Dr Andrew Barclay

Andrew Barclay

Andrew is a political scientist who researches democratic engagement. His work to date has focused upon the importance of citizens' social identities in shaping how they participate in politics, as well as how political elites engage specific social groups within their election campaigns. He is particularly interested in how social inequalities associated with ethnic and religious minority status produce distinctive forms of political behaviour amongst elites and voters more broadly.

Since September 2023, Andrew has been based at DSPI working as a Postdoctoral Fellow on the Changing Elites project. Before then he was a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield as a part of a European Commission funded project on data-driven election campaigns. He completed his Ph.D. thesis on the political behaviour of British Jews at the University of Manchester in 2021.

Andrew is the Programme Officer of the Elections, Public Opinion & Parties specialist group of the Political Studies Association, and has published articles in Electoral Studies, Political Studies, Politics & Religion and Information, Communication and Society amongst other journals.


Journal Articles

Barclay, Andrew, Rachel Gibson & Kate Dommett (2023) “The Regulatory Ecosystem of Data-Driven Campaigning” Frontiers in Political Science 5 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpos.2023.1146470

Dommett, Kate; Andrew Barclay & Rachel Gibson (2023) “Just What is Data-Driven Campaigning? A Systematic Review” Information, Communication & Society https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2023.2166794

Trumm, Siim & Andrew Barclay (2021) “Parliamentary representation: Should MPs prioritise their own views or those of their voters?” Political Studies https://doi.org/10.1177/00323217211061512

Barclay, Andrew (2020) “When Religious Voting Becomes Volatile: The Case of Jewish Voters in Britain” Politics and Religion 13 (3) pp.544-574 https://doi.org/10.1017/S1755048320000188

Barclay, Andrew; Maria Sobolewska & Robert Ford (2019) “The Realignment of British Jews: Testing Competing Explanations” Electoral Studies 61 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2019.102063

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