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Nick Robinson CV (October 2011)

Dr NICK ROBINSON
Date of Birth: 11 February 1970 Education: (1998) Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick. Ph.D. Politics: Major Government, Minor Change: The Politics of Transport, 1990-97. Funded by 3 year University of Warwick scholarship. (1993) Department of Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. B.A. Politics. 2.1. Career Details: 2000 present: Lecturer Politics (Public Policy), University of Leeds. Current teaching: Design, convening, delivery and assessment of undergraduate modules: PIED 3810 Videogames: Politics, Society and Culture (Level 3; 65 students). Contributing teaching to PIED1330 Debating Europe (UG Level 1; 120 students); PIED 5702 Advanced Political Analysis (MA; 15-20 students), plus supervision of 12 undergraduate dissertation students per annum. Supervision of Ph.D. students in areas of public policy and political theory (broadly defined): 3 completed, 3 ongoing. 2 due to start in September 2011. Previous teaching: PIED2328 Making of the European Union (Level 2; 80-100 students) temporary module relief due to present exams officer role. MA modules: PIED5345 European Union Public Policy (10 students); PIED5380 The Politics of the European Union (7-10 students). Current Administration: School exams officer September 2010-August 2013. Member of School Teaching and Learning Committee Previously: Undergraduate Programme Director, European Politics (approx. 75 students) Awards University Teaching Fellow 2010-12. Awarded project funding in a competitive process by the Pro VC for Learning and Teaching of 4,000 and a personal honorarium of 1,000 acknowledging my excellence as a teacher. University of Leeds Student Choice Feedback Champion (2010/11). 1996- 2000: Lecturer, EU Politics and Policy, University of Derby.
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Dr. Nick Robinson CV (October 2011)

Most Recent and Relevant Publications Books Warleigh-Lack, A., Robinson, N. and Rosamond, B. (eds.) (2011) New Regionalism and the European Union: Dialogues, Comparisons and New Research Directions (London: Routledge). ISBN: 0 4155 6372 0 Robinson, N. (2000) The Politics of Agenda Setting: The Car and the Shaping of Public Policy (Aldershot: Ashgate). 300pp. ISBN: 0 7456 1142 6 Articles and Chapters Robinson, N. (forthcoming) Videogames, Persuasion and the War on Terror: Escaping or Embedding the Military-Entertainment Complex?, Political Studies. Accepted for publication. Warleigh-Lack, A. and Robinson, N. (2011) Introduction: Regions, Regionalism and Comparisons in A. Warleigh-Lack, N. Robinson and B. Rosamond (eds.) New Regionalism and the European Union: Dialogues, Comparisons and New Research Directions (London: Routledge), pp. 3-17. Robinson, N. (2011) Learning from the New Regionalism? What, If Anything, Can Insights from New Regionalist Scholarship Offer for Studies of European Integration? in A. Warleigh-Lack, N. Robinson and B. Rosamond (eds.) New Regionalism and the European Union: Dialogues, Comparisons and New Research Directions (London: Routledge), pp. 36-56. Robinson, N. and Warleigh-Lack, A. (2011) Conclusions: Learning or Comparison in the Study of Regions? Fruitful Dialogues and Future Research Directions in in A. Warleigh-Lack, N. Robinson and B. Rosamond (eds.) New Regionalism and the European Union: Dialogues, Comparisons and New Research Directions (London: Routledge), pp. 257-70. Robinson, N. (2009) The European Investment Bank: the EUs Neglected Institution, Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 651-73. Robinson, N. (2009) 'Informal Power in Regional Organisations: The Case of the EU', Journal of Power, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 111-135. Robinson, N. (2007) 'More than a Regulatory State: Bringing Expenditure (Back) into EU Research', Comparative European Politics, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 179-204. Robinson, N. (2005) Transport Policy in P. Dorey (ed) Developments in British Public Policy (London: Sage), pp. 180-204. Robinson, N. (2003) The Politics of the Fuel Protests: Towards a New Form of Disruptive Action? in S. John and S. Thompson (eds) New Activism and the Corporate Response (Basingstoke: Palgrave), pp. 81-96. Robinson, N (2003) Fuel Protests: Governing the Ungovernable?, Parliamentary Affairs, vol. 56, no.3 , pp. 423-440. Robinson, N. (2002) The Politics of the Fuel Protests: Towards a MultiDimensional Explanation, Political Quarterly, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. 58-66 Robinson, N. (2000) The Politics of the Car: The Limits of Actor-Centred Models of Agenda Setting in B. Seel, M. Paterson and B. Doherty (eds) Direct Action in British Environmentalism (London: Routledge), pp. 199-217. Reports European Parliament Committee on Budgets (2011) The Implications of EIB
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Dr. Nick Robinson CV (October 2011)

and EBRD co-financing for the EU Budget (Brussels: European Union). Study Authors: N. Robinson and R. Bain. 128pp. ISBN 13 978-92-823-33662. Available at: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/studies Teaching-related Publications Robinson, N. (2011) Is it Good to Talk? The Joys (?) of Audio-Marking in S. Curtis and J.S. Rofe (eds.) Does the Medium Matter? IT-Assisted Learning and Teaching in International Relations and Politics, Why Social Science Matters, Issue 5. (Birmingham: C-SAP), pp. 17-8. Available at: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/why-social-science-matters-issue5/17275672 Conference papers (selection) Robinson, N. (2010) Joystick Unilateralism? Understanding representations of US foreign policy within videogames, The 5th Annual Conference of the BISA US Foreign Policy Working

Group, University of Leeds, 14-15 September 2010 [Invited speaker].


Robinson, N. (2010) Re-conceptualising the Debate on the EU as a Normative Power: Lessons from the New Regionalism, UACES 40th Annual Concerence, College of Europe, Bruges, 6-8 September 2010 [Invited speaker]. Robinson, N. (2010) European Citizenship Money as the Path to Affection? Understanding the Impact of EU Redistributive Policy on Attitudes to the EU, UACES conference Communicating European Citizenship, Lancaster House, London, 22 March 2010. Robinson, N. (2007) Learning from the NRA? What, If Anything, Can Insights from the New Regional Approaches Offer for Studies of European Integration?, UACES 37th Annual Conference and 12th Research Conference, University of Portsmouth, 3-5 September 2007 Robinson, N. (2006) Informal Power in Regional Organisations: The Case of the EU, Workshop: Comparative Regionalisation in World Politics: Benchmarking Best Intellectual Practice, Institute for International Economic Relations, Athens, December 2006. [Invited Speaker]. Robinson, N. (2006) Learning From Lukes? The Three Faces of Power and the EU, ECPR Joint Sessions, Workshop: Comparative Regional Integration Towards a Research Agenda, Intercollege, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25-30 April 2006. Robinson, N. (2004) The European Union: Towards a Redistributive State?, UACES 34th Annual Conference and 9th Research Conference, University of Birmingham, 6-8 September 2004. Robinson, N. (2001) Still the Great Green Saviour? Transport, the Environment and the European Union, The ECPR General Conference, University of Kent at Canterbury, September, 7-9, 2001. Robinson, N. (2001) The Politics of the Fuel Protests: Towards a Multi-Dimensional Explanation, The ECPR General Conference, University of Kent at Canterbury, September, 79, 2001. Robinson, N. (1999) Mapping EU Ideology: Towards a Free Economy and a Strong State?, The State of the Art: Theoretical Approaches to the EU in the Post-Amsterdam Era, University of Aston, May 6-7, 1999. Robinson, N. (1998) Awkward by Name, Enthusiast by Nature: Britain and the European Union, 3rd UACES Research Conference, University of Lincoln, September 9-11, 1998. Robinson, N. (1997) Actor Centred Models of Agenda Setting: A Good Idea, But Dont Stretch it too Far! Conference on Direct Action and British Environmentalism, University of Keele, October 25, 1997
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Dr. Nick Robinson CV (October 2011)

Robinson, N. (1997) Still the Great Green Saviour? Transport, the Environment and the European Union, 2nd UACES Research Conference, University of Loughborough, September 10-12, 1997. Robinson, N. (1997) Empirically Suspect and a Methodological Mess? Policy Networks as a Tool to Study Agenda Setting, PSA Annual Conference, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, April 8-10, 1997 Robinson, N. (1995) The End of the Road for Roads? The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution as a Spur to Change. IRNES 4th Annual Conference, Keele University, September 11-12, 1995. Page, E. and Robinson, N. (1995) The Road to Posterity: Future Generations and Agenda Setting in the Arena of Transport Policy. 2nd Theory, Culture and Society Conference, Berlin Hilton Hotel, Germany, August 10-14, 1995. Robinson, N. (1995) Looking to the Future: Implications for Urban Public Transportation from an Examination of the Agenda Setting Process. PSA Annual Conference, University of York, April 18-20, 1995. Conference Papers and Consultancy Learning and Teaching Further details of my innovations in audio marking are at (scroll down for example 1): http://www.leeds.ac.uk/sddu/podcast/ Links: the Learning at Leeds Podcast on audio marking which involves my work is at: http://www.polis.leeds.ac.uk/assets/files/podcasts/ltal01_audiofeedback.mp3 Robinson, N. (2011) Talk aint cheap! Audio as a Panacea to Student Feedback?. Invited speaker to Learning Technologies: Enhancing Feedback and the Student Experience, University of Nottingham, 22nd September 2011. Details at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/english/teachinglearning/index.aspx Robinson, N. (2011) All Talk and Plenty of Action! The Joys of Audio Feedback. Invited speaker to Hands on the Future 2011, University of Leeds Innovations in Teaching Event, March 7th, 2011. Available at: http://lutube.leeds.ac.uk/smldc/videos/5151 Robinson, N. (2011) Technology Assisted Teaching in International Relations - Inaugural Workshop. Invited speaker to BISA BLT Learning and Teaching Working Group, Technology Assisted Teaching in International Relations - Inaugural Workshop, University of Leicester, Wednesday 26 January 2011. Robinson, N. (2011) Its Good to Talk! Audio marking as a panacea to students. Presenter at 8th Annual University of Leeds Learning and Teaching Conference, Friday 7th January 2011. Available at: http://www.ldu.leeds.ac.uk/news/conference_2011/PS_abstracts_16.php Robinson, N. (2010) Using Audio with the VLE. Invited delegate to VLE dissemination event, University of Leeds Innovations in Teaching Event, July 6th, 2010. Keynote speaker to audience of approx. 100. Robinson, N. (2010) Stall holder and Presenter on audio feedback and marking to Hands on the Future, University of Leeds Innovations in Teaching Event, April 15th, 2010.

Grant Applications, Consultancy and Media Work


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Dr. Nick Robinson CV (October 2011)

Grants Robinson, N. (2010) The Implications of EIB and EBRD co-financing for the EU budget. Tender No: IP/D/BUDG/IC/2010-153. Invited tender for The European Parliament's Committee on budgets. Successfully awarded 56,144.90, November 2010. The project was designed to investigate the implications of co-financing for the EU budget, looking at financial control, liability, governance, transparency and visibility. It involved interviews with over 50 people from the Commission, EIB and EBRD and resulted in the publication of a report for the Committee on Budgets (see publications above). Consultancy work 1 day workshop for UNU-CRIS and College of Europe entitled The Promotion of Regional Integration by the European Union Interacting with Civil Society, 10th September 2010, Brussels. Available at: http://www.notre-europe.eu/en/agenda/publication/the-promotion-of-regionalintegration-by-the-european-union-interacting-with-civil-society/ 1 day workshop for the European Movement entitled What has Europe ever done for us?. May 2010, Leeds City Council. Available at: http://www.euromove.org.uk/index.php?id=10172 3 weekend workshops for New Politics Network (Unlock Democracy) on the Future Governance of the European Union. Project report published as British Citizens and the European Union findings from a deliberative process, by Emily Robinson (2007). ISBN 978-0-9555523-2-8. Available at: http://www.unlockdemocracy.org.uk/?p=1174

Media Appearances on Newsnight, BBC News 24, Canadian national television (CTV News), Reuters, BBC local radio; commercial local radio. Reviewing Member of ESRC Peer Review College. Reviewer of articles for Political Studies, Politics, Journal of Power, Environmental Politics. Reviewer of book manuscripts for OUP; Palgrave; Continuum etc. Assessor for a number of ESRC initiatives such as the UK Transport Research Centre Postgraduate Student Competition: Social Sciences and Transport. Referees

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Dr. Nick Robinson CV (October 2011)

Professor Kevin Theakston Head of School School of Politics and International Studies, The University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
k.theakston@leeds.ac.uk

Tel: 0113 343 4382 (office); Tel: 0113 343 4391 (direct)

Dr. Simon Lightfoot, Director of Learning and Teaching, School of Politics and International Studies, The University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
s.j.lightfoot@leeds.ac.uk

Prof. Duncan McCargo Previous Head of School School of Politics and International Studies, The University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
d.j.mccargo@leeds.ac.uk

Tel: 0113 343 4382 (office); Tel: 0113 343 1765 (direct)

Tel: 0113 343 4382 (office); Tel: 0113 343 6865 (direct)

Please do not contact referees without my confirmation.

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