Adrian Millican

Discipline: Politics

Project Summary

My main research focus explores what makes individuals' vote in elections. In particular, the role that civic duty plays in shaping voters decisions. My PhD thesis examines how me measure civic duty, and starts to explore whether it can explain variation in turnout or whether it is a stable phenomenon that can only explain a base level of turnout. It also starts to explore what makes some individuals develop a strong sense of civic duty whilst others do not, focusing on the role that institutional setting has upon duty using an original dataset collected across 5 English speaking countries. 

Supervisory Team

First Supervisor Dr. Gabriel Katz

Second Supervisor Professor Jeffrey Karp

Wider Research Interests

Elections and voting behaviour, civic duty, rational choice theory explanations of voting behaviour