School of Social and Political Science

Dr Benjamin Martill

Job Title

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

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Benjamin Martill

Room number

3.12

Building (Address)

Chrystal Macmillan Building

Street (Address)

15a George Square

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

UK

Post code (Address)

EH8 9LD

Background

Benjamin joined the Department in 2019 from the Dahrendorf Forum at LSE IDEAS, where he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His research and teaching focuses on European security, Brexit, and the politics of foreign policy. Benjamin has worked previously at the London School of Economics, University College London, Canterbury Christ Church University, and the University of Oxford. He received his DPhil (PhD) from University College, Oxford in 2015 for a thesis on the party politics of Cold War security.

Qualifications

DPhil in International Relations, University College, Oxford

MPhil in International Relations (with Distinction), St Antony's College, Oxford

MSc in International Relations Research (with Distinction), London School of Economics

BSc in Government, London School of Economics

Academic Articles

'Deal or no Deal: Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement and the Politics of (Non-)Ratification'. Journal of Common Market Studies, Online First.

'When politics trumps strategy: UK-EU security collaboration after Brexit'. International Political Science Review, Online First (with Monika Sus).

'Unity over Diversity? The Politics of Differentiated Integration after Brexit'. Journal of European Integration, Online First.

'Bounded Rationality and the Brexit Negotiations: Why Britain Failed to Understand the EU'. Journal of European Public Policy, Online First (with Filipa Figueira).

'The Domestic Sources of Détente: State-Society Relations and Foreign Policy Change during the Cold War'. Foreign Policy Analysis, 17(2), April 2021 (with Angelos Chryssogelos).

'Negotiating Brexit: The Cultural Sources of British Hard Bargaining'. Journal of Common Market Studies, 59(2), March 2021 (with Uta Staiger).

'The Party Scene: New Directions for Political Party Research in Foreign Policy Analysis'. International Affairs, 97(2), March 2021 (with Stephanie Hofmann).

'Shadows of the Empire: Hard Brexit, Commonwealth Revival, and UK-Canada Relations'. Balsillie Papers, 3(3), November 2020.

'The 2019 European Parliament Election in the United Kingdom'. Italian Political Science Review, 50(3), November 2020.

'Great Expectations: The Brexit Moment in EU Security and Defence and the Return of the Capabilities-Expectations Gap'. Europe in the World: A Law Review, 3(1), December 2019 (with Monika Sus).

'The end of consensus? Folk theory and the politics of foreign policy in the Brexit referendum'. Global Affairs, 5(5), December 2019 (with Adrian Rogstad).

Centre of Gravity: Domestic Institutions and the Victory of Liberal Strategy in Cold War Europe’. Security Studies, 28(1), January 2019.

Post-Brexit EU/UK security cooperation: NATO, CSDP+ or French Connection?’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 20(4), September 2018 (with Monika Sus).

Over the threshold: the politics of foreign policy in majoritarian parliamentary systems—the case of Britain’. International Politics, 55(5), September 2018.

International ideologies: paradigms of ideological analysis and world politics’. Journal of Political Ideologies, 22(3), 2017.

Edited Volumes

Theory as Ideology in International Relations: The Politics of Knowledge. Routledge, 2020. (Editor, with Sebastian Schindler).

Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Futures of Europe. UCL Press, 2018. (Editor, with Uta Staiger).

Research interests

Research interests

European Union's foreign and security policy, British politics, Populism, Party politics, European security, Transatlantic relations

Staff Hours and Guidance

Tuesdays 9:00-11:00 (by appointment only). Please inform me if you would prefer an in-person or an online meeting.

