Dr Lynn Bennie
Dr Lynn Bennie

Dr Lynn Bennie

BA, PhD

Reader

Accepting PhDs

About

Biography

Lynn Bennie joined the Department as Lecturer in Politics in 1996 and is now a Reader in Politics. She was previously a Politics Lecturer at what was then the University of Paisley. She has a BA and PhD in Politics from the University of Strathclyde.

Latest Publications

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Research

Research Overview

Research interests span the areas of elections and political parties, political participation and movement politics. 

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Politics and International Relations.


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Politics and International Relations

Supervising
Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Politics

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

Recent ESRC-funded research has focused on party membership amongst pro-independence parties following the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence, its relationship with movement politics and the impact of membership surges on party organisations.  Co-investigators are Professor James Mitchell (Edinburgh) and Dr Rob Johns (Essex). A book with full results of the study to be published by Routledge.

Past Research

Party membership; green politics; elections, parties and campaigns; poltiical participation; party manifestos.

Funding and Grants

Recruited by Referendum: Party Membership Energised, funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), March 2016-May 2017.  Other ESRC grants on party membership.

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

I am part of a team of course coordinators of our first year course PI1018 Introduction to Politics and International Relations: Democracy and Governance.  I contribute to PI2009, Ideas and Ideologies in Politics and International Relations and to the inter-disciplinary Sixth Centrury course SX1011 Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunity.  I am convenor of the honours course PI3562 Political Parties in Britain.  At postgraduate level, I am programme director of the MSc in Political Activism and Campaigning and teach the course 'From Protest to Power: How to Campaign and Win'.    

I supervise undergraduate dissertations on elections, political participation, political parties, green politics and movement politics.

My current PhD students are examning aspects of support for constitutional change and topics relating to sustainability and green politics.

Publications

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  • Parties, Movements and the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum: Explaining the Post-Referendum Party Membership Surges

    Bennie, L., Mitchell, J., Johns, R.
    Party Politics, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 1184-1197
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • New Scottish government: key takeaways from the SNP deal with the Greens

    Bennie, L.
    The Conversation
    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
  • Labour party adaptation to multilevel politics: evidence from British general election manifestos

    Bennie, L., Clark, A.
    British Politics, vol. 15, pp. 411-432
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Scottish National Party

    Bennie, L., McAngus, C. A.
    The Oxford Handbook of Scottish Politics. Keating, M. (ed.). 1st edition. Oxford University Press, pp. 278-298, 20 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Scottish Greens: Radical and Relevant?

    Bennie, L.
    The Story of the Scottish Parliament. Hassan, G. (ed.). Edinburgh University Press, pp. 179-188, 10 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Parties, mandates and multilevel politics: Subnational variation in British general election manifestos

    Clark, A., Bennie, L.
    Party Politics, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 253-264
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Scottish National Party: Nationalism for the Many

    Bennie, L. G.
    Regionalist Parties in Western Europe. Mazzoleni, O., Mueller, S. (eds.). Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 33-57, 25 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • From Eccentric to Social Mainstream: The Revival of Party Membership?

    Bennie, L.
    More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box. Cowley, P., Ford, R. (eds.). Biteback publishing, pp. 197-201, 5 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Greens in the United Kingdom and Ireland: Weak but persistent

    Bennie, L.
    Green Parties in Europe. van Haute, E. (ed.). Taylor and Francis, pp. 196-216, 21 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • United Kingdom and Ireland Greens: Weak but Persistent

    Bennie, L. G.
    Green Parties in Europe. van Haute, E. (ed.). Routledge, pp. 196-216, 21 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Corbyn cometh: has 21st-century UK protest politics just fully bloomed?

