Professor Sergi Pardos-Prado
- Professor of Comparative Politics (Politics)
Sergi Pardos-Prado is Professor of Comparative Politics at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. At Glasgow he is also Impact Champion for Politics and International Relations, and member of the College Assessment Panel at the College of Social Sciences.
He was previously Associate Professor in Politics at Merton College, University of Oxford, and Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College Oxford. He received is PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence.
Sergi Pardos-Prado research's interests lie at the inersection between comparative politics, political behaviour, comparative political economy, migration studies, and quantitative research methods.
More specifically, he has two main lines of research. First, he is working on a number of comparative politics projects studying outcomes like voting behaviour, redistribution preferences, economic perceptions, and political participation among others. He is particularly interested in understanding how different macro-level configurations of party systems, ideological dimensions, labour market structures, and tax systems affect individual preferences and rational behaviour.
Second, he analyses the determinants of attitudes towards immigration across space and time, and the impact of immigration on redistribution preferences and the sustainability of the welfare state. His current work in this area focuses on variations in labour-market demand (rather than supply) shaping anti-immigrant attitudes, and on levels of tax progressivity moderating the impact of income on preferences. He also analyses the impact of immigration policy on foreigners' long-term economic and political integration, and the determinants of anti-immigrant populist voting as a function of redistribution and demographic pressures.
Pardos-Prado's work aims for high levels of both external and internal validity, observing cross-national patterns and identifying more local causal effects with experimental and quasi-experimental methodologies.
Check his personal webpage here: https://sergipardos.wixsite.com/sergipardos
2020- Co-Investigator in the ’Economic Roots of Populism’ project, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation International Studies (€980,500).
2020- Co-Investigator in the ’Transnational Terrorism, Government Support and Restrictive Immigration Policies’, Seed Money WZB Berlin Social Science Center (€11,660).
2015- UK Principal Investigator in the ’Individual-Level Attitudes towards Immigrants over Time and across Contexts’, project funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (CHF 299,459).
2011- Co-Investigator in the ’Framing Attitudes towards Migration and Asylum. Effects of Immigration Politics and Policies in 15 EU Countries (FraMig)’ project, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (CSO2008-04135) (€82,280).
2010- Co-Investigator in the ’Stability and change in political attitudes’ project, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (CSO2010-18534) and by the Centro de Investigaciones Sociologicas (€104,000).
2008- Coordinator of the Spanish team at the EU Profiler Project (voting advice application for the 2009 European Elections).
2007- Co-Investigator in a project on Indicators of Quality of Democracy in Catalonia funded by the Jaume Bofill Foundation in Barcelona.
Professor Pardos-Prado is interested in supervising undergraduate or postgraduate theses in the following areas:
- Political/voting Behaviour
- Comparative Politics
- Comparative Political Economy
- Public Opinion
- Migration Politics
- Populism and radical right voting
- Centre-periphery conflicts
- Quantitative methods
- Survey research
- Comparative Public Opinion: 3rd and 4th year undergraduate.
- West European Politics: 3rd and 4th year undergraduate.
- Introduction to Politics- Politics 1A: pre-Honours undergraduate.