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Prof David Sanders

Emeritus Professor
Department of Government
Prof David Sanders

Profile

Biography

Author: Patterns of Political Instability (1981); Lawmaking and Co-operation in International Politics (1986); Losing an Empire; Finding a Role: British Foreign Policy Since 1945 (1990). Co-author: On Message (1998); Political Choice in Britain (2004); Performance Politics (2009). Current research: British Election Study; political participation; election forecasting; the politics of the UK public sector; measuring and assessing European citizenship.

Qualifications

  • BA Loughborough

  • MA Essex

  • PhD Essex

Publications

Journal articles (77)

J. Scotto, T., Sanders, D. and Reifler, J., (2018). The consequential Nationalist–Globalist policy divide in contemporary Britain: some initial analyses. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. 28 (1), 38-58

Clarke, H., Whiteley, P., Borges, W., Sanders, D. and Stewart, M., (2016). Modelling the dynamics of support for a right-wing populist party: the case of UKIP. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. 26 (2), 135-154

Whiteley, P., Clarke, HD., Sanders, D. and Stewart, M., (2016). Why Do Voters Lose Trust in Governments? Public Perceptions of Government Honesty and Trustworthiness in Britain 2000–2013. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 18 (1), 234-254

Whiteley, P., Clarke, HD., Sanders, D. and Stewart, MC., (2016). Forecasting the 2015 British general election: The Seats-Votes model. Electoral Studies. 41, 269-273

Whiteley, PF., Clarke, H., Sanders, D. and Stewart, MC., (2016). Hunting the Snark: A Reply to ?Re-Evaluating Valence Models of Political Choice?. Political Science Research and Methods. 4 (01), 221-240

Whiteley, P., Clarke, HD., Sanders, D. and Stewart, MC., (2015). The Economic and Electoral Consequences of Austerity Policies in Britain. Parliamentary Affairs. 68 (1), 4-24

Sobolewska, M., D. Fisher, S., Heath, AF. and Sanders, D., (2015). Understanding the effects of religious attendance on political participation among ethnic minorities of different religions. European Journal of Political Research. 54 (2), 271-287

Fisher, SD., Heath, AF., Sanders, D. and Sobolewska, M., (2015). Candidate Ethnicity and Vote Choice in Britain. British Journal of Political Science. 45 (04), 883-905

Sanders, D., Heath, A., Fisher, S. and Sobolewska, M., (2014). The Calculus of Ethnic Minority Voting in Britain. Political Studies. 62 (2), 230-251

Reifler, J., Clarke, HD., Scotto, TJ., Sanders, D., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, P., (2014). Prudence, Principle and Minimal Heuristics: British Public Opinion toward the Use of Military Force in Afghanistan and Libya. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 16 (1), 28-55

Sanders, D., Fisher, SD., Heath, A. and Sobolewska, M., (2014). The democratic engagement of Britain's ethnic minorities. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 37 (1), 120-139

Sanders, D., Heath, A., Fisher, S. and Sobolewska, M., (2014). The Calculus of Ethnic Minority Voting in Britain. Political Studies. 62 (2), 229-229

Borges, W., Clarke, HD., Stewart, MC., Sanders, D. and Whiteley, P., (2013). The emerging political economy of austerity in Britain. Electoral Studies. 32 (3), 396-403

Clarke, HD., Sanders, D., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, P., (2013). Leader heuristics, political knowledge and voting in Britain's AV referendum. Electoral Studies. 32 (2), 224-235

Sanders, D. and Toka, G., (2013). Is anyone listening? Mass and elite opinion cueing in the EU. Electoral Studies. 32 (1), 13-25

Sanders, D., (2012). The Effects of Deliberative Polling in an EU-wide Experiment: Five Mechanisms in Search of an Explanation. British Journal of Political Science. 42 (03), 617-640

Whiteley, P., Clarke, HD., Sanders, D. and Stewart, MC., (2012). Britain Says NO: Voting in the AV Ballot Referendum. Parliamentary Affairs. 65 (2), 301-322

