Dr Paul Wetherly
About Dr Paul Wetherly
Dr Paul Wetherly is a Reader in Politics. Paul's first degree was in Economics and Public Policy (Leeds Polytechnic 1981), followed by an MA in Political Sociology (University of Leeds 1984) and PhD in political theory (University of Teesside 1995).
Paul joined the university in 1990 and spent some time in the business faculty before moving into social sciences. His teaching experience has included economics and business studies and he has contributed to teaching on sociology, criminology and social policy programmes as well as his main discipline of politics. Although born in London and brought up in the south, Paul has spent most of his adult and working life in Leeds having stayed on after completing his undergraduate studies.
Before joining this university Paul had research and lecturing posts at Teesside and the West of England, and prior to his academic career he worked in the civil service.
Paul teaches a range of modules on the Politics degree and other courses within the school, including:
- Introduction to Governance
- Political Ideologies and Movements
- The State; Theories, Issues & Challenges
- Migration, Diversity and Social Cohesion
His main research and scholarly interests are:
- state theory, particularly the relationship between economics and politics, and the political power of business
- multiculturalism' particularly different models of multiculturalism, anti-racism, and the relationship between diversity and social cohesion
- political ideologies
- business environment
Paul is a member of the Political Studies Association, a member of the Marxism Specialist Group, and joint convenor of the State Theory Specialist Group of the Association.