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New BES research highlights record voter volatility

8th Oct 2019

New research from the British Election Study (BES) has shown that electoral shocks, like Brexit, have increased levels of voter volatility to the highest in modern times.

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Ukraine: president or parliament?

21st Jan 2019

Professor Paul Chaisty argues that Ukraine's current political problems "will not be solved by a new executive structure", instead suggesting that legislators should focus on the balance of power between political structures in the Eastern European country.

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Should we lower - or raise - the voting age?

7th Jan 2019

James Tilley, Professor of Politics, explores the issue of changing the UK voting age in a new BBC Radio 4 programme.

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Prof Jane Green appointed Gwilym Gibbon Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College and DPIR

21st Sep 2018

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jane Green as Gwilym Gibbon Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations. She will also hold a Professorial Fellowship at Nuffield College.

Prof Green is the Director of Gwilym Gibbon Centre for Public Policy; Co-Director of the British Election Study; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; Affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Previously, she was Professor of Political Science in the Cathy Marsh Institute for Social Research and the Politics Department at the University of Manchester, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Centre for European Studies in 2016, and at the University of California at Berkeley in 2007. She holds a DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College).

Her research interests are in public opinion and electoral behaviour, especially relating to competence and reward-punishment voting and blame. Her research is characterised by long-term contextual explanations of political choice, and over-time variation in public opinion - and their implications for politics, broadly defined.

She is an Election Analyst for ITV News, a regular commentator on national media, and was winner of the Political Studies Association Research Communicator of the Year (2015). In 2015 Prof Green was a member of the inquiry into the 2015 opinion polls, and she has given evidence to House of Lords and House of Commons committees.

The Gwilym Gibbon Centre for Public Policy, part of Nuffield College, conducts research into public policy issues and British politics. It aims to combine the rigour of academe with the timetable required by policymakers, and to submit evidence in support of policy choices.

Prof Green said, “It is essential to understand the causes and profound consequences of major social, economic and political changes in such an important and tumultuous period in British politics. I am excited about the opportunities to do that here in Oxford, and to build bridges between policy and political practitioners and academia”.

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James Tilley's Dictator's Survival Guide

27th Feb 2018

Just how do dictators stay in power, and many of them for decades? Professor James Tilley unpicks their complex strategies for survival in BBC Radio 4's Analysis programme.

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Petra Schleiter explains how the UK Prime Minster can call an early election under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act

18th Apr 2017

Barely an hour after Theresa May announced the calling of a snap election in June, the country's airwaves and social media channels have been asking whether this is possible since the Fixed-term Parliaments Act. Being an expert on this particular act, Professor Petra Schleiter offers the following explanation:

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Sudhir Hazareesingh writes on the French Presidential Election

22nd Mar 2017

Sudhir Hazareesingh has written an article for the Wednesday 22 March edition of Le Monde on the French presidential campaign, arguing that, "Fertile en rebondissements, la campagne présidentielle est non moins turbulente sous l’angle des idées" (for all its unexpected developments, the presidential campaign is no less turbulent when seen through the lens of ideas).

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James Tilley talks to the BBC about voting behaviour

3rd Mar 2017

James Tilley has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Analysis’ programme (27 February), discussing how voters behaviour changes over time.

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Karina Gould becomes Canadian Minister of Democratic Institutions

11th Jan 2017

Congratulations to Karina Gould (MPhil International Relations, 2011) who has been appointed as Minister of Democratic Institutions in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle yesterday.

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Stephen Fisher discusses why the political polls got it wrong (again)

11th Nov 2016

Stephen Fisher has appeared on the Howard Bentham show on BBC Radio Oxford (10 November) to talk about the major US election polls that got the results wrong.

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Vuk Vukovic writes about the science of political polling

4th Nov 2016

Vuk Vukovic, a departmental DPhil student in politics, has written an article for the New Scientist (3 November) calling for a more scientific approach to political polls.

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Scot Peterson explains why Theresa May can’t just call a general election

27th Oct 2016

Scot Peterson has written an article for the Guardian (25 October) about the current difficulties that prevent the Prime Minister from calling a snap election.

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