Jonathan Mellon

University of Manchester

Hallsworth Fellow

Oxford Road

Manchester, N/A M13 9PL

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.

Tremors But No Youthquake: Measuring Changes in the Age and Turnout Gradients at the 2015 and 2017 British General Elections

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 06 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2021
University of London - Royal Holloway, University of Manchester, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, University of Manchester and Nuffield College, University of Oxford
Downloads 2,526 (6,870)
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Turnout, Survey weighting, Ecological Fallacy, British politics

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Effects of the Internet on Participation: Study of a Public Policy Referendum in Brazil

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7204
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
University of British Columbia (UBC), University of Manchester, World Bank - Governance Global Practice and World Bank
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Technology Industry, Political Systems and Analysis, National Governance, ICT Policy and Strategies, Parliamentary Government

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Rain, Rain, Go Away: 176 Potential Exclusion-Restriction Violations for Studies Using Weather as an Instrumental Variable

Number of pages: 112 Posted: 02 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2021
Jonathan Mellon
University of Manchester
Downloads 2,255 (8,238)
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instrumental variable, IV regression, weather, rain, exclusion restriction

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Missing Non-Voters and Misweighted Samples: Explaining the 2015 Great British Polling Miss

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2018
Jonathan Mellon and Christopher Prosser
University of Manchester and University of London - Royal Holloway
Downloads 1,266 (20,465)
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polling miss; british election 2015; differential turnout; shy tories; late swing; don't know; representative samples; survey weighting; online polling; question ordering; survey methodology; political polling; public opinion

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Aggregate Turnout Is Mismeasured

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2021
University of Manchester, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Nuffield College, University of Oxford and University of London - Royal Holloway
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turnout, vep, vap, idea, aggregate, comparative politics, error, measurement, bias

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The Effect of Government Responsiveness on Future Political Participation

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Mar 2015
Fredrik M. Sjoberg, Jonathan Mellon and Tiago Peixoto
World Bank, University of Manchester and World Bank - Governance Global Practice
Downloads 820 (38,100)
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Government Responsiveness, Participation, Fix My Street, ICT, Crowdsourcing

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Brexit or Corbyn? Campaign and Inter-Election Vote Switching in the 2017 UK General Election

Jonathan Mellon, Geoffrey Evans, Edward Fieldhouse, Jane Green, Christopher Prosser; Brexit or Corbyn? Campaign and Inter-Election Vote Switching in the 2017 UK General Election, Parliamentary Affairs, DOI: org/10.1093/pa/gsy001
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 28 May 2018
University of Manchester, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Nuffield College, University of Oxford and University of London - Royal Holloway
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2017 British election, british election study, vote switching, UKIP, Brexit

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Twitter and Facebook are Not Representative of the General Population: Political Attitudes and Demographics of Social Media Users

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 09 Jun 2016
Jonathan Mellon and Christopher Prosser
University of Manchester and University of London - Royal Holloway
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Volatility, Realignment and Electoral Shocks: Brexit and the UK General Election of 2019

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 15 Jan 2021
University of Manchester, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, University of Manchester and University of London - Royal Holloway
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realignment, Brexit, volatility, 2019 General Election, electoral shocks

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Tactical Voting and Electoral Pacts in the 2019 UK General Election

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 31 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2021
Jonathan Mellon
University of Manchester
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Party Attachment in Great Britain: Five Decades of Dealignment

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 10 Aug 2017
Jonathan Mellon
University of Manchester
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Voter Volatility

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Mainstream Protest Voting: Did Voters Choose Brexit and Corbyn because they expected them to lose?

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2018
Jonathan Mellon and Christopher Prosser
University of Manchester and University of London - Royal Holloway
Downloads 382 (99,610)
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expressive voting, British politics, expectations, EU referendum, Brexit, British Election Study

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Which Promises Actually Matter? Election Pledge Centrality and Promissory Representation

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 13 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2019
University of Manchester, University of London - Royal Holloway, University of Cambridge and University of Warwick
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promise keeping, promissory representation, UK politics, manifestos, pledge fulfillment, brexit, EU

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How Do Coronavirus Attitudes Fit into Britain's Ideological Landscape?

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Nov 2020
Jonathan Mellon, Jack Bailey and Christopher Prosser
University of Manchester, University of Manchester and University of London - Royal Holloway
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COVID-19, british election study, voter behaviour, liberal-authoritarianism, left-right, economic values, lockdown, party competition

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Authoritarianism, Social Structure and Economic Policy Preferences

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2018
Jonathan Mellon and Christopher Prosser
University of Manchester and University of London - Royal Holloway
Downloads 171 (222,057)
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authoritarianism, left right, dimensions, public opinions, british elections, elite, mass, libertarianism

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Do Mobile Phone Surveys Work in Poor Countries?

