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Dan Hough
Professor of Politics (Politics)
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Political Corruption, Comparative Politics, German Politics, The GDR/East Germany, Party Politics, Post-Communist Politics




The Politics of the New Germany (with Simon Green and Alister Miskimmon)(London: Routledge, Third Edition, 2019, forthcoming). Second Edition, 2011

- Analysing Corruption (Newcastle upon Tyne: Agenda, 2017).

- Corruption, Anti-Corruption and Governance (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

- The Left Party in Contemporary German Politics (with Michael Koß and Jonathan Olsen) (London: Palgrave, 2007).  

- The Fall and Rise of the PDS in Eastern Germany, 1989-2000 (Birmingham: Birmingham University Press, 2002).


Selected Journal Articles, Edited Volumes and Book Chapters

- 'Citizens, Bribery and the Propensity to Protest' (with Moletsane Monyake), Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 57 (3), 2019: 282-302.

- 'The German Left Party: A case of pragmatic populism' (with Dan Keith), in Giorgos Katsambekis and Alexandros Kioupkiolis (eds.), The Populist Radical Left in Europe (London: Routledge, 2019). 

- 'The Art of Missing the Point: FIFA and the Control of Corruption' (with Will Heaston), in Ina Kubbe and Annika Engelbert (eds.), Corruption and Norms: Why Informal Rules Matter (London: Palgrave, 2018).

- 'Bishops that live like princes; Bishop Tebartz-van Elst and the challenge of defining corruption' (with Inaki Ardigo), Public Integrity, 20 (1), 2018: 64-79.

- 'Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Germany: A case of 'good, but could do better'', German Politics and Society, 35 (1), 2017: 63-82.

- 'International Approaches to Tackling Corruption', Frontiers of Law in China, 12 (3), 2017: 339-354.

- ‘Why buy crap when you can buy money: German party funding’, in Rob Ford and Phil Cowley (eds.), More Sex Lies and the Ballot Box (London: Biteback, 2016).

- 'People power and anti-corruption; demystifying citizen-centred approaches' (with Serena Verdenicci), Crime, Law and Social Change64 (1), 2015: 23-35.

- ‘Not much ado about quite a lot? The German election of September 2013’ (with Benjamin Hoff), Representation, 50 (1), 2014: 129-137.

- ‘Regionalist Parties and the Mobilisation of Territorial Difference in Germany (with Eve Hepburn), Government and Opposition, 47 (1), 2012: 72-94.

- ‘In or Out of Proportion? Labour and Social Democratic Parties’ Responses to the Radical Right’ (with Tim Bale and Stijn van Kessel), in Jens Rydgren (ed.) Class Politics and the Radical Right (London: Routledge, 2012). 

- ‘Small but perfectly formed?  The rise and rise of Germany’s Smaller Parties’, German Politics, 20 (1), 2011: 186-199.

- ‘Political Opposition in the Era of the Grand Coalition’, German Politics, 19 (3/4), 2010: 369-381.

- ‘Towards an analytical framework for party mergers – operationalisng the cases of the German Left Party and the Dutch Groenlinks’ (with Charles Lees and Dan Keith), West European Politics,33 (6), 2010: 1299-1317.

Left Parties in National Governments (with Jonathan Olsen and Michael Koß) (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010). 

- ‘Populism personified or Reinvigorated Reformers? The German Left Party in 2009 and Beyond (with Michael Koß), German Politics and Society, 27 (2), 2009: 76-91.

- ‘A Regional(ist) Party in Denial?  The German PDS and its Arrival in Unified Germany’ (with Michael Koß), Regional and Federal Studies, 19 (4/5), 2009: 579-593.

- ‘Understanding elections in Scotland and Wales after Devolution’ (with Charlie Jeffery), Party Politics, 15 (2), 2009: 219-240.

- ‘Politicising Migration: Opportunity or Liability for the Centre-Right in Germany?’ (with Christina Boswell), Journal of European Public Policy, 15 (3), 2008: 331-348. 

Devolution and Electoral Politics: A Comparative Exploration (with Charlie Jeffery, eds.) (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006). 

- Learning from the West: Policy Transfer and Programmatic Change in the Communist Successor Parties of East-Central-Europe (with William E. Paterson and James Sloam, eds.) (London: Routledge, 2006).  

- ‘Multi-Level Electoral Competition: Regional Elections and Party Systems in Decentralised States’ (with Charlie Jeffery and Michael Keating, eds.), Special Issue of Journal of European Urban and Regional Studies, 10 (3), Summer 2003.