Dr Alan Wager is a Research Associate at the UK in a Changing Europe initiative at King's College London. Previously, Alan has taught British and European politics at King's College London and Queen Mary University of London; and was a By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge and a researcher at the London School of Economics and the University of Manchester. His PhD thesis - concerning inter-party co-operation in British politics - was completed at Queen Mary, University of London.
His research interests primarily lie in the analysis of British party politics and the party system, drawing on theoretical concepts including: theories of statecraft and heresthetics; the concept of political crisis and an increasingly contested British political tradition; analysis of electoral co-operation and theories of party mergers; and the interaction between populist and mainstream right parties in comparative perspective.
Alan has written extensively on British politics and party politics. His work has appeared in journals including the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, British Politics and Regional Studies; and for publications including Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, New Statesman and the Washington Post.