North-East Research Development Workshop (NERD)
The NERD is co-organised by the Centre for Institutions and Political Behavior at Durham University and School of Geography, Politics, and Sociology at Newcastle University. We meet 3-4 times during term time to discuss working papers, research projects, grant proposals, and Ph.D. dissertation chapters.
Easter Term 2019
June 10, 2-5pm, (venue: Newcastle, Politics Building G.28)
- Kyriaki Nanou ''To Respond or Not to Respond? Economic Crisis, Public Opinion and Party Responsiveness on European Integration''
- Nick Vivyan ''The Emergence of Stable Political Choices from Incomplete Political Preferences"
April 29, 2-5pm, (venue: Durham, EH103: Elvet Hill House)
- Emily Rainsford ''Young and (in)-Dependent: The role of Parental Social Capital for Young European's Economic Self-Sufficiency.
- Aris Baris ''Managing Conflict Intractability in a Multidimensional Space: Fragmented Civil Wars and UN Peacekeeping''
Epiphany Term 2019
February 25, 2-3.30, (venue: Newcastle, Politics Building G.25)
- Gidon Cohen ''Demographic Culture Shifts? Ideology, Partisanship and Social Trends in Britain 1983-2016.''
January 21, 2-5pm, (venue: Durham, PCL050: Palatine Centre, Law School)
- Sebastian Popa "Elite-Public Interaction on Twitter: The EU Issue in the 2014 EU Election"
- Mona Morgan-Collins "Competing for New Votes: Mobilization of Women in the Wake of Democratization"
Michaelmas Term 2018
5th November, 14:00-17:00 (venue: Durham)
- Patrick M Kuhn "Human vs. Machine Geocoding: A Systematic Comparison Using Afrobarometer Data"
Sarah Liu "Gender inequality as a constraint on how women’s representation influences women’s political engagement: Evidence from Africa"
18th September, 13:00-16:00 (venue: Newcastle)
- Maarja Luhiste "Examining Gender Differences in Candidate Retention Rates in Europe"
- Mona Morgan-Collins "Suffrage, Turnout and the Community: How Were Early Women Voters Mobilized?"
Easter Term 2018
14th May, 15:30-17:00, Abdul Aziz Azizam (venue: Newcastle) "Calling to Protest: Evidence from Malaysia"
1st June, 15:30-17:00, Maarja Luhiste (venue: Durham) "When does Abuse and Harassment Marginalize Female Political Voices on Social Media?" (with Yannis Theocharis, Zoltan Fazekas, Sebastian Popa, and Pablo Barberá)
11th June, 15:30-17:00, Toni Rodon (venue: Durham) "The Long-Term Scares of the Spanish Civil War: The Effect of Repression on Political Behavior"
Epiphany Term 2018
5th February, 15:30-17:00, Mona Morgan-Collins (venue: Newcastle) "The Political Impact of Suffrage Expansion: Evidence from Separate Ballots in Chile and Argentina" ( with Anna Callis, Dawn Langan Teele, and Guadalupe Tuñón)
19th February, 15:30-17:00, Adrian Millican (venue: Durham)
Michaelmas Term 2017
16th October, 15:30-17:00, Sebastian Popa (venue: Durham) "Informing the Public: Party and Candidate Communication Compared across Platforms" (with Zoltan Fazekas, Daniela Braun, and Melanie Leidecker-Sandmann)
13th November, 15:30-17:00, Nick Vivyan (venue: Durham) "Class Biases in Voter Evaluations of Politicians: Conjoint Analysis Evidence from Three Countries" (with Markus Wagner, Konstantin Glinitzer, and Jakob-Moritz Eberl)
27th November, 15:30-17:00, Sarah Liu (venue: Newcastle) "Learning Gender Equality: Women's Movement Influence on Youth Attitudes in a Comparative Perspective" (with Lee Ann Banszak and Neslihan Burcin Tamer)
Easter Term 2017
Epiphany Term 2017
14th February, 15:30-17:00, Neil Visalvanich (venue: Durham) "Education, Race, and Attitudes Towards Globalization"
28th February, 15:30-17:00, Javier Sajuria (venue: Newcastle) "Is the 'Local Candidate' Advantage a Myth? Analysing the Effects of Localism in the 2015 UK General Election". Published in Electoral Studies in 2018.
