Particularly given the authors, this book coming out later in 2023 looks like it will be well worth a read. … Read the full post »
Read my posts about the work of political scientist Professor David Cutts.
Professor Cutts has a particular interest in electoral and political behaviour, party and political campaigning, political and civic engagement, party competition and methods for modelling political behaviour.
Two experts write: “The full force of the Liberal Democrat campaign machine was unleashed. The much vaunted ‘ground campaign’, combined with a formidable online presence, operated with ruthless effect…” … Read the full post »
Welcome to another in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. This time, it is a look back at the work of David Cutts, Ed Fieldhouse, Justin Fisher, Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie with data from the 2010 British Election Study on the impact of contacting voters. … Read the full post »
If you persuade someone to go out and vote in one election, do you get a bonus benefit in that they are also then more likely to vote in future elections? … Read the full post »
Having done my post about how the election could go badly wrong for the Conservatives, what about Labour and the Liberal Democrats? … Read the full post »
In studies where both mother and father support the same party, a child is three times as likely to support it too. Where only one parent selects a party… … Read the full post »
A new research article examines the quality of ‘quota women’ compared to their non-quota colleagues at three stages of their political career. … Read the full post »
Read about “Members are not the only fruit: volunteer activity in British political parties at the 2010 general election”, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 2013 by Justin Fisher, Edward Fieldhouse and David Cutts. … Read the full post »
“The efforts of Lord Ashcroft’s team involved the expenditure of several million pounds during the pre-election campaign period in an effort to win over voters in key battleground seats. But was it effective? … We provide substantial evidence that it was” – so concludes new academic research. … Read the full post »