Professor David Denver

Emeritus

Research Overview

Professor David Denver specialises in studying elections and also has a research interest in Scottish politics. He is the author of a widely used text on electoral behaviour (Elections and Voters in Britain) and of numerous other pieces on the subject. Among other positions held, he is the Chair of the editorial board of the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties and Chair of the publications subcommittee of the Political Studies Association.

The Popularity of British Prime Ministers
Denver, D., Garnett, M. 02/2012 In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 14, 1, p. 57-73. 17 p.
Journal article

Mixed messages (for some) parties - the Scottish council elections of 2012
Steven, M., Denver, D., Bochel, H. 2012 In: Scottish Affairs. 80, Summer
Journal article

Scottish Council Elections 2012: Results and Statistics
Steven, M., Denver, D., Bochel, H. 2012 University of Plymouth.
Commissioned report

The relative electoral impact of central party co-ordination and size of party membership at constituency level.
Fisher, J., Denver, D.T., Hands, H.T.G. 12/2006 In: Electoral Studies. 25, 4, p. 664-76. 589 p.
Journal article

Unsung heroes : constituency election agent in British general elections.
Fisher, J., Denver, D.T., Hands, H.T.G. 11/2006 In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 8, 4, p. 569-586. 18 p.
Journal article

Party membership and campaign activity in Britain : the impact of electoral performance.
Fisher, J., Denver, D.T., Hands, H.T.G. 07/2006 In: Party Politics. 12, 4, p. 505-519. 15 p.
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A matter of duty? : turnout patterns in the 2005 general election.
Denver, D.T. 2006 In: Sociology Review. 15, 4, p. 2-4. 3 p.
Journal article

Elections and Voters in Britain (2nd edition).
Denver, D.T. 2006 Palgrave. 226 p. ISBN: 0230001599.
Book

The North East referendum 2004 : campaigning : report for the Electoral Commission.
Denver, D.T. 11/2005
Other contribution

Trends in local elections in Britain.
Denver, D.T., Rallings, C., Thrasher, M. 08/2005 In: Local Government Studies. 31, 4, p. 393-413. 21 p.
Journal article

'Valence politics' : how Britain votes now.
Denver, D.T. 2005 In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 7, 2, p. 292-299. 8 p.
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Four-party competition in Scotland.
Denver, D.T. 2005 In: Politics Review. 15, 2, p. 19-21. 3 p.
Journal article

The 2005 general election in Scotland.
Denver, D.T. 2005 In: Scottish Affairs. 53, Autumn, p. 104-118. 15 p.
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The results : how Britain voted
Denver, D.T. 2005 In: Britain decides : the UK general election 2005. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 6-21. 16 p. ISBN: 1403946566.
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Labour's targeted constituency campaigning: nationally directed or locally produced?
Hands, H.T.G., Denver, D. 1/12/2004 In: Electoral Studies. 23, 4, p. 709-726. 18 p.
Journal article

Exploring Variations in Turnout: Constituencies and Wards in the Scottish Parliament Elections of 1999 and 2003.
Denver, D., Hands, G. 11/2004 In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 6, 4, p. 527-542. 16 p.
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The electoral impact of constituency campaigning in Britain, 1992-2003.
Denver, D.T., Hands, G., MacAllister, I. 1/06/2004 In: Political Studies. 52, 2, p. 289-306. 18 p.
Journal article

Media Guide to the New Scottish Constituencies.
Denver, D. 2004 LGC Elections Centre.
Book

The 2003 Scottish Parliament elections: messages for unpopular parties.
Denver, D.T. 11/2003 In: Politics Review. 13, 2, p. 28-30. 3 p.
Journal article

Constituency Marginality and Turnout in Britain Revisited.
Denver, D.T., Hands, G.T., MacAllister, I. 25/09/2003 In: British Elections and Parties Review. 13, 1, p. 174-194. 21 p.
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Constituency campaigning in Britain 1992-2001: Centralization and Modernization.
Hands, H.T.G., Denver, D. 1/09/2003 In: Party Politics. 9, 5, p. 541-559. 19 p.
Journal article

Whatever happened to the electoral reform?
Denver, D.T. 09/2003 In: Politics Review. 13, 1, p. 8-10. 3 p.
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Constituency campaigning in Wales at the 2001 general election.
Denver, D., MacAllister, I. 01/2003 In: Contemporary Wales. 15, 1, p. 78-88. 11 p.
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A wake up call to the parties? : The results of the Scottish Parliament elections.
Denver, D.T. 2003 In: Scottish Affairs. 44, p. 31-53. 23 p.
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Central debates in British politics.
Fisher, J., Denver, D.T., Benyon, J. 2003 New York : Longman. 442 p. ISBN: 058243727X 9780582437272.
Book

