Revolt on the Right

About Matthew

(Dr) Matthew Goodwin is an academic who specialises in the study of elections, political parties and public opinion. A political scientist by training, Matthew is Associate Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham. He is also Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House. Previously, Matthew has held positions at the Universities of Manchester and Bath.

Matthew is known for his research on elections, parties and voting. He has a specific interest in the politics of immigration, Euroscepticism and election campaigns. He holds a B.A., M.A. and PhD in Political Science, was an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, an ESRC Knowledge Exchange Fellow and a Leverhulme Research Fellow. In 2014 Matthew was awarded the Richard Rose prize by the Political Studies Association for his contribution to research.

Matthew values wider engagement and has worked with more than 100 non-academic organisations. These include but are not limited to the Central Intelligence Agency, European Parliament, Council for Europe, UK Home Office, Government Office for Science, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Department for Communities and Local Government, Government Social Research Unit, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Policy Network, and many more think tanks. He also contributes regularly to national and international media, including The Guardian, Sky News and BBC Radio 4.

Matthew has published numerous books, journal articles and policy reports. His first book, New British Fascism, drew on extensive survey data and interviews to examine the roots of support for far right parties. More recently, his co-authored book, Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain, drew on surveys and interviews to explore support for the UK Independence Party. Currently, he is writing a new book on the 2015 general election that will be published by Oxford University Press in 2015.

Dr Matthew Goodwin
School of Politics and International Relations
Law and Social Sciences Building 
University of Nottingham 
University Park 
Nottingham 
NG7 2RD 


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