Professor David Judge

Emeritus Professor

Politics

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’.  

Publications

'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)
https://doi.org/10.1017/gov.2021.19
'Would I lie to you?' : Boris Johnson and lying in the House of Commons
Judge David
Political Quarterly Vol 93, pp. 77-86 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.13105
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)
https://doi.org/10.1080/13572334.2021.1978762
Walking the dark side : evading parliamentary scrutiny
Judge David
Political Quarterly Vol 92, pp. 283-292 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.12983
Why it matters to keep asking why legislatures matter
Judge David, Leston-Bandeira Cristina
Journal of Legislative Studies Vol 27, pp. 155-184 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1080/13572334.2020.1866836
MPs and their constituencies
Judge David, Partos Rebecca
Exploring Parliament (2018) (2018)

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