Constituency campaigning in Scotland at the 2001 general election.
Denver, D., MacAllister, I. 2003 In: Scottish Affairs. 42, p. 127-143. 17 p.
Journal article

Voting in the 1997 Scottish and Welsh devolution referendums: Information, interests and opinions.
Denver, D.T. 10/2002 In: European Journal of Political Research. 41, 6, p. 827-843. 17 p.
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Making the choice: explaining how people vote.
Denver, D.T. 09/2002 In: Politics Review. p. 2-5. 4 p.
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British election study.
Denver, D. 2002 In: Oxford companion to 20th-century British politics. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 69-70. 2 p. ISBN: 0198601344.
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British social attitudes survey.
Denver, D. 2002 In: Oxford companion to 20th-century British politics. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 72-73. 2 p. ISBN: 0198601344.
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Constituency Campaigning in 2001: The Effectiveness of Targeting.
Hands, H.T.G., Denver, D., MacAllister, I., Fisher, J. 2002 In: Political Communications: The General Election Campaign of 2001. Frank Cass 159 p. ISBN: 0714652903.
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Elections and Voting.
Denver, D.T. 2002 In: Central debates in British politics. Harlow : Longman p. 157-170. 14 p. ISBN: 058243727X.
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Political advertising.
Denver, D.T. 2002 In: Oxford companion to 20th-century British politics. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 7. ISBN: 0198601344.
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Political change in Britain.
Denver, D.T. 2002 In: Oxford companion to 20th-century British politics. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 515. ISBN: 0198601344.
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Post-Fordism in the Constituencies? The Continuing Development of Constituency Campaigning in Britain.
Hands, H.T.G., Denver, D. 2002 In: Do Political Campaigns matter. Routledge 108 p. ISBN: 0415255937.
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Referendums.
Denver, D.T. 2002 In: Central debates in British politics. Harlow : Longman p. 83-96. 14 p. ISBN: 9780582437272.
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The impact of constituency campaigning in the 2001 general election.
Denver, D., Hands, G., Fisher, J., MacAllister, I. 2002 In: British Elections and Parties Review. 12, 1, p. 80-94. 15 p.
Journal article

The liberal democrats in "constructive opposition".
Denver, D.T. 2002 In: Britain at the polls, 2001. New York : Chatham House Publishers p. 143-163. 21 p. ISBN: 0585446830.
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The results - how Britain voted (or didn't)
Denver, D.T. 2002 In: Labour's second landslide. Manchester : Manchester University Press p. 9-25. 17 p. ISBN: 0719062659.
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Who voted in 2001.
Denver, D.T. 2002 In: Sociology Review. 12, 2, p. 20-23. 4 p.
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The devolution project.
Denver, D.T. 09/2001 In: Politics Review. 11, 1, p. 20-23. 4 p.
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British elections and parties review.
Fisher, J., Cowley, P., Denver, D., Russell, A. 2001 Abingdon : Routledge. 272 p. ISBN: 1368-9886.
Book

Harbingers of new politics? The characteristics and attitudes of candidates in the Scottish parliament elections, 1999.
Bennie, L., Denver, D., Mitchell, J., Bradbury, J. 2001 In: British Elections and Parties Review. 11, 1, p. 23-45. 23 p.
Journal article

The Fall and Rise of Constituency Campaigning.
Denver, D.T., Hands, H.T.G. 2001 In: Political communications transformed. Houndmills [England] : Palgrave p. 71-86. 16 p. ISBN: 0333776763.
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The Liberal Democrat Campaign.
Denver, D.T. 2001 In: Parliamentary Affair. 54, 4, p. 638-649. 12 p.
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The Liberal Democrat campaign.
Denver, D.T., Norris, P. 2001 Oxford : Oxford University Press. 830 p.
Book

Settled will or divided society?: voting in the 1997 Scottish and Welsh devolution referendums.
Denver, D.T., Pattie, C., Mitchell, J., Bochel, H. 2000 In: British elections and parties review. Sage Publications p. 136-153. 18 p.
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Partisanship, national identity and constitutional preferences: an exploration of voting in the Scottish devolution referendum of 1997.
Pattie, C., Denver, D.T., Mitchell, J., Bochel, H. 09/1999 In: Electoral Studies. 18, 3, p. 305-322. 18 p.
Journal article

The Scottish parliament elections 1999 : an analysis of the results.
Denver, D.T., MacAllister, I. 1999 In: Scottish Affairs. 28, p. 10-31. 22 p.
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The Scottish parliament elections.
Denver, D.T. 1999 In: Politics Review. 9, 1, p. 30-33. 4 p.
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