Richard Rose (born 9 April 1933 in St Louis, Missouri) is an American political scientist who has been a professor of politics in Scotland since 1966. His research has included the Northern Ireland conflict, enlargement of the European Union, democratisation, policy transfer, elections and voting.
Rose studied as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University. His doctorate at the University of Oxford, entitled The relation of socialist principles to British Labour foreign policy, 1945-51, was completed in 1960
From 1961 to 1966, Rose was lecturer in government at the University of Manchester.
Since 1966, he has been based in Scotland, mostly as professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, where in 1976 he founded the Centre for the Study of Public Policy, of which he is director. However, from 2005 to 2011, he was at the University of Aberdeen where he held the sixth century chair in politics.
Rose is an honorary vice president of the Political Studies Association, which each year awards a prize in his name to a scholar under 40 years of age who has made a distinctive contribution to the study of British politics. Rose has an honorary doctorate from Örebro University in Sweden, a lifetime achievement award from the Policy Studies Organization, and a career award from the International Public Policy Association.
He is a fellow, member, or honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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- Rose, Richard (2013). Learning About Politics in Time and Space: A Memoir. Colchester: ECPR Press. ISBN 9781907301476.