T.C. (2013) Politics is still an adversarial business: minority government and mixed-member proportional representation in Scotland and in New Zealand. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 15(4), pp. 609-625. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-856X.2012.00522.x)

Lundberg, T. (2013) UK electoral systems: are they all flawed? Politics Review, 23(2), pp. 30-33.

Lundberg, T.C. and Steven, M. (2013) Framing electoral reform in the 2011 UK alternative vote referendum campaign. Australian Journal of Political Science, 48(1), pp. 15-27. (doi:10.1080/10361146.2012.758230)

Abedi, A. and Lundberg, T.C. (2009) Doomed to failure? UKIP and the organisational challenges facing right-wing populist anti-political establishment parties. Parliamentary Affairs, 62(1), pp. 72-87. (doi:10.1093/pa/gsn036)

Lundberg, T.C. (2009) Post-communism and the abandonment of mixed-member electoral systems. Representation, 45(1), pp. 15-27. (doi:10.1080/00344890802709831)

Lundberg, T.C. (2008) An opposing view of Scotland's ballot paper problem: Arbuthnott and the government had the right idea. Political Quarterly, 79(4), pp. 569-577. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-923X.2008.00957.x)

Lundberg, T. (2008) A decade of electoral reform in the UK. Politics Review, 18(1), pp. 27-29.

Lundberg, T.C. (2007) Electoral system reviews in New Zealand, Britain and Canada: a critical comparison. Government and Opposition, 42(4), pp. 471-490. (doi:10.1111/j.1477-7053.2007.00232.x)

Lundberg, T. C. (2006) Competition between members of the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly: problem or virtue? Political Quarterly, 77(1), pp. 107-116. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-923X.2006.00736.x)

Lundberg, T. C. (2006) Second-class representatives? Mixed-member proportional representation in Britain. Parliamentary Affairs, 59(1), pp. 60-77. (doi:10.1093/pa/gsj006)

Lundberg, T. (2002) Putting a human face on proportional representation: early experiences in Scotland and Wales. Representation, 38(4), pp. 271-283. (doi:10.1080/00344890208523191)

Books

Lundberg, T. C. (2007) Proportional Representation and the Constituency Role in Britain. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230006522

Book Sections

Lundberg, T. C. (2017) Electoral systems in context: United Kingdom. In: Herron, E. S., Pekkanen, R. and Shugart, M. S. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190258658 (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190258658.013.40)

Lundberg, T. (2016) Quality of Scottish democracy. In: McTavish, D. (ed.) Politics in Scotland. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 42-58. ISBN 9781138933217

Lundberg, T. and Miller, R. (2014) Democracy and representation: mass-elite opinion and the MMP review. In: Vowles, J. (ed.) The New Electoral Politics in New Zealand: The Significance of the 2011 Election. Institute for Governance and Policy Studies: Wellington, NZ, pp. 199-216.

Carter, E., Loomes, G. and Lundberg, T. (2010) United Kingdom. In: Gagatek, W. (ed.) The 2009 Elections to the European Parliament: Country Reports. European University Institute: Florence, pp. 177-182. ISBN 9789290840510 (doi:10.2870/13513)

Book Reviews

Lundberg, T. C. (2010) Review of Baldini, G. and Pappalardo, A. (2009) 'Elections, electoral systems and volatile voters'. Acta Politica, 45(3), pp. 389-391. (doi:10.1057/ap.2010.9) [Book Review]

Lundberg, T. C. (2009) Review of McGarvey, N. & Cairney, P. (2008) 'Scottish Politics: An Introduction'. British Politics, 4(4), pp. 516-517. (doi:10.1057/bp.2009.17) [Book Review]

Lundberg, T. C. (2007) Review of Bache, I. & Jordan, A. (2006) 'The Europeanization of British Politics'. West European Politics, 30(3), pp. 653-654. (doi:10.1080/01402380701276493) [Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Lundberg, T. C. and Miller, R. (2014) Letting the Voters Decide: Government Referendums and the Management of Risk. Working Paper. Máster en Democracia y Gobierno, Departamento de Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid.

Lundberg, T. C. (2012) Una Alternativa a las Listas Cerradas: MMP y La Labor en el Distrito de los Diputados = An Alternative to Closed Lists: MMP and Deputies' Work in the Constituency. Working Paper. IESE Business School, University of Navarra / Acció per la Democràcia.

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