Kick-off conference - Exeter - Challenges in Electoral Research


In addition to the presentation slides available below, video recordings of the sessions are available via the ELECDEM YouTube channel.  To access the videos search 'ELECDEM kickoff' on YouTube.

Introductory session

Introduction to ELECDEM

  • Enda Clarke, University of Exeter

Description of work

  • Susan Banducci, University of Exeter


Panel 1: Challenges in Electoral Research

Challenges in Survey-Based Electoral Research


Panel 2: Cross-national Data - CSES, EES, ESS, Eurobarometer

EP Elections: Still Second Order?

Eurobarometer A case study in centralised process and quality management

The CSES: Achievements and Future Options

The EES 2009 and PIREDEU - In search of a more ‘permanent’ solution

Media Content Analysis, Data and Linking


Panel 3: The Comparative Cross-national Study of Electoral Democracy

Multilevel modelling for electoral research: Promises and Challenges

Electoral Systems

Studying party choice across different countries

The True European Voter


Panel 4: Elections in Context: Institutional Change, Globalisation and Communication – [Research Papers]

Do Voters Use Social Network Data to Make Strategic Voting Decisions?

Balancing Preferences: A Theory of Small Party Survivalems

Voice in a Friendly Territory: A Cross-National Study of Opinion Climate and Immigrant Political Action in Europe



A selection of photos taken during the evening on Thursday 19 November.

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