- Dr Eve Hepburn
- Senior Lecturer in Politics
- 4.29 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK
- + 44 (0)131 650 4079
- Research Interests
- Comparative European Politics, Territorial Politics, nationalism, Regionalism, Federalism, Multi-level governance, European Integration, Politics of immigration, Scottish Politics, Canada/Quebec, Political parties, Multiculturalism, Public policy, Immigrant Integration Policy, EU Cohesion Policy, Devolution
Feedback and Guidance Hours
Thursdays 1-3pm or by appointment
- PhD, MRes (European University Institute, Florence)
- MA (McGill University, Montreal)
- BSc Hons (London School of Economics)
Eve was Founding Depute Director of the Academy of Government and was Co-Director of the Master of Public Policy (MPP), Executive Programme in Public Policy, and Postgraduate Certificate in Practice in Government (2010-2012). She was Co-Editor of Regional & Federal Studies from 2007-2012 and Co-Convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Federalism and Regionalism from 2008-2013. Eve joined the Department in February 2007 as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow. During 2008-10 she held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship and directed the MSc Multi-level and Regional Politics. Prior to this, she was a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen. She has also held Visiting Fellowships at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), McGill University (Montreal), European University Institute (Florence), Università di Cagliari (Sardinia), University of Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown), Aland Islands Peace Institute (Finland) and Großbritannien-Zentrum der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany).
In November 2012, Eve was awarded the University of Edinburgh's 'Rising Star Award' by HRH The Princess Royal in recognition of outstanding contributions to research and teaching.
Eve is strongly committed to public engagement and has provided advice and consultancy to a range of organisations including, most recently, providing expert testimony to the House of Commons on the draft Scotland bill; the Scottish Parliament on its international strategy, the EU and migration; and the Sardinian Government on revising its constitution.
Eve is passionate about teaching, and in 2015 she received a EUSA Teaching Award nomination for the Supporting Students' Learning Award. This year (2015-16), Eve convenes/teaches on the following courses:
- Parties and Party Systems in Contemporary Democracies (PLIT10083)
- Approaches to Politics and International Relations (PLIT10060)
- Institutions and Policies of the European Union (PGSP11170)
- Fundamentals 2 (PLIT08010)
- Politics in a Changing World (PLIT08012)
Eve has also previously convened/taught on the following courses:
- Europe and International Migration (PLIT10068)
- Multi-level Democracy and Public Policy (PGSP11027)
- Scottish Government and Politics (PLIT10001)
- Democracy in Comparative Perspective (PLIT08005)
- Introduction to Politics and International Relations (PLIT08004)
- Theory and Practice of Political Research (PLIT11001)
- Analysis for Policy (PGSP11310)
Eve has published over 40 journal articles, book chapters, special issues and books. Her research interests include: comparative European politics, territorial politics (regionalism, federalism and nationalism), political parties, multilevel governance, European integration, island politics, multi-level citizenship, immigration and integration policy, and devolved policy-making. Eve has conducted research on the UK (Scotland, Northern Ireland, London), Italy (Veneto, Sardinia, Tuscany), Spain (Catalonia), Germany (Bavaria, Berlin), Finland (Aland), Canada (Quebec, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island).
Eve currently holds grants from:
- the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) on 'Les partis et les electeurs au Quebec et en Ecosse: Une etude compare' (Parties and Voters in Quebec and Scotland: A Comparative Study) (2011-14) (Co-Investigator);
- the Carnegie Trust on 'The Political Integration of Migrants at the Substate Regional Level: Research on Italy' (2013-14) (Principal Investigator);
- UACES Collaborative Research Network on 'Centrifugal Europe: State, Sovereignty and the Future of European Integration' (2013-15) (Communication Coordinator).
Eve has previously held grants from:
- the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on 'The Politics of Island Regions: A Framework for Comparative Research' (2010-12) (PI);
- the Sardinian Government on 'Specialità e differenziazione in Sardegna. Uno studio interdisciplinare e comparato su istituzioni, identità e diritti' (Speciality and Differentiation in Sardinia: an interdisciplinary and comparative study on institutions, identity and rights) (2010-12) (joint holder);
- the Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence (JMC) and Europa Institute on 'The New European Agenda for Integration: Regions, Multi-level Governance and Immigrant Integration in the European Union' (2012) (PI);
- the Leverhulme Trust on the 'Regional Dynamics of Party Competition', which explored the structures and processes of (substate) regional party systems in Canada, Italy, Germany and the UK (2008-10) (PI);
- the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on 'The Challenges and Opportunities for Substate Territories in Europe. A Comparative Analysis of Party Strategies for Autonomy, Power and Capacity' (2007-8) (PI).
Books and Edited Collections
- Hepburn, E. and K. Detterbeck (forthcoming) Handbook of Territorial Politics (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar)
- Odmalm, P. and E. Hepburn (under contract) The European Mainstream and the Populist Radical Right, London: Routledge.
