Tower Center Monthly Seminar | American Public Opposition to Foreign Aid

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM)
Tower Center Boardroom, Carr Collins #227 (map)

Tower Center Associate Dr. Harold Clarke
Ashbel Smith Professor of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
University of Texas at Dallas

ClarkeHaroldHarold D. Clarke is Ashbel Smith Professor, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex. He also is editor of the Journal of Electoral Studies.

Clarke’s research on electoral choice and the political economy of party support in Great Britain, the United States and Canada has been supported by the National Science Foundation (U.S.), the Economics and Social Research Council (U.K.), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada). He is a principal investigator for the 2009/10 British Election Study and the 2012 Political Support in America Study. Other current research projects include the 2008 and 2011 Political Support in Canada Studies and the Public Opinion and the Syrian Crisis in Three Democracies Project.

He is the author of numerous articles published 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 and Political Analysis. His most recent books are Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), Performance Politics and the British Voter (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), Making Political Choices: Voting in Canada and the United States (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), and Political Choice in Britain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).

Clarke’s teaching interests focus on public opinion, voting and elections and research methods. He regularly teaches advanced time series analysis at the Essex Summer School in Data Collection and Analysis, the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan and the Workshops in Social Science Research Methods at Concordia University.

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