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Paul Tobin

University of Manchester

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United Kingdom
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Paul Tobin is a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Politics, and Deputy Director of the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, at the University of Manchester. He specialises in the politics and public policy of climate change within Europe. In particular, Paul has specialised in the pathways to climate leadership and also, in contrast, the processes that enable the dismantling of environmental legislation. Paul is Editor of the Manchester University Press ‘European Politics Series’.

Country(ies) of Specialty

Ireland Sweden United Kingdom

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Climate law and litigation Net Zero

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Paterson, M., Tobin, P. and VanDeveer, S.D., 2022. “Climate Governance Antagonisms: Policy Stability and Repoliticization.” Global Environmental Politics22(2), pp.1-11.

Schmidt, N.M., Tobin, P. and Moore, B., 2022. “Brace for turbulence: EU Member States’ climate strategies in the aviation sector.” Climate Action1(1), pp.1-7.

Fitzgerald, L.M., Tobin, P., Burns, C. and Eckersley, P., 2021. “The ‘stifling’ of new climate politics in Ireland.” Politics and Governance9(2), pp.41-50.

Wurzel, R.K., Andersen, M.S. and Tobin, P. eds., 2020. “Climate governance across the globe: Pioneers, leaders and followers.” Routledge.

Burns, C. and Tobin, P., 2020. “Crisis, climate change and comitology: Policy dismantling via the backdoor?” JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies58(3), pp.527-544.

Eckersley, P. and Tobin, P., 2019. “The impact of austerity on policy capacity in local government.” Policy & Politics47(3), pp.455-472.

Tobin, P., Schmidt, N.M., Tosun, J. and Burns, C., 2018. “Mapping states’ Paris climate pledges: Analysing targets and groups at COP 21.” Global Environmental Change48, pp.11-21.

Tobin, P., 2017. “Leaders and laggards: Climate policy ambition in developed states.” Global Environmental Politics17(4), pp.28-47.