Authors

  • Marc Helbling

    Marc Helbling

    Marc Helbling is a full professor of political sociology at the University of Bamberg and head of the Emmy Noether Research Group on Comparative Integration Policy at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin. His research on immigration and citizenship policies, nationalism, xenophobia/Islamophobia, as well as right-wing populism has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Political Science Research and Methods, and Social Forces, amongst others.
  • Andreas Jungherr

    Andreas Jungherr

    Andreas Jungherr is a research fellow at the chair for Political Psychology at the University of Mannheim, Germany. His research focuses on the effects of the internet on political communication and the use of digital trace data in the social sciences. He is author of the books “Analyzing Political Communication with Digital Trace Data: The Role of Twitter Messages in Social Science Research”
  • Andreas Murr

    Andreas Murr

    Andreas is Lecturer in Quantitative Methods in Political Science at the Department of Politics and International Relations. Andreas specialises in quantitative methods, particularly in Bayesian statistics and hierarchical models. His substantive research focuses on electoral behaviour, including models of decision making and election forecasting.
  • Andrew Little

    Andrew Little

    Andrew Little is an Assistant Professor of Government at Cornell University. His research primarily uses game theory to model various aspects of authoritarian politics, in particular how regimes use technologies like elections, fraud, and propaganda to manipulate information about their performance. You can follow him on twitter at @anthlittle.
  • Arthur Lupia

    Arthur Lupia

    Arthur Lupia is the Hal R. Varian Professor of Political Science at the and research professor at its Institute for Social Research. He examines how people learn about politics and policy and works with many organizations to improve science communication. He is Chair of the National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on the Application of the Social and Behavioral Science and Principal Investigator of the EITM Summer Institutes
  • Kai Arzheimer

    Kai Arzheimer

    Kai Arzheimer is Professor of Politics at the University of Mainz (Germany). His research focuses on research methods, voting behaviour, and public opinion in Germany and Western Europe.
  • Katrin Auspurg

    Katrin Auspurg

    Katrin Auspurg holds a full professorship in Sociology at the University of Munich (Ludwig Maximilan University). She investigates how inequalities in the labor market and the family reinforce each other. In addition, her current projects advance innovative experimental survey methods that allow the testing of causal mechanisms that explain social inequalities or subtle forms of discrimination. Several publications deal with methodological research on factorial survey experiments.
  • Avi Acharya

    Avi Acharya

    Avi Acharya is an assistant professor in the political science department at Stanford University. He holds a PhD in political economy from Princeton University, and his fields of research include game theory, formal political theory and political economy. His more recent work focuses on historical persistence in political economy, path dependence in agency relationships and the properties of voting games with private information.
  • Christopher Finlay

    Christopher Finlay

    Christopher J. Finlay is a Reader in Political Theory. He teaches and writes on international political theory, particularly just war theory, terrorism and the ethics of political violence, and on the history of political thought.
  • Christy Ford Chapin

    Christy Ford Chapin

    Christy Ford Chapin is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins University. She studies political, economic, and business history with a focus on the history of capitalism.
  • Clint Swift

    Clint Swift

    Clint S. Swift is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science and Kinder Dissertation Fellow at the University of Missouri. His research interests include American state legislative institutions and behavior, subnational economic voting, and spatial methods.
  • Colin Lewis-Beck

    Colin Lewis-Beck

    Colin Lewis-Beck is a PhD candidate in Statistics at Iowa State University. He holds a BA from Middlebury College and a dual MPP/MA in Public Policy and Applied Statistics from the University of Michigan. While at Michigan, he received an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of Statistics. Also, he has worked as a Teaching Assistant and a Computer Consultant, during multiple summers at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program, University of Michigan. His research experiences in statistics are varied, and including serving as a Statistician in the Economic Analysis and Statistics Division of the OECD (Paris), and at STATinMED, a health outcomes research firm in Ann Arbor, MI. His interests are applied statistics related to social science research, causal inference, and spatial statistics. Mr. Lewis-Beck has co-authored papers on the quality of life and work productivity, modeling health care costs, and technology use in educational performance.
  • Paul M. Collins, Jr.

