Karin Bottom

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Dr Bottom’s research interests cover all areas relating to parties, elections and democracy, including:

Party relevance; party theory; party system change
British politics in a comparative context
Local democratic engagement
The British National Party
Small parties and independent politicians
Independent politicians in British local politics
Party cartelisation: themes, concepts and evidence
A typology for all parties: multi-level representation in Europe

She welcomes prospective doctoral researchers in all these areas.