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Dr John Bartle BA York, MA, PhD Essex

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Biography

Co-editor Political Communications Transformed: from Morrison to Mandelson, Political Communications: The General Election Campaign of 2001, Britain at the Polls 2005 and Britain at the Polls 2010.

Has authored articles in: The British Journal of Political Science; Political Studies; Electoral Studies, Party Politics and Representation.

Research interests in: voting behaviour; British political parties; the British judiciary.

Qualifications

BA in Economics and Politics (University of York, UK); MA in British Government and Politics (Essex), Common Professional Examination and Law Society Finals (College of Law); PhD (Government) (Essex).

Current research

The British Macro Polity: Ideology and Economics, 1945-2010, Mic-Career Fellowship funded by the British Academy.

Research interests

Public opinion, voting behaviour, British politics, British political parties, the British judiciary.

Teaching responsibilities

GV374 Mass Media and Democracy 

GV164 Doing Political Research - Capstone Project

Publications

Academic Journals 

‘Left-right matters, but does social class?  Causal models for the 1992 general election’, British Journal of Political Science, 28 (1998), 501-29.
‘Political awareness, opinion constraint and the stability of ideological positions’, Political Studies 48 (2000), 467-484.
‘Labour and Liberal Democrat relations after 7 June’, Representation, 38 (2001), 231-41.
‘Focus groups and measures of party identification: An exploratory study’, Electoral Studies, 22 (2003), 217-37
‘Partisanship, performance and personality: Competing and complementary characterisations of the 2001 British General Election’ Party Politics, 9 (2003), 317-45.
‘Homogenous models and heterogeneous voters’, Political Studies, 53 (2005), 653-75.
‘Television, newspapers and the internet’, Parliamentary Affairs, 58 (2005), 699-711.
(with Ben Clements) ‘The European issue and party choice at British general elections, 1974-2005’, Journal of Elections Public Opinion and Parties, 19 (2009), 377-411.
(with Thomas Quinn and Judith Bara), ‘The coalition agreement, who won? The verdict of the content analyses’, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 21 (2011), 295-312.
(with Sebastian Dellepiane-Avalleneda and James A. Stimson), ‘The moving centre: preferences for government activity in Britain, 1950-2005’, British Journal of Political Science, 41 (2011), 259-85.
(with Samantha Laycock), ‘Telling more than they can know? Does the most important issue really reveal what is most important to voters?’ Electoral Studies, 31 (2012), 679-688.
(with Nicholas J. Allen and Judith Bara), ‘Rules strategies and words: The content of the 2010 prime ministerial debates’, Political Studies, 61 Issue Supplement S.1 (2013), 92-113.

Books
Ian Budge, David McKay and Kenneth Newton, The New British Politics (4th Edition) (Harlow: Pearson, 2007).

Edited books
(with Ivor Crewe and Brian Gosschalk), Political Communications: Why Labour Won the 1997 General Election (London: Frank Cass, 1998).
(with Dylan Griffiths), Political Communications Transformed: From Morrison to Mandelson (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2001).
(with Simon Atkinson and Roger Mortimore), Political Communications: The British General Election Campaign of 2001 (London: Frank Cass, 2002).
(with Anthony King),  Britain at the Polls 2005 (Washington: CQ Press, 2006).
(with Paolo Bellucci), Partisanship: Party identification, social identity and political experience. (London: Routledge, 2009).
(with Nicholas J. Allen), Britain at the Polls 2010 (London: Sage Publications, 2011).

Departmental Working Papers
(with Ivor Crewe and Anthony King), Was it Blair Who Won It? (Essex Papers in Government and Politics, 1998).

