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Dr David Marshall

  • School Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Programme Director for the Master's in Public Policy
  • Convenor of the 'Professional Placement Year': 3 + 1 (PO2PPY)
  • Convenor of 'Degree Core Competences' 
  • Convenor of 'The Politics of Public Policy' 
  • Convenor of 'Dissertation in Public Policy' 
  • Convenor of 'Applied Research Project and Placement' (PIM92)

Areas of interest

Policy making, British Politics, Interest representation (corporate and citizen), European politics, comparative politics, and research methods.

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise PhD students on a range of topics from educational inequality to the political positions of European separatist parties. At the postgraduate and undergraduate levels, I tend to supervise students on public policy related topics, interest group politics, British politics, and European Union politics.

Background

Leaving industry and my role as a Commercial Director in my mid 30s I achieved a BSc in Politics, Economics and Policy Making from Goldsmiths followed by a move to the London School of Economics in 2004. A master's degree in European Politics and Policy Making, and a further master's in Political Science Research (2005/6), followed. I was awarded my Ph.D., studying part-time whilst working as a consultant, in Political Science from the London School of Economics in 2012.

Before arriving at the University of Reading I held the post of research fellow at the University of Aberdeen, working on the Borderless Politics project. This focussed on the political engagement of large firms in policy making across Britain, Germany and the US. Before this I spent 3 years at the University of Salzburg undertaking post-doctoral research on the influence of interest groups in policy making. I’m a visiting scholar at the University of Stuttgart, and a member of the steering committee of the Oslo University based Party and Interest group project PAIRDEM - which conducts comparative political research across 20 established democracies.

Selected publications

2020

Pakull, D. , Marshall, D. and Bernhagen, P. (2020) Shop till you drop? Venue choices of business and non-business interests in the European Union. Interest Groups & Advocacy, 9. pp. 520-540. ISSN 2047-7414 doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41309-020-00092-y

Pakull, D. , Marshall, D. and Bernhagen, P. (2020) Shop till you drop? Venue choices of business and non-business interests in the European Union. Interest Groups & Advocacy, 9. pp. 520-540. ISSN 2047-7414 doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41309-020-00092-y

Allern, E., Hansen, V., Marshall, D., Otjes, S., Poguntke, T. and Saurugger, S. (2020) Conceptualizing and measuring party-interest group relationships. Party Politics. ISSN 1460-3683 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1354068820949393

Allern, E. H., Hansen, V. W., Marshall, D., Rasmussen, A. and Webb, P. D. (2020) Competition and interaction: party ties to interest groups in a multidimensionalpolicy space. European Journal of Political Research. ISSN 0304-4130 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.12403

2019

Dür, A., Marshall, D. and Bernhagen, P. (2019) The political influence of business in the European Union. New Comparative Politics. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, pp232. ISBN 9780472131181 doi: https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.10033101

2017

Marshall, D. and Bernhagen, P. (2017) Government‒business relations in multilevel systems: the effect of conflict perception on venue choice. West European Politics, 40 (5). pp. 981-1003. ISSN 1743-9655 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2017.1303245

2016

Marshall, D. (2016) The power of big business is constrained in the EU. In: Zimmermann, H. and Dür, A. (eds.) Key Controversies in European Integration. 2nd edition. The European Union Series. Palgrave, Basingstoke, pp. 121-128. ISBN 9781137529510

2015

Dür, A., Bernhagen, P. and Marshall, D. (2015) Interest Group Success in the European Union: when (and why) does business lose? Comparative Political Studies, 48 (8). pp. 951-983. ISSN 0010-4140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0010414014565890

Bernhagen, P., Dür, A. and Marshall, D. (2015) Information or context: what accounts for positional proximity between the European Commission and lobbyists? Journal of European Public Policy, 22 (4). pp. 570-587. ISSN 1466-4429 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2015.1008556

Marshall, D. (2015) Explaining interest group interactions with party group members in the European Parliament: dominant party groups and coalition formation. Journal of Common Market Studies, 53 (2). pp. 311-329. ISSN 1468-5965 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12163

2014

Beyers, J., Braun, C., Marshall, D. and De Bruycker, I. (2014) Let's talk! On the practice and method of interviewing policy experts. Interest Groups & Advocacy, 3 (2). pp. 174-187. ISSN 2047-7414 doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/iga.2014.11

Beyers, J., Braun, C., Marshall, D. and De Bruycker, I. (2014) Let's talk! On the practice and method of interviewing policy experts. Interest Groups & Advocacy, 3 (2). pp. 174-187. ISSN 2047-7414 doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/iga.2014.11

Bernhagen, P., Dür, A. and Marshall, D. (2014) Measuring lobbying success spatially. Interest Groups & Advocacy, 3 (2). pp. 202-218. ISSN 2047-7414 doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/iga.2014.13

Bernhagen, P., Dür, A. and Marshall, D. (2014) Measuring lobbying success spatially. Interest Groups & Advocacy, 3 (2). pp. 202-218. ISSN 2047-7414 doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/iga.2014.13

Beyers, J., Dür, A., Marshall, D. and Wonka, A. (2014) Policy-centred sampling in interest group research: Lessons from the INTEREURO project. Interest Groups & Advocacy, 3 (2). pp. 160-173. ISSN 2047-7414 doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/iga.2014.10

Beyers, J., Dür, A., Marshall, D. and Wonka, A. (2014) Policy-centred sampling in interest group research: Lessons from the INTEREURO project. Interest Groups & Advocacy, 3 (2). pp. 160-173. ISSN 2047-7414 doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/iga.2014.10

2012

Marshall, D. (2012) Do rapporteurs receive independent expert policy advice? Indirect lobbying via the European Parliament's committee secretariat. Journal of European Public Policy, 19 (9). pp. 1377-1395. ISSN 1466-4429 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2012.662070

2010

Marshall, D. (2010) Who to lobby and when: institutional determinants of interest group strategies in European Parliament committees. European Union Politics, 11 (4). pp. 553-575. ISSN 1741-2757 doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1465116510382462.

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