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Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of York

Jim Buller graduated from the University of Warwick with a BA in Politics before going on to complete a MA in British Government and Politics at the University of Essex. He then gained an ESRC studentship to undertake a PhD at the University of Sheffield, which he completed in 1998. He previously worked as a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Birmingham before joining the Politics department at York in 1999.

Jim’s main research interests are in British politics and public policy. He has written widely on the domestic political forces underpinning Britain’s relations with the European Union (EU) and the way that EU membership has, in turn, impacted on British political economy. He also has a longstanding interest in theories of the state and the changing nature of state power and governance. He has published a number of articles on depoliticisation and public policy and has a co-authored book coming out on the subject in 2017. Current research projects include:

The depoliticisation of public policy

State restructuring in an era of globalisation and Europeanisation

Evaluating political leadership

The changing role of the Bank of England in British political economy


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    Senior Lecturer, York