- Hepburn, E. and R. Zapata-Barrero (eds) (2014) The Politics of Immigration in Multilevel States: Governance and Political Parties (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
- Hepburn, E. and G. Baldacchino (eds) (2013) Independence Movements in Subnational Island Jurisdictions. London and NY: Routledge.
- Baldacchino, G. and E. Hepburn (eds) (2012) Independence, Nationalism and Subnational Island Jurisdictions, Special Issue of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 50(4).
- Hepburn, E. (2010) Using Europe: territorial party strategies in a multi-level system. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
- Hepburn, E. (ed) (2009) New Challenges for Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties, Special Issue of Regional & Federal Studies, 19(4/5).
- Hepburn, E. (ed) (2010) New Challenges for Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties. London and New York: Routledge.
Articles and Book Chapters
- Hepburn, E. (2016--forthcoming) 'EU Cohesion Policy and Regional Mobilization' in S. Piattoni & L. Polverari (eds) Handbook on Cohesion Policy in the EU, Edward Elgar.
- Hepburn, E. (2015--forthcoming) 'Is there a Scottish approach to citizenship? Regional citizenship, national belonging and migrant integration in Scotland', European Yearbook of Minority Issues.
- Hepburn, E. (2015) 'New Scots and Migration in the Scottish Independence Referendum', Scottish Affairs 24(4).
- Hepburn, E. (2015) 'Scottish Nationalism and the Independence Debates', in E.M. Bresler, N. Massueger, A. Fang, R.O. Pillai (eds) States Falling Apart: Secessionist and Autonomy Movements in Europe, Bern: Staempfli Verlag
- Rosie, M. and E. Hepburn (2015) 'The Essence of the Union...: Unionism, Nationalism and Identity on these Disconnected Islands', Scottish Affairs, 24(2).
- Hepburn, E. (2014) 'Independence and the Immigration Debate in Scotland', British Politics Review, 9(2): 10-12.
- Hepburn, E. and R. Zapata-Barrero (2014) 'Introduction: Immigration Policies in Multilevel States' in Hepburn, E. and R. Zapata-Barrero (eds) The Politics of Immigration in Multilevel States: Governance and Political Parties (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
- Hepburn, E. (2014) 'Multilevel Party Politics of Immigration: territorial rescaling and party competition' in Hepburn, E. and R. Zapata-Barrero (eds) The Politics of Immigration in Multilevel States: Governance and Political Parties (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
- Hepburn, E. and M. Rosie (2014) 'Immigration, Nationalism and Political Parties in Scotland' in Hepburn, E. and R. Zapata-Barrero (eds) The Politics of Immigration in Multilevel States: Governance and Political Parties (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan)
- Zapata-Barrero, R. and E. Hepburn (201) 'Conclusion: exploring the contours of a theory of immigration in multilevel states' in Hepburn, E. and R. Zapata-Barrero (eds) The Politics of Immigration in Multi-evel States: Governance and Political Parties (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
- Hepburn, E. (2014) 'Forging autonomy in a unitary state: the Åland Islands in Finland', Comparative European Politics.
- Hepburn, E. (2014) 'The Accommodation of Island Autonomies in Multinational States', in J. Lluch (ed) The Constitutionalism and the Politics of Accommodation in Multinational Democracies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Hepburn, E. (2013) 'Democracy in Sardinia and Scotland', in G. Demuro, F. Mola and I. Ruggiu (eds) Identità e autonomia in Sardegna e Scozia (Bologna: Maggioli Editore).
- Hepburn, E. and K. Detterbeck (2013) 'Federalism, Regionalism and the Dynamics of Party Politics', in J. Loughlin, J. Kincaid and W. Swenden (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Federalism and Regionalism. London & NY: Routledge.
- Baldacchino, G. and E. Hepburn (2012) 'A Different Appetite for Sovereignty? Independence Movements in Subnational Island Jurisdictions', Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 50(4).
- Baldacchino, G. and E. Hepburn (2012) 'Introduction', Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 50(4).
- M. Keating, P. Cairney and E. Hepburn (2012) 'Policy Convergence, Transfer and Learning in the UK under Devolution', Regional & Federal Studies, 22(3).
- Hepburn, E. and D. Hough (2012) 'Regionalist Parties and the Mobilisation of Territorial Difference in Germany', Government and Opposition, 47(1).
- Hepburn, E. (2012) 'Recrafting Sovereignty: Lessons from Small Island Autonomies?' in A. Gagnon and M. Keating (eds) Political Autonomy and Divided Societies: Imagining Democratic Alternatives in Complex Settings (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
- Hepburn, E. and A. Elias (2011) 'Dissent on the Periphery? Island Nationalisms and European Integration', West European Politics, 34(4).
- Hepburn, E. and P. McLoughlin (2011) 'Celtic nationalism and supranationalism: comparing Scottish and Northern Ireland responses to Europe', British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 13(3).
- Hepburn, E. (2011) '"Citizens of the Region": party conceptions of regional citizenship and immigrant integration", European Journal of Political Research, 50(4).
- Hepburn, E. (2011) 'Between Region and State: Rescaling Citizenship in a Multi-level System' in T. Herrschel and P. Tallberg (eds) The Role of Regions? Network, Scale, Territory. Gothenburg: Region Skane.
