Professor David Judge

Emeritus Professor


Personal statement

I was appointed Professor Emeritus of Politics in 2013. I initially joined Strathclyde in 1988 and was appointed Professor in 1994. I served as Head of the School of Government and Public Policy until September 2011, having served as Head of the Department of Government 1994-1997, 2004-2007, and 2007-2010.

I am a graduate of the University of Exeter (BA in Politics) and completed my PhD at the University of Sheffield. I have held visiting professorships at the College of Europe in Bruges (2004-2007) and the University of Houston (Fulbright Fellow 1993-1994).

My primary research focus is upon representative democracy and especially parliamentary institutions. This has led to a consistent interest in representative theories and issues of democratic legitimacy. My continuing research has been driven by a desire to show that ‘institutions matter’ and that parliamentary institutions ‘particularly matter’.  


Walking the dark side : evading parliamentary scrutiny
Judge David
Political Quarterly Vol 92, pp. 283-292 (2021)
Why it matters to keep asking why legislatures matter
Judge David, Leston-Bandeira Cristina
Journal of Legislative Studies Vol 27, pp. 155-184 (2021)
MPs and their constituencies
Judge David, Partos Rebecca
Exploring Parliament (2018) (2018)
The future of parliamentary politics
Judge David, Leston-Bandeira Cristina, Thompson Louise
Exploring Parliament (2018) (2018)
The institutional representation of parliament
Judge David, Leston-Bandeira Cristina
Political Studies Vol 66, pp. 154-172 (2018)
Fifty years of representative and responsible government : contemporary relevance, theoretical revisions and conceptual reflection
Flinders Matthew, Judge David
Representation Vol 53, pp. 97-116 (2017)

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