Prof Jonathan Tonge BA MA PhD

Professor of Politics Politics

    Biography

    Personal Statement


    Professional appointments:
    PRESENT APPOINTMENT
    Professor of Politics, Department of Politics,
    • Head of School of Politics & Communication Studies, 2007- 10
    • REF outputs coordinator 2016-current

    OTHER MAIN APPOINTMENTS
    • HEFCE Politics REF 2014 sub-panel member
    • President, British Politics Group, American Political Science Association, 2016-
    • Co-editor, Parliamentary Affairs, 2012-
    • University of Liverpool Civic Contribution Award (individual) 2012 (dept) 2016
    • Editorial Board, Irish Political Studies (ex-editor) 2011-
    • Editorial Board, Irish Studies in International Affairs, 2014-
    • Editorial Board, Liverpool University Press
    • Editorial Advisory Board, Issues in Social Sciences series
    • Chair, Youth Citizenship Commission, 2008-9, appointed by the Prime Minister
    • President, Political Studies Association of UK, 2008-11
    • Chair, Political Studies Association of UK, 2005-8
    • Visiting Professor, Social and Policy Research Institute, University of Ulster, 2006-7
    • Visiting Scholar, St John’s College, Oxford University, 2003
    • Elected to the Academy of Social Scientists, 2004


    Research supervision on parties, elections, politics in Northern Ireland.

    Personal Distinctions

    • ‘Dissident Republicanism since the Agreement: Aims, Tactics and Levels of Sympathy, (Invitation to Speak, University of Ulster/NUI Galway 2013)
    • Children’s Identity and Citizenship European Association (CiCea) best research publication of the ye (Children’s Identity and Citizenship European Association (CiCea) 2012)
    • Civic Contribution Award (University of Liverpool 2012)
    • Loyalist-Republican Interfaces conference (Invitation to Speak, Queen's University Belfast 2011)
    • Loyalist (lack of) innovation in the Northern Ireland conflict (Invitation to Speak, University of St Andrews 2011)
    • Improving Youth Civic Engagement (Keynote Speech, University of Huddersfield 2011)
    • The Political Context to the Republican Hunger Strikers (Keynote Speech, University of Rennes 2011)
    • The Political Resources of Dissident Irish Republicanism (Invitation to Speak, University of St Andrews Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence 2010)
    • Political Studies Association of Ireland Brian Farrell Prize (Prize, Political Studies Association of Ireland 2010)
    • Silver Award (UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL STUDENT GUILD 2010)
    • Chair, Youth Citizenship Commission (Prime Minister 2008)
    • The inadequacy of existing conflict resolution theories in the Northern Ireland peace process (Invitation to Speak, Political Studies Association annual conference 2008)
    • Involving Young People in Politics (Invitation to Speak, Citizenship and Democracy Group 2008)
    • 'Sectarian and Ethnic Divisions in Liverpool' (Keynote Speech, University of Liverpool 2008)
    • The Legacy of Tony Blair (Invitation to Speak, British Politics Group, APSA 2007)
    • "Who is winning the Northern Ireland Peace Process?" (Keynote Speech, Queen's University 2007)
    • New Pluralism or Old Ideological Certainties: Paramilitary ideological change in N Ireland (Invitation to Speak, Queen's University Belfast 2007)
    • Plus ca change? Evaluating Ideological Change among republican and loyalist paramilitary prisoners (Invitation to Speak, University of Brest 2007)
    • Evaluating Ideological Change within Sinn Fein (Invitation to Speak, University College Dublin 2007)
    • Passing a Viva and Getting Published (Keynote Speech, Political Studies Association of Ireland 2006)
    • Visiting Professorship (Social and Policy Research Institute, University of Ulster 2006)
    • Nuffield College, Oxford University Politics seminars (Invitation to Speak, Nuffield College 2006)
    • "Perceptions of Former Combatants in the Northern Ireland Peace Process (Invitation to Speak, University of Ulster 2006)
    • Explaining Unionist electoral realignment since the Belfast Agreement (Invitation to Speak, University of Ulster 2006)
    • Explaining the Electoral Realignment of Nationalism (Invitation to Speak, University of Ulster 2006)
    • Changing electoral politics and the implications in Northern Ireland (Invitation to Speak, University of York 2006)
    • Conference paper (Invitation to Speak, PSA Territorial Politics Group 2006)
    • Seminar paper (Invitation to Speak, University of Glasgow 2006)
    • The Future of Politics research and teaching (Keynote Speech, Politics Association 2006)
    • The EU and the Peace Process: the case of Northern Ireland (Invitation to Speak, EU Borders Project 2005)
    • Lecture on 'The New Politics of Northern Ireland' (Keynote Speech, University of Keele 2005)
    • 'The triumph of the new moderates? The 2005 Election in Northern Ireland' (Invitation to Speak, University of Manchester 2005)
    • Seminar paper on The Realignment of Unionism and Orangeism (Invitation to Speak, University of Ulster 2005)
    • Shaping Aid and Attitudes: The EU and the conflict in Northern Ireland (Invitation to Speak, EU Borders Project 2004)
    • No Prime Minister? Recent Changes in the Civil Service (Keynote Speech, Politics Association 2004)
    • The Devolution versus Integration Debate in Northern Ireland seminar paper (Invitation to Speak, ESRC 2004)
    • 'Party Politics and Rural Issues in Northern Ireland' (Invitation to Speak, ESRC 2004)
    • 'The realignment of orangeism' seminar paper (Invitation to Speak, ESRC 2004)
    • Orangeism and Unionism in Northern Ireland (Invitation to Speak, University of the West of England, Bristol 2004)
    • Visiting Fellow, St John's College, Oxford University (Competitive Fellowship, St John's College, Oxford University 2003)
    • Sinn Fein and the Good Friday Agreement seminar paper (Invitation to Speak, ESRC 2003)
    • APSA Panel Competition (Prize, PSA 2003)
    • Political Studies Association of the UK Bernard Crick Prize for Outstanding Teaching (Political Studies Association of the UK 1997)

    Administrative Roles

    • Director of Postgraduate Research, Politics

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