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Brexit, the 2017 British General Election and Beyond

Friday, March 23, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Social Science Centre (SSC)
Room: 6210
Harold D. Clarke - Brexit, the 2017 British General Election and Beyond

Brexit, the 2017 British General Election and Beyond

Friday, March 23, 2018
SSC 6210, 1:30 - 3:00pm

Harold D. Clarke,
Ph.D. Duke University, Ashbel Smith
Professor, University of Texas at Dallas

On June 23, 2016 the British electorate stunned political observers around the world by voting in a national referendum to leave the European Union. Then, in the May 2017 general election the many economic and political uncertainties created by the historic “Brexit” decision were magnified when voters denied Prime Minister Theresa May and her Conservative government a parliamentary majority. Using data from his national surveys of the British electorate and thousands of activists in Britain’s ring-wing populist UKIP Party, Professor Harold Clarke discusses the forces that shaped the choices voters made in the EU referendum and the 2017 election and what the future may hold as the Brexit negotiations unfold.

His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (US), the  Economics and Social Research Council (UK), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canada Council, the Hong Kong Science Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is the author of articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Political Analysis and Political Science Research and Methods. His most recent books are Brexit-Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Austerity and Political Choice in Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain, (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He regularly teaches courses on structural equation modeling, survey research and time series analysis.

Department of Political Science
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