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’.  


Institutions ignored : a history of select committee scrutiny in the House of Lords, 1968–2021
Connolly John, Flinders Matthew, Judge David, Torrance Michael, Tudor Philipa
Parliamentary History Vol 41, pp. 463-490 (2022)
Divining the UK's national interest : MPs' parliamentary discourse and the Brexit withdrawal process
Judge David, Shephard Mark
British Politics, pp. 1-24 (2022)
'Stretched but not snapped' : a response to Russell & Serban on Retiring the 'Westminster Model'
Flinders Matthew, Judge David, Rhodes RAW, Vatter Adrian
Government and Opposition Vol 57, pp. 353-369 (2022)
'Would I lie to you?' : Boris Johnson and lying in the House of Commons
Judge David
Political Quarterly Vol 93, pp. 77-86 (2022)
Reviewing the review : a three-dimensional approach to analysing the 2017-2020 review of the House of Lords investigative and scrutiny committees
Connolly John, Flinders Matthew, Judge David
Journal of Legislative Studies , pp. 1-37 (2021)
Walking the dark side : evading parliamentary scrutiny
Judge David
Political Quarterly Vol 92, pp. 283-292 (2021)

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