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Professor Shane Martin

Professor
Department of Government
Professor Shane Martin
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872185

  • Location

    5.020, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Tuesday, 11-12 &1-2pm

Profile

Biography

Shane Martin holds the Anthony King Chair in Comparative Government at the University of Essex where he also serves as Deputy Head of Department in the Department of Government. Professor Martin's research focuses on legislative organization and in particular on how electoral incentives shape representatives' preferences, the internal structures of parliaments, executive oversight and the production of public policy. He maintains a strong interest in Irish politics. He previously taught at the University of Leicester, Dublin City University, the Pennsylvania State University, and the University of California, San Diego. Awards include a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship. For more, please visit http://www.sgmartin.info

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Deputy Head of Department, Government, University of Essex (1/9/2017 - present)

Other academic

  • Anthony King Chair in Comparative Government, Government, University of Essex (15/11/2018 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Legislative Politics

Open to supervise

Comparative European Politics

Open to supervise

Public Policy

Open to supervise

Irish Politics

Open to supervise

Current research

The Evolution of Parliamentarism

Parliament and Coalition Government in Britain

Parliamentary Incumbency

Legislative Committees

Bargaining in Legislatures

Political Dynasties and Cabinet Ministers

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to United States (GV163)

  • Professional Development Seminar (GV994)

Publications

Journal articles (19)

Martin, S. and Whitaker, R., Beyond Committees: Parliamentary Oversight of Coalition Government in Britain. West European Politics

Martin, SG. and Mickler, TA., (2019). Committee Assignments: Theories, Causes, and Consequences. Parliamentary Affairs. 72 (1), 77-98

Martin, S., (2018). Bargaining in Legislatures, Portfolio Allocation, and the Electoral Costs of Governing. West European Politics. 41 (5), 1166-1190

Smith, DM. and Martin, S., (2017). Political Dynasties and the Selection of Cabinet Ministers. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 42 (1), 131-165

André, A., Depauw, S. and Martin, S., (2016). The classification of electoral systems: Bringing legislators back in. Electoral Studies. 42, 42-53

Martin, S., (2016). Policy, Office and Votes: The Electoral Value of Ministerial Office. British Journal of Political Science. 46 (02), 281-296

André, A., Depauw, S. and Martin, S., (2016). "Trust Is Good, Control Is Better": Multiparty Government and Legislative Organization. Political Research Quarterly. 69 (1), 108-120

Cheibub, JA., Martin, S. and Rasch, BE., (2015). Government Selection and Executive Powers: Constitutional Design in Parliamentary Democracies. West European Politics. 38 (5), 969-996

MacCarthaigh, M. and Martin, S., (2015). Bicameralism in the Republic of Ireland: The Seanad Abolition Referendum. Irish Political Studies. 30 (1), 121-131

Andre, A., Depauw, S. and Martin, S., (2015). Electoral Systems and Legislators' Constituency Effort: The Mediating Effect of Electoral Vulnerability. Comparative Political Studies. 48 (4), 464-496

Martin, S., (2014). Why electoral systems don't always matter: The impact of 'mega-seats' on legislative behaviour in Ireland. Party Politics. 20 (3), 467-479

Martin, SG., (2013). Is All Politics Local? The Role-Orientation of Irish Parliamentarians toward Foreign Policy. Irish Political Studies. 28 (1), 114-129

Rozenberg, O. and Martin, S., (2011). Questioning Parliamentary Questions. The Journal of Legislative Studies. 17 (3), 394-404

Martin, S., (2011). Parliamentary Questions, the Behaviour of Legislators, and the Function of Legislatures: An Introduction. The Journal of Legislative Studies. 17 (3), 259-270

Martin, S., (2011). Using Parliamentary Questions to Measure Constituency Focus: An Application to the Irish Case. Political Studies. 59 (2), 472-488

MARTIN, SHANE., (2011). Electoral Institutions, the Personal Vote, and Legislative Organization. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 36 (3), 339-361

Martin, S., (2010). Electoral Rewards for Personal Vote Cultivation under PR-STV. West European Politics. 33 (2), 369-380

Martin, S., (2009). The Congressional Representation of Muslim-American Constituents. Politics and Religion. 2 (02), 230-230

Martin, S., (2008). Two Houses: Legislative Studies and the Atlantic Divide. PS: Political Science & Politics. 41 (03), 557-565

Books (3)

Rasch, BE., Martin, S. and Cheibub, JA., (2015). Parliaments and Government Formation: Unpacking Investiture Rules. Oxford University Press (OUP). 9780198747017

Martin, S., Saalfeld, T. and Strøm, KW., (2014). The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies. Oxford University Press (OUP). 9780199653010

Martin, S. and Rozenberg, O., (2014). The Roles and Function of Parliamentary Questions. Routledge. 1135746605. 9781135746605

Book chapters (8)

O'Malley, E. and Martin, SG., (2018). The Government and the Taoiseach. In: Politics in the Republic of Ireland. Editors: Coakley, J. and Gallagher, M., . Routledge. 243- 269. 1317312694. 9781317312697

Martin, SG., (2018). Electoral Systems and Legislative Organization. In: The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems. Editors: Herron, ES., Pekkanen, RJ. and Shugart, MS., . Oxford University Press. 302- 320. 9780190258658

Martin, SG., (2016). Parliamentary Questions and Open Government. In: Parliaments in the Open Government Era. Editors: Bouhadana, I., Gilles, W. and Nguyên-Duy, I., . Imodev. 43- 67. 979-10-90809-08-6

Martin, S., (2015). Government Formation in Ireland. In: Parliaments and Government Formation. Editors: Rasch, BE., Martin, S. and Cheibub, JA., . Oxford University Press (OUP). 121- 135. 9780198747017

Rasch, BE., Martin, S. and Cheibub, JA., (2015). Investiture Rules and Government Formation. In: Parliaments and Government Formation. Editors: Rasch, BE., Martin, S. and Cheibub, JA., . Oxford University Press (OUP). 3- 26. 9780198747017

Martin, SG., (2015). Investiture Rules Unpacked. In: Parliaments and Government Formation: Unpacking Investiture Rules. Editors: Rasch, BE., Martin, S. and Cheibub, JA., . Oxford University Press. 331- 356. 0191064068. 9780191064067

Martin, S., (2014). Committees. In: The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies. Editors: Martin, S., Saalfeld, T. and Strøm, KW., . Oxford University Press (OUP). 9780199653010

Martin, S., Saalfeld, T. and Strøm, KW., (2014). Introduction. In: The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies. Editors: Martin, S., Saalfeld, T. and Strøm, KW., . Oxford University Press (OUP). 1- 24. 9780199653010

Grants and funding

2016

Trust is Good, Control is Better: Parliament and the Coalition Government, 2010-15

The British Academy

Contact

shane.martin@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872185

Location:

5.020, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Tuesday, 11-12 &1-2pm