    Bennie, L.
    The Conversation
    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
  • Party Membership in Britain: A minority pursuit

    Bennie, L. G.
    Party Members and Activists. van Haute, E., Gauja, A. (eds.). Routledge, pp. 169-185, 17 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Gendered Nationalism: The gender gap in support for the Scottish National Party

    Johns, R., Bennie, L., Mitchell, J.
    Party Politics, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 581-304
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Scottish National Party: Transition to Power

    Mitchell, J., Bennie, L. G., Johns, R.
    Oxford University Press, New York. 208 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Who are the SNP Members?

    Mitchell, J., Johns, R., Bennie, L.
    The Modern SNP. Hassan, G. (ed.). Edinburgh University Press, pp. 68-78, 11 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Voter Reactions to a Preferential Ballot: The 2007 Scottish Local Elections

    Denver, D., Clark, A., Bennie, L.
    Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 265-282
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Transformation of Local Politics?: STV and the 2007 Scottish Local Government Elections

    Bennie, L., Clark, A.
    Representation, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 225-238
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Electoral reform and party adaptation: The introduction of the single transferable vote in Scotland (The Political Quarterly (2008) 79 (241-251))

    Clark, A., Bennie, L.
    Political Quarterly, vol. 79, no. 3, pp. 461-462
    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
  • Electoral Reform and Party Adaptation: The Introduction of the Single Transferable Vote in Scotland

    Clark, A., Bennie, L.
    Political Quarterly, vol. 79, no. 2, pp. 241-251
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Strategic Actors or Muddling Through?: Political Parties, Local Campaigning and the Single Transferable Vote

    Clark, A., Bennie, L.
    Representation, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 327-340
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Logic of Transnational Action: The Good Corporation and the Global Compact

    Bennie, L. G., Bernhagen, P., Mitchell, N. J.
    Political Studies, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 733-753
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Transition to STV: Scottish Local Government Elections 2007

    Bennie, L. G.
    Representation, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 273-287
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Understanding Political Participation: Green Party Membership in Scotland

    Bennie, L. G.
    Routledge, Aldershot. 240 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Towards Moderate Pluralism: Scotland’s Post-Devolution Party System 1999-2002

    Bennie, L. G., Clark, A.
    British Elections and Parties Review, vol. 13, pp. 134-155
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • British Elections & Parties Review: The 2001 General Election

    Bennie, L. (ed.), Rallings, C. (ed.), Tonge, J. (ed.), Webb, P. (ed.)
    Vol. 12, Taylor and Francis. 290 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Introduction and Preface, British Elections & Parties Review: The 2001 General Election

    Bennie, L., Rallings, C., Tonge, J., Webb, P.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Forewords and Postscripts
  • Exploiting New Electoral Opportunities: The Small Parties in Scotland

    Bennie, L. G.
    C. Warhurst and G. Hassan Tomorrow’s Scotland, Lawrence and Wishart, pp. 98-115, 17 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Social Movements

    Bennie, L.
    Understanding Democratic Politics. Axtmann, R. (ed.). First edition. Sage Publications, pp. 164-173
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • British Elections & Parties Review: Vol. 11

    Tonge, J. (ed.), Bennie, L. (ed.), Harrison, L. (ed.), Denver, D. (ed.)
    Vol. 11, Frank Cass Publishers, London
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Harbingers of New Politics? The Characteristics and Attitudes of Candidates in the Scottish Parliament Elections

    Bennie, L., Denver, D., Mitchell, J., Bradbury, J.
    British Elections and Parties Review, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 23-45
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Scotland

    Bennie, L.
    International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics. Barry, J., Frankland, E. G. (eds.). Routledge
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • The Labour-Liberal Democrat partnership: a meeting of minds or convenience

    Bradbury, J., Denver, D., Bennie, L., Mitchell, J.
    Agenda, The Journal of the Institute of Welsh Affairs, no. Winter 2001
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Devolution and party change: Candidate selection for the 1999 Scottish parliament and Welsh assembly elections

