Research project

The Revival of the Urban-Rural Divide in Western Europe? A comparative study of the geography of discontent and political representation


Lead researcher

Dr Lawrence Mckay BA, MRes, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Lawrence is developing a research agenda around geographic divides in political attitudes, between richer and poorer areas, central and 'peripheral' areas, and above all between urban and rural areas. Forthcoming papers explore why voters perceive local decline, unpack citizen beliefs about government's biases towards urban centres, and conduct experiments on the politics of 'levelling-up'.
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Other researchers

Professor Will Jennings

Associate Dean Research & Enterprise

Research interests

  • Public policy
  • Public opinion
  • Polling
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Research outputs

Lawrence McKay, Will Jennings & Gerry Stoker, 2023, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
Type: article
Lawrence McKay, William Jennings & Gerry Stoker, 2023, Political Geography, 102
Type: article
Lawrence McKay, 2023, Political Insight, 14(1)
Type: article