Sanders, D., Clarke, HD., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, P., (2011). Simulating the Effects of the Alternative Vote in the 2010 UK General Election. Parliamentary Affairs. 64 (1), 5-23

Sanders, D., Clarke, H., Stewart, M. and Whiteley, P., (2011). Response to David Hugh-Jones. Parliamentary Affairs. 64 (4), 767-768

Sanders, D., Clarke, HD., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, P., (2011). Downs, Stokes and the Dynamics of Electoral Choice. British Journal of Political Science. 41 (02), 287-314

Whiteley, P., Sanders, D., Stewart, M. and Clarke, H., (2011). Aggregate level forecasting of the 2010 general election in Britain: The Seats-Votes model. Electoral Studies. 30 (2), 278-283

Clarke, HD., Kornberg, A., Scotto, TJ., Reifler, J., Sanders, D., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, P., (2011). Yes we can! Valence politics and electoral choice in America, 2008. Electoral Studies. 30 (3), 450-461

Clarke, H., Sanders, D., Stewart, M. and Whiteley, P., (2011). Valence Politics and Electoral Choice in Britain, 2010. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties. 21 (2), 237-253

Heath, AF., Fisher, SD., Sanders, D. and Sobolewska, M., (2011). Ethnic Heterogeneity in the Social Bases of Voting at the 2010 British General Election. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties. 21 (2), 255-277

Sanders, D., Clarke, HD., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, PF., (2011). Downs, Stokes and the Dynamics of Electoral Choice. British Journal of Political Science. 41 (02), 287-314

Whiteley, P., Clarke, H., Sanders, D. and Stewart, M., (2010). Polling and forecasting the general election of 2010. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARKET RESEARCH. 52 (5), 687-691

(2010). Do Institutions Really Influence Political Participation? Contextual Influences on Turnout and Participation in the World's Democracies. International Journal of Market Research. 52 (1), 21-42

Whiteley, P., Clarke, HD., Sanders, D. and Stewart, MC., (2010). Government Performance and Life Satisfaction in Contemporary Britain. The Journal of Politics. 72 (3), 733-746

Scotto, TJ., Clarke, HD., Kornberg, A., Reifler, J., Sanders, D., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, P., (2010). The dynamic political economy of support for Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election campaign. Electoral Studies. 29 (4), 545-556

Clarke, HD., Sanders, D., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, P., (2009). The American voter's British cousin. Electoral Studies. 28 (4), 632-641

Sanders, D., Clarke, HD., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, PF., (2008). The Endogeneity of Preferences in Spatial Models: Evidence from the 2005 British Election Study. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties. 18 (4), 413-431

Clarke, HD., Sanders, D., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, PF., (2008). Internet Surveys and National Election Studies: A Symposium. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties. 18 (4), 327-330

Sanders, D., Clarke, HD., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, P., (2007). Does Mode Matter For Modeling Political Choice? Evidence From the 2005 British Election Study. Political Analysis. 15 (03), 257-285

Sanders, D. and Norris, P., (2006). The impact of political advertising in the 2001 UK general election (vol 58, pg 536, 2006). POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY. 59 (1), 167-169

Sanders, D., (2006). Reflections on the 2005 General Election: Some Speculations on How The Conservatives Can Win Next Time. British Politics. 1 (2), 170-194

Whiteley, P., (2005). The Issue Agenda and Voting in 2005. Parliamentary Affairs. 58 (4), 802-817

Sanders, D. and Norris, P., (2005). The Impact of Political Advertising in the 2001 U.K. General Election. Political Research Quarterly. 58 (4), 525-536

Sanders, D., (2005). Popularity Function Forecasts for the 2005 UK General Election. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 7 (2), 174-190

Sanders, D., (2004). Vote functions and popularity functions in British politics. Electoral Studies. 23 (2), 307-313

Sanders, D. and Gavin, N., (2004). Television News, Economic Perceptions and Political Preferences in Britain, 1997–2001. The Journal of Politics. 66 (4), 1245-1266

D. Clarke, H., Sanders, D., C. Stewart, M. and F. Whiteley, P., (2003). Britain (Not) at the Polls, 2001. Political Science and Politics. 36 (01), 59-64

Gavin, NT. and Sanders, D., (2003). The Press and its Influence on British Political Attitudes under New Labour. Political Studies. 51 (3), 573-591

NORRIS, P. and SANDERS, D., (2003). Message or Medium? Campaign Learning During the 2001 British General Election. Political Communication. 20 (3), 233-262

Sanders, D., (2003). Pre-election polling in Britain, 1950–1997. Electoral Studies. 22 (1), 1-20

Sanders, D., (2003). The Dynamics of Protest in Britain, 2000-2002. Parliamentary Affairs. 56 (4), 687-699

Sanders, D., (2003). Party identification, economic perceptions, and voting in British General Elections, 1974–97. Electoral Studies. 22 (2), 239-263

Sanders, D., Burton, J. and Kneeshaw, J., (2002). Identifying the True Party Identifiers. Party Politics. 8 (2), 193-205

Sanders, D., (2001). The Economy and Voting. Parliamentary Affairs. 54 (4), 789-802

Norris, P. and Sanders, D., (2001). Knows Little, Learns Less? An Experimental Study of the Impact of the Media on Learning

Whiteley, P., (2001). Turnout. Parliamentary Affairs. 54 (4), 775-788

Sanders, D., (2000). The real economy and the perceived economy in popularity functions: how much do voters need to know?. Electoral Studies. 19 (2-3), 275-294

Sanders, D., (1999). Conservative incompetence, Labour responsibility and the feelgood factor: why the economy failed to save the Conservatives in 1997. Electoral Studies. 18 (2), 251-270

Pattie, C., Johnston, R. and Sanders, D., (1999). On Babies and Bathwater: A Comment on Evans' ‘Economics and Politics Revisited’. Political Studies. 47 (5), 918-932

Sanders, D. and Brynin, M., (1999). The Dynamics of Party Preference Change in Britain, 1991–1996. Political Studies. 47 (2), 219-239

Price, S. and Sanders, D., (1998). By-elections, changing fortunes, uncertainty and the mid-term blues. Public Choice. 95 (1/2), 131-148

GAVIN, NT. and SANDERS, D., (1997). The Economy and Voting. Parliamentary Affairs. 50 (4), 631-640

Price, S. and Sanders, D., (1997). Pooling Cross-Sections: A Response to Macdonald and Heath. Political Studies. 45 (5), 942-946

Brynin, M. and Sanders, D., (1997). Party Identification, Political Preferences and Material Conditions. Party Politics. 3 (1), 53-77

Sanders, D., (1996). Comparing nations: Concepts, strategies, substance - Dogan,M, Kazancigil,A. POLITICAL STUDIES. 44 (4), 780-781

Sanders, D., (1996). Economic Performance, Management Competence and the Outcome of the Next General Election. Political Studies. 44 (2), 203-231

Sanders, D., (1995). Forecasting political preferences and election outcomes in the UK: Experiences, problems and prospects for the next general election. Electoral Studies. 14 (3), 251-272

Price, S. and Sanders, D., (1995). Economic Expectations and Voting Intentions in the UK, 1979–87: A Pooled Cross-section Approach. Political Studies. 43 (3), 451-471

PRICE, S. and SANDERS, D., (1994). ECONOMIC COMPETENCE, RATIONAL EXPECTATIONS AND GOVERNMENT POPULARITY IN POST-WAR BRITAIN. The Manchester School. 62 (3), 296-312

Sanders, D. and Edwards, G., (1994). Consensus and Diversity in Elite Opinion: The Views of the British Foreign Policy Elite in the Early 1990s. Political Studies. 42 (3), 413-440

Sanders, D. and Price, S., (1994). Party support and economic perceptions in the UK, 1979–87: A two‐level approach. British Elections and Parties Yearbook. 4 (1), 45-72

Price, S. and Sanders, D., (1993). Modeling Government Popularity in Postwar Britain: A Methodological Example. American Journal of Political Science. 37 (1), 317-317

Sanders, D., Marsh, D. and Ward, H., (1993). The Electoral Impact of Press Coverage of the British Economy, 1979–87. British Journal of Political Science. 23 (02), 175-175

Sanders, D., (1993). Forecasting the 1992 British general election outcome: The performance of an ?economic? model. British Elections and Parties Yearbook. 3 (1), 100-115

SANDERS, D., (1991). GOVERNMENT POPULARITY AND THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION. The Political Quarterly. 62 (2), 235-261

Sanders, D., (1991). Voting behaviour in Britain. Contemporary Record. 4 (3), 2-6

SANDERS, D., MARSH, D. and WARD, H., (1990). RECAPTURING THE FALKLANDS - MODELS OF CONSERVATIVE POPULARITY, 1979-83 - REPLY. BRITISH JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. 20, 83-90

Sanders, D., Marsh, D. and Ward, H., (1990). A Reply to Clarke, Mishler and Whiteley. British Journal of Political Science. 20 (01), 83-83

Sanders, D., Ward, H., Marsh, D. and Fletcher, T., (1987). Government Popularity and the Falklands War: A Reassessment. British Journal of Political Science. 17 (03), 281-281

SANDERS, D. and TANENBAUM, E., (1983). Direct Action and Political Culture: The Changing Political Consciousness of the British Public*. European Journal of Political Research. 11 (1), 45-61

Sanders, D., (1981). Teaching Social Science Data Analysis: A Political Scientist's View. Sociology. 15 (4), 578-585

Sanders, D., (1980). Path analysis/causal modelling. Quality and Quantity. 14 (1), 181-204

Sanders, D., (1978). Away from a general model of mass political violence: Evaluating Hibbs. Quality and Quantity. 12 (2), 103-129

Books (8)

Heath, A., Fisher, SD., Rosenblatt, G., Sanders, D. and Sobolewska, M., (2014). The Political Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Britain. Oxford University Press. 978-0-19-965663-9

Whiteley, P., Clarke, HD., Sanders, D. and Stewart, MC., (2013). Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain. Cambridge University Press. 9781139162517

Magalhães, PC., Sanders, D. and Tóka, G., (2013). Introduction: Citizens and the European Polity. Oxford University Press (OUP). 9780199949908

(2012). Citizens and the European Polity. Oxford University Press. 9780199602339

Bellucci, P., Sanders, D., Tóka, G. and Torcal, M., (2012). Introduction: Antecedents and Consequences of European Citizenship. Oxford University Press. 9780199602346

Sanders, D., Bellucci, P., Tóka, G. and Torcal, M., (2012). The Europeanization of National Polities?Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union. Oxford University Press. 9780199602346

Clarke, HD., Sanders, D., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, PF., (2009). Performance politics and the British Voter. Cambridge University Press. 9780511596872

Clarke, HD., Sanders, D., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, P., (2004). Political Choice in Britain. Oxford University Press. 0199266549. 9780199244881

Book chapters (16)

Sanders, D., (2015). The Reluctant Europeans: Britain and the EU 1953-2014. In: Drifting towards the Exit? Taking Stock of Britain?s EU Membership after 40 Years. Editors: Schweiger, C., . Wissner Verlag. 9- 36. 9783957860422

Sanders, D., (2014). The Importance of Economic Sunshine: the Economy and Voting. In: Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box. Editors: Cowley, P. and Ford, R., . Biteback. 45- 49. 9781849547550

Sanders, D., Clarke, H., Stewart, M. and Whiteley, PF., (2014). Output-oriented Legitimacy: Individual- and System-level Influences on Democracy Satisfaction. In: Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability. Editors: Thomassen, J., . Oxford University Press. 153- 180. 9780198716334

Michalowski, S., (2014). Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice. In: Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice. Routledge. 9- 26. 9780203338094

