Tim Haughton joined the University of Birmingham in 2003 having previously taught at University College London's School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), Sheffield University and Comenius University in Bratislava. Initially appointed as Lecturer in the Politics of Central and Eastern Europe, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006 and was promoted again to Reader (Associate Professor) in European Politics in 2012. He became the Director of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies in August 2012.
He has held Visiting Fellowships at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, the Institute of International Relations in Prague and was a 2011-12 Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC.
He has published widely on the politics of Central and Eastern Europe in a number of journals including Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Comparative European Politics, Electoral Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Party Politics, Political Studies Review, Politics and Policy and West European Politics. He is the author of Constraints and Opportunities of Leadership in Post-Communist Europe (2005) and the editor of Party Politics in Central and Eastern Europe: Does EU Membership Matter? (2011). His research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Nuffield Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation.
Dr Haughton has good links with the policy making community, having briefed four successive British Ambassadors/Heads of Mission to Slovakia and given presentations at the State Department in Washington DC.
Haughton, T. (2013, forthcoming), ‘Battlefields, Ammunition and Uniforms: the Past and Politics in Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe’, Comparative European Politics, accessible on-line early at: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/cep/journal/vaop/ncurrent/index.html#16072012
Haughton, T, (2012), An SUV on a Road to Nowhere? Solidarity, Unanimity and Vulnerability in the European Union, Washington DC: Johns Hopkins University SAIS. http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/articles/Tim%20Haughton%20An%20SUV%20on%20a%20Road%20to%20Nowhere%20Solidarity.pdf
Copsey, N. and Haughton, T. (eds) (2012) The JCMS Annual Review of the European Union in 2011 (including keynote articles by Willem Buiter, Daniel Gros, Douglas Hurd and Erik Jones), Oxford: Wiley Blackwell (2012)
Haughton, T. (2012), ‘A Law Unto Themselves: Money, Regulation and the Development of Party Politics in the Czech Republic’ Leiden University Working Paper Series on the Legal Regulation of Political Parties, No. 20, http://www.partylaw.leidenuniv.nl/uploads/wp2012.pdf
Copsey, N. and Haughton, T. (eds) (2011) The JCMS Annual Review of the European Union in 2010 (including State of the Union article by Jerzy Buzek), Oxford: Wiley Blackwell
Haughton, T. (ed) Party Politics in Central and Eastern Europe: Does EU Membership Matter?, London: Routledge (2011) originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics (vol. 25 no.4, 2009)
Krasovec, A. and Haughton, T., (2011) ‘Money, Organization and the State: the Partial Cartelization of Party Politics in Slovenia’, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 44 (3), pp. 199-209
Haughton, T. (2011) ‘Half Full But Also Half Empty: Conditionality, Compliance and the Quality of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe’, Political Studies Review, 9 (3), pp. 323-333
Haughton, T. Novotna, T. and Deegan-Krause, K. (2011), ‘The 2010 Czech and Slovak Parliamentary Elections: Red Cards to the “Winners”’, West European Politics, 34 (2011), pp. 394-402
Haughton, T. (2010), ‘Zranitelnost, povstupni kocovina a role predsednictvi: formovani narodnich preference novych clenskych statu EU’, Mezinarodni vztahy, 45 pp. 11-28
Deegan-Krause, K. and Haughton, T. (2010), ‘A Fragile Stability: the Institutional Roots of Low Party System Stability in the Czech Republic 1990-2009’, Politologicky casopis/Czech Journal of Political Science, 10, pp. 227-241
Haughton, T. (2010), ‘Vulnerabilities, Accession Hangovers and the Presidency Role: Explaining New EU Member States’ Choices for Europe’, Harvard University Center for European Studies: Central and Eastern Europe Working Paper Series no. 68 (February 2010) http://www.ces.fas.harvard.edu/publications/docs/pdfs/CEE_WP_68.pdf
Haughton, T. (2009), ‘For Business, For Pleasure or For Necessity: The Czech Republic’s Choices for Europe’, Europe-Asia Studies, 61, pp.1371-1392
Haughton, T. and Rybar, M. (2009), ‘A Tool in the Toolbox: Assessing the Impact of EU Membership on Party Politics in Slovakia’, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 25 (4), pp. 540-563
Deegan-Krause, K. and Haughton, T.(2009), ‘Toward a More Useful Conceptualization of Populism: Types and Degrees of Populist Appeals in the Case of Slovakia’, Politics and Policy, 37 (4) pp. 821-841
Copsey, N. and Haughton, T. (2009), ‘The Choices for Europe: National Preferences in Old and New Member States’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 47 (2) pp. 263-286
Haughton, T. (2008), ‘Parties, Patronage and the Post-Communist State’, Comparative European Politics, 6 (4), pp. 486-500
Haughton, T. and Fisher, S. (2008), ‘From the Politics of State-building to Programmatic Politics: The Post-Federal Experience and the Development of Centre-Right Party Politics in Croatia and Slovakia’, Party Politics, 14 (4), pp. 435-454
Haughton, T. and Rybar, M. (2008) ‘A Change of Direction: the 2006 Parliamentary Elections and the Dynamics of Party Politics in Slovakia’, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 24 (2), pp. 232-255
Fisher, S. and Gould, J. and Haughton, T. (2007), ‘Slovakia’s Neoliberal Turn’, Europe-Asia Studies, 59 (6) pp. 977-988
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