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The Populist Impulse: Assessing the Relationship Between Cognitive Reflection, and Populist Attitudes and Voting Behaviour

In this paper, I establish a link between between populist ideology and a tendecy to rely on spontaneous intutition rather than deliberative analysis. Using an oringinal survey with a conjoint experiment, I show this relationship manifests in both populist attitudes and voting behaviour.



Stability or Stagnation: Non-Monotonic Association Between Party System Closure and Satisfaction with Democracy

In this paper, I argue that party system closure reflects aspects of democratic representation and accountability. In doing so, I show there exists an optimal level of party system closure which maximises satisfaction with democracy.


Ethnic Minority Representation & Electoral Systems:
Evidence from Mixed Member Elections in the United Kingdom

In this paper, I examine the relationship between ethnic minority representation and electoral system using data from mixed-member elections in the UK. I show that while ethnic minority candidates are more likely to run on the proportional ballot of these elections, they are less likely to be elected via this ballot.



The Psychological Partisan Effect of Electoral Systems
With Damien Bol and Gabriela Aguirre Fernandez

In this paper, we establish a psychological mechanism underlying the relationship between the representation of left-right ideology and electoral systems. We show that while left-wing individuals are more likely to possess an incentive to vote strategically in districted proportional systems, they are less likely to act on that incentive.

R&R in Party Politics (December 2022)

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