    Paul M. Collins, Jr.

    Paul M. Collins, Jr. completed his Ph.D. in 2005 from Binghamton University and is currently Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research focuses on understanding democratic influences on the judiciary, interdisciplinary approaches to legal decision making, and interest group litigation.
  • Davide Morisi

    Davide Morisi

    Davide Morisi is PhD researcher in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence (EUI). His research focuses on public opinion, information and political behaviour. He employs mostly survey and experimental methods, with a particular attention towards the field of political psychology.
  • Didier Ruedin

    Didier Ruedin

    Didier Ruedin (DPhil, Oxford) is a project officer and lecturer at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. His research focuses on reactions to immigration and diversity: attitudes towards immigrants and the politicization of immigration.
  • Daniel Gayo-Avello

    Daniel Gayo-Avello

    Daniel Gayo-Avello is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oviedo. His main area of interest is web information retrieval, but in recent years he has focused on opinion mining and online social networks analysis. In 2013, he acted as guest co-editor for a special issue of Internet Research on the predictive power of social media. He has contributed a chapter on mining political opinion from Twitter to the forthcoming volume Twitter: A Digital Socioscope, edited by Yelena Mejova, Ingmar Weber and Michael Macy.
  • David Darmofal

    David Darmofal

    David Darmofal is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. His research focuses on spatial analysis and political behavior and has appeared in a variety of journals including the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Political Geography. He has received best article awards from the Journal of Politics and Political Research Quarterly. He teaches regularly in the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.
  • David Fortunato

    David Fortunato

    David Fortunato is Assistant Professor in Political Science at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on political institutions and their effects on legislative behavior, political-economic outcomes, and voter behavior.
  • Douglas Kriner

    Douglas Kriner

    Douglas Kriner is an associate professor of political science and the Director of Undergraduate Studies. His research interests include American political institutions, separation of powers dynamics, and American military policymaking. Professor Kriner graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT in 2001 and received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 2006. His first book (with Francis Shen), The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Military Policymaking, documents the emergence, beginning in the Korean War, of socioeconomic inequalities in who bears the human costs of war. It then traces the ramifications of these inequalities for politics and policy-making. His second book, After the Rubicon: Congress, Presidents, and the Politics of Waging War, investigates the mechanisms through which Congress shapes the initiation, conduct and duration of major American military actions, even when it fails to write its policy preferences into law. Professor Kriner’s work has also appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and British Journal of Political Science, among other outlets. Professor Kriner’s teaching interests include courses on the presidency, Congress, domestic politics and the use of force, separation of powers, and quantitative methods.
  • Dmitriy Skougarevskiy

    Dmitriy Skougarevskiy

    Dmitriy Skougarevskiy is a researcher at the Institute for the Rule of Law of the European University at Saint-Petersburg and Ph.D. student in International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He received his Bachelor's degree in International Economics from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 2011 and joined the Institute for the Rule of Law in 2012. His research interests include law and economics of crime, criminal sentencing, micro- and spatial econometrics.
  • Edoardo Grillo

    Edoardo Grillo

    Edoardo Grillo is the Unicredit & Universities Foscolo Fellow at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin. He holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University and his fields of research include game theory, political economics and behavioral economics. His more recent papers investigate how behavioral biases and social concerns affect electoral competitions and educational attainments.
  • Eva Green

    Eva Green

    Eva G. T. Green is senior lecturer in social psychology at University of Lausanne, Switzerland. At the crossroads of social, cross-cultural and political psychology, her research interests focus on intergroup relations (e.g., prejudice, power relations, political identities) in multicultural societies. Her research is mainly informed by survey, experimental and mixed methods approaches.
  • Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha

    Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha

    Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha completed his Ph.D. in 2002 from Texas A&M University and is currently Professor and Chair of Political Science at the University of North Texas. His research agenda focuses broadly on the American presidency, the news media, and public policy.
  • Florian Hollenbach

