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Dr Miriam Sorace



Areas of interest

Electoral Behaviour; Public Opinion; Political Campaigns; European Politics; European Union

Postgraduate supervision

Electoral Behaviour; Public Opinion; Political Campaigns; European Politics; European Union

Research centres and groups

Comparative Politics Group


I specialise in electoral behaviour and public opinion analysis, with a focus on European (incl. British) and European Union politics. I use quantitative research methods in my research, particularly machine learning and in causal inference methods, with a focus on survey experiments.

Academic qualifications

PhD, MPhil, BA

Professional bodies/affiliations

Visiting Associate Researcher at the University of Oxford (DPIR); Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics (Data Science Institute)

Selected publications

1. Sorace, M. (2023) \Does Populist Voting Rise where Representative Democracy is Systemically Failing?" Electoral Studies

2. Sorace, M. (2022) \The Ties that Unbind: Intergovernmental Decision Rules and the Policy-Opinion Link" Journal of European Public Policy, 30(8), pp. 1609-1632.

3. Sorace, M. (2022) \European Parliament: Debating in a Legislature with Competing Incentives". In: Black, H. et al. The Politics of Legislative Debate - Oxford University Press

4. Sorace, M., Hobolt S. B. (2021)\A Tale of Two Peoples: Motivated Reasoning in the aftermath of the Brexit Vote" Political Science Research and Methods, 9(4), pp. 675-692.
Winner of the 2021 British Election Study Best paper award.

5. Sorace, M. (2021) \Productivity-Based Retrospective Voting: Legislative Productivity and Voting in the 2019 European Parliament Elections" - Politics, 41(4), pp. 467 - 485.

6. Sorace, M. (2018) \Legislative Participation in the EU: An analysis of questions, speeches, motions and declarations in the 7th European Parliament". European Union Politics, 19(2), pp. 299-320.

7. Sorace, M. (2018). \The European Union democratic de cit: Substantive representation in the European Parliament at the input stage". European Union Politics, 19(1), pp. 3-24.


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