Challenges to Campaigning Mini-conference 18th October 2013
On 18th October 2013, the postgraduates of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties research group hosted a mini-conference examining challenges to campaigning in the modern political context. It brought together academics and practitioners to examine potential ways in which campaigning may need to change to remain both effective and relevant, including youth engagement and the use of social media.
The morning session consisted of presentations from early career researchers from around the UK and further afield, and the afternoon hosted two roundtables.
A schedule of the event can be found here.
Links to the morning's presentations can be found below. If you wish to reference any of the papers, please contact the authors (links also below):
The afternoon session comprised of two roundtable discussions bringing together academics and practitioners:
Challenges to Campaigning
Professor Andrew Russell, University of Manchester
Kezia Dugdale MSP, Edinburgh & Lothians
Campaigning in the referendum on Scottish independence
Juliet Swann, Electoral Reform Society Scotland
Christopher Quinn MSYP, Scottish Youth Parliament
Dr Stephen Quinlan, University of Strathcylde
This event attracted funding from the Researcher-Led Initiative Fund at the University of Edinburgh. If you have any queries regarding this event, please contact the event organisers Alia Middleton or Charlotte Snelling. We would like to thank all who attended the event and hope it proved both informative and interesting.