Electoral Integrity Project Lunchtime Research Seminars

1st Semester 2018

We welcome leading scholars from Australia and around the world to present papers on electoral integrity.  Presentations are followed by interactive Q&A with the audience. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Seminar presentations are uploaded to the EIP YouTube channel for future viewing.

We have an excellent line-up of presenters in Semester 1, 2018 and hope that you can join us!



Seminar Series Speakers


Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 11.45-13.30 (map)

Professor Pippa Norris, Harvard and Sydney University

Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit and the rise of Authoritarian-Populism

Chair: Dr Sarah Cameron

Discussant: Professor Simon Tormey



Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 11.45-13.30

Dr Thomas Wynter, University of Sydney

Perceptions of Electoral Integrity 6.0: Corruption, Coercion, and Clientelism

Chair: Professor Pippa Norris

Discussant: Dr Maria Celeste Ratto



Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 11.45-13.30 (map)

Professor Gerry Stoker, University of Southampton

Anti-Politics: A Long View

Chair: Dr Thomas Wynter

Discussant: Professor Ariadne Vromen



Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 11.45-13.30 (map)

Professor Simon Jackman, United States Studies Centre

Representatives choosing Voters: Challenges to US Gerrymandering

Chair: Dr Sarah Cameron

Discussant: Professor Pippa Norris



Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 11.45-13.30 (map)

Dr James Loxton, University of Sydney

Life after Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide

Chair: Professor Pippa Norris

Discussant: Dr Toby James



Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 11.45-13.30 (map)

Dr Roberto Foa, University of Melbourne

The Challenge of Authoritarian Modernization

Chair: Dr Thomas Wynter

                              Discussant: Dr Aim Sinpeng



Tuesday, 24 April, 2018, 11.45-13.30 (map)

Dr Carolien van Ham, UNSW

Myth and Reality of the Legitimacy Crisis: Explaining Trends and Cross-National Differences in Established Democracies

Chair: Dr Sarah Cameron

                               Discussant: Dr Roberto Foa



Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 11.45-13.30 (map)

Dr Maria Celeste Ratto, CONICET

Electoral Cycle and voting behavior: Assessing the impact of electoral integrity on electoral behavior of Latin American Democracies

                              Chair: Dr Thomas Wynter

                              Discussant: Dr James Loxton



8 May 2018, 11.45-13.30 (map)

Dr Fiona Buckley, University College Cork

Diffusion effects of gender quotas: increasing the supply of party and non-party women in Ireland?

Chair: Dr Sarah Cameron

Discussant: Ms Kristina Gushchina



15 May 2018, 11.45-13.30 (map)

Dr Tobias James, University of East Anglia

Comparative Electoral Management: Performance, Networks and Instruments

Chair: Dr Sarah Cameron

Discussant: Professor Rodney Smith



22 May 2018, 11.45-13.30 (map)

Ms Kristina Gushchina, University of Cologne

Women’s Legislative Representation in the Post-Soviet Space 1991-2017:  Macro-Level Analysis

Chair: Dr Thomas Wynter

Discussant: Dr Fiona Buckley



29 May 2018, 11.45-13.30 (map)

Dr Ioannis Andreadis, Aristotle University Thessaloniki

Measuring Authoritarian Populism with Expert Surveys


Chair: Dr Sarah Cameron

Discussant: Dr Thomas Wynter