Selecting the US presidential candidates: a short guide to the primary system

February 1, 2016 / No Comments

Ten months out from the US presidential election and, amidst one of the most unpredictable presidential election campaigns in recent memory, the process of selecting the Democratic and Republican n...

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Britain’s political class: All change in the House?

December 7, 2015 / No Comments

For the past two years, the Parliamentary Candidates UK project has collected data on the social background of candidates standing in the 2015 general election as well as building retrospective dat...

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CONTINUITY AND CHANGE: THE RISE OF THE SNP AND THE DAY AFTER

June 22, 2015 / No Comments

British General Election Continuity and Change: the rise of the SNP new order and the day after The general election result of May 7th took by storm politicians and pundits alike. In the early hour...

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THE ‘AGE’ OF THE NEW PARLIAMENT

June 18, 2015 / No Comments

The ‘Age’ of the New Parliament In our previous blog, we discussed the new Parliament’s composition in terms of gender and race. Our analysis showed that compared to the 2010 intake, there are now ...

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The Shy Tory: A Credible Hypothesis or Mediatic Oversimplification?

June 3, 2015 / No Comments

The Shy Tory: A Credible Hypothesis or Mediatic Oversimplification? The release of exit polls on May 7th was a moment of shock and awe for political scientists, pollsters and forecasters across the...

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Roundtable on 2015: The Campaign & General Election in Review

May 27, 2015 / No Comments

Roundtable on 2015: The Campaign & General Election in Review The outcome of the 2015 general election took many, if not most, by surprise. Instead of a hung Parliament and weeks of negotiation...

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