School of Social and Political Science

Professor James Mitchell

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Professor of Public Policy

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21 George Square

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Research interests

Research interests

PhD Supervision

Over the last thirty years, supervised Masters and PhDs on public policy, devolution, matters related to constitutional politics (including devolution, intergovernmental relations and local government), and political parties.  Particular interest in applications from research students working on:

- territorial politics including devolution and intergovernmental relations;

- Scottish and UK party politics, especially nationalism;

- public service reform.

Qualifications and fellowships

MA (Political Studies), Aberdeen University

D.Phil. (Oxon)

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Topics interested in supervising

Public policy, Public service reform, Scottish politics, devolution, territorial politics and government, electoral politics, party politics and party membership, and political behaviour

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Completed undergraduate degree at Aberdeen University and doctoral thesis at Nuffield College, Oxford University. Holds the Chair in Public Policy having previously held Chair in Public Policy in the University of Sheffield (1998-2000) and Chair in Politics in the University of Strathclyde (2000-2013).  Joined the School in April 2013. Interests primarily in territorial politics, public policy and government, political behaviour:

  • multi-level governance and the territorial dimensions of public policy;
  • public policy and public service reform;
  • political behaviour with special reference to sub-state levels of government.

Currently working on publications drawn from studies of Scottish independence referendum, Scottish elections, surge in SNP and Green Party membership, local governance and the politics of fiscal policy.

Co-editor of The Scottish Parliament at 20 (Edinburgh, Luath  2019).

Hamilton 1967, (Edinburgh, Luath).

Co-authored (with Rob Johns) Takeover: explaining the extraordinary rise of the Scottish National Party London, Biteback Publishing May 2016.


Co-editor (with Gerry Hassan) Scottish National Party Leaders (Biteback Publishing September 2016), part of Biteback's series on Party Leaders:

The Scottish Question, was published by Oxford University Press in July 2014 and sets debates on Scotland's constitutional status into wider historical and public policy contexts and was completed while holding an ESRC Fellowship.  This book was amongst those listed by the Independent's Andy McSmith in his list of books of the year 2014.…;

Co-author (with Chris Carman in Glasgow University and Rob Johns in Essex University) More Scottish than British: the 2011 Scottish Parliament Election, published by Palgrave Macmillan in February 2014.

His  primary interest currently is in public service reform following a period serving as a member of the Christie Commission on the Future Delivery of Public Services.  He has been engaged in debates on public services, speaking at many conferences and events.  In addition, he completed a report, entitled 'People and Places', commissioned by the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives in Scotland in 2014 and has recently been working with SOLACE on educational governance.

He has been involved in various public service leadership and other training programmes including working with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and the Justice sector Leadership for Outcomes course which he was involved in teaching, advising and evaluating.

He has given evidence to various Parliamentary Committees in Westminster, Holyrood and Stormont on devolved government, constitutional politics and public policy.

In 2017, he was appointed to the joint Scottish Parliament/Scottish Government Budget Review Group with the following remit:

To carry out a fundamental review of the Scottish Parliament’s budget process following the devolution of further powers in the Scotland Act 2012 and Scotland Act 2016.  To bring forward proposals for a revised budget process which are consistent as far as possible with the principles of the Financial Issues Advisory Group for consideration by the Finance Committee and the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution.…

In 2018, he was a member of the 'Enabling group' advising Scottish Government and Convention of Scottish Local Authorities on the review of local governance,


Late 2018/early 2019: advising the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities on the future of local governance, as part of the Joint COSLA/Scottish Government Review of Local Governance.

October 2018: Delivered public lecture as part of Montana State University’s College of Letters and Sciences Distinguished Speakers Series on UK Constitutional Politics.

2020: Member of the Expert Legacy Group advising Holyrood Finance and Constitutional Change Committee.

Current funded research projects include:

Co-Investigator on the ESRC's Scottish Referendum Study (with Ailsa Henderson, Chris Carman and Robb Johns of the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Essex):

Co-Investigator on ESRC study of Scottish National Party and Scottish Greens (with Lynn Bennie and Rob Johns)

Co-Investigator on ESRC study of Scottish Elections 2016 (with Chris Carman, Ailsa Henderson and Rob Johns) 

Co-Investigator on ESRC study of 2019 election in Scotland (with Chris Carman, Ailsa Henderson and Rob Johns) 

Co-Evaluator of Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service reforms - producing annual reports on the reforms:

Year One: Report…

Year Two: Partnership, Innovation and Prevention,…

Year Three: Evaluation of Police and Fire & Rescue Evaluation,

Member of COSLA BREXIT working group .

