Welcome to the Voter Ecology Project. This study, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of a joint knowledge transfer initiative with search provider Google, explores the role of Internet search in elections in the context of the broader “media ecology” in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy and Egypt. For a detailed overview of this project’s aims and objectives, click on “About the Project” in the menu bar above.

Voter Ecology was launched in June 2013 and is now in its write-up phase following presentations at several international conferences including the International Studies Association’s (ISA) Annual Convention and the American Political Association’s (APSA) Annual Meeting. This work is hosted by the University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Research Foundation. The research team includes principal investigators Prof. Andrew Hoskins and Prof. Sarah Oates (University of Maryland, College Park), postdoctoral researcher Filippo Trevisan, and PhD student Dounia Mahlouly.

The latest project updates can be found in the “Research Blog” and “Conference Papers” sections of this site.

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