    Florian Hollenbach

    Florian is an assistant professor in political science at Texas A&M University. He received his PhD from Duke University in 2015, specializing in political economy. Before joining the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M, he was a fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. His research focusses on the political economy of taxation and redistribution, specifically the development of fiscal capacity in authoritarian regimes. In addition, he's interested in the political geography of conflict and political methodology, specifically Bayesian statistics.
  • Fabio Wasserfallen

    Fabio Wasserfallen

    Fabio Wasserfallen is Assistant Professor of Political Economy at the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich in 2013, after a yearly pre-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University's Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs. In the academic year 2014-2015, he is in residence at Princeton University as a Fung Global Fellow, where he will work on a research project that explores the consequences of unconventional monetary policy for the EMU. His research interests include European integration, policy diffusion, tax and monetary policy and politics, (fiscal) federalism, and methods. His work has been published in journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, the European Journal of Political Research, and the Journal of Common Market Studies.
  • Fabrizio Gilardi

    Fabrizio Gilardi

    Fabrizio Gilardi studied political science (1994-1997) and European integration (1997-1999) at the University of Geneva. In 2004 he received the doctoral degree in political science at the University of Lausanne, where he was first teaching assistant (1999-2004) and then lecturer (2004-2007). In 2007-2008 he was visiting scholar at Harvard University, and since August 2008 he has been professor of public policy at the University of Zurich
  • Federica Genovese

    Federica Genovese

    Federica Genovese is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Government at University of Essex. She is also the University of Essex Eastern Academic Research Consortium (EARC) Fellow for the Quantitative Social Sciences.
  • Fernando Casal Bertoa

    Fernando Casal Bertoa

    Fernando Casal Bértoa is a Nottingham Research Fellow at the School of Politics and International Relations in the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom). He is also Co-chair of the Council for European Studies’ Research Network on “Political Parties, Party Systems and Elections”, Research theme director at the Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research, and co-Director of the ECPR Summer School on "Political Parties". After finishing Law (University of Navarra, Spain), Political Science (University of Salamanca, Spain), as well as specializing in Central and Eastern European Studies (Jagiellonian University, Poland), he obtained his PhD in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute (Italy). His work has been published in Sociological Methods and Research, Party Politics, Democratization, Government and Opposition, International Political Science Review, South European Society and Politics, or East European Politics.
  • Garrett Glasgow

    Garrett Glasgow

    Garrett Glasgow is a Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting. Previously, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Georg Wenzelburger

    Georg Wenzelburger

    Georg Wenzelburger is an Assistant Professor (junior professor) for Political Science (Political Economy) at the TU Kaiserslautern, Germany. His main research areas are in the area of comparative public policy research with a focus on the welfare state and the politics of welfare state reforms, fiscal policies as well as law and order policies for which he has received funding from the German Research Council (DFG). His recent work has been published by the Journal of Public Policy (on the myth that successful fiscal adjustments mean cutting the welfare state), the Journal of European Public Policy (on the validity of replacement rate data) or Politics & Policy (on Political Strategy).
  • John Goldthorpe

    John Goldthorpe

    John Harry Goldthorpe is a British sociologist working at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford as well as being an emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. He works in the areas of social stratification, macrosociology, and recently cultural consumption. He has made important contributions to the practical application of sociological Rational Choice Theory. He was editor of Sociology 1970-1973.
  • Georgios Karyotis

    Georgios Karyotis

    Georgios Karyotis is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Glasgow and Secretary of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG). His research has been published, among others, in the Journal of Peace Research, Political Studies, the British Journal of Political Science, International Political Sociology, Cooperation & Conflict, Electoral Studies, South European Society and Politics, and Mobilization. Georgios has most recently co-edited (with Roman Gerodimos) a book on The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis.
  • Heather McKibben

    Heather McKibben

    Heather Elko McKibben is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on the study of international cooperation with an emphasis on analyzing international negotiations. In line with this research agenda, she published a book, State Strategies in International Bargaining: Play by the Rules or Change Them? with Cambridge University Press, and has published articles in multiple outlets including the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, and International Studies Quarterly.
  • Harald Schoen