With Professor Ailsa Henderson, assisted with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service consultation on reform – including analysis of consultation data and presentation to SFRS Board. 

Currently on editorial boards of Parliamentary Affairs, British Journal of Politics and International RelationsTerritory Politics Governance, and Polski Przeglad Politologiczny (Polish Political Science Review).



Honours course on Constitutional Politics in the UK.

Honours course on Politics and Pubnlic Policy.

In addition, contribute to teaching on  courses on leadership, and British Politics.

External lectures delivered: College of Policing, Scottish Police College, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and range of other public servants on public service reform.  Lectures and seminars delivered in recent years include:

Bosnian officials; Chinese officials; Dutch officials; Danish civil servants; Indian Federal Govt officials; Scottish Health officials; Local government officials and elected members in various places; Senior Police officers; senior Fire and Rescue officers; Third sector organisations; COSLA annual conference.



Jim Johnston and James Mitchell (editors) (2019), The Scottish Parliament at 20, Edinburgh, Luath.

James Mitchell (2017), Hamilton 1967, Edinburgh, Luath.

James Mitchell and G Hassan (editors) (2016), Scottish National Party Leaders, Biteback Publishing, [part of Biteback's The British Leaders series] 

Rob Johns and James Mitchell (2016), Takeover: explaining the extraordinary rise of the SNP, Biteback Publishing.

James Mitchell (2014), The Scottish Question, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

C. Carman, R. Johns & J. Mitchell (2014), More Scottish than British: The 2011 Scottish Parliament Election, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

Gerry Hassan & James Mitchell (eds.) (2013), After Independence Edinburgh, Luath Press.

J. Mitchell, R. Johns & L. Bennie (2011), The Scottish National Party, Oxford University Press, pp.224, ISBN 0199580006.

R. Johns, J. Mitchell, D. Denver, & C. Pattie (2010), Voting for a Scottish Government: The Scottish Parliament Elections of 2007, Manchester, Manchester University Press, pp.256, ISBN 0719081084.

J. Mitchell (2009), Devolution in the United Kingdom, Manchester, Manchester University Press pp.261, ISBN 978 0 7190 5358 0.

J. Mitchell (2003), Governing Scotland: The Invention of Administrative Devolution, Basingstoke, MacMillan, pp.259, ISBN 0-333-74323-7

With C. Jeffrey (eds.) (2009), The Scottish Parliament 1999-2009: The First Decade, Edinburgh, Luath Press/Hansard Society, pp.167.

D. Denver, J. Mitchell, C. Pattie & H. Bochel (2000), Scotland Decides: The Devolution Issue and the 1997 Referendum, London, Frank Cass  pp.240, ISBN 0-7146-5053-6.

L. Bennie, J. Brand, and J. Mitchell (1997), How Scotland Votes: Scottish Parties and Elections Manchester University Press, pp.174, ISBN 0-7190-4510X.

J. Mitchell (1996) Strategies for Self-Government, Edinburgh, Polygon, pp.350, ISBN 0-7486-61131.

A. Midwinter, M Keating & J. Mitchell (1991), Politics and Public Policy in Scotland, Macmillan, pp.240, ISBN 0-333-52265-6.

J. Mitchell (1990), Conservatives and the Union, Edinburgh University Press, (paperback edition 1991) pp.160, ISBN 0-7486-0123-6.

Recent articles

James Mitchell and Clifford Williamson (2022), 'Choreography of Defeat: the Fall of the 1979 Labour Government', Parliamentary History, vol.41, pp,342-364.

David Parker, Pavielle Haines, Alan Convery, James Mitchell (2020), 'Questioning Scrutiny: The Effect of Prime Minister’s Questions on Citizen Efficacy and Trust in Parliament',  Journal of Legislative Studies.

James Mitchell (2020), 'The Scottish Question Revisited: constitutional options for Scotland', Jimmy Reid Foundation,…

L. Bennie, J. Mitchell and R. Johns (2020), 'Parties, movements and the 2014 Scottish independence referendum: Explaining the post-referendum party membership surges', Party Politics online version.

James Mitchell (2019), 'Local Government and Devolution: mutual respect and parity of esteem?', Edinburgh Law Review, vol.23, pp.428-434.

James Mitchell (2019), A tale of two elections', Consulta Online,

James Mitchell (2018), 'From interdependency to co-dependency: changing relations in UK and devolved governments post-Brexit', Political Quarterly, vol.89, no.4, pp.576-583.

