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Research Biography

Charles Lees is Dean (People and Resources) in the College of Business, Government, and Law. He joined Flinders University from the University of Bath, where he was Professor of Politics and served as Head of the Department of Politics, Languages, and International Studies. Before that he worked at the University of Sheffield and the University of Sussex. He is an expert in comparative party systems, coalition government, environmental politics and policy, and has contributed to debates on the methodology of single-country studies. He has provided research and advice for the Centre for American Progress, Australian Labor Party, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, the UK House of Lords and the Scottish Executive, amongst others. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bath, Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of Sussex and Visiting Fellow at the University of Birmingham. He has held visiting fellowships at the University of California San Diego, the Australian National University, the University of Sydney, and Cardiff University. He is located in Social Sciences South Room 268.

Research Interests

Comparative Politics and Policy (Political Parties and Party Systems; Coalition Government; Environmental Politics and Policy).


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Research Output

  • Political Recentralisation and the Diffusion of Solar Energy in China

    Chen, G. C. & Lees, C., 15 Jul 2019, In : Europe - Asia Studies. 71, 7, p. 1162-1182 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Using Social Network Analysis to Explore Patterns of Europeanisation and Multi-Level Governance in South East Europe

    Lees, C., 2019, 15 p. Sage Publishing/Sage Publications.

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  • 20 Citations (Scopus)

    The German Greens and the 2017 Federal Election: Between Strategic Calculation and Real-World Politics

    Lees, C., 2018, In : German Politics. 27, 1, p. 124-130 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1 Citation (Scopus)