    Harald Schoen

    Harald Schoen holds the chair for Political Psychology at the University of Mannheim, Germany. His research areas are political psychology, political behavior, public opinion research, political online communication, and social science research methods.
  • Heike Klüver

    Heike Klüver

    Heike Klüver is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Hamburg. Her research interests include interest groups, political parties, coalition governments, political representation, European Union Politics and Quantitative Text Analysis. She has published her work in, amongst others, the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, the European Journal of Political Research and at Oxford University Press.
  • Thomas Hinz

    Thomas Hinz

    Thomas Hinz holds a full professorship in empirical social research and survey methodology at the Department of Sociology at the University of Konstanz, Germany. His research interests include social inequalities and discrimination in markets. He has investigated the development of the gender wage gap in Germany in cooperation with the Institute of Employment Research. He is a co-author of Factorial Survey Experiments (Sage Publications, Series Quantitative Applications in Social Sciences; coauthored by Katrin Auspurg).
  • Ian Gough

    Ian Gough

    Ian Gough is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath, Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and a member of the Academy of Social Sciences, UK. His books include The Political Economy of the Welfare State; A Theory of Human Need; Insecurity and Welfare Regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America; and Wellbeing in Developing Countries: From Theory to Research. Some of his essays are published in Global Capital, Human Needs and Social Policies. He is currently researching climate change, human wellbeing and social policy at the LSE, and studying jazz piano.
  • James Adams

    James Adams

    James Adams is a professor in the political science department at UC Davis. He studies voting behavior, parties’ election strategies, and political representation in Western Europe and the United States.
  • Jeffrey C. Isaac

    Jeffrey C. Isaac

    Jeffrey C. Isaac is the James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has served as Editor in Chief of Perspectives on Politics since 2009, and served as Book Review Editor since 2005.
  • Jennifer Clark

    Jennifer Clark

    Jennifer Clark is the Yelderman Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. Her research interests include American legislatures, state politics and gender and politics. Her book Minority Parties in U.S. Legislatures: Conditions of Influence was published in 2015 by the University of Michigan Press
  • John Marshall

    John Marshall

    John Marshall is a PhD candidate in government at the Department of Government at Harvard University. His broader research focuses on the determinants of electoral behavior, particularly the role of information and media.
  • Jocelyn Evans

    Jocelyn Evans

    Jocelyn Evans is Professor of Politics at the University of Leeds (UK). His research focuses on voting behaviour, particularly in France and for the Extreme Right.
  • John D’Attoma

    John D’Attoma

    John received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis in political science in 2015. Currently, he is a postdoctoral research fellow at the European University Institute working on a project entitled “Willing to Pay: Testing Institutionalist Theory with Experiments” under the supervision of Professor Sven Steinmo. His focus is international relations with a specialization in comparative and international political economy, and his current research examines the effects of institutions, civic culture, and social capital on taxpayer behavior. In a nutshell, he is interested in why people pay taxes.
  • Jonathan Fox

    Jonathan Fox

    Jonathan Fox (Ph.D. in Government & Politics, University of Maryland, 1997) is a professor of political Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, and director of the Religion and State project [www.religionandstate.org]. He has published over 70 articles and nine books, mostly relating to religion and politics. His recent books include Political Secularism, Religion and the State: A Timeseries Analysis of Worldwide Data, An Introduction to Religion and Politics: Theory and Practice, and Religion in International Relations Theory: Interactions and Possibilities.
  • Johannes Urpelainen

    Johannes Urpelainen

    Johannes Urpelainen is Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Columbia University, United States.
  • Justin Esarey

    Justin Esarey

    Justin Esarey is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rice University who specializes in political methodology. His areas of expertise include detecting and presenting context-specific relationships, model specification and sensitivity, the analysis of binary data, laboratory social experimentation and promoting thoughtful inference (and thinking about inference) by using technology to make methodological resources available to the scholarly public.
  • Kamil Marcinkiewicz

    Kamil Marcinkiewicz

    Kamil Marcinkiewicz is an interim professor of social science research methods at the University of Oldenburg and a lecturer in political science at the University of Hamburg. His research focuses on elections, parliaments and voting behavior.
  • Kristyn L. Karl

