People

Professor Hugh Ward

Emeritus Professor
Department of Government
Professor Hugh Ward

Research and professional activities

Research interests

environmental politics

political economy

Teaching and supervision

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 (30)

Bakaki, Z., Böhmelt, T. and Ward, H., (2019). The triangular relationship between public concern for environmental issues, policy output, and media attention. Environmental Politics, 1-21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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