Dr Nicholas Dickinson
- Core subject area: British Politics, Parliamentary Studies, Constitutional Politics
- Research interests: I am a specialist in British and Commonwealth comparative politics, working primarily in the areas of parliamentary studies and public policy. My doctoral research focused on remuneration for political work, with an emphasis on the regulation of salaries and expenses of MPs in ‘Westminster’-style democracies. The project spanned themes of the economics of politics, the theory of independent regulation, as well as democratic accountability and the constitutional question of control of parliaments over their internal arrangements.
My current research programme as Bingham Fellow aims to produce an interdisciplinary approach to constitutional studies. This will respond to the need for a more polyarchic understanding of the constitution, in particular analysing the constitution from a parliamentary studies and policy and governance perspective.