    Kristyn L. Karl

    Kristyn L. Karl is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Her research interests include emotion and decision making, the biological foundations of political behavior, and racial politics and stereotyping. Her dissertation examines the role of political sophistication in determining emotional and behavioral responses to political advertisements. She is a recipient of the Garth Taylor Dissertation Fellowship and Gerald R. Ford Fellowship.
  • Lauren McLaren

    Lauren McLaren

    Lauren McLaren is Professor of Comparative Politics and Head of Politics at the University of Glasgow. Her book, Immigration and Perceptions of National Political Systems in Europe (OUP 2015), analyses the impact of immigration and national identity on trust in political institutions and elites in Europe and specifically in Britain. She has written on the topics of public attitudes to immigration, political trust, as well as public attitudes to European integration and to Turkey's European Union membership. Her other research interests include politics in Southern Europe, including Turkey. She has written two research monographs and has also published her research in journals such as World Politics, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, European Union Politics, European Journal of Political Research , and Social Forces.
  • Kevin Cunningham

    Kevin Cunningham

    Dr Kevin Cunningham leads on Targeting and Analysis for the British Labour Party. His work focuses on campaign strategy. Previous research focused on the relationship between policy implementation and the salience of issues. With Michael Marsh of TCD and Simon Hix of LSE Kevin also started pollwatch, the most prominent set of predictions ahead of the Europe elections. He completed his PhD at Trinity College, Dublin.
  • Laron Williams

    Laron Williams

    Laron K. Williams is Associate Professor and the Major Garrett Fellow in Political Science at the University of Missouri. He specializes in examining the role of parliamentary oppositions in policy making, political methodology, and how domestic political institutions constrain the foreign policy choices of executives.
  • Logan S. Casey

    Logan S. Casey

    Logan S. Casey is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Michigan. His dissertation examines the influence of disgust on public opinion about LGBT people and issues. In addition to this PSRM article, Logan recently published a spotlight in PS: Political Science & Politics on the politics of the recent Ebola crisis. He is a recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Fellowship. Outside of academia, Logan volunteers in local politics and is also a St. Louis Cardinals fan.
  • Neil Malhotra

    Neil Malhotra

    Neil Malhotra is Professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He studies American politics, political behavior, and survey methodology. His recent work on publication bias has been published in Science, Political Analysis, and Social Psychological and Personality Science.
  • Mary Stegmaier

    Mary Stegmaier

    Mary Stegmaier is an assistant professor in the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. Her research focuses on elections, voting behavior, and forecasting.
  • Matthew P. Hitt

    Matthew P. Hitt

    is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Louisiana State University. Professor. Hitt studies judgment and decision making in American politics.
  • Michael Bechtel

    Michael Bechtel

    Michael M. Bechtel is SNSF Research Professor, School of Economics and Political Science, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
  • Michael S. Lewis-Beck

    Michael S. Lewis-Beck

    Michael S. Lewis-Beck is F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa. His interests are comparative elections, election forecasting, political economy, and quantitative methodology. Professor Lewis-Beck has authored or co-authored over 240 articles and books, including Economics and Elections, The American Voter Revisited, French Presidential Elections, Forecasting Elections, The Austrian Voter, and Applied Regression. He has served as Editor of the American Journal of Political Science and of the Sage QASS series (the green monographs) in quantitative methods. Currently he is Associate Editor of International Journal of Forecasting and of French Politics. In spring 2012, he held the position of Paul Lazersfeld University Professor at the University of Vienna. During the fall of 2012, he was Visiting Professor at Center for Citizenship and Democracy, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. In spring 2013, Professor Lewis-Beck was Visiting Scholar, Centennial Center, American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C. For fall, 2014, he was Visiting Professor at LUISS University, Rome. ,michael-lewis-beck@uiowa.edu
  • Jamie Monogan

    Jamie Monogan

    Jamie Monogan is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, part of the School of Public and International Affairs, at the University of Georgia. Jamie’s substantive research focuses primarily on American state politics and policy, with published work that investigates the causes of policy choices in the areas of immigration, health care, the environment, and general policy liberalism. His methodological research has focused on geospatial data analysis, time series analysis, and study preregistration.
  • Nathalie Ginger

