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Professor Gail Mc Elroy

Professor (Political Science)

Head of School (Sch Office Social Sciences & Philosophy)

  Comparative Government   Electoral Systems   EU Politics   European Elections   European Parliament   EUROPEAN UNION   European Union Politics   Gender and Politics   Irish Political Parties   Irish Politics   Irish politics, election study, electoral behaviour   LEGISLATION   Legislative Organisation   Legislative Reform   Political Methodology   Political Parties   Qualitative research methods
 COHESIFY: The Impact of Cohesion Policy on EU Identity
 Gender and legislative debate in Ireland: When and what female TDs talk about
 Where are all the Women? The Political Ambition Gap in the Republic of Ireland
 Representation in Europe: Policy Congruence between Citizens and Elites
 The Globalisation of Party Competition

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European Political Science Association, Council Member 2015-2018
Chair, International Committee, American Political Science Association 2011-2014
Irish Political Studies Association, Vice-President 2016-2019
Editorial Board, British Journal of Political Science 2013-
Editorial Board, Political Science Research and Methods 2013-
Editorial Board, European Union Politics 2007-
Editorial Board, Legislative Studies Quarterly 2008-2011
Editorial Board, Irish Political Studies 2015-
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American Political Science Association 1998 Present
European Political Science Association 2012
Midwest Political Science Association 1998 Present
European Union Studies Association 2006 Present
The Impact of Gender Quotas on Voting Behaviour in 2016 in, editor(s)David Farrell, Michael Marsh and Theresa Reidy , The Irish Voter 2016, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2018, [Gail McElroy], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS  TARA - Full Text
Gail McElroy, Shaun Bowler and Stefan Mueller, Voter preferences and party loyalty under cumulative voting: political behaviour after electoral reform in Bremen and Hamburg, Electoral Studies, 51, (1), 2018, p93 - 102, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gail McElroy, Michael Marsh, David Farrell, A Conservative Revolution? Electoral change in 21st century Ireland. , Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017, 1 - 275pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Party Competition in Ireland: The emergence of a left right dimension? in, editor(s)Michael Marsh, David Farrell, Gail McElroy , A Conservative Revolution? Electoral Change in 21st Century Ireland, 2017, pp1 - 10, [Gail McElroy], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Introduction: The 2011 election in context in, editor(s)Michael Marsh, David Farrell and Gail McElroy , A Conservative Revolution? Electoral Change in 21st Century Ireland, 2017, pp61 - 82, [Michael Marsh, David Farrell and Gail McElroy], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Introduction: The 2011 Election in Context in, editor(s)Michael Marsh, David M. Farrell, and Gail McElroy , A Conservative Revolution?, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017, pp1 - 10, [ Michael Marsh, David M. Farrell, and Gail McElroy], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Gail McElroy and Lisa Keenan, Who supports Gender Quotas in Ireland , Irish Political Studies, 32, (3), 2017, p382 - 403, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Voting behaviour in 2016: continuing de-alignment in, editor(s)Michael Gallagher and Michael Marsh , How Ireland Voted 2016: The Election that Nobody Won, 2016, pp159 - 184, [Michael Marsh and Gail McElroy], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Gail McElroy, Irish Candidate Survey, 3, Comparative Candidate Study, 2016, Dataset, PUBLISHED  URL
Gail McElroy and Shaun Bowler, Political group cohesion and 'hurrah' voting in the European Parliament, Journal of European Public Policy, 22, (9), 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Le Parlement Européen, Yves Deloye and Michael Bruter, Dictionnaire des Elections Européennes, Paris, Economica, 2005, pp503-512 - [Gail McElroy], Notes: [Republished in English (2007) Encyclopaedia of European Elections. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED


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Fellow Trinity College Dublin 2011
Best Paper Award, Political Research Quarterly 2011
Vincent Wright Fellow in Comparative Politics (Jean Monnet Fellow), European University Institute Sept 2008-2009
Carl Albert Best Dissertation Award, American Political Science Association 2005
Ghita Ionescu Travel Scholarship for the Study of Comparative Politics 2004
Fulbright Scholar 1996
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK) Chevening Scholarship 1994
Foundation Scholar 1992
European Union Politics, European Parliament, European Political Parties, Electoral Politics