Professor Jonathan Tonge BA MA PhD

Professor of Politics Politics

    Research

    Research Overview

    Research interests:

    Northern Ireland, Peace Processes, Devolution, Political Parties and Elections in the UK and Ireland

    Northern Ireland

    Politics of Northern Ireland, parties and elections

    I am very happy to supervise PhDs on Northern Ireland.

    Devolution in the UK

    Politics, parties and elections in Scotland, Wales and England

    The Voting Age debate in the UK

    I am currently running a Leverhulme Trust project (2018-20) examining the debates over lowering the voting age in the UK and am happy to offer supervision on this topic

    Research Grants

    Beyond Unionism and Nationalism: A Membership Study of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

    BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

    April 2021 - August 2022

    Beyond Unionism and Nationalism in Northern Ireland: Electors, Voters and Party Members

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    November 2021 - October 2023

    An evaluation of historical and contemporary debates on lowering the voting age

    LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

    May 2018 - July 2020

    The Northern Ireland 2017 General Election Survey

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    June 2017 - September 2018

    A Membership Survey of the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland

    LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

    July 2012 - July 2014

    American Political Science Association 104th annual meeting 2009

    BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

    September 2009

    The 2010 Northern Ireland General Election Survey.

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    March 2010 - November 2010

    Abandoning historical conflict? Former paramilitaries in Northern Ireland.

    LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

    January 2006 - December 2007

    The Social and Political Bases of the Orange Order in Northern Ireland.

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    April 2006 - October 2007

    A Theoretical and Empirical Assessment of the Membership, Stategies and Tactics of Dissident Irish Republican Organisations

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    January 2013 - December 2014

    Research Collaborations

    Dr Peter Shirlow

    External: Queens University Belfast

    Leverhulme Trust Project: Abandoning the Past? Paramilitary Prisoners in N Ireland. 78k

    Professor James McAuley

    External: The University of Huddersfield

    Leverhulme Trust funded project (£78,745) Abandoning historical conflict? Former Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland

    Professor James McAuley

    External: The University of Huddersfield

    Economic and Social Research Council funded project (£53,000) on a membership study of the Orange Order in Northern Ireland. Duration 2006-8