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I joined the Department as Senior Lecturer in Politics in August 2007 after previously lecturing at the University of Salford and the University of Manchester. I was promoted to Reader in August 2011 and was appointed as a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority in December 2011. I am co-founder of the Academy for British and Irish Studies based at the University of Huddersfield. I am also co-convenor of the Politics Studies Association Britishness Specialist Group. I am a regular commentator on local and national media and also regularly contribute to Open Democracy.

My approach to the development of teaching and learning is proactive and research-orientated. I teach on a range of modules including Ethnicity and Nationalism, From Dictatorship to Democracy, The Politics of the European Union, Introduction to Politics, and Film and Cinema. I am also responsible for running the highly-regarded Professional Work Placement programme for Politics students.

My PhD, awarded by the University of Salford, focused on citizenship and identity in post-empire states, with particular focus on the impact on government programmes of citizenship and history education in the UK and Russian Federation. This has been developed into a monograph to be published by Palgrave MacMillan in early 2014. Other research has explored the ‘politics of Britishness’ and I have published widely about the legacy of British Empire and the impact of devolution, immigration and multiculturalism. I am also interested in contemporary politics across the Commonwealth.

Recent work has focused on the development of active citizenship and democratic participation of young people in the UK. I served on the Ministry of Justice Youth Citizenship Commission in 2008-9. The Commission reported to government in June 2009 (research and final reports). I have published widely on issues of youth citizenship and government youth initiatives such as National Citizen Service.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Britishness, post-empire citizenship, multiculturalism, and identity in the UK including devolution and nationalism across the UK
  • The Politics of citizenship education, history teaching and national history.
  • Youth citizenship and democratic participation.
  • The Politics of the former British Empire and Commonwealth.
  • The Politics of the Russian Federation and the Post-Soviet Space.

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Projects 2015 2015

My country my vote

Mycock, A.


Project: Research

Research Output 2008 2020

Understanding the Policy Drivers and Effects of Voting Age Reform

Mycock, A., Loughran, T. & Tonge, J., 6 Jan 2020, Lowering the Voting Age to 16: Learning from Real Experiences Worldwide. Eichhorn, J. & Bergh, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 43-63 21 p. (Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Answering the English Question(s)

Mycock, A., 2017, In : British Politics Review: Journal of the Brith Politics Society, Norway. 11, 1, p. 11-14 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access

The Anglosphere: Past, present and future

Mycock, A., 2017, British Academy Review, 31, p. 42-54 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
world order
university teacher
1 Citation (Scopus)

Beyond the English? The UK’s pluri-national Euroscepticism

Mycock, A. & Gifford, C., 1 Jan 2016, The UK Challenge to Europeanization: The Persistence of British Euroscepticism. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 51-72 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)

The Party Politics of the ‘New English Regionalism’

Mycock, A., 1 Aug 2016, In : Political Studies Review. 14, 3, p. 388-399 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

party politics
party organization
development policy

Activities 2013 2013

  • 1 Oral presentation

The Northern Ireland 'Culture Wars' Symposium: a Research Report

James McAuley (Speaker), Shaun McDaid (Speaker), Catherine McGlynn (Speaker), Andrew Mycock (Speaker), Cathy Gormley-Heenan (Speaker)
22 Nov 2013 → …

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Chelsea at Breakfast, 06:25, BBC Radio Manchester

Andrew Mycock


2 Media contributions

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Old Bailey event sees young people debate pros and cons of votes at 16

Andrew Mycock


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Liz Green, 12:16, BBC Radio Leeds

Andrew Mycock


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Chelsea at Breakfast, 0-8:13, BBC Radio Manchester

Andrew Mycock


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Liz Green, 12:19, BBC Radio Leeds

Andrew Mycock


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment