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    • Aston University, Aston Street, Main Building

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    I am interested in supervising PhD projects in the following areas: Multi-level politics and public policy, with particular focus on sub-national – regional and local – levels Regionalist and Sub-state Nationalist Parties Comparative Populism Party Organisations Social Democracy Prospective research students who would like to work on the areas listed above are welcome to email me.


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    Personal profile


    Davide Vampa is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations and Director of postgraduate taught programmes in the PIR department. Previously he was a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at De Montfort University in Leicester and Assistant Professor in Methods at The University of Nottingham. He completed his doctorate at the European University Institute in Florence. He is co-convenor of the PSA Italian Politics Specialist Group. 

    Research Interests

    Davide's research focuses on multi-level party politics and public policy. In particular he is interested in the politics of welfare in countries, such as Italy, Spain and the UK, that have witnessed the gradual strengthening of regions and devolved administrations as arenas of social policy making. Currently he is working on a project that studies the adjustments of regional governments to austerity and their response to the fiscal constraint imposed by central governments in the aftermath of the Great Recession (with Dr Simon Toubeau, University of Nottingham).

    Davide is also co-investigator (with Dr Ed Turner) of a DAAD-funded project on the crisis of the German Social Democratic Party. Additionally, he has worked and published on the rise of populist parties in Western Europe.

    Teaching Activity

    Undergraduate Modules

    LP2104 Introduction to Political Economy

    LP2105 International Political Economy

    LP3122 The Populist Radical Right in Europe


    Postgraduate Modules

    LPM039 Concepts and Strategies for Social Data Analysis

    Contact Details


    Phone: 0121 204 4156

    Education/Academic qualification


    MA, King's College London

    MPhil, University of Oxford


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    Research Output

    Open Access
  • Autonomia differenziata come processo dal basso: i referendum regionali in prospettiva comparata

    Translated title of the contribution: Differentiated autonomy as a bottom up process: regional referendums in comparative perspectiveVampa, D. & Giovannini, A., Jan 2020, In : Economia e società regionale. 2019, 3, p. 71-81

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Competing forms of populism and territorial politics: the cases of Vox and Podemos in Spain

    Vampa, D., 2 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Contemporary European Studies. 28, 3, p. 304-321 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • The 'Alpine Region' and Political Change: Lessons from Bavaria and South Tyrol (1946-2018)

    Vampa, D. & Scantamburlo, M., 12 Feb 2020, In : Regional and federal studies.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Press / Media