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Professor Jonathan Slapin

Professor
Department of Government
Professor Jonathan Slapin

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Biography

I am Professor of Government and Director of the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis at the University of Essex. My research interests include comparative political institutions, parties, legislatures, quantitative content analysis, European politics, and European integration. My work has appeared in many top ranked journals including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, International Organization, and World Politics among others. My recent Cambridge University Press book The Politics of Parliamentary Debate has been awarded both the 2016 Richard Fenno Prize and the 2016 Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award. I have also been the recipient of the Jewell-Loewenberg and Leon Weaver Prizes. Personal Web Site: www.jonslapin.com

Qualifications

  • PhD, 2007, University of California, Los Angeles

  • BA, 2001, Rutgers University

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Comparative political institutions

Legislatures

Quantitative content analysis

European politics

European integration

Publications

Journal articles (37)

Slapin, J., Kirkland, JH., Lazarro, JA., Leslie, PA. and O'Grady, T., (2018). Ideology, Grandstanding, and Strategic Party Disloyalty in British Parliament. American Political Science Review. 112 (1), 15-30

Slapin, J., Kirkland, JH., Lazzaro, JA., Leslie, PA. and O'Grady, T., (2018). Ideology, Grandstanding, and Strategic Party Disloyalty in British Parliament. American Political Science Review. 112 (1), 15-30

Alemán, E., Ramírez, MM. and Slapin, JB., (2017). Party Strategies, Constituency Links, and Legislative Speech. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 42 (4), 637-659

Kirkland, JH. and Slapin, J., (2017). Ideology and strategic party disloyalty in the US house of representatives. Electoral Studies. 49, 26-37

Gray, J., Lindstädt, R. and Slapin, JB., (2017). The Dynamics of Enlargement in International Organizations. International Interactions. 43 (4), 619-642

Lo, J., Proksch, S-O. and Slapin, JB., (2016). Ideological Clarity in Multiparty Competition: A New Measure and Test Using Election Manifestos. British Journal of Political Science. 46 (03), 591-610

Aydogan, A. and Slapin, JB., (2015). Left–right reversed. Party Politics. 21 (4), 615-625

Slapin, JB., (2015). How European Union Membership Can Undermine the Rule of Law in Emerging Democracies. West European Politics. 38 (3), 627-648

Slapin, JB., (2014). Measurement, model testing, and legislative influence in the European Union. European Union Politics. 15 (1), 24-42

Kelemen, RD., Menon, A. and Slapin, J., (2014). Wider and deeper? Enlargement and integration in the European Union. Journal of European Public Policy. 21 (5), 647-663

Kelemen, RD., Menon, A. and Slapin, J., (2014). The European Union: wider and deeper?. Journal of European Public Policy. 21 (5), 643-646

Slapin, JB. and Gray, J., (2014). Depth, ambition and width in regional economic organizations. Journal of European Public Policy. 21 (5), 730-745

Lo, J., Proksch, S. and Slapin, JB., (2014). Ideological Clarity in Party Competition: A Theory and Measure of Election Manifestos. British Journal of Political Science

Slapin, JB., (2014). Measurement, model testing, and legislative influence in the European Union. European Union Politics. 15 (1), 24-42

Slapin, JB., (2013). Response to Franchino. European Union Politics. 14 (2), 338-341

Jensen, CB., Proksch, S-O. and Slapin, JB., (2013). Parliamentary Questions, Oversight, and National Opposition Status inthe European Parliament. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 38 (2), 259-282

Gray, J. and Slapin, JB., (2012). How effective are preferential trade agreements? Ask the experts. The Review of International Organizations. 7 (3), 309-333

Proksch, S-O. and Slapin, JB., (2012). Institutional Foundations of Legislative Speech. American Journal of Political Science. 56 (3), 520-537

Lindstädt, R., Slapin, JB. and Wielen, RJV., (2012). Adaptive behaviour in the European Parliament: Learning to balance competing demands. European Union Politics. 13 (4), 465-486

Jensen, CB. and Slapin, JB., (2012). Institutional hokey-pokey: the politics of multispeed integration in the European Union. Journal of European Public Policy. 19 (6), 779-795

Proksch, S-O., Slapin, JB. and Thies, MF., (2011). Party system dynamics in post-war Japan: A quantitative content analysis of electoral pledges. Electoral Studies. 30 (1), 114-124