Publications by user content

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Martill B. Prisoners of their own device: Brexit as a failed negotiating strategy. British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 2021 Sep 9. https://doi.org/10.1177/13691481211044645
Martill B. Deal or no deal: Theresa May's withdrawal agreement and the politics of (non-)ratification. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. 2021 Jun 8. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.13205
Martill B, Sus M. When politics trumps strategy: UK-EU security collaboration after Brexit. International Political Science Review. 2021 May 11. https://doi.org/10.1177/01925121211003789
Chryssogelos A, Martill B. The domestic sources of détente: State-society relations and foreign policy change during the Cold War. Foreign Policy Analysis. 2021 Apr;17(2). orab003. https://doi.org/10.1093/fpa/orab003
Hofmann SC, Martill B. The party scene: New directions for political party research in foreign policy analysis. International affairs. 2021 Mar;97(2):305–322. https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiaa165
Martill B. Unity over diversity? The politics of differentiated integration after Brexit. Journal of European Integration. 2021 Jan 25.
Martill B. The 2019 European Parliament election in the UK. Rivista italiana di scienza politica. 2020 Nov 30;50(3):368-381. https://doi.org/10.1017/ipo.2020.15
Martill B. Shadows of Empire: Hard Brexit, Commonwealth revival, and UK-Canada relations. Balsillie Papers. 2020 Nov 6;3(3):1-10.
Figueira F, Martill B. Bounded rationality and the Brexit negotiations: Why Britain failed to understand the EU. Journal of European Public Policy. 2020 Aug 19. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2020.1810103
Martill B, Staiger U. Negotiating Brexit: The cultural sources of British hard bargaining. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. 2020 May 12;N/A:1-17. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.13059
Martill B. Liberalism and the Cold War: The international thought of Jo Grimond. In Martill B, Schindler S, editors, Theory as Ideology in International Relations: The Politics of Knowledge. 1st ed. London: Routledge. 2020. (Worlding Beyond the West). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429021008
Martill B, (ed.), Schindler S, (ed.). Theory as Ideology in International Relations: The Politics of Knowledge. 1 ed. Routledge, 2020. 254 p.
Martill B, Schindler S. Introduction: Theory as ideology in International Relations. In Martill B, Schindler S, editors, Theory as Ideology in International Relations: The Politics of Knowledge. 1st ed. London: Routledge. 2020. (Worlding Beyond the West). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429021008
Martill B, Sus M. Great expectations: The Brexit moment in EU security and defence and the return of the capabilities–expectations gap. Europe and the World: A law review. 2019 Dec 19;3(1):1-17. https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444.ewlj.2019.18
Sus M, Martill B. Channel trouble? Challenges to UK-EU security collaboration after Brexit. In Baciu C-A, Doyle J, editors, Peace, Security and Defence Cooperation in Post-Brexit Europe: Risks and Opportunities. Springer International Publishing AG. 2019. p. 29-49 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12418-2_2
Achilleos-Sarll C, Martill B. Toxic masculinity: Militarism, deal-making and the performance of Brexit. In Dustin M, Ferreira N, Millns S, editors, Gender and Queer Perspectives on Brexit. Springer International Publishing AG. 2019. p. 15-44 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03122-0_2
Martill B. Center of gravity: Domestic institutions and the victory of liberal strategy in Cold War Europe. Security studies. 2019 Jan 1;28(1):116-158. https://doi.org/10.1080/09636412.2018.1508636
Martill B, Rogstad A. The end of consensus? Folk theory and the politics of foreign policy in the Brexit referendum. Global Affairs. 2019;5(4-5):347-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/23340460.2019.1701950
Martill B, Sus M. Post-Brexit EU/UK security cooperation: NATO, CSDP+, or ‘French connection’? British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 2018 Nov 1;20(4):846-863. https://doi.org/10.1177/1369148118796979
Martill B. Over the threshold: The politics of foreign policy in majoritarian parliamentary systems—the case of Britain. International Politics. 2018 Sep 1;55(5):631-654. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41311-017-0106-0
Martill B, (ed.), Staiger U, (ed.). Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Futures of Europe. London: UCL Press, 2018. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt20krxf8
Martill B. International ideologies: Paradigms of ideological analysis and world politics. Journal of Political Ideologies. 2017 Sep 2;22(3):236-255. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569317.2017.1345139