Paul Warwick


B.A. (Hons.) (McMaster University)
M.A.  (University of Chicago)
Ph.D. (University of Chicago)


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Paul Warwick, Professor and cross-appointed with the School of International Studies, specializes in Western European politics and the methodology of comparative political research. He has authored or co-authored The French Popular Front: A Legislative Analysis (1977); Political Cohesion in a Fragile Mosaic: The Yugoslav Experience (1983); The Vision and the Game: The Making of the Canadian Constitution (1987); Culture, Structure or Choice: Essays in the Interpretation of the British Experience (1989); Comparative Politics: Diverse Countries in an Interdependent World (1988); Government Survival in Parliamentary Democracies (1994) and Policy Horizons and Parliamentary Government (2006).

He has also published over 35 scholarly articles, which have appeared in such journals as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, West European Politics and Party Politics.


“Public Opinion and Government Policy in Britain: A Case of Congruence, Amplification, or Dampening?, European Journal of Political Research, 54(1) 61-80, (2015). DOI: 10.1111/1475-6765.12069.

“The Sources of Valence Judgments: the Role of Policy Distance and the Structure of the Left-Right Spectrum”, Comparative Political Studies, 47(14), 2000-2025, (2014), (With Maria Zakharova). DOI: 10.1177/0010414013516928.

“Measuring the Median: The Risks of Inferring Beliefs from Votes”, British Journal of Political Science 43 (2013): 157-75.  (With Maria Zakharova).

“Representation as a Median Mandate? A Response to Best, Budge and McDonald”, European Journal of Political Research, 51 (2012): 57-63.

“Dissolvers, Disputers, and Defectors: The Terminators of Parliamentary Governments”, European Political Science Review 4 (2012): 263-81.

"Voters, Parties, and Declared Government Policy", Comparative Political Studies 44 (2011): 1675-99.

"Government Intentions and Citizen Preferences in Dynamic Perspective", British Journal of Political Science 41(2011): 599-619.

“Bilateralism or the Median Mandate? An Examination of Rival Perspectives on Democratic Governance.” European Journal of Political Research 49 (2010): 1-24.