Saturday 10 September

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

Panel 9: Electing and Representing: Women in Parliaments

  • “Still a Man’s World? The Gender Question in the 2011 General Election in the Republic of Ireland” - McGing, Claire (NUI Maynooth)
  • “Parliamentary Culture and the substantive representation of women: Westminster and the Scottish Parliament” - Malley, Rosa (University of Bristol)
  • “Same effort, different result? Explaining the difference in women’s descriptive representation between European and national elections” - Lühiste, Maarja (University of Exeter), Trumm, Siim (University of Exeter)
  • “Sororal friendships: Labour’s women MPs and their gendered institution” - Childs, Sarah (University of Bristol)

Panel 10: Competing for Votes and Seats: How Parties Respond

  • “One parliament, many (different) districts: Heterogeneity in district magnitude” - Kedar, Orit (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • “Similar parties, dissimilar policies: Party competition and the issue of Europe” - Vasilopoulou, Sofia (London School of Economics/University of York)
  • Are Marginals Different?” - Maloney, John (University of Exeter), Hodgson, Rob (University of Exeter)
  • Racing to the Front” - Atkeson, Lonna (University of New Mexico), Maestas, Cherie D. (Florida State University)

Panel 11: Political Communication and Media Effects

  • “Our masters’ voices: Then & now” - Atkinson, Max (Atkinson Communications)
  • “Duverger’s law and information: The role of media availability in the relationship between electoral and party system” - Clough, Emily (Newcastle University)
  • Truth in Advertising” - Stevens, Daniel (University of Exeter), Allen, Barbara (Carleton College)
  • The two faces of party identification ” - Brandenburg, Heinz (University of Aberdeen), Johns, Robert (University of Essex)

Panel 12: Political Scandal!

  • “Perceived system probity after ‘MPs expenses’: The impact of local MPs performance” - Rose, Jonathan (University of Nottingham)
  • “Pool cleaners, pouffes and pornography: Media bias in reporting on the 2009 MPs’ expenses scandal” - Hudson, Jennifer (University College London)
  • After the expenses scandal” - Birch, Sarah (University of Essex), Allen, Nicholas (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • “MP misbehaviour, voter perceptions and accountability: evidence from the 2009 expenses scandal” - Vivyan, Nick (Durham University), Tarlov, Jessie (London School of Economics)

Panel 13: What it Takes and What Happens When They Get There: Legislators and

  • Where do MPs come from?  Refining definitions of pre-parliamentary experience” - Allen, Peter (Birkbeck, University of London)
  • “Designing the perfect politician: Exploring desirable candidate characteristics using hypothetical biographies and survey experiments” - Cowley, Philip (University of Nottingham), Campbell, Rosie (Birkbeck, University of London)
  • “Inside the multi-level party: Accounting for salary transfers from MEPs to their national parties” - Bolleyer, Nicole (University of Exeter), Trumm, Siim (University of Exeter), Banducci, Susan (University of Exeter)
  • Brazilian Political Reform : Sheep’s clothing for leopard’s propositions?” - Henrique, Ana Lúcia (Brazilian Chamber of Deputies)

Panel 14: Class Politics, Party Identification and Issues: Structuring Preferences

  • “The dynamics of party identification in turbulent times: The rise and fall of support for New Labour” - Neundorf, Anja (University of Oxford), Stegmueller, Daniel (University of Oxford)
  • “Social Class and Partisan Dealignment: How party ideological convergence leads to class-based political exclusion” - Tilley, James (University of Oxford), Evans, Geoffrey (University of Oxford)
  • “Parties at war: The partisan structure of British public opinion on foreign policy” - Johns, Robert (University of Essex), Davies, Graham (University of Leeds)
  • “The two faces of party identification: Distinguishing remnants of tribal loyalty from conditional support” - Brandenburg, Heinz (University of Aberdeen)

Panel 15: Campaigning and Mobilisation: Should We Bother?

  • “Why bother? Electoral campaigns development and their effectiveness in the case of the 2009 EU elections” - Sudulich, Maria (University of Amsterdam), Wall, Matthew (Free University Amsterdam), Farrel, David (University College Dublin)
  • “Do impersonal mobilisation methods work? Evidence from a Get-Out-The-Vote experiment from the 2009 English European elections and 2010 general election” - Fieldhouse, Edward (University of Manchester), Cutts, David (University of Manchester)
  • Referendum and local campaigning”- Thrasher, Michael (University of Plymouth), Rallings, Colin (University of Plymouth)
  • “An examination of local party campaigning in 2010 using evidence from campaign spending, agent survey data and the British electoral survey” - Cutts, David (University of Manchester), Fieldhouse, Edward (University of Manchester)