Nicholas Fyfe, Simon Anderson, Nick Bland, Amy Goulding, James Mitchell, Susan Reid (2018), 'Experiencing Organizational Change During an Era of Reform: Police Scotland, Narratives of Localism, and Perceptions from the ‘Frontline’' Policing: a journal of policy and practice.

 Ailsa Henderson and James Mitchell (2018), ‘Referendums as critical junctures? Scottish Voting in British elections’, Parliamentary affairs (and chapter in Oxford University book Jon Tonge, Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Stuart Wilks-Heeg (eds.s), Britain Votes).

Audit 2017: How democratic is local government in Scotland?:


J. Mitchell, L. Bennie, R. Johns (2017), 'Referendum as platform: the SNP and Scottish Green membership surge', Political Insight, vol.8, pp.16-19.

A. McHarg & J. Mitchell (2017), 'Brexit and Scotland' in British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Special Issue, Online version:

DOI: 10.1177/1369148117711674

J. Mitchell (2015), 'Sea Change in Scotland' in A Geddes and J. Tonge (eds.), Britain Votes 2015, Oxford University Press/Hansard Society.

Paolo Dardanelli and James Mitchell (2014), ‘An Independent Scotland?  The Scottish National Party’s bid for Independence and its Prospects’, The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 49, pp.1-18.

Johns, R., Carman, C. and Mitchell, J. (2013) ‘Competence over constitution: the SNP's re-election in 2011’, Political Studies vol.61, pp.158-178.

Jonathan Wheatley, Christopher Carman, Fernando Mendez, J. Mitchell (2012), ‘The dimensionality of the Scottish political space: Results from an experiment on the 2011 Holyrood elections’, Party Politics, vol.6, pp.864-878.Johns, R., Bennie, L. and Mitchell, J. (2011), “Gendered nationalism? The gender gap in support for the Scottish National Party”, Party Politics, vol18, 4, pp.581-601.

Pattie, C., Denver, D., Johns, R. and Mitchell, J. (2011), “Raising the tone? The impact of 'positive' and 'negative' campaigning on voting in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election”, Electoral Studies, vol.30, 333-43.

J. Mitchell and Arno Van Der Zwet (2010), A Catenaccio Game: the 2010 Election in Scotland’, Parliamentary Affairs, vol.63, pp. 708-725.

J. Mitchell (2010), ‘The Narcissism of Small Differences: Scotland and Westminster’, Parliamentary Affairs, vol.63, pp.98-116.

J. Mitchell (2010), ‘The Westminster Model and the State of the Unions’, Parliamentary Affairs, vol.63, pp.85-88.  Introduction to special edited half issue of journal.

R. Johns, J. Mitchell, D. Denver, C. Pattie (2009), ‘Valence Politics in Scotland: Towards an explanation of the 207 election’, Political Studies, vol.57, 207-33.

James Mitchell (2009), ‘Summoning the Harpies: Legitimacy and the Anglo-Scottish Relationship’, Scottish Affairs, no.68, pp.36-56.

C. Carman, J. Mitchell and R. Johns (2008), 'The Unfortunate Natural Experiment in Ballot Design: The Scottish Parliamentary Elections of 2007' Electoral Studies, vol.27, pp.442-459.** Winner of the American Political Science Association’s Lawrence Longley Award for the best article on representation or electoral systems published in 2008.**

Chapters in edited books

James Mitchell (2020), 'Leadership, Learning and Knowledge: Lessons from COVID-19', in Gerry Hassan and Simon Barrow (eds), Scotland After the Vurus, Edinburgh, Luath Press. Ltd.

James Mitchell and Ailsa Henderson (2020), 'Tribes and Turbulence: the 2019 election in Scotland', in J. Tonge, S. Wilks-Heeg and L. Thompspm (eds), Britain Votes: the 2019 General Election, Oxford, Oxford University Press/Hansard Society.

James Mitchell (2020), ‘Sovereigns, Sovereignties and the Scottish Question: Identities and Constitutional Change’ in Harshan Kumarasingham (ed), Vice Regalism Palgrave Macmillan.

James (Mitchell 2020), ‘Participation in a small archipelago: The Shetland negotiations’ chapter in Rachael Lorna Johnstone and Anne Merrild Hansen (eds), Regulation of Extractive Industries: Community Engagement in the Arctic, London, Routledge.

