Sunday 11th September

09.30-11.00 SESSION 7

(7.1) 2015 general election II

Nicole Martin
Ethnic minority voters in 2015: A breakthrough for the Conservative party?

Heinz Brandenburg and Robert Thomson
Does it matter what they promised? Election pledges, valence politics and vote choice in the British General Election 2015

Paula Surridge
Identity, Values and Valence: Understanding support for parties in a fragmenting system

David Cutts and Andrew Russell
Did they see it coming? Why did the Liberal Democrats really lose so badly in those seats they were defending from the Conservatives?

(7.2) Qualitative research methods in the study of elections, public opinion and parties

Kristi Winters, Thom Oliver and Edzia Carvalho
Designing qualitative research for replication and secondary analysis: a case study using the Qualitative Election Study of Britain

Iro Konstantinou
Engaging neoliberal subjects in politics: First-time voters and their understandings of politics

Kristi Winters, Thom Oliver, Edzia Carvalho
Popular Leader Evaluations across two UK General Elections: A qualitative analysis of focus group data

(7.3) Voter loyalty and decision-making under different electoral rules

Stephen Quinlan and Hannah Schwarz
The Transfers Game’: A cross-national multilevel exploration of vote transfers in preferential voting systems

James Gilmour
Voter Loyalty to “Party Pairs” in the STV-PR 2012 Scottish Local Government Elections

Jac Larner
Strategic Ticket-Splitting at National Assembly for Wales Elections

Simon Willocq
Why Do They Take Longer to Make up Their Mind? A Comparative Study on Late Deciding Voters in Western Democracies

(7.4) Party systems

Tim Haughton and Kevin Deegan-Krause
Annuals and Perennials: Why Some Parties in Europe Die More Quickly than Others

Fernanda Flacco and Dani Marinova
Strong leader effects across old and young democracies: Weighing systemic, party and voter explanations

Tom Quinn
Party Change in the UK

Raimondas Ibenskas
Explaining Party Splits: A Comparative Study of 24 European Democracies


11.00-11.30 Coffee/tea


11.30-13.00 SESSION 8

(8.1)    Legislative behaviour

Mariken van der Velden
“Flirting” for Coalition Participation? Exploring Parties’ Communication Strategies in Parliamentary Debates

Martin Battle
Committee Membership Strategies in the Scottish Parliament

David Barrett
Evaluating the Electoral impact of Party Cohesion: A Newspaper Approach

(8.2) Media effects

Susan Banducci, Iulia Cioroianu, Travis Coan, Gabriel Katz, Ekaterina Kolpinskaya and Daniel Stevens
Media Effects in the 2015 British General Election

Daphne van der Pas
Who’s in the news: A comparative analysis of MP visibility in newspapers in six European countries

Susan Banducci, Travis Coan, Gabriel Katz and Daniel Stevens
Re-Examining the Role of Partisan Media in British Politics

Loes Aaldering
Mediatized Leader Effects: How Leadership Images in Dutch Media Affect Voters’ Leader Perception and Voting Behavior

(8.3) Public attitudes towards the role of the state

Rosalind Shorrocks and Maria Grasso
Gender and political generations: support for redistribution and spending in the US and Britain

Ann-Kristin Kölln and Christopher Wlezien
Conjoint Experiments on Political Support for Governmental Spending Profiles

John Kenny
Analysing the Impact of Fluctuating Levels of Economic Insecurity on Individuals’ Environmental Protection Preferences

Javier Sajuria and Paolo Morini
Is it simply an issue of Left-Right? Partisanship in the UK and support for Overseas Development Aid

(8.4) Elections and accountability

Martin Okolikj and Johan Elkink
Comparing with Which Neighbours? A Test of Economic Benchmark Voting

Liisa Talving and Piret Ehin
Economic voting and constraints on government accountability: Are small, open and integrated nations different?

Spyros Kosmidis
The Long Term Dynamics of Voter Persuasion

Christopher Prosser and Jonathan Mellon
Does (lowering) crime pay? Accountability voting at the 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner elections


13.00-14.00 Lunch and depart.