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Jamie Pow


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Research Interests

Political behaviour, political psychology, Northern Ireland politics, consociationalism, post-conflict democracy, deliberative democracy, legislative studies, electoral studies, comparative politics, quantitative methods.


Research Statement

My research focuses on the way citizens interact with democratic decision-making, including through elections, mini-publics and referendums. How can democratic deficits be addressed? What factors strenghen or weaken citizens' perceptions of legitimate decision-making? Can democratic innovations, such as citizens' assemblies and participatory budgeting, complement the functions of established representative institutions? I approach these questions in a comparative context, while maintaining a particular interest in the politics of Northern Ireland.

Before coming to Queen's I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leuven in Belgium.



I will be teaching on the following modules in 2019-20:

PAI 1001 Contemporary Europe

PAI 2002 British Politics in Crisis?

PAI 2043 Studying Politics: Skills and Methods

PAI 2044 Democracy, Ethics and Economics

HAP 7001 Approaches to Research Design (Quantitative Methods) 

PAI 7002 Politics of the Republic of Ireland




I am the Deputy Editor of Northern Slant, a website offering analysis and perspectives on Northern Ireland politics. My articles can be found at:

I have also served on the Advisory Group of the Citizens' Assembly for Northern Ireland, a civil society initiative organised by Involve (a public participation charity) and funded by the Building Change Trust, Open Society Foundations, the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. More details of this democratic innovation are available on the website:


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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 5 Article
  • 3 Commissioned report
  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Other contribution

Brexit and Public Opinion: Northern Ireland

Pow, J., 2019, Brexit and Public Opinion. ESRC UK in a Changing Europe Initiative

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access

Citizens' Assembly for Northern Ireland: Summary of Participant Evaluations

Pow, J. & Garry, J., 2019

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Remain reaffirmed: the 2019 European election in Northern Ireland

Haughey, S. & Pow, J., 28 Oct 2019, In : Irish Political Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

election campaign
European Parliament
1 Citation (Scopus)

Amateurs versus Professionals: Explaining the Political (in)Experience of Canadian Members of Parliament

Pow, J. T., 16 Jan 2018, In : Parliamentary Affairs. 71, 3, p. 633-655 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Northern Ireland: Local Government and Politics

Pow, J., 2018, The UK's Changing Democracy: 2018 Democratic Audit. Dunleavy, P. & Taylor, R. (eds.). LSE Democratic Audit

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Activities 2016 2018

Nick Kachiroubas

Jamie Pow (Host)
19 Jun 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

University of Canberra

Jamie Pow (Visiting researcher)

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

International Society of Political Psychology: 40th Annual Meeting of the ISPP

Jamie Pow (Presenter)
01 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques

Jamie Pow (Participant)
Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Mini-Publics and the Maxi-Public: Investigating the Perceived Legitimacy of Citizens’ Assemblies in a Deeply Divided Place

Author: Pow, J. T., 2019

Supervisor: Garry, J. (Supervisor) & Turner, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy