Academic Staff

Professor Paul Whiteley

Position in departmentInternship Officer; Division Officer EPOP
Staff positionProfessor
Telephone01206 873567
Office hoursMonday 13:00 - 15:00

 BA(Econ) (Sheffield); MA, PhD (Essex)

Current research

Current research interests include: British political parties; electoral behaviour; political economy and the comparative analysis of citizenship and social capital

Teaching responsibilities

GV917 Public Opinion and Political Behaviour

GV202 Political Behaviour

GV303 Electoral Behaviour


Author: The Labour Party in Crisis; Political Control of the Macroeconomy. Co-author: Advanced Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences; Pressure for the Poor - The Poverty Lobby and Policy-Making; How Voters Change: The 1987 British General Election Campaign in Perspective; Controversies in Political Economy - Canada, Great Britain and the United States; Labour's Grassroots - The Politics of Party Membership; True Blues: The Politics of Conservative Party Membership; High Intensity Participation - The Dynamics of the Party Activism in Britain; New Labour's Grassroots: The Transformation of the Labour Party Membership; Political Choice in Britain: Citizenship in Britain: Values, Participation and Democracy; Third Force Politics: Liberal Democrats at the Grassroots; Performance Politics and the British Voter: Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain. Author or co-author of more than seventy articles on: political economy; electoral behaviour; political parties; British politics, citizenship, social capital and quantitative methods in political science. Director of the Economic and Social Research Council Research Programme on Democracy and Participation, 1998-2003 and co-director of the ESRC funded British Election Study 2001-2012. Director of the Essex Centre for the Study of Integrity

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