Edited Works: Contributions
‘The Spanish general election in comparative perspective’, in Eva Anduiza, Agustí Bosch, Lluís Orriols and Guillem Rico (eds) Las elecciones generales de 2011 (Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 2013).
‘Partisanship, social identity and individual attitudes’ in John Bartle and Paolo Bellucci (eds) (with Paolo Bellucci), Partisanship: Party identification, social identity and political experience. (London: Routledge, 2009).
‘Conclusion’ in John Bartle and Paolo Bellucci (eds) (with Paolo Bellucci), Partisanship: Party identification, social identity and political experience. (London: Routledge, 2009).
‘Ideological considerations and the electorate: a comparison of individual level and aggregate level approaches’, in Albert Weale and Judith Bara (eds), Political Democracy and Party Competition (London: Routledge, 2006).
‘The Labour government and the media’, in John Bartle and Anthony King (eds) Britain at the Polls 2005 (Washington: CQ Press, 2006).
(with Samantha Lacyock), ‘Voting and the electorate’, in Patrick Dunlevay, Richared Heffernan, Philip Cowley and Colin Hay (eds) Developments in British Politics 8. (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), 78-97.
‘Election Update’, in Ian Budge, Ivor Crewe, Kenneth Newton and David McKay, The New British Politics (London: Longman, 2005), 1-33.
‘Why Labour won – again’, in Anthony King (ed.), Britain at the Polls 2001 (Chatham, N.J.: Chatham House, 2002), 164-206.
‘Political developments, 1997-2001’, in John Bartle, Simon Atkinson and Roger Mortimore (eds), Political Comunications: The General Election Campaign of 2001 (London: Frank Cass, 2002), 1-39.
‘Market Analogies, The marketing of Labour and the origins of New Labour’ in N. J. O’Shaughnessy and Stefan Henneberg (eds), The Idea of Political Marketing (New York: Praeger, 2002), 39-66.
(with Dylan Griffiths), ‘Social-psychological, economic and marketing models of voting behaviour compared’, in N. J. O’Shaughnessy and Stefan Henneberg (eds), The Idea of Political Marketing (New York: Praeger, 2002), 19-38.
(with Ivor Crewe), ‘The impact of party leaders in Britain: strong assumptions, weak evidence’, in Anthony King (ed.), Leader’ Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), 70-95.
(with Robert Pipkin), ‘The party election broadcasts: A sleeping giant or an old pair of shoes?’, John Bartle, Simon Atkinson and Roger Mortimore (eds), Political Comunications: The General Election Campaign of 2001 (London: Frank Cass, 2002), 181-97.
‘The measurement of party identification in Britain: Where do we stand now?’ in Jon Tonge, Lyn Bennie, David Denver and Lisa Harrison (eds.), British Elections & Parties Review, Volume 11 (London: Frank Cass, 2001), 1-14.
(with Dylan Griffiths), ‘Introduction’, in John Bartle and Dylan Griffiths (eds.), Political Communications Transformed: From Morrison to Mandelson (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2001), 1-15.
‘Improving the measurement of party identification’, in Justin Fisher, Philip Cowley, David Denver and Andrew Russell (eds.), British Elections & Parties Review, Volume 9 (London: Frank Cass, 1999), 119-35.
‘Assessing communications and campaigning effects on voters’, in John Bartle and Dylan Griffiths (eds.), Political Communications Transformed: From Morrison to Mandelson (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2001), 145-62.
‘Voters: Changing voters or changing models of voters’, in John Bartle and Dylan Griffiths (eds.), Political Communications Transformed: From Morrison to Mandelson (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2001), 16-35.
‘Political awareness and heterogeneity in models of voting choice: some evidence from the British Election Studies’ in Charles Pattie, David Denver, Justin Fisher and Steve Ludlam, (eds.) British Elections and Parties Review 7 (London: Frank Cass, 1997), 1-22.

Academic Notes
‘The 2001 British General Election’, Electoral Studies, 22 (2003), 166-73.

Working papers
(with James Stimson and Sebastian Dellepiane-Avalleneda) The dimensionality of British public preferences: a macro-level perspective.
(with Mariana Skirmuntt and Sarah Birch) Inequality and turnout.
(with Augusti Bosch and Lluis Orriols) The Spanish policy mood, 1978-2012.
(with Nicholas J. Allen) Government approval: economics and events.

Additional information

John Bartle qualified as a solicitor in 1994.

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