Mr James Cameron

Mr James Cameron

Position: Associate
School and/or Centres: Centre for European Studies

Position: PhD Candidate
School and/or Centres: Australian Centre for Federalism



Master of Strategic Affairs (With Merit), ANU,  2010 Bachelor of Arts with Honours, UNE,  2002 Bachelor of Arts, UNE, 2001

Thesis topics

From Party on the Sidelines to Party of Government: Explaining the Electoral Success of the Scottish National Party at Holyrood Since Devolution.

James Cameron is undertaking a PhD at ANU within the School of Politics and International Relations titled ‘From Niche to Mainstream: Explaining the Electoral Success of the Scottish National Party since 1999’. James has interviewed 59 Members of the Scottish Parliament and a dozen leading Scottish journalists and television presenters as part of his research, and was present in Scotland in September to witness first-hand the independence referendum. James Cameron began his PhD at ANU in October 2012, and expects to submit towards the end of 2016. He also undertook a Masters at ANU, and completed an Honours degree in political science and international relations from the University of New England.

James' other research interests include: Federalism Political economy Australian, US and Irish politics, and Political leadership

James has tutored the subjects International Political Economy and Introduction to Politics within the School of Politics & International Relations at ANU.

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