James Mitchell and Ailsa Henderson (2020), ‘Elections and Electoral Systems’ in Michael Keating (ed) Oxford Handbook of Scottish Politics, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Ailsa Henderson, Rob Johns, Christopher Carman and James Mitchell (2020), ‘Political Behaviour in Scotland’ in Michael Keating (ed) Oxford Handbook of Scottish Politics, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Nicole Bolleyer, Nicholas Dickinson, James Mitchell (2019), 'La rémunération du travail politique au Royaume-Uni', in Johanna Rousseau (ed), La rémunération du travail politique, Berger-Levrault.

James Mitchell (2018), 'Scotland: local government and politics', in Patrick Dunleavy, Alice Park and Ros Taylor (eds), The UK's Changing Democracy, London, LSE Press, pp.290-297.

James Mitchell (2018), ‘Devolution’ in David Brown, Robert Crowcroft and Gordon Pentland (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Modern British Political History, 1800-2000, Oxford University Press.

James Mitchell (2018), 'Social work in a system of multi-level governance', in V. Cree and M. Smith (eds), Social Work in a Changing Scotland, London, Routledge, pp.18-27.

James Mitchell (2017), The Meaning of Independence’, in G Hassan and S. Barrow (eds), A Nation Changed? The SNP and Scotland Ten Years on, Edinburgh, Luath.

James Mitchell (2016), ‘The Referendum Campaign’ in Aileen McHarg, Tom Mullen, Neil Walker, Alan Page (eds.), The Scottish independence referendum: constitutional and political implications, Oxford University Press.

James Mitchell (2016), ‘A tale of two referendums’, in Adam Hug (ed), Europe and the people: Examining Europe’s democratic legitimacy, London, Foreign Policy Centre.

James Mitchell ( 2016), ‘The Campaign’, in Neil Blain, Gerry Hassan and David Hutchison (eds.), Scotland’s Referendum and the Media, Edinburgh University Press.

James Mitchell, (2015), ‘State transformation in pursuit of continuity’ in Robert Wiszniowski (ed.), Challenges to Representative Democracy, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang, pp.201-222.

James Mitchell (2014), Scotland’s other Constitutional Debate’, in Paddy Bort (ed.), View from Zollernblick: Regional Perspectives in Europe – a Festschrift for Christopher Harvie, Grace Notes.

James Mitchell (2014), ‘The two unions and the Scottish and European Questions’ in Adam Hug (ed) Renegotiation, Reform and Referendum: Does Britain have an EU Future?’  London, Foreign Policy Centre.  ISBN 978-905833-26-9