Clarke, HD., Borges, W., Stewart, MC., Sanders, D. and Whiteley, PF., (2013). The Politics of Austerity: Modeling British Attitudes Towards Public Spending Cuts. In: Advances in Political Economy. Editors: Schofield, N., Caballero, G. and Kselman, D., . Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 265- 287. 978-3-642-35238-6

Sanders, D., Magalhães, PC. and Tóka, G., (2012). Summary and Conclusions: Europe in Equilibrium—Unresponsive Inertia or Vibrant Resilience?. In: Citizens and the European Polity. Oxford University Press. 245- 269. 9780199602339

Sanders, D., Bellucci, P., T�ka, G. and Torcal, M., (2012). Conceptualising and Measuring European Citizenship and Engagement. In: The Europeanization of National Polities? Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union. Editors: Sanders, D., Bellucci, P., T�ka, G. and Torcal, M., . Oxford University Press. 17- 38. 9780199602346

Bellucci, P., Sanders, D. and Serricchio, F., (2012). Explaining European Identity. In: The Europeanization of National Polities?Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union. Oxford University Press. 61- 90. 9780199602346

Henjak, A., Tóka, G. and Sanders, D., (2012). Support for European Integration. In: Citizens and the European Polity. Oxford University Press. 169- 209. 9780199602339

Sanders, D., Bellucci, P., Tóka, G. and Torcal, M., (2012). Conclusions. In: The Europeanization of National Polities?Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union. Oxford University Press. 217- 234. 9780199602346

Sanders, D. and Bellucci, P., (2012). Informal Political Engagement in Europe, 1975–2007. In: Citizens and the European Polity. Oxford University Press. 39- 64. 9780199602339

Sanders, D., Bellucci, P. and Tóka, G., (2012). Towards an Integrated Model of EU Citizenship and Support. In: The Europeanization of National Polities?Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union. Oxford University Press. 187- 216. 9780199602346

Bellucci, P., Memoli, V. and Sanders, D., (2012). The Determinants of Democracy Satisfaction in Europe. In: Citizens and the European Polity Mass Attitudes Towards the European and National Polities. Editors: Sanders, D., Magalhaes, P. and T�ka, G., . Oxford University Press. 9780199602339

Clarke, HD., Sanders, D., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, PF., (2008). Travel tips for students of electoral choice: The dynamics of partisanship in Britain and elsewhere. In: Political Parties and Partisanship: Social identity and individual attitudes. Editors: Bartle, J. and Bellucci, P., . Routledge. 9780415460965

Sanders, D. and Carey, S., (2003). Temporal variations in economic voting: a comparative cross-national analysis. In: Economic Voting. Editors: Dorussen, H. and Taylor, M., . Routledge

Sanders, D. and Brynin, M., (1998). Ordinary Least Squares and Logistic Regression Analysis. In: Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches. Editors: Scarbrough, E. and Tanenbaum, E., . Oxford University Press. 978-0-19-829238-8

Conferences (1)

SANDERS, D., (1996). New Labour, New Machiavelli: A Cynic's Guide to Economic Policy

Reports and Papers (2)

Sanders, D. and Twyman, J., (2017). Authoritarian Populist Opinion in Europe

Scotto, T., Reifler, J., Clarke, HD., Lopez, JAD., Sanders, D., Stewart, MC. and Whiteley, PF., (2011). Attitudes towards British Involvement in Afghanistan

Other (3)

Sanders, D., Scotto, T. and Reifler, J., (2016).The Consequences of Authoritarian Populism in Britain,University of Essex

Sanders, D., (2016).The UK's Changing Party System: the Prospects for a Party Realignment at Westminster,University of Essex

Whiteley, PF., Clarke, HD., Sanders, D. and Stewart, MC., (2014).The Economic and Electoral Consequences of Austerity Policies in Britain

Grants and funding

2010

WSREPE

European Commission (FP7)

2009

BES Ethnic Minority Study

Economic & Social Research Council

2008

EC Project: EUROPOLIS

European Commission

Contact

sanders@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus