Article on the Australian marriage equality vote published in Politics

I’m very pleased that my collaborative work with my one-time Policy Lab colleague Andrea Carson (now at La Trobe University) on the Australian marriage equality postal vote has been published in Politics. The article represents my first research project on Australian political behaviour, and my collaboration with Andrea was instrumental to its success.

I should note that we worked on this project at the same time (and separately from) Ian McAllister and Feodor Snagovsky of the Australian National University, who got to press first with their article in the Australian Journal of Political Science. I highly recommend their work to interested readers as well.


Interview on ABC Radio’s PM on migrants at the US-Mexico border

I was interviewed by Angus Randall for ABC Radio’s PM for a story on the current situation involving Central American migrants at the US-Mexico border.

Audio of the news story is available here (my interview starts around 2:50).

Article on “Trumping foreign policy” is now published in the Australian Journal of International Affairs

Extending the analysis of my earlier LISPOP Opinion-Policy Nexus blog post, my new article examining the “Trump framing effect” at work in Canadian and Australian foreign policy attitudes is now published in the Australian Journal of International Affairs. A synopsis of the article is also on the Australian Outlook blog of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

Article on American attitudes toward the US-Mexico border wall now out in Political Geography

After two long submission cycles (the second involving two round of reviews), I’m both happy and relieved that my article on attitudes toward the US-Mexico border wall is now out in Political Geography.

I draw on data from 2005-2006 up to late 2016 (during the presidential election) to look at how attitudes are shaped by proximity to the US-Mexico border, partisanship, ideology, and importantly the varying effects of partisanship and ideology over time. I hope this research contributes to a better understanding of the American public’s attitudes on this timely political issue.

I’m very grateful for the assistance (and data) from a number of people and organizations that made this project possible: Courtney Kennedy and Samantha Smith of the Pew Research Center, Chris Jackson of IpsosĀ Public Affairs, and Patrick Murray and Timothy Tracey of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

The article is available here.

New article on Canadian attitudes toward Muslims published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science

My article on majority-group Canadians’ attitudes toward Muslims in Canada has been published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science.

I use data from the 2011 and 2015 Canadian Election Study surveys to examine the effects of party identification, local context, and intergroup contact. In terms of the “context versus contact” debate in the intergroup relations literature, the results point to the importance of positive intergroup contact with little effect of local demographic context.

The article is online in early view here.

New article on Canadian immigration and refugee policy attitudes published in Migration Studies

I’m happy to report that my long-in-gestation article on Canadian attitudes toward immigration and refugee policy has been published in Migration Studies. “Partisanship, local context, group threat, and Canadian attitudes towards immigration and refugee policy” is now online here.

I owe a special thanks to Keith Neuman of the Environics Institute for Survey Research for providing me with access to the Focus Canada 2015 survey data analyzed in the article.