    Nathalie Ginger

    Nathalie Giger works as assistant professor in the department of political science and international relations at the University of Geneva. Her research focuses on comparative political behavior, with a special focus on electoral behavior and political representation.
  • Nathan Danneman

    Nathan Danneman

    Nathan Danneman is a data scientist whose current work focuses on cyber and geospatial anomaly detection. He also has done applied research in text analysis and record linkage. Nathan specializes in anomaly detection at scale, unsupervised analytic techniques, and designing measurement models for difficult constructs.
  • Nicole Fasel

    Nicole Fasel

    Nicole Fasel is a postdoc fellow supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation at the Center for Research and Social Intervention, University Institute of Lisbon, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal. Her research interests include ideologies, norms and attitudes towards cultural diversity and age groups.
  • Nicholas Allen

    Nicholas Allen

    Nicholas Allen is Reader in Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research examines parliamentary misconduct and ethical issues in British politics. His most recent book is (with Sarah Birch) Ethics and Integrity in British Politics: How Citizens Judge Their Politicians’ Conduct and Why it Matters (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
  • Oriane Sarrasin

    Oriane Sarrasin

    Oriane Sarrasin is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Her research interests revolve around the individual and contextual antecedents of different social and political attitudes and behaviours (such as sexist beliefs, attitudes toward immigrants and pro-environment behaviours).
  • Ozan Aksoy

    Ozan Aksoy

    Ozan Aksoy is a Research Fellow at the Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. His research interests include understanding cooperation and trust using game-theoretic models, statistical tools, and experimental methods. He is currently investigating how diversity, segregation, and inequality influence cooperation and trust through a grant he obtained from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. His recent work has been published in Social Science Research, Journal of Mathematical Sociology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Games.
  • Pascal Jürgens

    Pascal Jürgens

    Pascal Jürgens is a research associate at the Department of Mass Communication at the University of Mainz, Germany. His research focuses on the diffusion of information, the fragmentation of media usage, political communication, online participation and protests, as well as computational and quantitative research methods.
  • Patricia Boling

    Patricia Boling

    Patricia Boling is an associate professor of political science at Purdue University in the USA. She works on a variety of policy issues that are grounded in personal or intimate-life behaviors, like reproductive choice, sexual orientation, caring for children and doing housework, and decisions about what to eat. Her four-country comparison of work-family policies was funded by Fulbright, the Social Science Research Council, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies. She is currently working on an article on the importance of taking political resources into account when we seek to bring about policy change, and another on farm to school policies in Indiana.
  • Paul Whiteley

    Paul Whiteley

    Paul Whiteley is Professor at the Department of Government at the University of Essex. His research interests involve examining the nature and significance of political participation, particularly electoral participation, and also in understanding the causes and effects of public opinion on politics. He is co-convenor of the Political Methodology Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association.
  • Peter John

    Peter John

    Professor Peter John is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at University College London. He is known for his books on public policy, such as Analysing Public Policy (2012) and Making Policy Work (2011), and uses randomized control trials to evaluate policies and political campaigns.
  • Politics Decoded

    Politics Decoded

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  • Oliver Posegga

    Oliver Posegga

    Oliver Posegga is a research fellow at the chair for Social Network Analysis at the University of Bamberg, Germany. His research focuses on dynamics of social networks in the context of social-technological systems, crowdfounding, croudsourcing, the analysis of digital trace data, and social network analysis.
  • Reed M. Wood

    Reed M. Wood

    Reed M. Wood is an assistant professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. His research focuses on the dynamics of internal armed conflict, civilian victimization during civil war, and female recruitment into insurgent movements and their roles within these groups. His recent work has appeared in International Organization, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and the Journal of Human Rights. Dr. Wood co-manages the Political Terror Scale (PTS), an index of state violations of physical integrity rights.
  • Andrew Reeves

