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Papers, Videos and other materials


Review  McDougall Trust's Review of the Electoral Climate in 2016-17

30 July 2017  McDougall's occasional blog


Video  Digital Democracy, citizen engagement and the pros and cons of electronic voting
Areeq Chowdhury, Chief Executive of WebRoots Democracy, and 
Jason Kitcat
, Head of Public Affairs at Crunch
Workshop:  Friday 9 December 2016   Video on YouTube

Video  Is there a tension between Parliamentary Democracy and Referendums?
Nat le Roux
, Strategy Director of the Constitution Society
Workshop:  Wednesday 9 November 2016   Video on YouTube here


Video  Political Corruption – Elections and Beyond: Perspectives from Indonesia and Australia
Professor Denny Indrayana, Former Deputy Minister of Justice, Indonesia, 
Maxine McKew
, Vice Chancellor's Fellow with the University of Melbourne and former Federal parliamentarian, and
Alison Byrne
, Director, NSW Electoral Commission’s Election Funding Unit
Centre for Indonesian Law Islam and Society (CILIS), Electoral Regulation Research Network (ERRN) Australia, and McDougall Trust, at Melbourne Law School
Workshop:  Tuesday 23 August 2016    Video on YouTube here


Paper  The Electoral Climate in 2015-16    McDougall Trust's Annual Review, July 2016   here


Video  A Comparative Analysis of the Deliberative Quality of Televised Election Debates in Europe
Dr. Stephen Elstub,  Newcastle University, UK
Organised by Electoral Regulation Research Network (ERRN) Australia and filmed for McDougall Trust at Australian National University
Workshop:  Tuesday 12 July 2016    Video on YouTube here

Slides  Why do people join political parties today, and what do they do for them?
Professor Paul Webb, University of Sussex and
Professor Tim Bale
, Queen Mary University of London
Workshop:  Thursday 7 July 2016    Slides from workshop here


Video  Have the Polls Learnt Their Lesson? The Polling Miss in 2015 - and Beyond
Professor John Curtice, University of Strathclyde
Workshop:  Wednesday 20 April 2016    Video on YouTube here


Video  Who Can Vote? Does the UK Franchise Influence the Outcomes of Referendums and General Elections?
Dr Caroline Morris, Queen Mary University of London, and
Dr Alan Renwick, Constitution Unit, University College London
Workshop:  21 October 2015    Video on YouTube here


Video  The Rise of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)
Dr Matthew Goodwin, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham
Workshop:  10 March 2015   Video on YouTube here

Paper  Equality, Community and Continuity: Reviewing the UK Rules for Constituency Redistributions
Ron Johnston, David Rossiter and Charles Pattie
2 July 2014

Book Review  Paul Whiteley et al.: Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain, 2013,
Ron Johnston 
19 February 2014


Abstract  The Evolution of Debates about Electoral Reform in the UK since 1945
Dr Alan Renwick, University of Reading
Workshop:  9 May 2013 (rescheduled from 17 April)

Abstract  The Politics of the Electoral Process: is electoral administration in the UK becoming (more) partisan?  
Lewis Baston, a Senior Research Fellow at Democratic Audit, and
Ros Baston, solicitor and political consultant and former Lead Adviser at the Electoral Commission
Workshop:  30 November 2012 (pm) 

Abstract   What can we learn from the 'Get Out the Vote' Experiments in the UK?
Professor Peter John, University College London
Workshop:  30 November 2012 (am)

Background paper  The Scottish Local Elections of 2012  (draft not for citation)
Dr Alistair Clark, Newcastle University
Workshop:  11 October 2012

Paper  Comments on the Proposed System for Individual Electoral Registration in Great Britain
Patrick A. Bradley, formerly Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

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