Publications by user content

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Mcintyre S, Mitchell J, Roy G. Careful what you wish for? Risk and reward tax with Scottish tax devolution. Political Quarterly. 2022 Jul 20.
Mitchell J, Williamson C. Choreography of defeat: The fall of the 1979 Government. Parliamentary History. 2022 Jun 1;41(2):342-365.
Bland N, Calder A, Fyfe NR, Anderson S, Mitchell J, Reid S. Public policy reform and police prevention practice: A journey upstream? Policing. 2021 Feb 22. paab008.
Convery A, Haines P, Mitchell J, Parker DCW. Questioning scrutiny: The effect of Prime Minister’s Questions on citizen efficacy and trust in parliament. Journal of Legislative Studies. 2020 Dec 11.
Mitchell J. Leadership, learning and knowledge: Lessons from COVID-19. In Hassan G, Barrow S, editors, Scotland After the Virus. Edinburgh: Luath Press. 2020. p. 95-100
Mitchell J. The 'Scottish Question' revisited: Constitutional options for Scotland. The Jimmy Reid Foundation, 2020. 32 p.
Mitchell J, Henderson A. Tribes and turbulence: The 2019 UK general election in Scotland. Parliamentary Affairs. 2020 Sep;73(S1):142-156.
Mitchell J. Sovereigns, sovereignties and the Scottish question: Identities and constitutional change. In Kumarasingham H, editor, Viceregalism: The Crown as Head of State in Political Crises in the Postwar Commonwealth. 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 2020. (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series).
Bennie L, Mitchell J, Johns R. Parties, movements and the 2014 Scottish independence referendum: Explaining the post-referendum party membership surges. Party Politics. 2020 Jul 22;N/A:1-14.
Mitchell J, Henderson A. Elections and electoral systems. In Keating M, editor, The Oxford Handbook of Scottish Politics. Oxford University Press. 2020
Henderson A, Johns R, Carman C, Mitchell J. Political behaviour in Scotland. In Keating M, editor, The Oxford Handbook of Scottish Politics. Oxford University Press. 2020
Mitchell J. Participation in a Small Archipelago: The Shetland negotiations. In Johnstone RL, Hansen AM, editors, Regulation of Extractive Industries: Community Engagement in the Arctic. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 2020. (Routledge Research in Polar Law).
Mitchell J. Local government and devolution: Mutual respect and parity of esteem? Edinburgh Law Review. 2019 Sep 1;23(3):428-434.
Henderson A, Carman C, Johns R, Mitchell J. Migration, Engagement and Constitutional Preferences: Evidence from the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum. In Devine T, McCarthy A, editors, New Scots: Scotland's immigrant communities since 1945. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2018. (Studies in Scottish and Irish Migration).
Henderson A, Mitchell J. Referendums as Critical Junctures: Scottish voting in British elections. In Tonge J, Leston-Bandeira C, Wilks-Heeg S, editors, Britain Votes 2017. Oxford University Press. 2018. p. 109–124. (Hansard Society Series in Politics and Government).
Mitchell J. Social work in a system of multi-level governance. In Cree VE, Smith M, editors, Social Work in a Changing Scotland. Routledge. 2018. p. 18-27. (Student Social Work).
Mitchell J. Hamilton 1967: The by-election that transformed Scotland. Edinburgh: Luath Press Limited, 2017. 159 p.
McHarg A, Mitchell J. Brexit and Scotland. British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 2017 Aug 1;19(3):512-526.
Mitchell J. The Unexpected Campaign. In Blain N, Hutchison D, Hassan G, editors, Scotland’s Referendum and the Media: National and International Perspectives. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2016. p. 3-15
Mitchell J. The Referendum Campaign. In McHarg A, Mullen T, Page A, Walker N, editors, The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016
Johns R, Mitchell J. Takeover: Explaining the Extraordinary Rise of the SNP. London: Biteback Press, 2016. 288 p.
Mitchell J, Hassan G. Scottish National Party Leaders. Biteback Press, 2016. 2016 p.
Mitchell J (Author). The EU Referendum: Unpredictable in Scotland and the UK Edinburgh: European Futures. 2015.
Mitchell J (Author). The UK’s EU Referendum: Once in a Generation… Edinburgh: European Futures. 2015.
Mitchell J. Sea Change in Scotland. Parliamentary Affairs. 2015 Sep 3;68(Supplement 1):88-100.
Mitchell J (Author). Finality, Sir, is not the Language of Politics Edinburgh: European Futures. 2015.
Mitchell J. State transformation in pursuit of continuity. In Wiszniowski R, editor, Challenges to Representative Democracy: A European Perspective. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 2015. p. 201-222
Wheatley J, Carman C, Mendez F, Mitchell J. The dimensionality of the Scottish political space: Results from an experiment on the 2011 Holyrood elections. Party Politics. 2014 Nov 1;20(6):864-878.
Dardanelli P, Mitchell J. An Independent Scotland? The Scottish National Party’s Bid for Independence and its Prospects. International Spectator. 2014 Aug 18;49(3):88-105.