    Andrew Reeves

    Andrew Reeves is an assistant professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis and a research fellow at the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy. Professor Reeves has held research fellowships at the Hoover Institution at Stanford and at the Center for the Study of American Politics within the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.
  • Richard Traunmüller

    Richard Traunmüller

    Richard Traunmüller is a junior professor of empirical democracy research at Goethe University Frankfurt. His work on religion and politics, political sociology, and political methodology has been published in Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research and Political Analysis, amongst others.
  • Ronald C. Den Otter

    Ronald C. Den Otter

    Ronald C. Den Otter has a J.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Law (1992), and a Ph.D., Political Science, UCLA (2003). In 2009, Cambridge University Press published his first book, Judicial Review in an Age of Moral Pluralism. He is currently working on an article about polyamory.
  • Sarah Shair-Rosenfield

    Sarah Shair-Rosenfield

    Sarah Shair-Rosenfield is an assistant professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. Her research focuses primarily on the dynamics of institutional change, with an emphasis on the causes and consequences of female political representation. Her recent research has been published in Electoral Studies, the Journal of Politics in Latin America, the Journal of East Asian Studies, and Oxford University Press. Dr. Shair-Rosenfield is a co-author of the Regional Authority Index, an index of subnational authority in Europe, Latin America, and East/Southeast Asia.
  • Ryan L. Claassen

    Ryan L. Claassen

    Ryan L. Claassen is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Kent State University (Kent, Ohio) and the author of Godless Democrats and Pious Republicans(Cambridge University Press). His research investigates political engagement - especially the role of engagement shaping the capacity of individuals and groups of individuals in the American public to effectively contribute to public opinion and compete democratically. His work has appeared in American Politics Research, The Journal of Politics, The Journal of Political Science Education, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, and Public Opinion Quarterly.
  • Sona Golder

    Sona Golder

    Sona N. Golder is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University and a co-editor at the British Journal of Political Science. She studies political institutions, with a particular interest in coalition formation.
  • Sarah Birch

    Sarah Birch

    Sarah Birch is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Glasgow. She specialises in the empirical study of ethical issues. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2013.
  • Sebastian M. Saiegh

    Sebastian M. Saiegh

    Sebastian M. Saiegh is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Ruling by Statute (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and has also written on legislative politics, sovereign borrowing, and electoral forensics. He is currently working on a project studying the relationship between diversity and team performance in the world of professional soccer.
  • Stephen Fisher

    Stephen Fisher

    Stephen Fisher is an associate professor in political sociology and fellow and tutor in politics at Trinity College at the University of Oxford. He is the author of various articles on elections, voting and public opinion.
  • Steven Johnston

    Steven Johnston

    Steven Johnston is Neal A. Maxwell Chair in Political Theory, Public Policy, and Public Service in the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah. His research interests include Modern, Contemporary, and Democratic Political Theory and Political Culture. He is author the of Encountering Tragedy: Rousseau and the Project of Democratic Order (Cornell 1999), The Truth about Patriotism (Duke 2007). In 2013, he founded the Neal A. Maxwell Lecture Series in Political Theory and Contemporary Politics at the University of Utah. In this most recent book, American Dionysia: Violence, Tragedy, and Democratic Politics (Cambridge 2015), he analyses democracy’s complicated relationships to violence and tragedy—not as signs of its failures but as constitutive of its success. For more information about Professor Johnston's new book please visit the following link. His piece on Obama and the democratic possibilities of presidential resignation flows from a new book project on Abraham Lincoln entitled: Icon of Ambiguity for Rowman & Littlefield's Modernity and Political Thoughts series.
  • Sunshine Hillygus

    Sunshine Hillygus

    Professor Hillygus has published widely on the topics of American political behavior, campaigns and elections, survey methods, public opinion, and information technology and politics. She is co-author of The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Political Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2008) and The Hard Count: The Social and Political Challenges of the 2000 Census (Russell Sage Foundation, 2006). From 2003-2009, she taught at Harvard University, where she was the Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government and founding director of the Program on Survey Research.
  • Sven Steinmo

