Political Institutions, with an Emphasis on Elections, Parliaments and Parties
The Department has particular strengths in the comparative study of elections, electoral systems, voting behaviour, parliamentary behaviour, religion and politics, and party membership studies. Members have published extensively in these areas. The Department is home to two archives of Irish survey data (the INES and the Irish Opinion Poll Archive) and to a database of electoral system indices.
Staff who work on this area include:
- Prof Gizem Arikan
- Prof Emanuel Coman
- Prof Michael Gallagher (not available for PhD supervision)
- Prof Alexander Held
- Prof Gail McElroy