Welcome to the latest in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. Today – whether text messaging can raise electoral registration and turnout. … Read the full post »
Read the latest about what political scientists and other academics have to say about what works, and what does not work, in political campaigning.
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If you follow the research into campaigning tactics, or come to campaigning training sessions,* you’ll be familiar with the idea that canvassing is a very effective political campaign tactic for persuading voters. But what’s the impact of doing canvassing on the canvassers themselves? … Read the full post »
New research from Andrey Tomashevskiy shows that the more private money parties receive, the more likely are they to take extreme positions. … Read the full post »
It’s been a while since I last looked at research evidence on whether local candidates do better in elections. So time to catch up with another experiment which has come to a similar conclusion: voters prefer local candidates. … Read the full post »
Newly published research shows that ahead of the 2019 general election most voters in England and Wales were not able to… … Read the full post »
New research shows that sharing personal experiences about a political issue helps to foster respect via increased perceptions of rationality. … Read the full post »
Welcome to the latest in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research that are relevant to political campaigning. … Read the full post »
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 »
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 »