Mr Zack Grant
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Elections Political Parties Elections and electoral politics Comparative Politics and Government
I am a doctoral candidate in Politics at St John's College, University of Oxford. I research the determination of political preferences in advanced democracies, and the impacts of those preferences on partisanship and vote choice. I am currently investigating how voters perceive the quality of political choice in their country, and the extent to which these perceptions impact support for populist parties.
I commenced my DPhil in October 2016. Prior to this I completed an MSc in Politics Research (2016) at Oxford, and a BA in Politics at the University of Durham (2015). My doctoral research is supported by a joint Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Lamb and Flag (St John's College)-funded studentship, with the additional Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) stipend. I submited my dissertation in August 2020, and my viva took place in November. I passed with 'minor corrections', and submitted my final copy of my dissertation in December.
Grant, Zack P. 2020. ‘Crisis and Convergence: How the Combination of a Weak Economy and Mainstream Party Ideological De-Polarisation Fuels Anti-System Support’. Comparative Political Studies. Forthcoming. DOI: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0010414020970222
Grant, Zack P. and James Tilley. 2019. ‘Fertile Soil: Explaining Variation in the Success of Green Parties’. West European Politics 42 (3): 495-516. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2018.1521673.