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

2017

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 (25) Other Cadair

2016

Elias, A. 2016. Institutionelle Opportunitäten und regionalistische Bewegungen aus vergleichender Perspektive. [Institutional Opportunities and Regional Movements: A Comparative Perspective.] In Deutsch-Französische Institut. (ed) Frankreich Jahrbuch 2015: Frankreich nach der Territorialreform. Franco-German Institute, Ludwigsburg pp. 93-109. Cadair

2015

Elias, A., Szöcsik, E., Zuber, C. 2015. Position, Selective Emphasis and Framing: How parties deal with a second dimension in competition. Party Politics 21 (6) pp. 839-850. 10.1177/1354068815597572 Cadair

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 Cadair

Elias, A. 2015. Catalan Independence and the Challenge of Credibility: The Causes and Consequences of Catalan Nationalist Parties’ Strategic Behavior. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 21 (1) pp. 83-103. 10.1080/13537113.2015.1003490 Cadair

2014

Elias, A. 2014. Simulating the European Union: Reflections on Module Design. International Studies Perspectives 15 (4) pp. 407-422. 10.1111/insp.12009 Other Cadair

2011

Elias, A., Tronconi, F.Elias, A.M., Tronconi, F. 2011. From Protest to Power: Autonomist Parties and the Challenges of Representation. Politische Wirklichkeit Braumüller Cadair

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. Cadair

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. Cadair

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. Cadair

Elias, A., Tronconi, F. 2011. From Protest to Power: Autonomist parties in government. Party Politics 17 (4) pp. 505-524. 10.1177/1354068811400528 Other Cadair

Hepburn, E., Elias, A. 2011. Dissent on the periphery? Island Nationalisms and European integration. West European Politics 34 (4) pp. 859-882. 10.1080/01402382.2011.572395 Cadair

Elias, A. 2011. Pleidiau cenedlaetholgar lleiafrifol ac ymaddasu i ddatganoli: Astudiaeth gymharol o Blaid Cymru a’r Bloque Nacionalista Galego. Gwerddon (7) Other Cadair

2010

Elias, A. 2010. Political representation. In H. Mackay. (ed) Understanding Contemporary Wales. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, Cardiff pp. 231-266. Cadair

2009

Elias, A. 2009. From Protest to Power: Mapping the Ideological Evolution of Plaid Cymru and the Bloque Nacionalista Galego. Regional and Federal Studies 19 (4-5) pp. 533-557. 10.1080/13597560903310253 Other Cadair

Elias, A. 2009. Plaid Cymru and the challenges of adapting to post-devolution Wales. Contemporary Wales 22 (1) pp. 113-140. Other Cadair

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. Cadair

Elias, A.M. 2009. Minority Nationalist Parties and European Integration: A Comparative Study. Contemporary European Studies Taylor & Francis Cadair

2008

Elias, A. 2008. From Euro-enthusiasm to Euro-scepticism? A Re-evaluation of Minority Nationalist Party Attitudes Towards European Integration. Regional and Federal Studies 18 (5) pp. 557-581. 10.1080/13597560802351598 Other Cadair

Elias, A., Scully, R. 2008. The 2007 Welsh Assembly Election. Regional and Federal Studies 18 (1) pp. 103-109. 10.1080/13597560701855269 Cadair Other

Elias, A.M. 2008. Introduction: Whatever happened to the Europe of the Regions? Revisiting the Regional Dimension to European Politics. Regional and Federal Studies 18 (5) pp. 483-493. 10.1080/13597560802351655 Other Cadair

2006

Elias, A. 2006. Statud newydd i Catalunya. [New statute for Catalonia.] Cadair

2005

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. [A wasted success? The experiences of Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales in the National Assembly for Wales.] In P. Dewit. (ed) Les partis régionalistes en Europe: The regional parties in Europe. Presses Universitaires de Bruxelles, Brussels pp. 161-178. Cadair