Mitchell J. The Scottish Question. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 320 p.
Mitchell J. Delivering social security: options in Scotland's constitutional debate : citizenship : choices and capabilities. The David Hume Institute. 2014 Feb 18. (Research paper).
Carman C, Johns R, Mitchell J. More Scottish than British: The 2011 Scottish Parliament Election. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 188 p. (Comparative Territorial Politics).
Mitchell J. The two unions and the Scottish and European Questions. In Hug A, editor, Renegotiation, Reform and Referendum: Does Britain have an EU Future. London: The Foreign Policy Centre. 2014
Polverari L, Mitchell J. Devoluzione e partecipazione: Italia e Regno Unito a confronto. Polis. 2013 Aug;2(August):231-252.
Johns R, Mitchell J, Carman C. Constitution or Competence? The SNP's Re-election in 2011. Political Studies. 2013 Apr;61(S1):158-178.
Hassan G, Mitchell J. After Independence. Edinburgh: Luath Press, 2013. 288 p.
Mitchell J, Convery A. Conservative unionism: Prisoned in marble. In Torrance D, editor, Whatever Happened to Tory Scotland?. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2012. p. 170-184
Johns R, Bennie L, Mitchell J. Gendered Nationalism: The Gender Gap in Support for the Scottish National Party. Party Politics. 2012;18(4):581-601.
Mitchell J, Bennie L, Johns R. The Scottish National Party: Transition to Power. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 208 p.
Pattie C, Denver D, Johns RA, Mitchell J. Raising the Tone? The Impact of 'Positive' and 'Negative' Campaigning on Voting in the 2007 Scottish Parliament Election. Electoral Studies. 2011;30(2):333-343.
Mitchell J. Devolution without Self-Government. In Hassan G, Ilett R, editors, Radical Scotland: Arguments for Self-Determination. Edinburgh: Luath Press. 2011. p. 29-39
Mitchell J, Van Der Zwet A. A Catenaccio Game: The 2010 Election in Scotland. In Geddes A, Tonge J, editors, Britain Votes 2010. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2010
Johns RA, Denver D, Mitchell J, Pattie C. Voting for a Scottish Government: The Scottish Parliament Election of 2007. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010. 256 p. (Devolution Series).
Mitchell J. The Westminster Model and the State of Union. Parliamentary Affairs. 2010;63(1):85-88.
Mitchell J. Two Models of Devolution: A Framework for Analysis. In Stolz K, editor, Ten Years of Devolution in the United Kingdom: Snapshots at a Moving Target. Augsburg: Wissner-Verlag. 2010. (Working group German England research).
Mitchell J, Van Der Zwet A. A Catenaccio Game: The 2010 Election in Scotland. Parliamentary Affairs. 2010;63(4):708-725.
Mitchell J. The Narcissism of Small Differences: Scotland and Westminster. Parliamentary Affairs. 2009 Dec 8;63(1):98-116.
Mitchell J, Johns RA, Bennie L. Who are the SNP Members? In Hassan G, editor, The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2009
Mitchell J. From Breakthrough to Mainstream: The Politics of Potential and Blackmail. In Hassan G, editor, The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2009
Johns R, Mitchell J, Denver D, Pattie C. Valence Politics in Scotland: Towards an Explanation of the 2007 Election. Political Studies. 2009 Mar;57(1):207-233.
Mitchell J. Devolution in the UK. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009. 272 p.
Mitchell J, Johns RA. New Parliament, New Elections. In Jeffery C, Mitchell J, editors, The Scottish Parliament 1999-2009: The First Decade. Edinburgh: Luath Press Limited. 2009. p. 77-84
Mitchell J. Summoning the Harpies: Legitimacy and the Anglo-Scottish Relationship. Scottish Affairs . 2009;68(Summer).
Carman CJ, Mitchell J, Johns RA. The Unfortunate Natural Experiment in Ballot Design: The Scottish Parliamentary Elections of 2007. Electoral Studies. 2008 Sep;27(3):442-459.
Mitchell J. Minority Governments, Constitutional Change and Institutional Cultures. In Brazier A, Kalitowski S, editors, No Overall Control? : The Impact of a 'Hung Parliament' on British Politics. The Hansard Society. 2008. p. 73-82
Mitchell J. Ever Looser Union. In Trench A, editor, The State of the Nations 2008: Into the Third Term of Devolution in the UK. Charlottesville: Imprint Academic. 2008. p. 245-258. (State of the Nations Yearbooks).
Mitchell J. The unfinished business of devolution. Political Quarterly. 2007;77(4):92-108.
Mitchell J. Citizens and nations: the rise of nationalism and decline of the British Keynesian welfare state (The 2006 O'Donnell Lecture 2005). Contemporary Wales. 2007;20:1-12. 1.
Mitchell J, Bradbury J. The constituency work of members of the Scottish Parliament and Assembly for Wales: approaches, relationships and rules. Regional & Federal Studies. 2007;17(1):117-145.
Mitchell J. Undignified and inefficient: Financial relations between London and Stormont. Contemporary British History. 2006 Mar;20(1):57-73.
Mitchell J. Evolution and devolution: Citizenship, institutions, and public policy. Publius: The Journal of Federalism. 2006;36(1):153-168.
