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Michael Robert Tatham

Professor
  • E-mailMichael.Tatham@uib.no
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    Christiesgt. 15
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    Postboks 7802
    5007 BERGEN

- Comparative Politics

- European Union politics

- Territorial Politics

- Public Policy

- Editor (together with Jan Erk and Wilfried Swenden), Regional and Federal Studies, international peer-reviewed journalpublished by Taylor-Francis, Routledge (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/frfs20/current)

- Editor (together with Michael Keating and Arjan Schakel), Comparative Territorial Politics, book series published by Palgrave/macmillan (http://www.palgrave.com/series/-/CTP/)

- Chair of the research network on Territorial Politics and Federalism, Council for European Studies (CES, Columbia University, http://www.councilforeuropeanstudies.org/research/research-networks/terr...)

Bergen University (Department of Comparative Politics):

- "Polity, Politics and Policies of the European Union"
BA course (26 hours), together with Georg Picot, EUR 105

- "Regions, federalism and EU integration"
BA course (22 hours), SAMPOL 205

- “European History and Politics”
BA course (222 hours), interdisciplinary course with the History Department and Frank H Aarebrot, EUR 101

- Director of the BA programme in European Studies
http://www.uib.no/studieprogram/BASV-EUR

 

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Politics and Public Administration chair):

- “Introduction to public policy analysis in comparative and European contexts”
 BA course (30 hours), SS 2011, SS 2012

- “European and International Dimensions of Policy-Making”
 BA course (32 hours), WS 2010, WS 2011-2

- “Theories of EU integration: from method to practice”
 MA course (30 hours), SS 2011, SS 2012

- “Regions, federalism and EU integration”
 MA course (32 hours), WS 2011-2

Monash University (Prato Centre):

- “Researching the European Union: Theories and Methodologies”
 MA Course (32 hours), 2009.

Guest lectures:

- Session title: “Crash course on the EU: Empirical qualitative approaches”
invited by Prof. Dr. Ellen M. Immergut for her Projektseminar on “Internationalisierung, Europäisierung und das Problem der Demokratie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, July 3, 2012.

- Session title: “Survey research: design, implementation and analysis”
invited by Dr. Yvette Peters for the BA course on “Comparing democracies empirically”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, February 3, 2011.

- Session title: “Regions in the EU”
invited by Dr. Alex Wilson for the MA course on “EU institutions and policy-making”, James Madison University in Florence, November 9, 2009.

- Session title: “Le nouveau régionalisme en Europe”
invited by Prof. Michael Keating, for the Franco-German “Master européen de Gouver-nance et d'Administration” course, Florence, June 2007.

Books
  • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. Democratic Transformations in Europe 31: Challenges and Prospects. Routledge. ISBN: 1138100471.
  • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. Democratic Transformations in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities. Routledge. 342 pages. ISBN: 9781138100473.
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. With, Without, or Against the State? How European Regions Play the Brussels Game. Oxford University Press. 336 pages. ISBN: 9780198758624.
Journal articles
  • Huwyler, Oliver; Tatham, Michael Robert; Blatter, Joachim. 2018. Party Politics, Institutions, and Identity: The Dynamics of Regional Venue-Shopping in the EU. West European Politics.
  • López, Facundo A Santiago; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2018. Regionalization with Europeanization? The rescaling of interest groups in multi-level systems. Journal of European Public Policy. doi: 10.1080/13501763.2017.1294612
  • Jensen, Mads Dagnis; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2017. Policy Analysis, International Relations, and European Governance – Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries. International Journal of Public Administration. 40: 1159-1163. doi: 10.1080/01900692.2017.1295264
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2017. Disentangling Actors from Their Environment? Pitfalls and Added-Value of the Strategic-Choice Approach. International Journal of Public Administration. 40: 1197-1210. doi: 10.1080/01900692.2017.1295269
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2017. Networkers, fund hunters, intermediaries, or policy players? The activities of regions in Brussels. West European Politics. 40: 1088-1108. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2017.1303246
  • Tatham, Michael Robert; Bauer, Michael W. 2016. The State, the Economy, and the Regions: Theories of Preference Formation in Times of Crisis. Journal of public administration research and theory. 26: 631-646. doi: 10.1093/jopart/muv035
  • Bauer, Michael W.; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2015. German regional administrative elites, New Public Management and the role of the state in the economy. Revue Francaise d'Administration Publique. 151-152: 783-804. doi: 10.3917/rfap.151.0783
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2015. Regional Voices in the European Union: Sub-national influence in multi-level politics. International Studies Quarterly. 59: 387-400. doi: 10.1111/isqu.12184
  • Callanan, Mark; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2014. Territorial interest representation in the European Union: actors, objectives and strategies. Journal of European Public Policy. 21: 188-210. doi: 10.1080/13501763.2013.829579
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2014. Limited institutional change in an international organisation: accounting for the EU’s shift away from "federal blindness. European Political Science Review. 6: 21-45. doi: 10.1017/S1755773912000240
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2014. Same game but more players? Sub-national lobbying in an enlarged Union. Regional & Federal Studies. 24: 341-361. doi: 10.1080/13597566.2014.911735
  • Tatham, Michael Robert; Bauer, Michael W. 2014. Support from below? Supranational institutions, regional élites and governance preferences. Journal of Public Policy. 34: 237-267. doi: 10.1017/S0143814X13000299
  • Tatham, Michael Robert; Bauer, Michael W. 2014. Competence ring-fencing from below? The drivers of regional demands for control over upwards dispersion. Journal of European Public Policy. 21: 1367-1385. doi: 10.1080/13501763.2014.923017
  • Tatham, Michael Robert; Jensen, Mads Dagnis; Koop, Christel. 2014. Coping with power dispersion? Autonomy, coordination, and control in multi-level systems. Journal of European Public Policy. 21: 1237-1254. doi: 10.1080/13501763.2014.922861
  • Tatham, Michael Robert; Thau, Mads. 2014. The more the merrier: accounting for sub-state paradiplomats in Brussels. European Union Politics. 15: 255-276. doi: 10.1177/1465116513512539
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2013. Paradiplomats against the state: Explaining conflict in state and sub-state interest representation in Brussels. Comparative Political Studies. 46: 63-94. doi: 10.1177/0010414012453031
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2012. You do what you have to do? Salience and territorial interest representation in EU environmental affairs. European Union Politics. 13: 434-450.
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2012. review of: Bolleyer N (2009) Intergovernmental Cooperation. Rational Choices in Federal Systems and Beyond. Governance. An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions. 25: 711-713.
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2011. Devolution and EU policy-shaping: Bridging the gap between Multi-Level Governance and Liberal Intergovernmentalism. European Political Science Review. 3: 53-81.
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2010. The evolution of the UK political system in the first decade of the new millennium: comparative and temporal perspectives. Revue Babel. 21: 217-253.
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2010. With or Without You? Revisiting territorial state-bypassing in EU interest representation. Journal of European Public Policy. 17: 76-99.
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2008. La dernière nation sans Etat du Royaume? L'épineuse question de la dévolution au pays de la Rose. Revue Babel. 17: 45-92.
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2008. Going Solo: Direct Regional Representation in the European Union. Regional & Federal Studies. 18: 493-515.
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2007. Fédéralisme déguisé ou ajustement marginal ? L’impacte de la dévolution sur le système politique britannique. Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique. 14: 19-42.
Book sections
  • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. The Transformation of Democracy. 1, pages 1-10. In:
    • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. Democratic Transformations in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities. Routledge. 342 pages. ISBN: 9781138100473.
  • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. The Contemporary State of Democracy in a Transformed Europe. 15, pages 297-325. In:
    • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. Democratic Transformations in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities. Routledge. 342 pages. ISBN: 9781138100473.
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. Multi-Jurisdictional Politics: State Adaptation and Mixed Visions of Democracy. Chapter 14, pages 269-294. In:
    • Peters, Yvette; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2016. Democratic Transformations in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities. Routledge. 342 pages. ISBN: 9781138100473.
  • Keating, M; Hooghe, L; Tatham, Michael Robert. 2015. Bypassing the nation state? Regions and the EU policy process. -, pages 445-466. In:
    • Richardson, J; Mazey, S. 2015. European Union: Power and policy-making. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-71550-8.
  • Tatham, Michael Robert. 2012. L’interaction Etat-région sur la scène européenne: relations différenciées et facteurs commu. -, pages 131-126. In:
    • Douillet, Anne-Cécile; Faure, Alain; Halpern, Charlotte; Leresche, Jean-Philippe. 2012. L'action publique locale dans tous ses états. Différenciation et standardisation. L'Harmattan. 556 pages. ISBN: 978-2-296-96534-8.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Books/special issues/edited volumes:

Peters, Y. and Tatham, M. (Eds.). (2016) Democratic Transformations in Europe – Challenges and Opportunities Abingdon: Routledge.[book link]

Tatham, M. (2016) With, Without, or Against the State? How European Regions Play the Brussels Game, Oxford: Oxford University Press. [book link] [web appendix]

Jensen, M. D., Koop, C. and Tatham, M. (2014). Coping with power dispersion? Autonomy, coordination, and control in multi-level systems, Journal of European Public Policy 21(9): 1237-1385. (journal special issue, also published as an edited book by Routledge) [link] [book link]

 

Articles:

López, F. A. S. and Tatham, M. (forthcoming) 'Regionalisation with Europeanisation? The rescaling of interest groups in multi-level systems', Journal of European Public Policy. [link]

Tatham, M. (2017) 'Networkers, Fund-Hunters, Intermediaries, or Policy Players? The Activities of Regions in Brussels', West European Politics. [link]

Tatham, M. (2017) 'Disentangling Actors from their Environment? Pitfalls and Added-Value of the Strategic Choice Approach', International Journal of Public Administration. [link]

Jensen, M. D. and Tatham, M. (2017) 'Policy Analysis, International Relations, and European Governance – Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries', International Journal of Public Administration. [link]

Tatham, M. and Bauer, M. W. (2016) 'The State, the Economy, and the Regions: Theories of Preference Formation in Times of Crisis', Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 26(4): 631-646. [link]

Tatham, M. (2015) 'Regional Voices in the European Union: Subnational Influence in Multilevel Politics', International Studies Quarterly 59(2): 387–400.[link].

Bauer, M. W. and Tatham, M. (2014). German regional administrative elites, New Public Management and the role of the state in the economy, Revue française d'administration publique 151-2(3-4), pp.783-804 [link].

Jensen, M. D., Koop, C. and Tatham, M. (2014). Coping with power dispersion? Autonomy, coordination, and control in multi-level systems. Journal of European Public Policy 21(9), pp. 1237-1254 [link].

Tatham, M. and Bauer, M. W. (2014) 'Competence ring-fencing from below? The drivers of regional demands for control over upwards dispersion', Journal of European Public Policy 21(9), pp.1367-1385 [link].

Tatham, M. (2014). Same game but more players? Sub-national lobbying in an enlarged Union. Regional and Federal Studies, 24(3): 341-361 [link].

Tatham, M. and Bauer, M. W. (2014) 'Support from below? Regional élites, governance preferences and supranational institutions', Journal of Public Policy 34(2), pp.237-267 [link].

Tatham, M. and Thau, M. (2014) The more the merrier: accounting for sub-state paradiplomats in Brussels. European Union Politics 15(2), pp. 256-277 [link].

Callanan, M., & Tatham, M. (2014). Territorial Interest Representation in the European Union: Actors, Objectives and Strategies. Journal of European Public Policy, 21(2), pp. 188-210 [link].

Tatham, M. (2014). Limited institutional change in an international organisation: accounting for the EU’s shift away from 'federal blindness'. European Politicial Science Review, 6(1), pp. 21-45 [link]

Tatham, M. (2013). Paradiplomats against the state: Explaining conflict in state and sub-state interest representation in Brussels, Comparative Political Studies 46(1), 63-94 [link]

Tatham, M. (2012). You do what you have to do? Salience and territorial interest representation in EU environmental affairs, European Union Politics, 13(3), 434-450 [link].