Michaelmas Term 2016
18th November, 15:30-17:00, Elisabeth De Vega Alavedra (venue: Newcastle) "Are coalition governments more (or less) corrupt than single-party ones? A within-country analysis of the developed democracies"
9th December, 15:30-17:00, Emily Rainsford (venue: Durham) "Like parent like child? Intergenerational Social Capital Transmission in the UK"
Easter Term 2016
12th May, 15:30-17:00, Emily Clough (venue: Newcastle) "Local Context and Attitudes Towards Immigrants in the UK"
Epiphany Term 2016
28th January 16:00-17:30, Nick Vivyan (venue: Durham) "Explaining voter preferences for local legislators: Evidence from a conjoint analysis survey experiment" (with Rosie Campbell, Phil Cowley, and Markus Wagner)
11th February 15:30-17:00, Patrick M Kuhn (venue: Newcastle) "Ethnic Politics and Job Performance in the Kenyan Police 1957-1970" (with Oliver Vanden Eynde and Alexander Moradi). Forthcoming in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
25th February 15:30-17:00, Craig Johnson (venue: Newcastle) "Analysing the Electoral and Public Opinion Incentives and Obstacles to Labour-Liberal Democrat co-operation".
Michaelmas Term 2015
19th October 15:30-17:00, Neil Visalvanich (venue: Durham) "Race, Representation, and Campaign Finance Networks: The Effect of Party Support on Minority Candidates."
2nd November 16:00-17:30, Craig Johnson (venue: Durham) "Explaining the Liberal Democrat collapse at the 2015 general election" (with Aila Middleton). Published in 2016 Electoral Studies 43(3), 63-71.
Easter Term 2015
28th April 15:30-17:00, Emily Rainsford (venue: Newcastle): "Differentiating political participation: Setting apart the activists"
Epiphany Term 2015
20th January 15:30-17:00, Tristan Martin (venue: Newcastle): "Party Change and European Integration: What are the main drivers of the re-emergence of Europe as a major political issue for the Conservative Party since 2003?"
3rd February 15:30-17:00, Patrick M Kuhn and Pierre-Olivier Bédard (venue: Durham): "Framing and Survey Techniques for Sensitive Questions: Improving the Citizen Feedback Model (CFM) in Pakistan"
17th February 15:30-17:00, Alia Middleton (venue: Newcastle): "The good, the bad and the short-serving: retiring MPs and the conditionality of transferring a personal vote"
3rd March 15:30-17:00, Antoine Boudon (venue: Durham): "On Counter-terrorism: examining the role of socio-economic development within disengagement strategies"
Michaelmas Term 2014
28th October 15:30-17:00, Gidon Cohen (venue: Durham): "Bayesian Methods for Aerial Misalignment: Model Development and An Empirical Test Using Elections and the Census in Britain"
4th November 15:30-17:00, Craig Johnson (venue: Newcastle): "The financial strength of British local parties since 2010"
18th November 15:30-17:00, Pierre-Olivier Bédard (venue: Durham): "Effect size in mediation models: Computational strategies for predicted probabilities" (with Francois Gelineau)
2nd December 15:30-17:00, Nick Vivyan (venue: Newcastle): "Accountability for misconduct in multiparty electoral contests" (with Andrew Eggers and Markus Wagner). Forthcoming in the Journal of Politics.
Easter Term 2014
24th June, Nick Vivyan (venue: Durham): "Dyadic representation in the British House of Commons" (with Chris Hanretty and Ben Lauderdale). Published in 2017 Legislative Studies Quarterly 42(2): 235-267.
26th August, Emily Clough (venue: Durham): "Duverger’s Law and Information: The Role of Media Availability in the Relationship Between Electoral and Party System"