The Comparative European Politics Specialist Group encourages research and collaboration on a wide range of issues that effect the countries of Western and Eastern Europe. These include domestic politics, economic and political reform, processes of Europeanisation and policy questions.


The PSA’s network of 60 Specialist Groups offers a research focus for all members and covers a vast range of specialities within the discipline. SGs provide an opportunity for groups of academics who share a common interest in a particular area of the discipline to organise meetings, coordinate communications, and as outlets for research – as well as giving PSA members opportunities for developing their academic impact and professional development.”


Convenors can view the SG Handbook here.


If you would like to learn more or have any questions, do get in touch via or with Arianna Giovannini (, the Specialist Groups Trustee

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Gregg Bucken-Knapp

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Kesi Mahendran

Role: Convenor
Institution: The Open University 


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