    Sven Steinmo

    Sven Steinmo is Research Professor at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Study in Florence, Italy. He is also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University. His most recent books include: “Growing Apart? America, Canada and Europe in the 21st Century,” “Restructuring the Welfare State,” and The Evolution of the Modern State. His current project,“Willing to Pay? Testing Historical Arguments with Experiments,” is funded by the European Research Council “Advanced Researcher Frontier Grant.”
  • Atsushi Tago

    Atsushi Tago

    Atsushi Tago is an associate professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of Law, Kobe University. His main research interests are the American use of force, scientific analysis of military coalitions, multilateralism and “public diplomacy”.
  • Toby Bolsen

    Toby Bolsen

    Dr. Toby Bolsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University and Director of the Zoukis Research Collaborative. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2010. Professor Bolsen’s research focuses on political attitudes and behaviors, media and communications, experimental methods, and U.S. energy policy. He received the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award at Georgia State University in 2015 for excellent in scholarship, teaching, and service. His work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Journal of Communication, and numerous other outlets.
  • Tim Legrand

    Tim Legrand

    Tim Legrand is a Lecturer in the National Security College at the Australian National University. His research is concerned with security governance, transgovernmental policy networks and policy transfer.
  • Tim McMinn

    Tim McMinn

    Tim is an Australian living and working London who keeps a close eye on politics in his home country. Prior to moving to the UK Tim worked as a civil and structural engineer in Perth, Western Australia. In 2014 he obtained a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. Tim now advises government clients on the management of rapid urbanisation and infrastructure development strategy. The opinions expressed in this blog are his own.
  • Tom Quinn

    Tom Quinn

    Tom Quinn is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. He is author of Modernising the Labour Party: Organisational Change since 1983 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Electing and Ejecting Party Leaders in Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
  • Toni Rodon

    Toni Rodon

    Toni Rodon is a postdoctoral visiting scholar at the Department of Political Science at Stanford University (United States). He received his PhD at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). His research interests include political participation, political geography and the impact of ideology and nationalism upon political behavior. Recently, he has investigated the impact of universal enfranchisement on parties’ and individuals’ behavior.
  • Vera E. Troeger

    Vera E. Troeger

    Professor of Quantitative Political Economy, University of Warwick Political Methodology, Comparative Political Economy
  • Wolfgang Alschner

    Wolfgang Alschner

    Wolfgang's research focuses on the computational analysis of international economic law. He holds a PhD in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, a JSM from Stanford Law School, a Master degree in international affairs from the Graduate Institute as well as an LLB from the University of London and a BA in international relations from the University of Dresden. Prior to concentrating on his PhD studies, Wolfgang worked for several years as an individual contractor for UNCTAD’s Section on International Investment Agreements. Wolfgang has published in leading peer-reviewed journals and his areas of interest include international investment law and arbitration, WTO law, regional trade agreements, international dispute settlement, law & economics and empirical analysis of law.
  • Xavier Cuadras Morató

    Xavier Cuadras Morató

    Xavier Cuadras Morató is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Business at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Director of the International Business School (ESCI-UPF). He has a Ph. D. in Economics from the University of York (United Kingdom). He has held visiting positions in the University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester, Universidad Centroamericana (Nicaragua) and the Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios (El Salvador).
  • Yusaku Horiuchi

    Yusaku Horiuchi

    Yusaku Horiuchi is Professor of Government and Mitsui Professor of Japanese Studies at Dartmouth College’s Department of Government, Program in Quantitative Social Science, and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy and Faculty Associate at Harvard University’s Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Program on US-Japan Relations. Horiuchi earned an M.A. in international and development economics from Yale University in 1995 and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. His research and teaching interests include comparative politics (electoral politics, political economy, public opinion, Japan) and political methodology (research design, statistical methods).
  • Florian Foos

    Florian Foos

    Dr Florian Foos is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich, and holds a D.Phil from Nuffield College, University of Oxford. He works with campaigns in the UK, the US, and Switzerland to understand the transmission of campaign effects in partisan networks, and the best means to appeal across the partisan divide. He runs the yearlong Policy Lab research seminar at the University of Zurich, where students learn to conduct their own experiments using methods of causal inference to assess policy-making and campaign strategies.