Peter Lynch was educated at University of Strathclyde and London School of Economics. He has been at Stirling since 1994 and teaches and researches on Scottish politics, nationalism, political parties and devolution.
He has published a number of books and articles on these topics over the years and is also an occasional media commentator on elections and by-elections in Scotland as well as Scottish political issues more generally.
He is currently involved in a project on the Scottish devolution referendums of 1979 and 1997 with the Scottish Political Archive at Stirling and is Director of the MSc International Conflict and Cooperation.
Scottish politics, Devolution, UK territorial politics, European regionalism.
Lynch P (2019) Pressure on Nicola Sturgeon is intense, but there's still room to be positive about second Scottish indyref. The Conversation. 30.01.2019. https://theconversation.com/pressure-on-nicola-sturgeon-is-intense-but-theres-still-room-to-be-positive-about-second-scottish-indyref-110632
Lynch P (2017) Why Scottish nationalists won’t see Article 50 ruling as a defeat. The Conversation. 25.01.2017. https://theconversation.com/why-scottish-nationalists-wont-see-article-50-ruling-as-a-defeat-71895
Lynch P (2014) Sturgeon poised as Salmond quits and power struggle with Westminster begins. The Conversation. 19.09.2014. https://theconversation.com/sturgeon-poised-as-salmond-quits-and-power-struggle-with-westminster-begins-31933
Adamson K & Lynch P (eds.) (2014) Scottish Political Parties and the 2014 Independence Referendum. Political Studies. Cardiff: Welsh Academic Press. http://www.welsh-academic-press.com/Welsh%20Academic%20Press/Political%20Parties%20and%20the%20Scottish%20Independence%20Referendum%202014.html
Lynch P (2014) Salmond courts women and Labour voters – and keeps a close eye on UKIP. The Conversation. 14.04.2014. https://theconversation.com/salmond-courts-women-and-labour-voters-and-keeps-a-close-eye-on-ukip-25569
Lynch P (2013) SNP: The History of the Scottish National Party, Second edition. 2nd ed. Cardiff: Welsh Academic Press. http://www.welsh-academic-press.com/Welsh%20Academic%20Press/SNP%20-%20The%20History%20of%20the%20Scottish%20National%20Party%20-%202nd%20Edition.html
Lynch P (2013) SNP: The History of the Scottish National Party. 2nd ed. Cardiff: Welsh Academic Press. http://www.welsh-academic-press.com/Welsh%20Academic%20Press/SNP%20-%20The%20History%20of%20the%20Scottish%20National%20Party%20-%202nd%20Edition.html
Lynch P (2011) The Scottish National Party and the Challenge of Political Representation. In: Elias A & Tronconi F (eds.) From Protest to Power: Autonomist Parties and the Challenges of Representation. Studien zur politischen Wirklichkeit, Band 26. Studien zur politischen Wirklichkeit, Band 26. Herausgegeben von Anton Pelinka: Braumuller Verlag, pp. 235-260. http://www.braumueller.at
Lynch P (2009) From Social Democracy back to No Ideology? - The Scottish National Party and Ideological Change in a Multi-level Electoral Setting. Regional and Federal Studies, 19 (4-5), pp. 619-637. https://doi.org/10.1080/13597560903310402
Lynch P (2009) Platform for Success? The Scottish Broadcasting Commission 2008. Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies, 1 (1), pp. 105-110. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=8465/; https://doi.org/10.1386/cjcs.1.1.105/7
Lynch P (2009) Constitutional Change without Bullets: Parties, Pressure Groups, Elections and Devolution in Scotland. In: Perales C (ed.) Media and Nationalism: The Basque, the Catalan, the Northern Ireland and the Scottish Cases. Vic, Spain: University of Vic/ Eumografic, pp. 79-95. https://www.libreriaproteo.com/libro-536772-MEDIA-AND-NATIONALISM-THE-BASQUE-THE-CATALAN-THE-NORTHERN-IRELAND-AND-THE-SCOTTISH-CASES.html
Lynch P & De Winter L (2008) The Shrinking Political Space of Minority Nationalist Parties in an Enlarged Europe of the Regions. Regional and Federal Studies, 18 (5), pp. 583-606. https://doi.org/10.1080/13597560802351606
Lynch P (2005) Scottish independence, the Quebec model of secession and the political future of the Scottish national party. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 11 (4), pp. 503-531. https://doi.org/10.1080/13537110500379344