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Jane Elizabeth Green

Visiting Scholar 2016-2017

Residency Dates: September 1, 2016 - December 30, 2016


Jane Elizabeth Green

Jane Green is a Principal Investigator of British Election Study (2013-2017) - the national election study in the UK (since 1964), an Executive Committee Member of the American Political Science Association (APSA) Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior Section (2015-2017), an Executive Committee Member of the APSA Political Organisations and Parties Section (2015-2017), an Executive Committee Member of the APSA British Politics Group (2014-2016), an Editorial Board Member of ‘Comparative Political Studies’, 'Electoral Studies' and ‘Political Science Research and Methods’, and a member of the UK Economic and Social Research Council's Peer Review College (2013-2016).

She obtained a D.Phil. from Nuffield College, Oxford in 2007 - whereupon she moved to the University of Manchester. She became Professor of Political Science at the University of Manchester in 2013.

In 2015 Jane was a member of the British Polling Council's official Inquiry into the 2015 British general election polls (established to understand the 2015 polling miss). She was ITV's election expert for the 2016 EU referendum and also for the 2015 British general election, and she was an expert for the main BBC's election programming in 2014. She regularly provides analysis of British politics, elections and public opinion in national media. During her stay at CES, Jane will be working on a project examining the major events and policy shifts which cause realignments in parties’ reputations on different policy issues (their ‘issue ownership’) across multiple decades and across a range of European countries, and also the U.S.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Professor of Political Science, University of Manchester
  • Co-Director, 2015 British Election Study


  • Jane Elizabeth Green and Will Jennings, The Politics of Competence: Parties, Public Opinion and Voters. (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
  • Jane Elizabeth Green and Will Jennings, “Valence and Government Priorities: How issue ownership and issue salience shape governing agendas”. British Journal of Political Science (forthcoming).
  • Jane Elizabeth Green, “Party and Voter Incentives at the Crowded Centre of British Politics”, in: Party Politics, Vol. 21(1): 80–99.
  • James Adams, Jane Green and Caitlin Milazzo, “Has the British Public Depolarized Along with Political Elites? An American Perspective on British Public Opinion”, In: Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 45(4): 507-530, (2012).

Other Material

Political Science

Areas of Expertise:
British Politics and Elections
Public Opinion

Research Topic:
Explaining Issue Ownership Change: Public Responsiveness to Parties and Governments