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 398
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 27 Jun 2015
Center for Global Development, Center for Global Development, University of Manchester, World Bank - Governance Global Practice and World Bank - Governance Global Practice
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mobile phone surveys, mobile phones, zimbabwe, ethiopia, mozambique, afghanistan

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Spurious Time Trends Explain the Relationship between Survey Nonresponse and Mass Polarization: A Comment on Cavari and Freedman (2018)

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 14 Mar 2018
Jonathan Mellon and Christopher Prosser
University of Manchester and University of London - Royal Holloway
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Polarization, non-response bias, spurious correlation, time trend

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Correcting Polling Error in Over-Engaged Samples Using Representative Turnout Weighting

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 24 Jan 2016
Jonathan Mellon and Christopher Prosser
University of Manchester and University of London - Royal Holloway
Downloads 146 (253,253)
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polling miss; british election 2015; representative samples; survey weighting; online polling; survey methodology; political polling; public opinion

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Volatile Elite Networks and the Race for the Zimbabwean Succession

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Nov 2017
Jonathan Mellon and Dan Evans
University of Manchester and United States Military Academy, West Point - Network Science Center
Downloads 118 (297,639)
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Network Science, Network Analysis, Zimbabwe, Political Succession

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Making Inferences About Elections and Public Opinion Using Incidentally Collected Data

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 28 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2016
Jonathan Mellon
University of Manchester
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internet data, big data, public opinion, google trends, twitter, censorship, social media, election forecasting

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Gender and Political Mobilization Online: Participation and Policy Success on a Global Petitioning Platform

Ash Center Occasional Paper, July 2017
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 22 Mar 2018
University of Manchester, Harvard University, World Bank and World Bank - Governance Global Practice
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gender representation, political participation, online petitions, descriptive representation and substantive representation, descriptive success and substantive success

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Do Mobile Phone Surveys Work in Poor Countries?

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 398
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 24 Apr 2015
Center for Global Development, Center for Global Development, University of Manchester, World Bank - Governance Global Practice and World Bank - Governance Global Practice
Downloads 70 (412,507)
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mobile phone surveys, mobile phones, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Afghanistan

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The Twilight of the Polls? A Review of Trends in Polling Accuracy and the Causes of Polling Misses

Prosser, C., & Mellon, J. (2018). The Twilight of the Polls? A Review of Trends in Polling Accuracy and the Causes of Polling Misses. Government and Opposition, 1-34. DOI:10.1017/gov.2018.7
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Jun 2018
Christopher Prosser and Jonathan Mellon
University of London - Royal Holloway and University of Manchester
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polling, survey error, non-probability samples, late swing, shy voters, turnout filtering, representative samples, survey weighting

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Constructing Continuous Household Income Measurement on the British Election Study Internet Panel

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 04 May 2018
Jonathan Mellon and Christopher Prosser
University of Manchester and University of London - Royal Holloway
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Experimental Evidence for a Link between Labor Market Competition and Anti-Immigrant Attitudes

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2019
Jonathan Mellon
University of Manchester
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immigration, labor market, economic threat, survey experiments, british election study

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Information Flows within the US State Department

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 30 May 2014
Jonathan Mellon
University of Manchester
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social network analysis, gap models, US State Department, bureaucracies, issue salience

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All You Have to Do Is Ask: Measuring Uncertainty in Vote Intention

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Apr 2017
Jonathan Mellon
University of Manchester
Downloads 43 (515,633)

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Vote Volatility, Vote Switching, Uncertainty, Forecasting, British Election Study

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UK Aggregate Turnout is Mismeasured

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
University of Manchester, University of Manchester, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Nuffield College, University of Oxford and University of London - Royal Holloway
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turnout, vep, vap, idea, aggregate, comparative politics, error, measurement, bias

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Leading the Conversation: Comparing State Department Communication Networks Under Rogers and Kissinger

International Studies Association, 2014
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 May 2014
James Hollway and Jonathan Mellon
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and University of Manchester
Downloads 33 (566,061)

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networks, state department, bureaucracies

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Forecasting Social Network Reaction to Disruption: Current Practices and New Directions

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Mar 2018
Jonathan Mellon and Dan Evans
University of Manchester and United States Military Academy, West Point - Network Science Center
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Social Network, Disruption, Recovery, Intervention, ERGM, SAOM, SIENA, Logistics, Neuroscience, Key Players

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The Puzzle of High Partisanship Among Ethnic Minority Young People in Great Britain

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Jun 2018
Nicole Martin and Jonathan Mellon
University of Manchester and University of Manchester
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ethnicity, party identity, partisanship, socialisation, immigration

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What drives electoral change? Evidence from 103 inter-election panel surveys in 18 countries

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Nov 2021
Jonathan Mellon
University of Manchester
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vote switching, voter volatility, electoral change, mobilization, conversion, turnout, population replacement

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Who Lacks Voter Identification? The Electoral Implications of The UK Elections Bill 2021

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Nov 2021
University of Manchester, University of London - Royal Holloway, University of Manchester and University of Manchester
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photo identification, turnout, voting laws, electoral administration, electoral rules