Tatham, M. (2011). Devolution and EU policy-shaping: Bridging the gap between Multi-Level Governance and Liberal Intergovernmentalism. European Political Science Review 3(1), 53-81. [PDF]

Tatham, M. (2010). With or Without You? Revisiting territorial state-bypassing in EU interest representation. Journal of European Public Policy, 17(1), 76-99. [Link]

Tatham, M. (2008). Conceptualisation, Operationalisation, Cumulation? Exploring the Federalism Variable in European Politics Research. Il Politico, Rivista Italiana di Scienze Politiche, 73(3), 61-96. [PDF]

Tatham, M. (2008). Going Solo: Direct Regional Representation in the European Union. Regional and Federal Studies, 18(5), 493-515. [Link]

Tatham, M. (2007). Fédéralisme déguisé ou ajustement marginal ? L'impact de la dévolution sur le système politique britannique Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique, 14(1), 19-42. [link]

 

Contributions to edited volumes:

Peters, Y. and Tatham, M. (2016) 'The Transformation of Democracy'. in Y. Peters and M. Tatham (eds.), Democratic Transformations in Europe – Challenges and Opportunities, Abingdon: Routledge, pp. forthcoming.

Peters, Y. and Tatham, M. (2016) 'The Contemporary State of Democracy in a Transformed Europe'. in Y. Peters and M. Tatham (eds.), Democratic Transformations in Europe – Challenges and Opportunities, Abingdon: Routledge,  pp. forthcoming.

Tatham, M. (2016) 'Multi-Jurisdictional Politics: State Adaptation and Mixed Visions of Democracy'. in Y. Peters and M. Tatham (eds.), Democratic Transformations in Europe – Challenges and Opportunities, Abingdon: Routledge,  pp. forthcoming.

Keating, M., Hooghe, L. and Tatham, M. (2015) 'Bypassing the nation-state? Regions and the EU policy process'. in J. Richardson and S. Mazey (eds.), European Union: Power and policy-making, Abingdon: Routledge,  pp. 445-466.

Tatham, M. (2012). L’interaction Etat-région sur la scène européenne: relations différenciées et facteurs communs. In A. Faure, A.-C. Douillet, C. Halpern & J.-P. Leresche (Eds.), L'action publique locale dans tous ses états. Différenciation et standardisation (pp. 113-126). Paris: L'Harmattan. [PDF]

Tatham, M. (2010). The evolution of the UK political system in the first decade of the new millennium: comparative and temporal perspective. In K. Tournier-Sol (Ed.), Le Royaume-Uni dans le monde depuis 2001 (Vol. 21, pp. 217-253). Toulon: Babel. [PDF]

Tatham, M. (2008). La dernière nation sans Etat du Royaume? L'épineuse question de la dévolution au pays de la Rose. In G. Leydier (Ed.), La dynamique de la dévolution au Royaume-Uni (Vol. 17, pp. 45-92). Toulon: Babel. [PDF]

Tatham, M. (2007). Scotland and the European Union: Has Devolution Changed Anything? In G. Leydier (Ed.), Scotland and Europe, Scotland in Europe (pp. 214-229). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [PDF]

 

Book reviews:

- Regional and Federal Studies, review of: Hooghe L, Marks G and Schakel A H (2010) The Rise of Regional Authority: A comparative study of 42 democracies. Abingdon: Routledge, forthcoming (July, 2013).

- Governance, review of: Bolleyer N (2009) Intergovernmental Cooperation. Rational Choices in Federal Systems and Beyond. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming (December, 2012).
 

- PhD (EUI, Florence)

- M.Res (EUI, Florence)

- M.Phil (Oxon)

- Diplôme (IEP, Grenoble)

- Maîtrise, Licence et DEUG (Université Stendhal, Grenoble III)

- Co-Investigator of the European Regional Elite Survey, together with Prof. Dr. Michael W. Bauer (funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, German Research Council, 2008-2012).