Mitchell J, Bradbury J. Devolution: comparative development and policy roles. Parliamentary Affairs. 2006;57(2):329-346.
Mitchell J, Pattie C. Electoral reform reformed: the Arbuthnott Commission and Scottish Parliament elections. Representation. 2006;42(3):195-207.
Mitchell J. Devolution: between governance and territorial politics. Parliamentary Affairs. 2005;58(2):287-302.
Mitchell J. Expectations, policy types and devolution: The State and the Nations 2004. In Trench A, editor, The State and the Nations 2004. Imprint Academic. 2004
Mitchell J, Bradbury J. Political recruitment and the 2003 Scottish and Welsh elections: de-selection positive discrimination and party adaptation. Representation. 2004;40:289-301.
Mitchell J. Governing Scotland: the invention of administrative devolution. Palgrave Macmillian, 2003.
Mitchell J. Scotland in Europe: a study of multi-level governance. West European Politics. 2003 Oct;26(4):253-254.
McGarvey N, Mitchell J. Third Year, Third First Minister. In Hazell R, editor, The State of the Nations 2003: the third year of devolution in the United Kingdom. Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic. 2003. p. 219-236. (State of the Nations).
Mitchell J. Scotland: cultural base and economic catalysts: Britain since 1945. In Hollowell J, editor, Britain since 1945. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2003. p. 1089-1125
Mitchell J. Politics in Scotland: Developments in British Politics 7. In Dunleavy P, Gamble A, Heffernan R, Peele G, editors, Developments in British Politics 7. Palgrave. 2003. p. 161-180
Mitchell J. Third year, third first minister: The State of the Nations 2002. In Trench A, editor, The State of the Nations 2002. Imprint Academic. 2003. p. 119-139
Mitchell J. Spectators and audiences: the politics of UK territorial finance. Regional & Federal Studies. 2003;13:7-21.
Mitchell J, Nelson F. Barnett and the 2001 general election: British Elections Parties Review: the 2001 General Election. In Bennie L, Rallings C, Tonge J, Webb P, editors, British Elections Parties Review: The 2001 General Election. Vol. 12. Routledge. 2002. p. 171-189
Mitchell J, Bradbury J. Scotland and Wales: the first post-devolution general election. In Geddes A, Tonge J, editors, Labour's Second Landslide: the 2001 General Election. Manchester University Press. 2002. p. 201-217
Mitchell J. England and the centre. Regional Studies. 2002;36(7):757-766.
Mitchell J. Devolution and the future of the union: Central Debates in British Politics. In Fisher J, Denver D, Benyon J, editors, Central Debates in British Politics. Longman. 2002. p. 33-47
Mitchell J. Towards a new constitutional settlement? British Politics Today. In Hay C, editor, British Politics Today. Cambridge: Polity. 2002. p. 237-258
Mitchell J, Bradbury J. Devolution and territorial politics: stability, uncertainty and crisis. Parliamentary Affairs. 2002;55(2):299-316.
Mitchell J, Masterman R. Devolution and the centre. In Trench A, editor, The State of the Nations 2001: The Second Year of Devolution in the UK. Imprint Academic. 2001. p. 175-196
Mitchell J, Cavanagh M. Context and Contingency: Constitutional Nationalists and Europe. In Keating M, McGarry G, editors, Minority Nationalism, Globalization and European Integration. Oxford University Press. 2001. p. 246-263
Mitchell J, Bennie L, Denver D, Bradbury J. Harbingers of new politics? The characteristics and attitudes of candidates in the Scottish parliament elections. British Elections and Parties Review. 2001;11(1):23-45.
Mitchell J. The study of Scottish politics post-devolution: new evidence, new analysis and new methods? West European Politics. 2001;24(4):216-223.
Mitchell J. Scotland: maturing devolution. In Trench A, editor, The State of the Nations 2001: The Second Year of Devolution in the UK. Imprint Academic. 2001. p. 45-76
Mitchell J, Bradbury J. Devolution: new politics for old? Parliamentary Affairs. 2001;54:276-288.
Mitchell J. The general election 2001: the view from Scotland. Representation. 2001;38(3):243-248.
Mitchell J. New parliament, new politics in Scotland. Parliamentary Affairs. 2000 Jul;53(3):605-621.
Bochel H, Denver D, Mitchell J, Pattie C. Scotland decides: The devolution issues and the 1997 referendum. London: Routledge, 2000.
Mitchell J, Bradbury J, Bennie L, Denver D. Cadidate selection, devolution and modernisation: The selection of labour party candidates for the 1999 Scottish parliament and welsh assembly elections. In British Elections And Parties Yearbook 2000. Vol. 10. Routledge. 2000. p. 151-172
Mitchell J. Devolution and the end of Britian? Contemporary British History. 2000;14(3):61-82.
Mitchell J, Denver D, Bennie L, Bradbury J. Devolution, parties and new politics: candidate selection for the 1999 National Assembly elections. Contemporary Wales. 2000;13:159-181.
Mitchell J, Bradbury J, Denver D, Bennie L. Devolution and party change: candidate selection for the 1999 Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly elections. Journal of Legislative Studies. 2000;6(3):51-72.
