Dr Simon Usherwood


Reader in Politics
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Biography

My publications

Publications

  • Books:

    • J. Pinder & S. Usherwood, The European Union: A Very Short Introduction, 3rd ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford (2013). Also second edition in 2007.
  • Book chapters:

    • S. Usherwood, “Modelling Transnational and Pan-European Euroscepticism” in J. FitzGibbon, B. Leruth, N. Startin (eds.) euroscepticism as a Transnational and Pan-European Phenomenon: The emergence of a new sphere of opposition, Routledge (forthcoming).
    • S. Usherwood, “The UK Independence Party: The dimensions of mainstreaming” in T. Akkerman, M. Rooduijn, S. de Lange (eds.) Up to the Mainstream? The Radical Right in Western-Europe, Routledge (2016), pp.247-267.
    • V. Asal, C. Raymond & S. Usherwood, “War, peace and everything in between: simulations in international relations”, in J. Ishiyama, E. Simon & W.Miller (eds.) Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations, Edward Elgar (2014), pp.304-314.
    • S. Usherwood, “Britain and Europe: a model of permanent crisis?”, in K. Demetriou (ed.) The European Union in Crisis: Explorations in Representation and Democratic Legitimacy, Springer Verlag, (2014), pp.3-14.
    • S. Usherwood, “Margaret Thatcher and British Opposition to European Integration: Saint or Sinner?”, in M. Gainar & M. Libera (eds.), Contre l'Europe? Anti-européisme, euroscepticisme et alter-européisme dans la construction européenne de 1945 à nos jours (Volume 2): Acteurs institutionnels, milieux politiques et société civile, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag (2013), 75-87.
    • S. Usherwood, 'Sceptical or Simply Opposed?: Eurosceptics and the EU's Constitutional Treaty'. in A. Cohen & A. Vauchez (eds.), La Constitution européenne: Elites, mobilisations, votes, , Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, Brussels, (2007), 167-180.

 

  • Books Edited:
    • N. Startin, S. Usherwood & B. Leruth (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism, Routledge (in preparation). Chapter on “How do non-party groups shape the Eurosceptic debate”.
    • S. Usherwood, N. Startin & S. Guerra (eds.), New Dimensions in Euroscepticism and Opposition to the EU, Edward Elgar, (in preparation). Chapters on “Civil society mobilisation as a critical element of Eurosceptic movements” and (with N. Startin) “Conclusions: What can we learn from euroscepticism”
    • S. Usherwood (ed.), European Union, Routledge, Abingdon (2011). Editor and original introduction to 5 volume collection on state-of-the-art in research on the European Union.
    • G.Glöckler, L.Junius, G.Scappucci, S.Usherwood & J.Vassallo, Guide to EU Policies, London, Blackstone Press, 1998. Chapters on Historical Development of the EU; Information Society; Energy Policy; Common Commercial Policy; Development Co-operation. Also responsible for most general editing tasks.

 

  • Refereed Articles:
    • I.Kinchin, A.Hosein, E.Medland, S.Lygo-Baker, S.Warburton, D.Gash. R.Rees, C.Loughlin, R.Woods, S.Price & S. Usherwood, “Mapping development of a new MA in higher education: Comparing private and public perceptions”, Journal of Further and Higher Education Vol. 58-1 (2016) 1-23.
    • S. Usherwood, “Building resources for simulations: Challenges and opportunities” European Political Science, Vol. 14 (2015), 218-227.
    • S. Usherwood, "Constructing Effective Simulations of the European Union for Teaching" European Political Science, Vol. 13-1 (2014) pp.53-60.
    • S. Usherwood, "The shifting focus of opposition to the European Union", Journal of Contemporary European Research, Vol. 9-2 (2013) 279-296.
    • S. Usherwood & N. Startin, “Euroscepticism as a persistent phenomenon”, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol.51-1, pp.1-16. Lead article for Special Issue, January 2013 on “Confronting Euroscepticism” (S. Usherwood, N. Startin & S. Guerra (eds.))
    • C. Raymond & S. Usherwood, “Assessment in Simulations”, Journal of Political Science Education, 2013, Vol. 9-2, 157-167.
    • S. Usherwood, 'The Media Profile of Anti-EU Groups in the UK', in Current Politics and Economics of Europe, 19, 3/4, Feb 2009, 151-178
    • S. Usherwood, 'Grounding simulations in reality: a case study from an undergraduate politics degree', in On The Horizon, Vol.17-4, 2009, 296-302
    • S. Usherwood, 'Enhancing Student Immersion in Negotiation-Based Learning Environments', in International Journal of Learning, Vol.16-7, 2009.
    • S. Usherwood, 'The dilemmas of a single-issue party: The UK Independence Party', in Representation, Vol. 44-3, 2008, pp.255-264
    • S. Usherwood, 'Proximate factors in the mobilisation of anti-EU groups in France and the UK: the European Union as first-order politics', in Journal of European Integration, 29-1 (2006), 3-21.
    • S. Usherwood, 'Realists, sceptics and opponents: opposition to the EU's Constitutional Treaty', in Journal of Contemporary European Research, 1-2 (2005), 4-12.
    • S. Usherwood, 'Opposition to the European Union in the UK: The dilemma of public opinion and party management', Government and Opposition, 37-2 (2002), 211-230.