Panel 16: National Elections: Bandwagons and Battlefields

  • The Electoral Consequences of Military Intervention ” - Allen, Barbara (Carleton College), Marleet, Gregory (Carleton College), Stevens, Daniel (University of Exeter)
  • Distinguishing Strategic Voting from Bandwagon Effects: How did voters’ subjective expectations affect results?” - Sher, Chien-Yuan (Boston University)
  • “Bounded volatility in the Dutch electoral battlefield: A panel study on changing vote intentions in a changing party system, the Netherlands 2006-2010” - Elff, Martin (University of Essex), van der Meer, Tom (University of Amsterdam), Lubbe, Rozemarijn (University of Amsterdam), van Elsas, Erika (University of Amsterdam), van der Brug, Wouter (University of Amsterdam)

Panel 17: The Economy, Performance and Politics: Examining Direction of Influence Using
Panel Analysis: When Do Economic Perceptions Matter for Party Choice?

  • “When do economic perceptions matter for party choice?” Evans, Geoffrey (University of Oxford), Chzhen, Yekaterina (University of Oxford), Pickup, Mark (University of Nottingham)
  • “A new model of democratic accountability: Applied to the 2010 UK general election” - Pickup, Mark (University of Nottingham)
  • “How should we specify valence models” - Chzhen, Yekaterina (University of Oxford), Evans, Geoffrey (University of Oxford)
  • “Partisan change and its economic antecedents in the 2008 American campaign” - Scotto, Tom (University of Essex), Stegmueller, Daniel (University of Oxford), Neundorf, Anja (University of Oxford)

Panel 18: Mass Response to the Alternative Vote: The UK Referendum Experiments

  • “Effects of referendum campaigns on political interest and efficacy” Bowler, Shaun (University of California, Riverside), Donovan, Todd (Western Washington University)
  • “How the media got it wrong: Coverage of the AV Referendum” - Banducci, Susan (University of Exeter), Stevens, Daniel (University of Exeter)
  • “The manipulation of norms? Public responses to campaigning in the British electoral system referendum” - Vowles, Jack (University of Exeter)

Panel 19: Party Politics: Membership and Mobilisation

  • “Supplying easy access to participation and the resulting rise of peripheral participants: A look at changes across three decades” - de Rooij, Eline (University of Oxford)
  • Members Are Not the Only Fruit ” - Fisher, Justin (Brunel University), Fieldhouse, Edward (University of Manchester), Cutts, David (University of Manchester)
  • Central Co-ordination of Local Conservative Party Campaigning: An organisational evaluation” - Low, Mark (Staffordshire University)
  • “Are instrumental variables the solution to the problem of endogenous explanations? The case of campaign spending in Ireland” - Gemenis, Kostas (University of Twente)

Panel 20: Agendas, Alternatives and Policies

  • Public Opinion on the Welfare State: It’s not the economy, stupid!” - Sinram, Sarah (University of Greifswald)
  • An expectations-disconfirmation model of political trust” - Seyd, Ben (University of Kent)
  • “Issue Diversity and the Public Agenda: The ‘most important problem’ in the United States 1947-2007” - Jennings, Will (University of Manchester), Bevan, Shaun (University of Manchester)
  • “A social democratic divide? Trends in attitudes towards equality in Scotland and England” - Curtice, John (University of Strathclyde), Ormston, Rachel (Scottish Centre for Social Research)

Panel 21: Elections and Referenda: What Happens When We Let Voters Decide?

  • Britain Says NO: Voting in the AV referendum campaign in Britain” Whiteley, Paul (University of Essex), Clarke, Harold (University of Texas, Dallas), Stewart, Marianne (University of Texas, Dallas), Sanders, David (University of Essex)
  • The Long and Short of it: Local campaigning at the 2010 UK general election” - Johnston, Ron (University of Bristol), Cutts, David (University of Manchester), Fieldhouse, Edward (University of Manchester), Fisher, Justin (Brunel University), Pattie, Charles (University of Sheffield)
  • “Candidate competition in the midst of the economic crisis: Business as usual in an Irish election? - Marsh, Michael (Trinity College Dublin)

Panel 22: The Genetics of EPOP

  • “The development of political attitudes and personality traits in adolescents” Verhulst, Brad (Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics)
  • Hatemi, Peter K (Pennsylvania State University)
  • “Evolution overnight: Exploring why party ID suddenly became heritable in the 2008 MN Twin Study” - Fazekas, Zoltan (University of Vienna)
  • “Impact of socio-economic status on the genetics of politics” - Klemmensen, Robert (University of Southern Denmark)
  • “The Genetic Transmission of Item Nonresponse Levels in Surveys” - Littvay, Levente (Central European University)