    Bradbury, J., Denver, D., Mitchell, J., Bennie, L.
    Journal of Legislative Studies, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 51-72
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A Coalition of Minds or Convenience?: Political Attitudes and the Labour-Liberal Democrat Partnership Agreement

    Bradbury, J., Bennie, L., Denver, D., Mitchell, J.
    Agenda, The Journal of the Institute of Welsh Affairs, no. Winter 2000/2001, pp. 25-27
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Candidate selection, devolution and modernization: The selection of labour party candidates for the 1999 Scottish parliament and welsh assembly elections

    Bradbury, J., Mitchell, J., Bennie, L., Denver, D.
    British Elections and Parties Review, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 151-172
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Devolution, Parties and New Politics: Candidate Selection for the 1999 National Assembly Elections

    Bradbury, J., Bennie, L., Denver, D., Mitchell, J.
    Contemporary Wales, vol. 13, pp. 159-181
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Small parties in a devolved Scotland

    Bennie, L. G.
    Scotland. Taylor and Francis Inc., pp. 68-82, 15 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The Scottish Greens in a Changing Political Climate

    Bennie, L.
    Environment Scotland. McDowell, E., McCormick, J. (eds.). Ashgate, pp. 65-79
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Brent Spar, Atlantic Oil and Greenpeace

    Bennie, L.
    Parliamentary Affairs, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 397-410
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Greenpeace and the Oil Companies: Beyond Brent Spar

    Bennie, L.
    Protest Politics. Jordan, G., Ridley, F. F. (eds.). Oxford University Press, pp. 89-102
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • How Scotland Votes: Scottish Parties and Elections

    Bennie, L., Brand, J., Mitchell, J.
    Manchester University Press. 272 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Political Aspects of Decommissioning’

    Jordan, G., Bennie, L.
    Decommissioning Offshore Structures. Gorman, D. G., Neilson, J. (eds.). Springer, 22 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Up and Down with the Greens: Ecology and Party Politics in Britain, 1989-1992

    Rüdig, W., Franklin, M. N., Bennie, L. G.
    Electoral Studies, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 1-20
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Les Groupes D’Intérêt Publics

    Jordan, G., Maloney, W., Bennie, L.
    Pouvoirs, vol. 79, pp. 69-85
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Party Members

    Bennie, L., Curtice, J., Rüdig, W.
    Liberal Democrats. Maciver, D. N. (ed.). Harvester Wheatsheaf
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Green Dimensions: The Ideology of the British Greens’

    Bennie, L., Franklin, M. N., Rüdig, W.
    Green Politics Three. Edinburgh University Press
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Thatcherism and the Scottish question

    Mitchell, J., Bennie, L.
    British Elections and Parties Yearbook, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 90-104
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Membership Dynamics of British Centre Parties: From Liberals and Social Democrats to Liberal Democrats

    Rüdig, W., Curtice, J., Bennie, L.
    Contemporary Political Studies 1995. Lovenduski, J., Stanyer, J. (eds.). Political Studies Association
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Liberal, social democrat or liberal democrat? Political identity and British centre party politics

    Bennie, L., Curtice, J., Rüdig, W.
    British Elections and Parties Yearbook, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 148-166
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Liberal Democrats Reveal All

    Curtice, J., Rüdig, W., Bennie, L.
    Working Papers: Working Papers
  • The Mixed Fortunes of the British Green Party: 1989-1992

    Rüdig, W., Bennie, L., Franklin, M. N.
    Perspectives on the environment. Holder, J., Lane, P., Eden, S., Reeve, R., Collier, U. (eds.). Avebury, pp. 29-42, 13 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Youth and the environment: Attitudes and actions in the 1990s

    Rüdig, W., Bennie, L.
    Youth and Policy, vol. 42, no. Autumn, pp. 6-21
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Green Party Members:: A Profile

    Rüdig, W., Bennie, L., Franklin, M. N.
    Delta Publications, Glasgow. 84 pages
    Books and Reports: Books

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