People

Prof Hugh Ward

Emeritus Professor
Department of Government
Prof Hugh Ward

Research and professional activities

Research interests

environmental politics

political economy

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Environmental Politics (GV591)

Previous supervision

Linda Urselmans
Linda Urselmans
Thesis title: Agent-Based Modelling of Complex Systems in Political Science: Social Norms and Tolerance in Immigrant Societies
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 29/5/2018
Matthew Dixon
Matthew Dixon
Thesis title: Population-Centric Warfare: How Popular Support Determines Civil War Outcomes
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 27/1/2017
Alexei Anisin
Alexei Anisin
Thesis title: State Repression, Nonviolence and Protest Mobilization
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 4/7/2016
Tadas Jakstas
Tadas Jakstas
Thesis title: Assessing the European Union's Energy Policy: The Nature of Interests and Conflicts in a Changing Historical Environment
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 8/2/2016
Yee Hang Mathew Wong
Yee Hang Mathew Wong
Thesis title: The Politics of Income Inequality: Democracy, Political Institutions, and Redistribution
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 21/8/2015
Marit Boeker
Marit Boeker
Thesis title: Associo-Deliberative Democracy for Sustainable Societies: A Realistic Utopia
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 18/3/2015
William Benjamin Margulies
William Benjamin Margulies
Thesis title: Liberal Parties and Party Systems
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 16/7/2014

Publications

Journal articles (29)

Böhmelt, T., Vaziri, F. and Ward, H., (2018). Does green taxation drive countries towards the carbon efficiency frontier?. Journal of Public Policy. 38 (4), 481-509

Lehrer, R., Ezrow, L., Ward, H. and Bohmelt, T., (2017). Intra–Party Democracy and Responsiveness to Rival Parties’ Policies. Social Science Quarterly. 98 (3), 1026-1024

Anderson, B., Böhmelt, T. and Ward, H., (2017). Public opinion and environmental policy output: a cross-national analysis of energy policies in Europe. Environmental Research Letters. 12 (11), 114011-114011

Bohmelt, TFK., Ezrow, L., Lehrer, R., Schleiter, P. and Ward, H., (2017). Why Dominant Governing Parties Are Cross-Nationally Influential. International Studies Quarterly. 61 (4), 749-759

Böhmelt, T., Böker, M. and Ward, H., (2016). Democratic inclusiveness, climate policy outputs, and climate policy outcomes. Democratization. 23 (7), 1272-1291

Ward, H. and Dorussen, H., (2016). Standing alongside your friends. Journal of Peace Research. 53 (3), 392-408

Bohmelt, T., Ezrow, L., Lehrer, R. and Ward, H., (2016). Party Policy Diffusion. American Political Science Review. 110 (2), 397-410

Cao, X. and Ward, H., (2016). Transnational Climate Governance Networks and Domestic Regulatory Action. International Interactions. 43 (1), 76-102

Hovi, J., Ward, H. and Grundig, F., (2015). Hope or Despair? Formal Models of Climate Cooperation. Environmental and Resource Economics. 62 (4), 665-688

Grundig, F. and Ward, H., (2015). Structural Group Leadership and Regime Effectiveness. Political Studies. 63 (1), 221-239

Ward, H. and Dorussen, H., (2015). Public Information and Performance: The Role of Spatial Dependence in the Worldwide Governance Indicators among African Countries. World Development. 74, 253-263

Cao, X., Milner, HV., Prakash, A. and Ward, H., (2014). Research Frontiers in Comparative and International Environmental Politics: An Introduction. Comparative Political Studies. 47 (3), 291-308

Ward, H., Cao, X. and Mukherjee, B., (2014). State Capacity and the Environmental Investment Gap in Authoritarian States. Comparative Political Studies. 47 (3), 309-343

Cao, X. and Ward, H., (2014). Winning Coalition Size, State Capacity, and Time Horizons: An Application of Modified Selectorate Theory to Environmental Public Goods Provision. International Studies Quarterly

Ward, H. and John, P., (2013). Competitive learning in yardstick competition: testing models of policy diffusion with performance data. Political Science Research and Methods. 1 (1), 3-25

Ward, H. and Cao, X., (2012). Domestic and International Influences on Green Taxation. Comparative Political Studies. 45 (9), 1075-1103

Dorussen, H., Murshed, SM. and Ward, H., (2011). Any Ties that Bind? Economic Diplomacy on the South Asian Subcontinent. The Hague Journal of Diplomacy. 6 (1), 149-169

Ward, H., Ezrow, L. and Dorussen, H., (2011). Globalization, Party Positions, and the Median Voter. World Politics. 63 (3), 509-547

Ward, H., Dorussen, H. and Ezrow, L., (2011). Globalization, Social Democratic Parties and the Median Voter. World Politics. 63 (3), 509-547

Hovi, J., Underdal, A. and Ward, H., (2011). Potential Contributions of Political Science to Environmental Economics. Environmental and Resource Economics. 48 (3), 391-411

Ward, H. and Weale, A., (2010). Is Rule by Majorities Special?. Political Studies. 58 (1), 26-46

Dorussen, H. and Ward, H., (2010). Liberal Peace en Economische Diplomatie. Internationale Spectator. 64 (2), 91-94

Ward, H. and Dorussen, H., (2010). Trade Links and the Kantian Peace: A Network-Theoretic Approach to Communication, Inter-Cultural Understanding, and Conflict. Journal of Peace Research. 47 (1), 29-42

Dorussen, H. and Ward, H., (2010). Trade networks and the Kantian peace. Journal of Peace Research. 47 (1), 29-42

Allen, N. and Ward, H., (2009). ?Moves on a Chess Board?: A Spatial Model of British Prime Ministers' Powers over Cabinet Formation. British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 11 (2), 238-258

Dorussen, H. and Ward, H., (2008). Inter Governmental Organizations and the Kantian Peace: A Network Perspective. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 52 (2), 189-212

Ward, H., (2008). Liberal democracy and sustainability. Environmental Politics. 17 (3), 386-409

Ward, H. and John, P., (2008). A Spatial Model of Competitive Bidding for Government Grants: Why Efficiency Gains Are Limited. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 20 (1), 47-66

Dorussen, H., Lenz, H. and Ward, H., (2007). Public commitment strategies in intergovernmental negotiations on the EU Constitutional Treaty. The Review of International Organizations. 2 (2), 131-152

Book chapters (2)

Dorussen, H. and Ward, H., (2011). Disaggregated Trade Flows and International Conflict. In: The Handbook on the Political Economy of War. Editors: Coyne, CJ. and Mathers, RL., . Edward Elgar Publishing. 515- 533. 9781848442481

Ward, H., (1998). The Glass Bead Game: Testing Game-Theoretic Models of Politics. In: Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches. Editors: Scarbrough, E. and Tanenbaum, E., . Oxford University Press. 978-0-19-829238-8

Contact

hugh@essex.ac.uk

Location:

5.016, Colchester Campus