Dr Anwen Elias

BA Hons Cambridge University MA College of Europe, Bruges PhD European University Institute, Florence

Dr Anwen Elias

Reader in Politics

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Anwen Elias joined the Department in February 2005. Her research and teaching encompasses European politics, comparative regionalism, nationalism, and political parties and party systems.

Teaching

Research

Anwen's research is in the broad area of comparative regionalism and nationalism, and has mainly focused on Western Europe. Her work has examined the attitudes of nationalist and regionalist parties towards European integration, as well as the ways in which these parties seek to advance and adapt to processes of constitutional change. Current research projects are focused on territorial politics in times of economic and political crisis (funded by UACES and the Aberystwyth University Research Fund), and the role of regionalist and nationalist parties in achieving political, economic and social justice (Horizon2020 funded project).

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Monday 12.30-1.30
  • Wednesday 12.30-1.30

Publications

Elias, A & Mees, L 2017, 'Between accommodation and secession: Explaining the shifting territorial goals of nationalist parties in the Basque Country and Catalonia' Revista d'Estudis Autonòmics i Federals, no. 25.
Elias, A 2016, Institutionelle Opportunitäten und regionalistische Bewegungen aus vergleichender Perspektive. in Deutsch-Französische Institut (ed.), Frankreich Jahrbuch 2015: Frankreich nach der Territorialreform. Franco-German Institute, Ludwigsburg , pp. 93-109.
Elias, A, Szöcsik, E & Zuber, C 2015, 'Position, Selective Emphasis and Framing: How parties deal with a second dimension in competition' Party Politics, vol 21, no. 6, pp. 839-850. DOI: 10.1177/1354068815597572
Elias, A 2015, Catalan independence and the challenge of credibility: The causes and consequences of Catalan nationalist parties' strategic behaviour. in R Gillespie & C Gray (eds), Contesting Spain: The Dynamics of Nationalist Movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country. Europa Country Perspectives, Taylor & Francis.
Elias, A 2015, 'Catalan Independence and the Challenge of Credibility: The Causes and Consequences of Catalan Nationalist Parties’ Strategic Behavior' Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, vol 21, no. 1, pp. 83-103. DOI: 10.1080/13537113.2015.1003490
Elias, A 2014, 'Simulating the European Union: Reflections on Module Design' International Studies Perspectives, vol 15, no. 4, pp. 407-422. DOI: 10.1111/insp.12009
Elias, A, Tronconi, F, Elias, AM (ed.) & Tronconi, F (ed.) 2011, From Protest to Power: Autonomist Parties and the Challenges of Representation. Politische Wirklichkeit, Braumüller.
Elias, A & Tronconi, F 2011, Autonomist Parties and the Challenges of Representation. in A Elias & F Tronconi (eds), From Protest to Power: Autonomist Parties and the Challenges of Political Representation. Politische Wirklichkeit, Braumüller, pp. 1-25.
Elias, A 2011, Plaid Cymru. in A Elias & F Tronconi (eds), From Protest to Power: Autonomist Parties and the Challenges of Political Representation. Politische Wirklichkeit, Braumüller, pp. 261-282.
Elias, A & Tronconi, F 2011, Autonomist Parties from Protest to Power: A Comparative Overview. in A Elias & F Tronconi (eds), From Protest to Power: Autonomist Parties and the CHallenges of Political Representation. Politische Wirklichkeit, Braumüller, pp. 345-371.
Elias, A & Tronconi, F 2011, 'From Protest to Power: Autonomist parties in government' Party Politics, vol 17, no. 4, pp. 505-524. DOI: 10.1177/1354068811400528
Hepburn, E & Elias, A 2011, 'Dissent on the periphery? Island Nationalisms and European integration' West European Politics, vol 34, no. 4, pp. 859-882. DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2011.572395
Elias, A 2011, 'Pleidiau cenedlaetholgar lleiafrifol ac ymaddasu i ddatganoli: Astudiaeth gymharol o Blaid Cymru a’r Bloque Nacionalista Galego' Gwerddon, no. 7.
Elias, A 2010, Political representation. in H Mackay (ed.), Understanding Contemporary Wales. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, Cardiff, pp. 231-266.
Elias, A 2009, 'From Protest to Power: Mapping the Ideological Evolution of Plaid Cymru and the Bloque Nacionalista Galego' Regional and Federal Studies, vol 19, no. 4-5, pp. 533-557. DOI: 10.1080/13597560903310253
Elias, A 2009, 'Plaid Cymru and the challenges of adapting to post-devolution Wales' Contemporary Wales, vol 22, no. 1, pp. 113-140.
Elias, A 2009, From “full national status” to 'independence' in Europe: The case of Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales. in J McGarry & M Keating (eds), European Integration and the Nationalities Question. Routledge Innovations in Political Theory, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, pp. 193-215.
Elias, AM 2009, Minority Nationalist Parties and European Integration: A Comparative Study. Contemporary European Studies, Taylor & Francis.
Elias, A 2008, 'From Euro-enthusiasm to Euro-scepticism? A Re-evaluation of Minority Nationalist Party Attitudes Towards European Integration' Regional and Federal Studies, vol 18, no. 5, pp. 557-581. DOI: 10.1080/13597560802351598
Elias, A & Scully, R 2008, 'The 2007 Welsh Assembly Election' Regional and Federal Studies, vol 18, no. 1, pp. 103-109. DOI: 10.1080/13597560701855269
Elias, AM 2008, 'Introduction: Whatever happened to the Europe of the Regions? Revisiting the Regional Dimension to European Politics' Regional and Federal Studies, vol 18, no. 5, pp. 483-493. DOI: 10.1080/13597560802351655
Elias, A 2006, 'Statud newydd i Catalunya', Barn.
Elias, A 2005, Un succès gaspillé? Les experiences du Plaid Cymru – Le Parti du Pays de Galles à l’Assemblée nationale du Pays de Galles. in P Dewit (ed.), Les partis régionalistes en Europe: The regional parties in Europe. Presses Universitaires de Bruxelles, Brussels, pp. 161-178.