Professor Jocelyn Evans
Professor of Politics
I received my PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, in 1998, before taking up post at the University of Salford. In 2002-3, I was Visiting CNRS Research Fellow at the CIDSP, University of Grenoble.
From 2000-06, I directed the Extreme Right Electorates and Party Success (EREPS) research network, funded by CNRS and British Academy.
From 2006 to 2011, I was editor of the Hansard scholarly journal, Parliamentary Affairs. I am currently the series editor of the French Politics, Society and Culture series published by Palgrave-Macmillan.
I work principally on quantitative models of voting behaviour, particularly in France. I am currently looking at geographical effects on elections in the UK, and how voters evaluate candidates according to their location. I have a long-term interest in the European Extreme Right.
I am currently leading PIED3101 Elections and Voters, covering the principal theories of psephology, and co-convening PIED3701 Analysing Data in Politics, Development and IR, a quantitative methods module.
I am willing to supervise PhD students in the areas of voting behaviour, European politics and the Extreme Right. I am particularly interested in quantitative approaches to voting, including polls and forecasting.
Arzheimer, K and Evans, JAJ (2014) Candidate geolocation and voter choice in the 2013 English County Council elections. Research & Politics. July-September 2014. doi:10.1177/2053168014538769
Evans, JAJ and Ivaldi, G. (2013) The 2012 French Presidential Elections. The Inevitable Alternation (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan). ISBN 978-1-137-01163-3
Arzheimer, K and Evans, JAJ (2013) A new multinomial accuracy measure for polling bias. Political Analysis. 1 - 14. ISSN 1047-1987
Arzheimer, K, and Evans, JAJ (2012) Geolocation and voting: candidate-voter distance effects on party choice in the 2010 UK general election in England. Political Geography, 31 (5). 301 - 310 (10). ISSN 0962-6298
Evans, JAJ and Ivaldi, G (2012) Deriving a forecast model for European election turnout. Political Research Quarterly, 65 (4). 855 - 866 (13). ISSN 1065-9129
Media Contact Areas
- French politics
- Extreme Right voting
- Election polling