Last updated: 05/10/2016
PhD Candidate, European University Institute, Florence
My main research interests are political participation, elections and European politics. My thesis looks at the causes of individual-level within variance in turnout at national elections. I'm also interested in the new political cleavages and changing party systems of Europe, particularly the growth of UKIP and the Green Party of England and Wales.
Dennison, J. & Draege, J. (2017, forthcoming), 'Making Sense of the 2016 Italian Constitutional Referendum' in Mediterranean Politics
Dennison, J. & Goodwin, M. (2017, forthcoming), ‘The Radical Right in the United Kingdom’ in eds. Rydgren, J. The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Evans, G, Carl, N and Dennison, J (2017, forthcoming) 'Brexit: The Causes and Consequences of the UK's decision to leave the EU' in Crises of Europe
Dennison, J (2016) The Greens in British Politics: Protest, Anti-Austerity and the Divided Left, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Dennison, J (2015) ‘The Other Insurgency? The Greens and the Election’ in Parliamentary Affairs, 68 (1): 188-205
Dennison, J and Goodwin, M (2015) ‘Immigration, Issue Ownership and the Rise of UKIP’ in Parliamentary Affairs, 68 (1): 168-187
Research in Progress
'How Protest Voters Choose' (with Professor Sarah Birch)
'European but not European Enough: Explaining Brexit' (monograph with Professor Geoff Evans and Noah Carl)
'Mobilisation and within individual variation in voter turnout'
'Socialisation and within individual variation in voter turnout'
'Political context and within individual variation in voter turnout'
'The Rational Choice Model and within individual variation in voter turnout'
'Political psychology and within individual variation in voter turnout'
'Financial Well-Being and Turnout' - old version found here
'Europhoria, 1986 - 1992: Explaining Britain's Pro-European Moment'
'Electoral Dynamics in Singapore'
'Explaining the Green Surge'
'The Greens in Scottish Politics'
POL229 - Political Analysis: Research Design and Data Analysis, University of Sheffield, Autumn 2015
Research Assistant, The UK in a Changing Europe, ESRC Project, Chatham House
Research Assistant, UKIP: Inside the Campaign to Redraw the Map of British Politics, British Academy funded
UK Team Leader, EUandI
Blog posts and press
Italianos votam em referendo que pode levar à queda de premiê, Folha de São Paulo
Voor betere grondwet (of tegen Renzi), De Volksrant
Stemmen over wet is stemmen over Renzi, De Morgen
La London School scommette sulla vittoria del No, La Repubblica
The Ultimate Causes of Brexit: History, Culture and Geography, LSE British Politics and Policy
A Long Time Coming: Brexit and What Happens Next, LSE BrexitVote
What next for the Greens? The Green Party after Natalie Bennett, LSE British Politics and Policy
The Green Surge and how it changed the membership of the Party, LSE British Politics and Policy
Portugal's change of government puts the country firmly in uncharted territory, LSE EUROPP
Populist personalities: The Big Five Personality Traits and the 2015 UK General Election, LSE British Politics and Policy
Why preventing a Brexit is by no means a done deal, London Evening Standard
From Devo-Max to West Lothian Max, LSE British Politics and Policy
A Lib-Lab Coalition is Perfectly Possible, with the SNP as the Silent Partner, LSE General Election 2015
The Loser Takes it All – The SNP After the Referendum, LSE General Election 2015
Green Party Voters Look Like Lib Dems, think like Labour voters and are as dissatisfied as ‘Kippers, LSE British Politics and Policy
UKIP- A flash-in-the-pan or a long term insurgent? Ballots and Bullets
An English Parliament: The Best Way to Save the UK? Open Democracy
Though the Green Party’s popularity may continue to rise, it is too ideological to become a ‘UKIP of the left’, LSE British Politics and Policy
Carswell’s defection to UKIP will harm Cameron because it was based on principle, but don’t expect other Eurosceptics to follow, LSE British Politics and Policy