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Jonathan Hopkin

Department of Government


Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Government, London School of Economics

Research Interests:

Political Parties and Elections; Redistribution and Inequality; Corruption; Decentralisation; Euro crisis; Politics of Britain, Italy and Spain.

Contact details:

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6535
  • Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 6532
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  • Room number: CON.5.18 (Connaught House)


Recent Media/Blogs


‘Austerity Bites: Fiscal Lessons from the British General Election’, (with Mark Blyth), Foreign Affairs, 18 May 2015.


'What We Know About Income Inequality Depends on How We Define It', HBR Blog Network

'Lower Levels of Inequality are Linked with Higher Levels of Innovation', EUROPP Blog, LSE

Recent Papers:

‘Organized Combat or Triumph of Ideas?: The Politics of Inequality and the Winner-Take-All Economy in the UK’ (with Kate Alexander Shaw).

'The Politics of Piketty: What Political Science Can Learn From, and Contribute to, the Debate on Capital in the Twentieth-Century', symposium on Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twentieth-Century, British Journal of Sociology, 65(4) (2014): 678–695.

'The Troubled South. The Euro Crisis in Italy and Spain', in Mark Blyth and Matthias Matthijs (eds.), The Future of the Euro. Oxford University Press, 2015.

‘The Trouble With Economic Reform: the Euro Crisis in Spain and Italy’, in Francisco Panizza and George Philip (eds.), Moments of Truth. The Politics of Financial Crises in Comparative Perspective. London: Routledge, 2013.

‘Equity and Efficiency in Advanced Democracies: Revisiting the Leaky Bucket Hypothesis’ (with Mark Blyth and Seth Werfel), paper presented to Center for European Studies, Harvard University, April 2012

‘Cartel Parties and the Crisis: Political Change and Ideological Stasis in the Advanced Democracies’, paper presented at 2012 Conference of Europeanists.

(with Kenneth Dubin) ‘Flexibility for Some, Security for Others. The Politics of Employment and Welfare in Spain’, in Daniel Clegg and Paolo Graziano (eds.), The Politics of Flexicurity, Palgrave, forthcoming.

(with Mark Blyth) (2012) 'What Can Okun Teach Polanyi? Efficiency, Regulation and Equality in the OECD',Review of International Political Economy 19(1): 1-33.


Recent Book:


Gianfranco Baldini and Jonathan Hopkin (eds.)(2012) Coalition Britain. The UK Election of 2010. Manchester: Manchester University Press.


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