Australia has a lovely tradition of putting on mini-summer fairs at polling stations, as I discussed with an Australian political expert for Never Mind The Bar Charts. … Read the full post »
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What impact is digital campaigning having on politics, and is it for the better or the worse? That’s what I discuss in the latest episode of Never Mind The Bar Charts with Kate Dommett, Senior Lecturer in the Public Understanding of Politics at the University of Sheffield. … Read the full post »
How do you grow and maintain your pool of local party activists needed for successful grassroots campaigns? This is the question Recruiting and Retaining Party Activists: Political Management at the Grassroots seeks to answer. … Read the full post »
Welcome to the latest in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. Today – how do party efforts to persuade supporters to sign up for postal votes work? … Read the full post »
Today it is back to the work of the trio of party membership experts Paul Webb, Tim Bale and Monica Poletti and what makes party members get active. … Read the full post »
Welcome to the latest in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. Today, something slightly different – a podcast featuring Josh Townsley talking about what research says overall on the impact of political campaigning. … Read the full post »
Welcome to the latest in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. Today – how leaflets (which we know from other research work at helping to win elections) help raise turnout. … Read the full post »
Increased media coverage of Ukip drove increased support for the party rather than following an increase that had already happened, new research by Justin Murphy and Daniel Devine suggests. … Read the full post »
A look at “Does Campaigning on Social Media Make a Difference? Evidence from candidate use of Twitter during the 2015 and 2017 UK Elections” by Jonathan Bright, Scott A Hale, Bharath Ganesh, Andrew Bulovsky, Helen Margetts and Phil Howard. … Read the full post »
“The Minimal Persuasive Effects of Campaign Contact in General Elections: Evidence from 49 Field Experiments” finds that campaign contact with voters doesn’t seem to make much of a difference to election results. The full story, however, is rather more complicated. … Read the full post »