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Professor Lawrence Ezrow

Head of Department - Professor (R)
Department of Government
Professor Lawrence Ezrow
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873770

  • Location

    5B.312, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Tuesday 12-2pm

Profile

Biography

His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Politics, Party Politics, West European Politics, and World Politics.

Qualifications

  • BA (with honours), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • MA, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Research and professional activities

Research interests

political representation

parties' election strategies

political institutions

Current research

http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~ezrow/

Teaching and supervision

  • Europe: Myth and Idea (CS102)

  • Introduction to United States (GV163)

  • MA Dissertation (GV993)

  • MRES Dissertation (GV995)

  • Work-Based Project (GV996)

Publications

Journal articles (30)

Lehrer, R., Ezrow, L., Ward, H. and Bohmelt, T., (2017). Intra–Party Democracy and Responsiveness to Rival Parties’ Policies. Social Science Quarterly. 98 (3), 1026-1024

Bohmelt, TFK., Ezrow, L., Lehrer, R., Schleiter, P. and Ward, H., (2017). Why Dominant Governing Parties Are Cross-Nationally Influential. International Studies Quarterly. 61 (4), 749-759

Ezrow, L. and Xezonakis, G., (2016). Satisfaction with democracy and voter turnout. Party Politics. 22 (1), 3-14

Bohmelt, T., Ezrow, L., Lehrer, R. and Ward, H., (2016). Party Policy Diffusion. American Political Science Review. 110 (2), 397-410

Adams, J., Ezrow, L. and Wlezien, C., (2016). The Company You Keep: How Voters Infer Party Positions on European Integration from Governing Coalition Arrangements. American Journal of Political Science. 60 (4), 811-823

Ezrow, L. and Hellwig, T., (2015). The hidden cost of consensus: How coordinated market economies insulate politics. Research & Politics. 2 (4)

Ezrow, L., Homola, J. and Tavits, M., (2014). When Extremism Pays: Policy Positions, Voter Certainty, and Party Support in Postcommunist Europe. The Journal of Politics. 76 (2), 535-547

Ezrow, L., Tavits, M. and Homola, J., (2014). Voter Polarization, Strength of Partisanship, and Support for Extremist Parties. Comparative Political Studies. 47 (11), 1558-1583

Ezrow, L. and Hellwig, T., (2014). Responding to Voters or Responding to Markets? Political Parties and Public Opinion in an Era of Globalization. International Studies Quarterly. 58 (4), 816-827

Adams, J., Ezrow, L. and Somer-Topcu, Z., (2014). Do Voters Respond to Party Manifestos or to a Wider Information Environment? An Analysis of Mass-Elite Linkages on European Integration. American Journal of Political Science. 58 (4), 967-978

Ezrow, L., Homola, J. and Tavits, M., (2014). When Extremism Pays: Policy Positions, Voter Certainty, and Party Support in Postcommunist Europe. Journal of Politics. 76 (02), 535-547

Abney, R., Adams, J., Clark, M., Easton, M., Ezrow, L., Kosmidis, S. and Neundorf, A., (2013). When does valence matter? Heightened valence effects for governing parties during election campaigns. Party Politics. 19 (1), 61-82

Adams, J., Ezrow, L., Merrill, S. and Somer-Topcu, Z., (2013). Does Collective Responsibility for Performance Alter Party Strategies? Policy-Seeking Parties in Proportional Systems. British Journal of Political Science. 43 (01), 1-23

Adams, J., Ezrow, L., Merrill, S. and Somer-Topcu, Z., (2013). Does Collective Responsibility for Performance Alter Party Strategies? Policy-Seeking Parties in Proportional Systems. British Journal of Political Science. 43 (01), 1-23

Adams, J., Ezrow, L. and Leiter, D., (2012). Partisan Sorting and Niche Parties in Europe. West European Politics. 35 (6), 1272-1294

Ward, H., Ezrow, L. and Dorussen, H., (2011). Globalization, Party Positions, and the Median Voter. World Politics. 63 (03), 509-547

Ezrow, L. and Xezonakis, G., (2011). Citizen Satisfaction With Democracy and Parties’ Policy Offerings. Comparative Political Studies. 44 (9), 1152-1178

Ezrow, L., De Vries, C., Steenbergen, M. and Edwards, E., (2011). Mean voter representation and partisan constituency representation: Do parties respond to the mean voter position or to their supporters?. Party Politics. 17 (3), 275-301

Ezrow, L., (2011). Reply to Dow: Party Positions, Votes and the Mediating Role of Electoral Systems?. British Journal of Political Science. 41 (02), 448-452

Adams, J., Ezrow, L. and Somer-Topcu, Z., (2011). Is Anybody Listening? Evidence That Voters Do Not Respond to European Parties’ Policy Statements During Elections. American Journal of Political Science. 55 (2), 370-382

Ward, H., Ezrow, L. and Dorussen, H., (2011). Globalization, Party Positions, and the Median Voter. World Politics. 63 (3), 509-547

Ward, H., Dorussen, H. and Ezrow, L., (2011). Globalization, Social Democratic Parties and the Median Voter. World Politics. 63 (3), 509-547

Ezrow, L., (2011). Reply to Dow: Party Positions, Votes and the Mediating Role of Electoral Systems?. British Journal of Political Science. 41 (02), 448-452

Budge, I., Ezrow, L. and McDonald, MD., (2010). Ideology, Party Factionalism and Policy Change: An integrated dynamic theory. British Journal of Political Science. 40 (04), 781-804

Budge, I., Ezrow, L. and McDonald, MD., (2010). Ideology, Party Factionalism and Policy Change: An integrated dynamic theory. British Journal of Political Science. 40 (04), 781-804

EZROW, L., (2008). Research Note: On the inverse relationship between votes and proximity for niche parties. European Journal of Political Research. 47 (2), 206-220

Ezrow, L., (2007). The Variance Matters: How Party Systems Represent the Preferences of Voters. The Journal of Politics. 69 (1), 182-192

Adams, J., Clark, M., Ezrow, L. and Glasgow, G., (2006). Are Niche Parties Fundamentally Different from Mainstream Parties? The Causes and the Electoral Consequences of Western European Parties' Policy Shifts, 1976-1998. American Journal of Political Science. 50 (3), 513-529

EZROW, L., (2005). Are moderate parties rewarded in multiparty systems? A pooled analysis of Western European elections, 1984-1998. European Journal of Political Research. 44 (6), 881-898

ADAMS, J., CLARK, M., EZROW, L. and GLASGOW, G., (2004). Understanding Change and Stability in Party Ideologies: Do Parties Respond to Public Opinion or to Past Election Results?. British Journal of Political Science. 34 (4), 589-610

Book chapters (1)

Ezrow, L., (2011). Electoral Systems and Party Responsiveness. In: Political Economy of Institutions, Democracy and Voting. Editors: Schofield, N. and Caballero, G., . Springer. 303- 325. 9783642195181

Grants and funding

2008

Subconstituency Representation Across Western Europe

Economic & Social Research Council

Contact

ezrow@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873770

Location:

5B.312, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Tuesday 12-2pm