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Nathan Jones

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Politics and International Relations

Role

Nathan Jones is a lecturer in Politics in the Division of Politics and International Relations. He specialises in comparative European politics, party politics, elections and electoral systems, voter behaviour, and public opinion.  He also lectures in British politics and has previously taught the politics of the European Union.. He teaches modules on all three degree courses at undergraduate level and the politics course at postgraduate level. He is a module leader for the undergraduate final year dissertation module and for the second year module Contemporary European Politics.

Career overview

Nathan Jones joined Nottingham Trent University in September 2016 as an hourly paid lecturer, before becoming a lecturer in January 2017. He has previously worked for the University of Nottingham as an hourly paid lecturer and graduate teaching assistant (2008-2014), where he also obtained his PhD in Politics in August 2014. He also worked for Hitchin Language Centre teaching Spanish, Italian, and English as a foreign language (2004-2008).

Research areas

Nathan Jones specialises in contemporary Spanish government and politics. He is particularly interested in the Spanish party system and electoral system, political parties, elections, government formation,  policy making, voter behaviour, and public opinion in Spain.

Publications

Jones, N. (2017) The Adoption of a Pro-US Foreign Policy by José María Aznar and Tony Blair: Personal Motivations and Global Impact. Sussex Academic Press: Brighton.

Jones, N. (2017) ‘The Importance of the Pre-September 11 Period in Explaining Aznar and Blair’s Adoption of a pro-US Foreign Policy’, International Journal of Iberian Studies, 30 (1): 3-19.

Jones, N. (2016) ‘Why a Fresh General Election in June is Unlikely to Rouse Spain from Its Political Siesta’, Ballots and Bullets, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham: http://tinyurl.com/nottblog3.

Jones, N. (2015) ‘The 2015 Spanish General Election: How a Sea Change May Not Yet Have Reached the Shore of Spanish Politics’, Ballots and Bullets, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham: http://tinyurl.com/nottblog2.

Jones, N. (2015) ‘Explaining Cameron’s Confrontational Approach to EU Reform’, Ballots and Bullets, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham: http://tinyurl.com/nottblog1.

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Press expertise

Spanish politics.