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Toby James

(he, him)
Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of East Anglia

Toby is Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of East Anglia, UK and Deputy Director of the Electoral Integrity Project ( He is Editor in Chief of the journal Policy Studies.

His work focuses on democracy, electoral integrity and the policy process.

His books include Elite Statecraft and Election Administration (Palgrave, 2012), British Labour Leaders and British Conservative Leaders (both Biteback, 2015), Comparative Electoral Management (Routledge, 2020), Building Inclusive Elections (Routledge, 2020), The Trump Administration: The Legacy of the President within and beyond America (Routledge, 2022) and Elections During Emergencies (International IDEA, 2023).

Toby’s research has been externally funded by the SSHRC, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, AHRC, ESRC, Electoral Commission Nuffield Foundation and the McDougall Trust.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in British & Comparative Politics, University of East Anglia


  • 2010 
    University of York, PhD