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’.  


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)
Representação e politicas de austeridade : uma comparação das atitudes entre massas e elites na Grécia
Karyotis Georgios, Rudig Wolfgang, Judge David
Representação e Participação Política na Europa em Crise (2016) (2016)
Representation and austerity politics : attitudes of Greek voters and elites compared
Karyotis Georgios, Rudig Wolfgang, Judge David
Political Representation in Times of Bailout (2015) (2015)

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