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- (forthcoming) 'United Kingdom: Electoral Governance in Transition?' in International IDEA (eds) Electoral Management Design Handbook, Stockholm: International IDEA, 2nd Edition.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
- (forthcoming) 'Fixing U.K. Failures of Electoral Management', Electoral Studies, Special Issue on Electoral Integrity, Edited by Pippa Norris.
- (2012) 'Statecraft and the Assessment of National Political Leaders: the Case of New Labour and Tony Blair', British Journal of Politics and International Relations (with Jim Buller), 14(4), 534-555.
- (2012) ‘The Spill-over and Displacement Effects of Implementing Election Administration Reforms: Introducing Individual Electoral Registration in Britain’, Parliamentary Affairs, (download pre-print), first published online 25 June 2012.
- (2011) 'Only in America? Executive partisan interest and the politics of election administration in Ireland, the UK and USA', Contemporary Politics, 17(3), p.219-240 (download pdf pre-print).
- (2011) 'Fewer "costs", more votes? U.K. Innovations in Electoral Administration 2000-2007 and their effect on voter turnout', Election Law Journal, 10(1), p.37-52.
- (2010) 'Electoral Administration and Voter Turnout: Towards an International Public Policy Continuum', Representation, 46(4), p.369-89.
- (2010) 'Electoral modernisation or elite statecraft: Electoral administration in the UK 1997-2007', British Politics, 5(2), p.179-201.
- (2010) 'Researching Electoral Administration in America: Insights from the post-Florida era', Political Studies Review, 8(3).
- (2009) 'What ever happened to Régulation Theory? The Régulation Approach and local government revisited', Policy Studies, 30(2), p181-201..
- (2013) 'Organisational Performance in Electoral Management Boards: The New Challenges in Running British Elections', Paper presented at the Electoral Integrity Project annual workshop on 'Concepts and Indicators of Electoral Integrity', Weatherhead Center, Harvard University, 3-4th June 2013.
- (2013) 'Institutional Change as Statecraft? Statecraft Theory, Historical Institutionalism and Change', Paper for the 63rd Political Studies Association Annual
International Conference, 25 - 27 March 2013, City Hall Cardiff
- (2013) 'Implementing Elections in New Times: Explaining the Rise of Electoral Maladministration in Established Democracies', Paper for the 63rd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference, 25 - 27 March 2013, City Hall Cardiff
- (2012) 'Structure, Agency and the Assessment of Political Leaders: The Case of Gordon Brown's Statecraft', Political Studies Association Political Leadership Workshop, 12th October 2012, University of Leeds.
- (2012) 'Why has Electoral Integrity Declined in Established Democracies? The Role of New Implementation Challenges and Institutional Drift in Post-Industrial, Digital-Era Election Administration' American Political Science Conference, New Orleans, August/September 2012.
- (2012) 'The Importance of Policy Instruments for Managing Principal-Agent Relationships in the Administration of Elections: The Case of Performance Benchmarking in the UK', Challenges of Electoral Integrity, Pre‐IPSA Workshop, Madrid, Saturday 7th July, 2012 (slides)
- (2012) 'http://www.psa.ac.uk/2012/UploadedPaperPDFs/595_238.pdf', Political Studies Annual Conference, Ulster, April 2012 (with Jim Buller) (download slides).
- (2012) 'Reputations, Peer-Pressure and Performance: Improving election Administration through Benchmarking Standards 'Reputations, Peer-Pressure and Performance: Improving election Administration through Benchmarking Standards in an Age of Networked Governance', Political Studies Annual Conference, Ulster, April 2012 (download slides).
- (2011) 'The Impact of Individual Electoral Registration on British and Welsh Elections', Briefing to the Welsh Assembly, Cardiff, 28th November 2011.
- (2011) 'Institutional Change as Statecraft? A Critical Appraisal of the Contribution of Jim Bulpitt’s Statecraft Thesis to Theories of Institutional Change', Annual Public Administration Committee (PAC) Conference, The University of Birmingham, 05 - 06 September, 2011.
(2009) 'Statecraft and Institutional Change: The Case of Electoral Administration in Established Democracies', Paper for the Political Studies Association Conference, University of Manchester, April 2009.
(2008) 'New Interpretivism in critique? Statecraft and Electoral Administration in the UK 1997-2007', Paper for the 58th Political Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Swansea, 1-3rd April 2008.
(2008) 'Statecraft and the Assessment of Political Leadership in Britain', Paper for the 58th Political Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Swansea, 1-3rd April 2008.
(2007) ‘Electoral Administration and Voter Turnout: The UK Experience 2000-7 in International Perspective’,Paper for the Conference for Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, University Bristol, September 2007.
(2007) ‘Electoral Law and Administration and Voter Turnout: The UK Experience in International Perspective’,Politics Research Forum, Department of Politics, University of York, June 2007
(2007) ‘New Institutionalist Theories of Change and Italian Electoral Reform’, PSA CANE Conference, Newcastle University, 20th January 2007.
(2006) ‘New Institutionalist Theories of Change’ Politics Research Forum, Department of Politics, University of York, June 2006
In the Media / Expert Blog posts
- (2013) 'Problems remain with US Election Administration', Arena, Winter 2012/3.
- (2012) 'Measures of Prime Ministerial performance indicate Tony Blair was a great leader but voters do not seem to be assessing him as kindly', The London School of Economics and Politics British Politics and Policy Blog, 21st November 2012.
- (2012) 'How could the PCC elections have been better run?' Huffington Post, 15 November 2012
- (2012) 'UK electoral law is fragmented, convoluted and causing errors in the running of elections. It needs to be consolidated', The London School of Economics and Politics British Politics and Policy Blog, 20th September 2012.
- (2012) 'Rising to the Transition Challenge', The Local Government Chronicle, 28th June 2012.
- (2012) 'Changes to electoral registration procedures may have significant implications for registration levels and electoral outcomes', The London School of Economics and Politics British Politics and Policy Blog, 21 May 2012.
- (2012) 'Voter registration: Lessons from America', Electoral Reform Society Blog, 21 May 2012.
- (2012) 'Voting for Police and Crime Commissioners could mean last minute elections on the cheap', The London School of Economics and Politics British Politics and Policy Blog, 4th April 2012.
- (2011) 'UK electoral registration levels are already low by international standards, but new plans to change registration may make things even worse', The London School of Economics and Politics British Politics and Policy Blog, 13th December 2011.
- (2011) quoted in 'Electoral Registration - good housekeeping?' The House Magazine, 19th October 2011.
- (2011) 'Everyone Can Vote', 101 Ways to do Local Democracy, 13 October 2011.
- (2011) Interview about individual registration, Sunday Supplement, BBC Radio Wales, 18th September 2011.
- (2011) quoted in 'How the Social Networking Revolution Impacted on the Assembly Election' Western Mail, 5th May 2011.
- (2010) 'Tomorrow's election is one of the most significant in years', South Wales Evening Post, 5 May 2010.
- (2011) Review of Flinders, M. (2009). Democratic drift: majoritarian modification and democratic anomie in the United Kingdom Oxford: Oxford University Press, in British Politics.
- (2011) Review of Krister Lundell (2009) The Origins of Electoral Systems in the Post-war Period: A Worldwide Approach (Abingdon: Routledge) in Political Studies Review 9(2), p.259.
- (2009) Review of Andre Blais (ed) (2008) To Keep or to Change First Past the Post (Oxford: Oxford University Press), in Political Studies Review 7(3), September 2009, p.395-6
Consultancy / Policy Reports