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Paul Anderson

Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Politics
Liverpool John Moores University


Paul's research largely focuses on comparative territorial politics. He is interested in autonomy and secessionist movements, regional political parties, majority and minority nationalisms, intergovernmental relations, and the use of autonomy as a tool of conflict resolution. 

Paul is co-lead of the UACES-JMCT RN 'Reimagining Territorial Politics in Times of Crisis (2020-2024), co-director of the 50 Shades of Federalism project and treasurer for the PSA Specialist Group, Spanish Politics. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Since 2017, Paul has been involved in an ongoing project with the Hanns Seidel Foundation on democracy and federalism in Myanmar, working with various stakeholders, such as activists, civil servants, parliamentarians and political parties.

Currently, Paul is working on two book projects. The first, comparing territorial politics in Catalonia and Scotland, is currently under contract with Manchester University Press (to be published in late 2022) and the second, Federalism and Conflict Resolution, (a co-authored book with Soeren Keil) will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2022.

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Recent publications


Comparative territorial politics