Selected Conference Papers since 1990

  • "Teaching simulation game design: A model, tested in the field", presented at APSA TLC, Portland OR, February 2016.
  • Keynote on "Assessment in Simulations", "Performance assessment and effects of simulations of decision-making in EU studies" conferenceUniversity of Antwerp, January 2016.
  • Panellist on Roundtable "Studying euroscepticism" at "Studying the EU: Current and future challenges", EUI, Florence, December 2015.
  • "A Comparative Perspective on Teaching European Studies in the Eastern Partnership Countries: Trends and Opportunities" (with L. Coada), presented at UACES, Bilbao, September 2015.
  • “Going Beyond Human Nature” (with V. Asal, A. Rosen & N. Kollars), presented at APSA Teaching & Learning Conference, Washington DC, January 2015.
  • “The 2014 European elections as a vehicle for mainstream Euroscepticism”, presented at Rejecting Europe or Worried about the crisis?, Amsterdam, November 2014.
  • “Euroscepticism as a lever: Contesting European integration with ulterior motives”, presented at Democratic constitutionalism in Europe, Oslo, November 2014.
  • “Concept mapping: mediated reflections on the design of a new MA programme in higher education” (with. I.Kinchin, A.Hosein, E.Medland, S.Lygo-Baker, S.Warburton, D.Gash. R.Rees, C.Loughlin, R.Woods & S.Price), presented at 6th International Conference on Concept Mapping, Santos, Brazil, September 2014.
  • “Making simulations work”, workshop at Teaching Politics and International Relations to the next generation of students, ECPR/UACES/PSA/BISA, Maastricht, June 2014.
  • “UKIP: One man band, or resilient party machine?”, presented at Political Studies Association, Manchester, April 2014.
  • “Assessment Strategies in Simulation Games”, presented at International Studies Association, Toronto, March 2014.
  • “Building Resources for Simulations: Challenges and opportunities”, presented at EU Simulations: Scholarly reflection and research on an innovative teaching methodology, Mainz, September 2013.
  • “Euroscepticism as Action, not Ideology”, presented at UACES Annual conference, Leeds, September 2013.
  • Panellist on UKIP, workshop of UACES Collaborative Research Network on Euroscepticism, Brussels, June 2013.
  • “Uploading the new European Union: Denmark, Ireland and the UK as constitutional entrepreneurs”, presented to '40 years since the First Enlargement' Conference, London, March 2013.
  • “Building Resources for Simulations in Political Science”, presented to APSA Teaching & Learning Conference, Long Beach, February 2013
  • "Burying the hatchet or sticking in the knife? UK & Germany in the eurozone crisis”, presented to UACES Annual Conference, Passau, September 2012.
  • “L'enfer, c'est les autres: Othering in Eurosceptic discourse”, presented to PSA Annual Conference, Belfast, April 2012.
  • “Euroscepticism as a Persistent Phenomenon” (with N. Startin), presented to UACES Annual Conference, Cambridge, September 2011.
  • “Euroscepticism as a persistent phenomenon”, presented to UACES CRN Workshop on Euroscepticism, Guildford, June 2011.
  • “Enhancing Student Immersion in Negotiation-Based Learning Environments”, presented to APSA Teaching & Learning Conference, Albuquerque, February 2011.
  • “UKIP's Political Strategy: Opportunistic Idealism in a Fragmented Political Arena”, presented to UACES Annual Conference, Bruges, September 2010.
  • “Constructing Effective Simulations of the European Union for Teaching: Realising the Potential”, presented to UACES Annual Conference, Bruges, September 2010.
  • “Negotiation-Based Learning: Objectives, Strategies, Challenges”, presented to C-SAP/JISC Conference on Open Educational Resources, London, October 2010.
