Professor Simon Tormey

BA (Hons), PhD

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Professor Simon Tormey works in the fields of political theory, European politics, social critique and continental thought. He was appointed to the post of Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol in 2019. Prior to this appointment, in 2009 Simon was appointed as the inaugural Head of the newly created School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney. Previously he had been Head of the School of Politics and International Relations and founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at the University of Nottingham in the UK.

Simon is the author of numerous books and articles, which are listed below. His most recent books are The End of Representative Politics (Cambridge: Polity, 2015), The Refiguring of Democracy (London: Routledge, 2017), and Populism (Oxford: Oneworld, 2019).

His current research concerns the nature of the crisis confronting democratic societies, the rise of populist and outsider movements and parties, and the impact of ICT and new social media on participation and mobilisation.


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