Jake Scott

Researcher Photograph Jake ScottResearch into the normative elements of populism and its relationship to democracy. 

Supervisors: Dr Richard Shorten and Dr Jeanne Morefield

Jake Scott is undertaking doctoral research into the phenomenon of populism and its theoretical relationship to democracy. He is particularly concerned with the phenomenological nature of populism, and whether a normative theory can be constructed.

He graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in History and Political Science, and a Distinction Class Master’s Degree in Political Theory (for which he was awarded the JD Armstrong Prize) at the University of Birmingham. He is also a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant for core and optional modules at undergraduate level.

Qualifications

  • BA History and Political Science
  • MA Political Theory

Research Interests

  • Populism
  • Ideology
  • Democratic Theory
  • Conservatism.

Biography

Jake graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in History and Political Science, and a Distinction Class Master’s Degree in Political Theory (for which he was awarded the JD Armstrong Prize) at the University of Birmingham. He is also a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant for core and optional modules at undergraduate level.

Other activities

Jake is the editor of online publication The Mallard, and has been involved in multiple publications concerned with youth political engagement. He is also a freelance business rates consultant. 

Publications

Currently working on a paper exploring the relationship between depoliticisation and populist sentiment.