Professor of Comparative Democratic Institutions, Nuffield College, Director of Graduate Students Professional Training
Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods in Comparative Government, Director of the Oxford Q-Step Centre, Fellow of Nuffield College
Research topic: Elections and Public Opinion; Voting Behaviour; Party Systems Change; Anti-System Parties
Professor of Political Communication; Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
9th Jan 2019
New research from Dr Robin Harding suggests that electoral competition in Africa benefits rural communities over urban ones. read more
16th Nov 2018
Robin Harding’s research, and work-in-progress book manuscript Rural Democracy: Elections and Development in Africa, are quoted by The Economist in its online and print editions.read more
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”.read more
21st Nov 2017
Ulrike Franke has appeared on BBC2’s Newsnight (20 November) to discuss the collapse of coalition talks following the recent general election in Germany.read more
21st Jun 2017
Sudhir Hazareesingh has written an article for the Times Literary Supplement (20 June), contrasting the recent fortunes of recent French election winner Emmanuel Macron with the recent British election winner, Theresa May.read more
9th Jun 2017
James Tilley is one of many contributors to an article for The Conversation website (9 June) entitled ‘UK election: hung parliament casts doubt over Theresa May’s future’.read more
2nd May 2017
Archie Brown has written an article for the BBC News website (29 April) entitled ‘General election 2017: Do strong leaders make good prime ministers?’read more
24th Apr 2017
Sudhir Hazareesingh has appeared on BBC Breakfast to comment on the results of the first round of the French Presidential elections.read more
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:read more
7th Apr 2017
Professor Sudhir Hazareesingh has featured in an extended interview with the France 24 television station, in which he discusses the French Presidential elections.read more
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).read more
17th Mar 2017
Sudhir has written an article for the Times Literary Supplement (15 March) about the current frontrunner in the French presidential race: Emmanuel Macron.read more