‘The 2016 Presidential Election: It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over’
Professor Chris Carman, University of Glasgow
Date: 25 Ocotober 2016
Location: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre
All staff, students, and members of the public are welcome. No advance booking is necessary.
The 2016 U.S. Presidential cycle has been one of the longest, most contentious and just plain bizarre in living memory. With the two most unpopular candidates (since polling began) competing in an increasingly acrimonious campaign, what can we expect to be the result when we awake on 9 November? Professor Carman will attempt to make sense of the unique 2016 campaign, looking to the outcome on 8 November and the broader implications of the election for U.S. politics and society.
Christopher J. Carman is the Stevenson Professor of Citizenship at the University of Glasgow. He has previously taught at the Universities of Strathclyde and Pittsburgh. He research focuses on political representation and its alternatives (e.g., public petitions systems), elections and electoral processes, public opinion and public policy. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as co-authored several books examining politics, elections and representation in the United States, Scotland and the wider United Kingdom.