Readership: Academic: students and researchers in political science and sociology, especially those studying political behaviour and/or ethnicity in high-income democracies. Policy makers and others working on issues of ethnicity, equality, discrimination, multiculturalism, political engagement and representation.
Anthony F. Heath, Professor of Sociology, Universities of Oxford and Manchester, Stephen D. Fisher, University Lecturer in Political Sociology, University of Oxford, Gemma Rosenblatt, Research and Evaluation Manager, David Sanders, Professor of Government, University of Essex, and Maria Sobolewska, Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester
Anthony Heath is a Professor of Sociology and the author of many books and articles on ethnicity, education, social stratification, and political sociology. He was the principle investigator of the British Election Studies between 1983 and 1997. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.
Stephen Fisher is University Lecturer in Political Sociology and Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Trinity College, University of Oxford. He is the author of various articles on electoral behaviour and social attitudes.
Gemma Rosenblatt has led research studies for the Electoral Commission on areas that include the completeness and accuracy of electoral registers, electoral data, and referendum question testing. Prior to working at the Commission, Ms Rosenblatt worked at the Hansard Society, researching parliamentary procedures, communications, public attitudes, and the work of MPs.
David Sanders is a Professor of Government and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Essex. He is the author of many books and articles on political behaviour and social attitudes. He was co-editor of the British Journal of Political Science between 1990 and 2008 and a co-investigator of the British Election Studies between 2001 and 2010. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.
Maria Sobolewska is a Lecturer in Politics (Quantitative Methods) at the University of Manchester and the author of various articles on political attitudes, behaviour, integration, and representation of ethnic minorities in Britain, and on public opinion towards British Muslims.
1: Exclusion or Integration?
2: Diversity and Integration of British Ethnic Minorities
3: Political Orientations: Home or Away?
4: The Ethnic Minority Agenda(s)
5: Political representation of ethnic minority concerns
7: Eligibility, Registration and Turnout
8: Voting, Abstention, and Defection
9: Varieties of Political Action: Activists and Dissidents
10: Satisfaction or Disaffection from British Democracy?
The Ethnic Minority British Election Survey (EMBES)
Coding the variables