Gray, J., Lindstädt, R. and Slapin, J., (2011). Imperfect Monitoring in International Trade Cooperation

PROKSCH, S-O. and SLAPIN, JB., (2011). Parliamentary questions and oversight in the European Union. European Journal of Political Research. 50 (1), 53-79

LINDSTÄDT, R., SLAPIN, JB. and VANDER WIELEN, RJ., (2011). Balancing Competing Demands: Position Taking and Election Proximity in the European Parliament. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 36 (1), 37-70

Slapin, JB. and Proksch, S-O., (2010). Look who’s talking: Parliamentary debate in the European Union. European Union Politics. 11 (3), 333-357

Proksch, S-O. and Slapin, JB., (2010). Position Taking in European Parliament Speeches. British Journal of Political Science. 40 (03), 587-611

Slapin, JB., (2009). Exit, Voice, and Cooperation: Bargaining Power in International Organizations and Federal Systems. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 21 (2), 187-211

Proksch, S-O., Slapin, J. and Thies, MF., (2009). The Dynamics of the Party System in Postwar Japan: A Quantitative Content Analysis of Electoral Pledges and Manifestos

Proksch, S-O. and Slapin, JB., (2009). How to Avoid Pitfalls in Statistical Analysis of Political Texts: The Case of Germany. German Politics. 18 (3), 323-344

Slapin, JB. and Proksch, S-O., (2008). A Scaling Model for Estimating Time-Series Party Positions from Texts. American Journal of Political Science. 52 (3), 705-722

Slapin, JB., (2008). Bargaining Power at Europe's Intergovernmental Conferences: Testing Institutional and Intergovernmental Theories. International Organization. 62 (01), 131-162

Jensen, CB., Slapin, J. and König, T., (2007). Who Calls for a Common EU Foreign Policy?. European Union Politics. 8 (3), 387-410

Proksch, S-O. and Slapin, JB., (2006). Institutions and coalition formation: The German election of 2005. West European Politics. 29 (3), 540-559

König, T. and Slapin, JB., (2006). From Unanimity to Consensus: An Analysis of the Negotiations at the EU's Constitutional Convention. World Politics. 58 (03), 413-445

Slapin, JB., (2006). Who Is Powerful?. European Union Politics. 7 (1), 51-76

Koenig, T. and Slapin, JB., (2006). From unanimity to consensus - An analysis of the negotiations at the EU's constitutional convention. WORLD POLITICS. 58 (3), 413-+

Konig, T. and Slapin, J., (2004). Bringing Parliaments Back in. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 16 (3), 357-394

Books (3)

Daniel Kelemen, R., Menon, A. and Slapin, J., (2016). The European Union: Integration and enlargement. 9781317612766

Proksch, SO. and Slapin, JB., (2015). The politics of parliamentary debate: Parties, rebels, and representation. 9781139680752

Slapin, JB., (2011). Veto power: Institutional design in the european union. 9780472117932

Book chapters (4)

Daniel Kelemen, R., Menon, A. and Slapin, J., (2016). Wider and deeper? Enlargement and integration in the European Union. In: The European Union: Integration and Enlargement. 5- 21. 9781317612766

Daniel Kelemen, R., Menon, A. and Slapin, J., (2016). The European Union: Wider and deeper?. In: The European Union: Integration and Enlargement. 1- 4. 9781317612766

Slapin, JB. and Gray, J., (2016). Depth, ambition and width in regional economic organizations. In: The European Union: Integration and Enlargement. 88- 103. 9781317612766

Slapin, JB. and Jensen, CB., (2015). The Politics of Multispeed Integration in the European Union. In: European Union Power and Policy-Making (4th Edition). Editors: Richardson, J. and Mazey, S., . Taylor & Francis Ltd

Conferences (1)

Koenig, T., Luig, B., Proksch, S-O. and Slapin, JB., (2010). Measuring Policy Positions of Veto Players in Parliamentary Democracies

Other (1)

Slapin, JB. and Proksch, S., (2014).Words as Data: Content Analysis in Legislative Studies,Oxford University Press

Grants and funding

2017

Workshop (University of Glasgow)

University of Glasgow

Online course development on Quantitative Text Analysis

Sage Publications Ltd

Contact

jslapin@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873070

Location:

5.420, Colchester Campus