Ron Johnston is a professor in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol; he was formerly a Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sheffield and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Essex.

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    The Long Read: How the Polls and the Media Delivered Cameron’s Unexpected Victory by Ron Johnston

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The Long Read: How the Polls and the Media Delivered Cameron’s Unexpected Victory

As reports into why Labour lost the […]

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    Book Review: Rank Hypocrisies: the Insult of the REF by Derek Sayer.

Book Review: Rank Hypocrisies: the Insult of the REF by Derek Sayer.

Publication of the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework evaluation of the quality of work undertaken in all […]

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    Book Review: Reshaping the University: the Rise of the Regulated Market in Higher Education by David Palfreyman and Ted Tapper

Book Review: Reshaping the University: the Rise of the Regulated Market in Higher Education by David Palfreyman and Ted Tapper

This book focuses on the policy of removing almost entirely public support for the payment of student fees. Although it […]

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    Ron Johnston on remembering urbanist Professor Sir Peter Hall

Ron Johnston on remembering urbanist Professor Sir Peter Hall

Professor Sir Peter Hall died in July 2014. Active as a scholar, policy analyst and future-thinker almost to the […]

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Book Review: Advancing Electoral Integrity edited by Pippa Norris, Richard W Frank and Ferran Martínez i Coma

Are elections free and fair? How can we measure whether they are? And what is the popular reaction to […]

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    Book Review: British General Elections since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment and Disillusion by David Denver and Mark Garnett

Book Review: British General Elections since 1964: Diversity, Dealignment and Disillusion by David Denver and Mark Garnett

This book reviews the history of British general elections since 1964, charting the changes in voters and parties at […]

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Making Democracy Fun by Josh Lerner posits that public participation in decision-making can be enhanced by using games in […]

Book Review: Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain by Paul Whiteley, Harold D. Clarke, David Sanders and Marianne C. Stewart

Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain sets out to investigate the political economy of party support for British political […]

Book Review: The Political Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Britain by Anthony F. Heath, Stephen D. Fisher, Gemma Rosenblatt, David Sanders and Maria Sobolewska

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The books that inspired Ron Johnston: “I had no intention of becoming an ‘electoral geographer’, but David Butler and Donald Stokes’ ‘Political Change in Britain’ grabbed my attention”

Ron Johnston shares how some of the books that most influenced him came from outside his undergraduate reading list, and […]

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