Research

Published or Forthcoming:

"Explaining Low Turnout in European Elections: The Role of Issue Salience and Institutional Perceptions in Elections to the European Parliament" Journal of European Integration. Forthcoming.

“Information Effects and Mass Support for EU Policy Control” with Tim Hellwig. European Union Politics. 13(4): 535-557. November 2012.

“Explaining the Second Order Effect: The Role of Issues and Institutions in Elections to the European Parliament” in Susan Banducci, et al (eds.) An Audit of Democracy in the European Union. European University Institute. 2012.

“Second-Order Elections versus First-Order Thinking: How Voters Perceive the Representation Process in a Multi-Layered System of Governance” with Robert Rohrschneider. Journal of European Integration. 31(5): 613-632. September 2009.

Reprinted in Hermann Schmitt, et al (eds.) European Parliament Elections after Eastern Enlargement. New York, NY: Routledge. January 2010.

"The 2006 Indiana 9th Congressional District Race” with Marjorie Randon Hershey in David B. Magleby and Kelly D. Patterson (eds.) The Battle for Congress: Iraq, Scandal and Campaign Finance in the 2006 Elections. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers. January 2008.


Working Papers:
Comments Welcome!

"The EU’s Information Deficit: Comparing Political Knowledge across Levels of Governance" (Under Review)

"Contextual Dynamics and Political Knowledge: The Role of Institutional Quality in an Informed Citizenry" (Under Review)


Data:

I use data from the following sources in my research.

General Data Sources
ICPSR
The Quality of Governance Dataset

Survey Data
The Eurobarometer
GESIS Directory of Eurobarometer Data (very useful)
The European Election Study
The European Social Survey
The American National Election Study
The World Values Survey

Elite Data
Comparative Manifesto Project
The Chapel Hill Elite Survey Series

Contextual Political Data
The Worldwide Governance Indicators Project
Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index

Contextual Economic Data
National Accounts Database of the UN Statistics Division
Human Development Index
EU KLEMS

Data on Elections, Voting, and Electoral Systems
The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
IDEA Table of Electoral Systems
Election Results Archive
Electoral Geography
Adam Carr's Election Archive

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