Mitchell J, Pattie C, Denver D, Bochel H. Settled will or divided society? voting in the 1997 Scottish and Welsh devolution referendums. British Elections and Parties Yearbook. 1999;9(1):136-153.
Mitchell J. The creation of the Scottish parliament: journey without end. Parliamentary Affairs. 1999;52:649-665.
Mitchell J, Pattie C, Denver D, Bochel H. Partisanship, national identity and constitutional preference: an exploration of voting in the Scottish devolution referendum. Electoral Studies. 1999;18:305-322.
Mitchell J, Denver D, Pattie C, Bochel H. The 1997 devolution referendum in Scotland. Parliamentary Affairs. 1998 Apr;51(2):166-181.
Mitchell J. What could a Scottish parliament do? Regional & Federal Studies. 1998;8(1):68-85.
Mitchell J, Denver D, Pattie C, Bochel H. The devolution referendums in Scotland. Representation. 1998;35:210-218.
Mitchell J. The evolution of devolution: Labour‘s home rule strategy in opposition. Government and Opposition. 1998;33(4):479-496.
Mitchell J. Regional government in Britain: an economic solution? Regional Studies. 1997 Jun;31(4):438.
Bennie L, Brand J, Mitchell J. How Scotland votes: scottish parties and elections. Manchester University Press, 1997. 272 p.
Mitchell J. The European Union and the regions. Journal of European Public Policy. 1997;4(1):150.
Mitchell J. From unitary state to union state: Labour's changing view of the United Kingdom and its implications. Regional Studies. 1996 Oct;30(6):607-611.
Mitchell J. Strategies for self-government: the campaigns for a scottish parliament. Edinburgh: Polygon, 1996.
Mitchell J. Reviving the Union State: the devolution debate in Scotland. British Politics Review. 1996 Feb;5(3):16-18.
Mitchell J. Conservatives and the changing meaning of union. Regional & Federal Studies. 1996;6(1):30-44.
Mitchell J. Understanding Maastricht. Contemporary European History. 1996;5(2):243-257.
Mitchell J, Bennie L. Thatcherism and the Scottish question. British Elections and Parties Yearbook. 1996;90-104.
Mitchell J. Lobbying 'Brussels': the case of Scotland Europa. European Urban and Regional Studies. 1995;2(4):287-298.
Mitchell J. Government beyond the center: sub-national politics in Britain. Public Administration. 1995;73(1):184-185.
Mitchell J, Surridge P, Brand J. Social constituency and ideological profile: Scottish nationalism in the 1990s. Political Studies. 1994 Dec;42(4):616-629.
McAleavey P, Mitchell J. Industrial regions and lobbying in the structural funds reform process. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. 1994 Jun;32(2):237-248.
Mitchell J. Devolution: Developments in politics. In Wale W, editor, Developments in politics. Vol. 5. Causeway Press. 1994. p. 111-130
Mazey S, Mitchell J. Europe of the regions: Lobbying in the european community. In Richardson JJ, editor, Lobbying in the european community. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1993. p. 95-121
Mitchell J, Brand J. Identity and the vote: class and nationalty in Scotland. British Elections and Parties Yearbook. 1993;3(1):143-157.
Mitchell J. State formation and minority nationalism: Scotland's demand for self-government. Conflict Processes. 1993;1(2):26-34.
Mitchell J. The 1992 election in Scotland in context. Parliamentary Affairs. 1992 Oct;45(4):612-626.
Mitchell J. The Multi-Option Referendum: A comparative perspective. In MacCartney A, editor, Asking the people: the referendum and constitutional change. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 1992. p. 7-19
Mitchell J. Shibboleths and slogans: sovereignty, subsidiarity and constitutional debate. Scottish Government Yearbook. 1992;98-113.
Midwinter A, Keating M, Mitchell J. Politics and public policy in Scotland. Macmillan, 1991.
Mitchell J. Conservatives and the Union: study of conservative party attitudes to Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1990. 224 p.
Mitchell J. Britain: Privatisation and deregulation in Britain and Canada. In Richardson JJ, editor, Privatisation and deregulation in Britain and Canada. Aldershot: Dartmouth Press. 1990. p. 15-36
Mitchell J. Factions, tendencies and consensus in the SNP in the 1980's. Scottish Government Yearbook. 1990;49-61.
Mitchell J. The Gilmour Committee and Scottish Administration. Juridical Review. 1989;173-188.
Mitchell J. Central and local government in Scotland: Social services in Scotland. In English J, editor, Social services in Scotland. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press. 1988. p. 1-22
Mitchell J. Recent developments in the Scottish National Party. Political Quarterly. 1988 Oct;59(4):473-477.
Mitchell J, Denver D, Pattie C, Bochel H. The1997 Scottish referendum: an analysis of the Scottish referendum. Scottish Affairs . 1988;(22):1-15.
Mitchell J, Keating M. Urban change and public policy in Glasgow: Scottish government yearbook. In Scottish government yearbook. Unit for the Study of Government in Scotland. 1987. p. 203-218