Publications

Elite Statecraft and Election Administration by Toby S. JamesBooks

Edited Journal Special Editions

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Conference Papers

  • (2017) ‘Building Better Elections: The Role of Human Resource Management Practices’, Paper presented at Building Better Elections Workshop, organised by the Electoral Management Research Network at the ECPR Conference, Oslo, September 2017.
  • (2017) ‘Improving Electoral Management: The organisational determinants of Electoral Integrity’, presentation to the 14th European Conference of Electoral Management Boards, St Petersburg, May 2017, with Holly Ann Garnett, Leontine Loeber and Carolien van Ham.
  • (2017) ‘How Political Leaders Assess Political Leaders: Testing Neo-Statecraft Leadership Theory in Conversation with British Party Leaders’, paper for the 2nd International Conference of the Public and Political Leadership Network, 6-7 April 2017, at the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
  • (2017) ‘Fair and Free? Electoral Administration in the 2016 EU Brexit Referendum,’ Paper prepared for the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, and the UK Political Studies Association Conference, Glasgow, April 2017, with Alistair Clark.
  • (2016) ‘Scientific realism, academic research and policy change: The case of electoral registration reform in Britain‘, Warwick Impact Conference, University of Warwick, November 2016.
  • (2016) ‘Improving Electoral Management’, presentation to the 13th European Conference of Electoral Management Boards, Bucharest, April 2016.
  • (2016) ‘Why volunteer? The motivations of polling station workers on election day’ Paper for the Political Studies Association Conference, March 2016, with Alistair Clark.
  • (2015) ‘Assessing the independence of electoral management boards: A policy network approach’, Paper for the American Political Science Conference, San Francisco, August/September 2015.  Also presented at a Irish Research Council Workshop, Cork, October 2015.
  • (2015) ‘The Unsung Heroes of Electoral Democracy: Poll Workers and Electoral Integrity in Britain‘, Paper for the Pre-APSA Workshop on Electoral Integrity, San Francisco, September 2015, with Alistair Clark.
  • (2014) ‘Electoral Governance and the Quality of Democracy in the United Kingdom‘, Paper for the International Symposium on Elections, Civic Education and the Quality of Democracy, the Korean Civic Institute for Democracy, Seoul, South Korea, September 3-4 2014.
  • (2014) ‘Centralising Electoral Management and Electoral Integrity: Lessons from Britain‘, Paper for the 64th Political Studies Association Annual International Conference, 14 – 16 April 2014, The Midland Hotel, Manchester.
  • (2014) ‘Assessing Prime Ministerial Performance: Structural Contexts, Statecraft and the Case of Gordon Brown‘, PSA Political Leadership Annual Workshop, University of East Anglia, 17th January 2014 (with Jim Buller).
  • (2013) ‘Centralising Electoral Management – Lessons from the UK’, Pre-APSA Workshop on Electoral Integrity, Chicago, 28th August 2013 (slides).
  • (2013) ‘Organisational Performance in Electoral Management’ , Paper presented at the Electoral Integrity Project annual workshop on ‘Concepts and Indicators of Electoral Integrity’, Weatherhead Center, Harvard University, 3-4th June 2013.
  • (2013) ‘Institutional Change as Statecraft? Statecraft Theory, Historical Institutionalism and Change’, Paper for the 63rd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference, 25 – 27 March 2013, City Hall Cardiff
  • (2013) ‘Implementing Elections in New Times: Explaining the Rise of Electoral Maladministration in Established Democracies’, Paper for the 63rd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference, 25 – 27 March 2013, City Hall Cardiff
  • (2012) ‘Structure, Agency and the Assessment of Political Leaders: The Case of Gordon Brown’s Statecraft’, Political Studies Association Political Leadership Workshop, 12th October 2012, University of Leeds.
  • (2012) ‘Why has Electoral Integrity Declined in Established Democracies? The Role of New Implementation Challenges and Institutional Drift in Post-Industrial, Digital-Era Election Administration’ American Political Science Conference, New Orleans, August/September 2012.
  • (2012) ‘The Importance of Policy Instruments for Managing Principal-Agent Relationships in the Administration of Elections: The Case of Performance Benchmarking in the UK’, Challenges of Electoral Integrity, Pre‐IPSA Workshop, Madrid, Saturday 7th July, 2012 (slides)
  • (2012) ‘Assessing Political Leaders in Context: Statecraft, the Natural Rate of Governability and the case of Gordon Brown’s Premiership’, Political Studies Annual Conference, Ulster, April 2012 (with Jim Buller).
  • (2012) ‘Reputations, Peer-Pressure and Performance: Improving election Administration through Benchmarking Standards ‘Reputations, Peer-Pressure and Performance: Improving election Administration through Benchmarking Standards in an Age of Networked Governance’, Political Studies Annual Conference, Ulster, April 2012 (download slides).
  • (2011) ‘The Impact of Individual Electoral Registration on British and Welsh Elections’, Briefing to the Welsh Assembly, Cardiff, 28th November 2011.
  • (2011) ‘Institutional Change as Statecraft? A Critical Appraisal of the Contribution of Jim Bulpitt’s Statecraft Thesis to Theories of Institutional Change’, Annual Public Administration Committee (PAC) Conference, The University of Birmingham, 05 – 06 September, 2011.
  • (2010) ‘Fewer costs, more votes? U.K. Innovations in Electoral Administration 2000-2007 and their effect on voter turnout’, Interpreting Democratic Governance Conference, De Montfort University, September 2010.
  • (2009) ‘Statecraft and Institutional Change: The Case of Electoral Administration in Established Democracies’, Paper for the Political Studies Association Conference, University of Manchester, April 2009.
  • (2008) ‘New Interpretivism in critique? Statecraft and Electoral Administration in the UK 1997-2007’, Paper for the 58th Political Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Swansea, 1-3rd April 2008.
  • (2008) ‘Statecraft and the Assessment of Political Leadership in Britain’, Paper for the 58th Political Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Swansea, 1-3rd April 2008.
  • (2007) ‘Electoral Administration and Voter Turnout: The UK Experience 2000-7 in International Perspective’, Paper for the Conference for Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, University Bristol, September 2007.

Media / Expert Blog posts

Book Reviews

  • (2013) Review of Birch, S. (2011) Electoral Malpractice in Political Studies Review, 11(1), p.105-6, January 2013.
  • (2012) Review of Minnite, L. C. (2010). The Myth of Voter Fraud. Cornell University Press: Ithaca, New York, in Public Administration, 90(2), 551-4.
  • (2011) Review of Flinders, M. (2009). Democratic drift: majoritarian modification and democratic anomie in the United Kingdom Oxford: Oxford University Press, in British Politics.
  • (2011) Review of Krister Lundell (2009) The Origins of Electoral Systems in the Post-war Period: A Worldwide Approach (Abingdon: Routledge) in Political Studies Review 9(2), p.259.
  • (2009) Review of Andre Blais (ed) (2008) To Keep or to Change First Past the Post (Oxford: Oxford University Press), in Political Studies Review 7(3), September 2009, p.395-6
  • (2008), Review of Diamond, L. & Plattner (eds). (2006) Electoral Systems and Democracy (Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press), in Political Studies Review 5(3), September 2007, p.464.
  • (2008) Review of Abbott, L.F., British Democracy: Its Restoration and Extension (Manchester: Industrial Systems Research) in Political Studies Review 5(3), September 2007, p.412-3.

Consultancy / Policy Reports / Evidence

Letters in the Press

Select Broadcast Media

  • (2016) ‘Voter Registration at the EU Referendum’, BBC 10 O’Clock News, June 2016.
  • (2015) ‘Automatic Voter Registration is needed’, Radio 4 Today, 14th October 2015.
  • (2015) ‘Automatic Voter Registration is needed’, Radio Norfolk with Nicky Price, 14th October 2015.
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