Shaun Bevan is a Research Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) at the University of Mannheim and is Topic Coding Coordinator for the Comparative Agendas Project (www.comparativeagendas.info) in charge of creating a common master codebook across projects.
Shaun received his Ph.D. in political science from The Pennsylvania State University in August 2011. He has previously worked as a research associate at the University of Manchester managing the UK Policy Agenda Project (www.policyagendas.org.uk) which he remains actively involved in through continued research including his forthcoming book Policy Agendas in British Politics (with Peter John, Anthony Bertelli and Will Jennings). He has also worked as a technical adviser for the Pennsylvania Policy Database Project (http://www.temple.edu/papolicy) and as a research assistant while at Penn State managing the Encyclopedia of Associations Project a recently released extension of the US Policy Agendas Project (www.policyagendas.org) that tracks national level voluntary associations in the United States in a panel data set from 1970-2005. His dissertation examined the life cycle of these groups by testing the public and political factors that affect the number, formation and the failures of voluntary associations.
Shaun's research interests focus on American, British and Comparative Politics, as well as Political Methodology. Some of his specific interests include agenda-setting, public policy, interest groups, public opinion, time series analysis, event history analysis and measurement. His work has appeared in such journals as Comparative Political Studies, the European Journal of Political Research, the European Political Science Review, the Journal of European Public Policy, Political Research Quarterly and Policy Studies Journal.
University of Mannheim