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Sarah Birch is chair of comparative politics at the University of Glasgow. She specialises in the study of ethics and misconduct. Her current research focuses on corruption perceptions and electoral integrity.

She has published articles in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, European Political Science Review and Political Studies. Her monograph on corruption perceptions in the UK, Ethics and Integrity in British Politics: How Citizens Judge Their Politicians' Conduct and Why It Matters, co-authored with Nicholas Allen, is to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. Birch served as co-editor of the British Journal of Political Science from 2002-11. Sarah was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 2013.