Please note that some paper titles may have changed from those published in the programme.

Panel 1: Issues of Responsiveness

  • Political Institutions and the Opinion-Policy Link ”- Wlezien, Christopher (Temple University), Soroka, Stuart (McGill University)
  • “Responsive Europe? Policy responsiveness across the European Union” - Thomas, Kathrin (University of Exeter)
  • “Government for the people? The conditions for government responsiveness” - Pickup, Mark (University of Nottingham), Hobolt, Sara (University of Oxford)
  • “Matching policy preferences: The linkage between voters and MEPs” - Vasilopoulou, Sofia (London School of Economics/University of York), Gattermann, Katjana (London School of Economics)

Panel 2: The politics of Immigration and Prejudice

  • “Natives and immigrants: Shared understandings about assimilation” - Mughan, Anthony (The Ohio State University)
  • “Obama’s election, stereotype threat, and political incorporation” - Transue, John (University of Illinois, Springfield)
  • “The anti-prejudice norm in Britain: Effects on policy preferences, party choice, and campaign support” - Ford, Robert (University of Manchester), Ivarsflaten, Elisabeth (University of Bergen), Blinder, Scott (University of Oxford)
  • “Contextual determinants of the impact of immigration on mainstream electoral competition” - Pardos-Prado, Sergi (University of Oxford)

Panel 3: Diversity and Choice: Ethnic Politics in the UK

  • “Social identity, relative deprivation, and patterns of minority partisanship” - Heath, Anthony (University of Oxford, University of Manchester), Fisher, Stephen (University of Oxford), Sanders, David (University of Essex), Sobolewska, Maria (University of Manchester)
  • “Iraq, Afghanistan, and ethnic differences in vote choice in Britain” - Fisher, Stephen (University of Oxford), Heath, Anthony (University of Oxford, University of Manchester), Sanders, David (University of Essex), Sobolewska, Maria (University of Manchester)
  • “Experience of discrimination, ethnic density and political participation of ethnic minorities in Britain” - Sobolewska, Maria (University of Manchester), Fisher, Stephen (University of Oxford), Heath, Anthony (University of Oxford, University of Manchester), Sanders, David (University of Essex)

Panel 4: What's the Matter with Voters?

  • “Presidential institutions, political context, and turnout in Latin America (1980-2010)” - Carreras, Miguel (University of Pittsburgh)
  • “Voting when it matters: The mediating effect of responsibility judgments on voter turnout” - Wilson, Traci (University of Oxford), Hobolt, Sara (University of Oxford)
  • Young People, Political Participation and Trust in Britain” - Henn, Matt (Nottingham Trent University), Foard, Nick (Nottingham Trent University)
  • “Does citizenship education make young people more likely to vote?” - Tonge, Jonathan (University of Liverpool)

Panel 5: What has the Coalition Done for Us? Early Assessments of the Coalition and
British Politics

  • “The coalition’s wobbly wings: Backbench dissent in the House of Commons” - Cowley, Philip (University of Nottingham)
  • Geolocation and Vote: candidate-voter distance effects on party choice in the 2010 UK general election” - Arzheimer, Kai (University of Mainz), Evans, Jocelyn (University of Salford)
  • “Public attitudes to the Liberal Democrats” - Mortimore, Roger (Ipsos MORI )
  • “The 2011 English local elections and the renaissance of two-party politics” - Rallings, Colin (University of Plymouth), Thrasher, Michael (University of Plymouth)

Panel 6: Between a Rock and Hard Place: When Voters Can't Make Up Their Minds

  • Valence and Party Support” - Jennings, Will (University of Manchester), Green, Jane (University of Manchester)
  • “Settling for second best: An analysis of the decision to cast a tactical vote” - Kiewiet, D. Roderick (California Institute of Technology)
  • To Vote Or To Abstain? An Experimental Study of FPTP and PR Election” - Blais, André (Université de Montréal)
  • When Apples and Oranges Taste the Same: A probabilistic analysis of theimpossibility to decide between the proximity and directional theory in the EU” - Fazekas, Zoltan (University of Vienna), Méder, Zsombor (University of Maastricht)
  • “Politics as beauty contest: Valence politics and British elections” - McMillan, Alistair (University of Sheffield)

Panel 7: Democracy and Elections in Europe and Beyond

  • “Dissonant or consonant? Contestation over EU integration as political context” - van der Eijk, Cees (University of Nottingham), van Egmond, Marcel (University of Amsterdam)
  • “Citizen representation in the European parliament: Policy congruence differences in the 2009 election” - Katsanidou, Alexia (GESIS, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), Lefkofrid, Zoe (University of Vienna)
  • “Verifying the principle of cyclicality of the second-order elections theory: Regional elections in Belgium and Ukraine” - Romanova, Valentyna (Edinburgh University)
  • Voting Dilemma in the Post-2004 European Parliament” - Trumm, Siim (University of Exeter)

Panel 8: Measurement Matters

  • “What to do (and not to do) with the Comparative Manifestos Project data” - Gemenis, Kostas (University of Twente)
  • “The ‘most important problem’ when voting: Can we trust voters’ self-reported grounds for their decisions?” - Jadot, Anne (Université Nancy)
  • “The dimensionality of the Scottish political space: Results from an experiment on the 2011 Holyrood elections” - Carman, Christopher (University of Strathclyde), Mendez, Fernando (University of Zurich), Mitchell, James (University of Strathclyde), Wheatley, Jonathan (University of Zurich)
  • “Beyond the search for a winner: Reconsidering the contribution of the directional model in the study of issue voting” - Dinas, Elias (University of Oxford)