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Paul Whiteley

Paul Whiteley

Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex

My research interests involve examining the nature & significance of political participation, particularly electoral participation, & also in understanding the causes & effects of public opinion on politics.

Underpaid, overworked and drowning in debt: you wonder why young people are voting again?

Oct 08, 2017 02:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The 2017 general election was highly unusual as far as the youth vote was concerned. The Labour party won 65% the lions share of the youth vote. The nearest comparisons are with 1964 and 1997. In both those years, Labour...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Is this really the Brexit election?

Apr 30, 2017 14:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The rapidly approaching 2017 general election has already been dubbed the Brexit election. Many assume that Brexit will be the decisive issue in the campaign. A recent poll by IPSOS-MORI suggests that just over half of...

Down but not out: diagnosing UKIP's biggest problems

Mar 18, 2017 06:55 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

UKIP seems to have lurched from crisis to crisis since achieving its founding ambition to take the UK out of the European Union. However, UKIP still has noteworthy support. It might be down, but it certainly isnt...

US Election Series

Four possible explanations why most of the polls got the US election wrong

Nov 10, 2016 22:24 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

In the US presidential election, the final poll of polls compiled by Real Clear Politics predicted that Hillary Clinton would win 46.8% of the popular vote and Donald Trump 43.6%. In the end, Clinton won 47.7% and her...

Briferendum Series

Why did older voters choose Brexit? It's a matter of identity

Jun 26, 2016 19:10 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Just a few days before the EU referendum on June 19 and 20 we carried out an internet survey of the electorate in Britain and asked more than 2,100 people how they were planning to vote. Some 49% of respondents...

Briferendum Series

Poll of polls: how worried should Remain be as voters come off fence?

Jun 15, 2016 07:47 am UTC| Insights & Views

The campaign to keep Britain in the EU has suffered a significant blow at a crucial point in the EU referendum battle with an ICM poll putting Leave further ahead than ever before. The poll, published by The Guardian,...

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Economy

Hungarian wages rise year-on-year in February, wages to grow around 10 pct in 2018

Hungarys labor market continues to be in a good shape. Todays released figures showed that Hungarian wages rose 11.9 percent year-on-year in February, slightly down from Januarys recorded growth of 13.8 percent...

U.S. Treasuries silent ahead of FOMC members Evans, Williams’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries remained silent on the end trading day of the week as investors wait to watch the Federal Open Market Committees (FOMC) members Evans and Williams deliver their speeches, later in the day, which shall...

German bunds gain after March producer price index misses market expectations

The German bunds remained on the upside Friday after the countrys producer price index (PPI) for the month of March missed market expectations and investors are now eyeing the eurozones consumer confidence index for the...

Canadian economic growth likely to decline to 1.9 pct in 2018, 1.6 pct next year: HSBC Securities

Canadian economic growth is expected to decline to 1.9 percent this year and 1.6 percent in the next year, according to a recent research report from HSBC Securities. From an average pace of 3.7 percent in the prior four...

Global Geo-political Series: U.S. commerce department initiates AD & CVD investigation on imports of Certain Steel Wheels from China

U.S. trade action against Chinese products continue. The U.S. Commerce Department has initiated an AD (Anti-Dumping Duty)/CVD (Countervailing Duty) on imports of Certain Steel Wheels from China. These AD and CVD...

Politics

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

South Africas 2018 State of the Nation address by the president of South Africa has been postponed. This unprecedented step makes it clear that the country is seeing the final days of Jacob Zuma as president although it...

Is full transparency good for democracy?

With the approval of President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives released the so-called Nunes memo on Feb. 2. In it, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes describes alleged abuses of surveillance...

Empowering the powerless: Let's end energy poverty

Power to the people, the activists chanted in the 1960s. The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological innovations that could light up distant shelters and communities in the...

How neoliberalism is damaging your mental health

There is a widespread perception that mental ill health is on the rise in the West, in tandem with a prolonged decline in collective well-being. The idea that there are social and economic causes behind this perceived...

Science

Eyebrows Were Crucial For Human Survival, Study Says

The human eyebrows are often two of the most underrated and yet essential physical aspects of a persons appearance that influences interactions. For example, a unibrow can often result in mockery and the same goes for...

Undetected Asteroid Nearly Missed The Earth, Shows Glaring Holes In Detection Capabilities

Its a general rule to trust governments and space agencies to be able to do things like detect oncoming asteroids that might impact the earth at some point. However, a recent incident proves that there are still holes in...

Elon Musk Proves How Crazy He Is With Party Balloon And Bouncy House Idea

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considered something of a mad scientist by a lot of people, but not all for the wrong reasons. He has taken huge risks and leaps of faith that would have caused many to age prematurely with dread but...

USDA Is Cool With Scientists Genetically Editing Food

In case anyone was wondering what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was doing with all of the genetic engineering thats going on in the world of food, the answer is absolutely nothing. The agency recently...

Reputed Journal Retracts Flawed CRISPR Paper A Little Too Late

Science is a process that is often riddled with issues that affect the results of the work being done. This is why multiple experiments need to be conducted first before making conclusions and why papers need to be...

Technology

New Castlevania Game To Be Release On Mobile

Gamers have made their feelings toward Konami quite clear over the past several years, but many are still attached to their IPs, including Castlevania. This is why the recent announcement that a new game from the series...

‘Doom’ Soundtrack Is Now On Vinyl, Feel That Warm Music Of Demon Slaying

Music enthusiasts who prefer listening via Vinyl records always say that they do it because the sound is warmer. Well, things are about to reach scorched earth temperatures with the official soundtrack of Doom coming to...

New Electric Skateboard Only Costs $749 Now

Skateboarding is usually an activity that involves movement via leg power or using angles of the terrain. In 2013, however, a company released an electric skateboard that made it possible to simply stand on the platform...

Free Mobile Game From Google Can Teach Adults How To Code

Coding has become such an important part of life in the modern society that it has pervaded pretty much every aspect of daily life, whether people know it or not. More to the point, future industries will require less...

God Of War GOTY Prospect, Solving One Of Gaming’s Greatest Hang-ups

God of War has yet to officially release but publications are already hyping it up for players, with its prospect of being an obvious Game of the Year contender getting plenty of attention. Many have also commented on how...
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