- Hepburn, E. (2010) 'Small Worlds in Canada and Europe: A Comparison of Regional Party Systems in Quebec, Bavaria and Scotland', Regional & Federal Studies, 20(4/5).
- Detterbeck, K. and E. Hepburn (2010) 'Party Politics in Multi-level Systems: party responses to new challenges in European democracies' in J. Erk and W. Swenden (eds) New Directions in Federalism Studies. London and NY: Routledge.
- Hepburn, E. (2009) 'Degrees of Independence: SNP Thinking in an International Context' in G. Hassan (ed) The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
- Hepburn, E. (2009) 'Re-conceptualizing Substate Mobilization', Regional & Federal Studies, 19(4/5).
- Hepburn, E. (2009) 'Explaining Failure: the Highs and Lows of Sardinian Nationalism', Regional & Federal Studies, 19(4/5).
- Keating, M., P. Cairney and E. Hepburn (2009) 'Territorial Policy Communities and Devolution in the United Kingdom', Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2(1).
- Hepburn, E. (2009) 'Regionalist Party Mobilisation on Immigration', West European Politics, 32(3).
- Hepburn, E. (2009) 'Substate Responses to Europeanizing and Globalizing Trends' in P. Della Posta, A. Verdun and M. Uvalic (eds) Globalization, Development and Integration. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
- Hepburn, E. (2008) 'The Rise and Fall of a Europe of the Regions', Regional & Federal Studies, 18(5).
- Hepburn, E. (2008) 'The Neglected Nation: The CSU and the Territorial Cleavage in Bavarian Party Politics', German Politics, 17(2).
- Hepburn, E. (2008) 'The 2007 Scottish Elections: A Dark Day for Participatory Democracy?', Regional & Federal Studies, 18(1).
- Hepburn, E. (2006) 'Scottish Autonomy and European Integration. The Response of Scotland's Political Parties' in J. McGarry and M. Keating (eds) European Integration and the Nationalities Question. London and New York: Routledge.
- Hepburn, E. (2004) 'Territorial Autonomy' in F. Astengo and N. Neuwahl (eds), A New Constitution for Europe? Governance and Policy-Making in the European Union. Montreal: University of Montreal.
Blogs and Op-Ed Pieces
- Hepburn, E. (2014) 'Scotland: If Not Independence Then a Federacy?', E-International Relations, 5 December.
- Hepburn, E. (2014) 'What next for independence movements in Europe?', openDemocracy, 16 November.
- Hepburn, E. (2014) 'The Day after the Scottish Referendum', Political Studies Association (PSA) Blog, 19 September.
- Hepburn, E. (2014) 'If Scotland votes 'Yes', we will likely see an immigration policy that is markedly different from the rest of the UK', LSE British Politics & Policy Blog, 17 September.
- Hepburn, E. (2014) 'Le sens du oui', La Presse, 16 September.
- Hepburn, E. (2014) 'Regardless of whether its a '"Yes" or "No", the answer must be radical change', LSE British Politics & Policy Blog, 15 September.
- Hepburn, E. (2014) 'The "domino effect" from Scotland's Referendum is increasing demands for independence in Italian regions', LSE European Politics & Policy EUROPP Blog, 9 September.
- Hepburn, E. and P. McLoughlin (2011) 'Evidence from Nationalist Movements in Scotland and Northern Ireland shows that pragmatism and the ability to adapt are key to electoral success', LSE British Politics & Policy Blog, 21 October.
- Hepburn, E. (2009) 'Degrees of Independence', Holyrood Magazine, Issue 220, 12 October.
- Hepburn, E. (2010) 'Could Scotland unite against Cameronism for independence?', Holyrood Magazine, Issue 230, 15 March.
- Hepburn, E. (2008) 'On Home Turf', Holyrood Magazine, Issue 197, 3 October.
- Hepburn, E. (2008) 'Out of the Ivory Tower and into the Corridors of Power', The Monitor - Blue Skies, April.
- Hepburn, E. (2008) 'Fighting for the Federation', The House Magazine - The Parliamentary Weekly, Vol. 33, No, 1255, 31 March.
Eve is strongly committed to public engagement. She was the Founding Coordinator of the Scottish Policy Innovation Forum (SPIF) in Edinburgh. She is regularly invited to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament and House of Commons. She acts as referee for numerous political science journals and publishing houses and is a peer reviewer for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. She is a member of the Europa Institute at the University of Edinburgh. Finally, Eve regularly provides political commentary on Scottish and comparative politics to the Scottish, UK and international media.
Topics interested in supervising
Eve is able to offer PhD supervision in the following areas: (1) comparative territorial politics and policy (devolution and decentralisation, regionalism, federalism, nationalism); (2) political parties, including stateless nationalist and regionalist parties (SNRPs) and statewide party competition; (3) multi-level governance, including multi-level policy and regional engagement in Europe; (4) immigration, integration and citizenship policy and politics in multi-level states; and (5) island politics and demands for autonomy.
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