  • “Tactics or strategy? The debate on use of a referendum for British ratification of the Constitutional Treaty”, University Association for Contemporary European Studies 15th Research Conference, Angers, France (September 2009).
  • “Enhancing Student Immersion in Negotiation-Based Learning Environments”,16th International Conference on Learning, Barcelona, Spain (July 2009).
  • “Enhancing Student Immersion in Negotiation-based Learning Environments”, The Society for the Advancement of Games and Simulations in Education and Training (SAGSET) Annual Conference, Leeds (July 2009).
  • “Strange bedfellows: the sources of pressure for referenda on British ratification of EU treaties”, University Association for Contemporary European Studies 14th Research Conference, Edinburgh (September 2008).
  • “Grounding simulations in reality: a case study from an undergraduate politics degree”, The Society for the Advancement of Games and Simulations in Education and Training (SAGSET) Annual Conference, Nottingham (July 2008).
  • 'Developing a European media space? Discourse markers in France and the UK', University Association for Contemporary European Studies 13th Research Conference, Portsmouth (September 2007).
  • 'Ideological and Institutional Factors in Party Alignments on the EU: A Comparison of Three Cases' (with Chris Flood), Presented at European Union Studies Association, Montreal (May 2007).
  • 'The UK Independence Party: The dilemmas of a single-issue party', Political Studies Association 57th Annual Conference, Bath, (April 2007).
  • 'The Media Profile of Anti-EU Groups in the UK' , European Consortium of Political Research 3 rd Pan-European Conference on European Union Politics, Istanbul (September 2006).
  • 'Mapping the European issue in three national parties: Contextualising positions' (with Chris Flood), European Consortium of Political Research 3rd Pan-European Conference on European Union Politics, Istanbul (September 2006).
  • 'A Developing Model of Partisan Alignment on EU Integration' (with C.Flood). Presented at University Association for Contemporary European Studies 11th Research Conference, Zagreb (September 2005).
  • 'Sceptical or Simply Opposed?: Eurosceptics and the EU's Constitutional Treaty'. Presented at Conference on 'The European Constitution: Genesis and Uses', Amiens (June 2005).
  • 'Positions, Dispositions, Transitions: A Model of Group Alignment on EU Integration' (with C.Flood). Presented at Political Studies Association 55th Annual Conference, Leeds, (April 2005).
  • "Proximate factors in the mobilisation of anti-EU groups in France and the UK: the European Union as first-order politics", European Consortium of Political Research 2nd Pan-European Conference on European Union Politics, Bologna (July 2004).
  • "Left-wing opposition to the European Union in the UK: Explaining its under-development", Political Studies Association 54th Annual Conference, Lincoln, (April 2004).
  • "The shifting focus of opposition to the European Union", University Association for Contemporary European Studies 9th Research Conference, Newcastle (September 2003).
  • "The European Union as an issue in French politics", European Consortium of Political Research 1st Pan-European Conference on European Union Politics, Bordeaux (September 2002).
  • "Opposition to the EU in France: A challenge to French leadership?", University Association for Contemporary European Studies 8th Research Conference, Belfast (September 2002).
  • "Opposition to the EU in France and the UK", European Consortium of Political Research 1st General Conference, Canterbury (September 2001).
  • "Opposition to the EU in the UK: The dilemma of public opinion and party management", Political Studies Association 51st Annual Conference, Manchester (April 2001).