I am Associate Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick.
I specialise in the application of political theory to public policy, covering things ilke deliberative democracy and democratic innovation; public participation in policy making; and the narrative, performative aspects of policy and politics. I've written on deliberative experiments in the UK National Health Service, referendums around the world, symbolic representation in capital cities and much more.
You can find out more about my work by clicking the research tab above, which has links to papers, books and ideas, some of which are freely downloadable.
If you are a research student, or thinking of doing a research degree on any of these issues, I am always keen to hear from you.
Contact me at john [at] johnrparkinson.net
Dr John Parkinson
Department of Politics and International Studies
University of Warwick
Phone: +44 (0)24 7652 8463
News & views
Recent blog posts»
"Flooding, grandomania, and policy of the everyday" and "Why I am a democrat". Details on the Boggler Blog.
Deliberative Systems out now»
Deliberative Systems, a book I edited with Jane Mansbridge, is out now with Cambridge University Press. Details are on the Research page.
Submission on MMP Review»
I've written a very short submission to the New Zealand electoral system review. Details on the Boggler Blog.
Public Space now available»
Democracy and Public Space was published by Oxford University Press in January. Details on the Research page.
Research impact and teaching»
How the current impact agenda is missing one of the most important channels of influence, a post on the LSE's Impact of Social Science Blog.
AV referendum post-mortem»
Six reasons why AV failed, on the Boggler Blog.