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General

Ed Turner is particularly interested in federalism, decentralisation and public policy.  He wrote his doctorate about the impact of political parties on public policy at the sub-national level in Germany, and retains a keen interest in all aspects of modern German politics.  He has been involved in four research projects funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).  The first (with Simon Green) looked at the changing nature of German Christian Democracy, and the second (with Carolyn Rowe) was involved in considering the extent of territorial variation in German politics, and in particular the impact of the 2006 federalism reforms.  He then collaborated with the WZB in Berlin and IPPR in London on a project comparing British and German housing policy.  He is now working with Davide Vampa and Matthias Scantamburlo on a project on the German SPD's strategic challenges.  

Ed is currently on a part-time secondment funded by RCUK to a government department.  He is Joint Secretary of the International Association of the Study of German Politics.

Ed has been involved in two major reviews of housing policy: the “Local Housing Delivery Group” (known at the Harman Review), which looked at how to test the viability of councils’ Local Plans, and the Technical Housing Standards Review convened by the government to look at standards required in new housing.  He has given evidence to a Select Committee at the House of Commons and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Private Rented Housing.  He has spoken widely on these issues in the media, including BBC and Sky News and BBC Radio 4(including the Today programme).  He is an Associate Fellow of the Foreign Policy Centre think tank.

Ed Turner is also a referee in semi-professional football.

Teaching Activity

  • LP2022 - Introduction to Political Economy
  • LP3032 - Power and Parliamentary Decision-Making
  • LPM036 - Comparative and International Political Economy

Qualifications

  • Doctorate at the Institute for German Studies, University of Birmingham
  • Masters in European Politics and Society at Nuffield College in Oxford
  • BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at St. John’s College, Oxford
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education

Contact Details

Room: NW802

Phone: 0121 204 5169 
Email: e.turner@aston.ac.uk

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert

PhD

MPhil, University of Oxford

BA, University of Oxford

External positions

Associate fellow

Joint Secretary

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Research Output 2007 2019

welfare provision
divergence
local government
welfare
taxes

Negotiating as One Europe or several? The variable geometry of the EU’s approach to Brexit

Turner, E. O., Glencross, A., Bilcik, V. & Green, S. O., 3 Apr 2019, In : Contemporary Social Science. 14, 2, p. 226-241 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

EU
mathematics
customs union
European integration
France

The SPD and the Bundestagswahl 2017: Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt?

Turner, E. O., 27 Feb 2018, In : German Politics. 27, 1, p. 119-123 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File

Learning lessons from abroad and closer to home: experience outside England and the Lyons review

Turner, E. O., 2017, What more can be done to build the homes we need? : The Lyons edited collection. p. 114-122 9 p.

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

Open Access
File

Lessons from Germany: Tenant power in the rental market

Turner, E. O., Davies, B. & Marquardt, S., 16 Jan 2017, 35 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
File
private sector
market
housing market
cost of living
landlord

Thesis

Structural funds and the knowledge-based economy: a regional case-study (1999-2009)

Author: Wrona, K., 27 Jan 2014

Supervisor: Turner, E. O. (Supervisor) & Copsey, N. W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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