Prof. Alistair Cole

Head of Department ; Professor




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Alistair Cole is Head of the Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. He obtained a 1st in Government and History from the LSE (1980, awarded the Bassett Prize for Political Science) and a D. Phil from Balliol College, Oxford (1986, funded by a BA grant). He held positions in Oxford, Caen, Aston, Keele and Bradford before being named as Professor of European Politics at Cardiff University, Wales- UK in 1999. From 2015-2019, Alistair Cole was Professor of Political Science at the Institute of Political Studies, Lyon, France. He has published extensively, mainly in the field of French, British, and European politics. His publications are widely cited (with an H Index of 32 according to Google Scholar).  His latest book – Analysing the Trust-Transparency nexus: multi-level governance in the UK, France and Germany - (with Ian Stafford and Dominic Heinz) – will be published by Policy Press on March 21st 2022.