Dr Elisabeth Carter

Title: Senior Lecturer in Politics
Phone: +44 (0)1782 734248
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Location: CBA 2.009
Role: Research Director
Contacting me: Email is best

I received my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Manchester. I studied for a BA in European Studies and Modern Languages (French and German) and an MA in European Politics and Policy before going on to complete a PhD that examined the electoral fortunes of right-wing extremist parties across Western Europe. I came to Keele in 2003 as a post-doctoral researcher within the Keele European Parties Research Unit (KEPRU). I was then appointed Lecturer in Politics in 2005, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011.

I have been involved in a number of cross-national research groups and have worked on several international collaborative projects including an ESRC-funded project (based at Keele) on the Europeanization of national political parties, and on the EU Profiler, a voting advice application for the European Parliament elections of 2009.

At Keele I am the Research Director for Politics, International Relations and Philosophy. I am also a member of the Centre for Comparative Politics and Policy and the Keele European Parties Research Unit (KEPRU).

My areas of research are:

  • Comparative European Politics
  • Political Parties and Party Systems
  • Elections, Electoral Institutions and Electoral Behaviour
  • Right-Wing Extremism

Selected Publications

  • Carter E and Farrell DM. 2010. Electoral Systems and Election Management. In Comparing Democracies 3. LeDuc L, Niemi RG, Norris P (Eds.). Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Carter E and Poguntke T. 2010. How European Integration Changes National Parties: Evidence from a 15-Country Study. West European Politics, vol. 33(2), 297-324. doi>
  • Arzheimer K and Carter E. 2009. Christian Religiosity and Voting for West European Radical Right Parties. West European Politics, vol. 32(5), 985-1011. doi>
  • Arzheimer K and Carter E. 2009. How (not) to Operationalise Subnational Political Opportunity Structures: A Critique of Kestilä and Söderlund's Study of Regional Elections. European Journal of Political Research, vol. 48(3), 335-358. doi>
  • Poguntke T, Aylott N, Carter E, Ladrech R, Luther KR. Poguntke P, Aylott N, Carter E, Ladrech R (Eds.). 2007. The Europeanization of National Political Parties: Power and Organizational Adaptation. Abingdon: Routledge.

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Books

  • Poguntke T, Aylott N, Carter E, Ladrech R, Luther KR. Poguntke P, Aylott N, Carter E, Ladrech R (Eds.). 2007. The Europeanization of National Political Parties: Power and Organizational Adaptation. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Carter E. 2005. The Extreme Right in Western Europe: Success or Failure?. Manchester University Press.

Journal Articles

  • Carter E. 2014. Mapping extreme right ideology: An empirical geography of the European extreme right. PARTY POLITICS, vol. 20(2), 302-303. link> doi>
  • Carter E and Poguntke T. 2010. How European Integration Changes National Parties: Evidence from a 15-Country Study. West European Politics, vol. 33(2), 297-324. doi>
  • Arzheimer K and Carter E. 2009. Christian Religiosity and Voting for West European Radical Right Parties. West European Politics, vol. 32(5), 985-1011. doi>
  • Arzheimer K and Carter E. 2009. How (not) to Operationalise Subnational Political Opportunity Structures: A Critique of Kestilä and Söderlund's Study of Regional Elections. European Journal of Political Research, vol. 48(3), 335-358. doi>
  • Carter E. 2008. Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe. POLITICAL STUDIES REVIEW, vol. 6(3), 393-394. link>
  • Arzheimer K and Carter E. 2006. Political Opportunity Structures and Right-Wing Extremist Party Success. European Journal of Political Research, vol. 45(3), 419-443. doi>
  • Carter E. 2004. Does PR Promote Extremism? Evidence from the West European Parties of the Extreme Right. Representation, vol. 40(2), 82-100. doi>
  • Carter E. 2004. Does PR Promote Political Extremism? A Rejoinder. Representation, vol. 41(1), 63-66. doi>
  • Carter EL. 2002. Proportional Representation and the Fortunes of Right-Wing Extremist Parties. West European Politics, vol. 25(3), 125-146. doi>
  • Carter E. 2002. Doctoral Research: The Electoral Fortunes of the Extreme Right in Western Europe. European Political Science, vol. 1(2), 65-66. doi>
  • Arzheimer K, Baldini G, Bjorklund T, Carter E, Evans JAJ, Fisher S, Ivaldi G. 2001. Comparative Mapping of Extreme Right Electoral Dynamics: An Overview of EREPS. European Political Science, vol. 1(1), 42-53. doi>

Chapters

  • Carter E and Farrell DM. 2010. Electoral Systems and Election Management. In Comparing Democracies 3. LeDuc L, Niemi RG, Norris P (Eds.). Sage Publications Ltd.
  • CARTER E, LOOMES G, LUNDBERG TC. 2010. United Kingdom. In The 2009 Elections to the European Parliament: Country Reports. Gagatek W (Ed.). San Domenico di Fiesole (FI): European University Institute. doi>
  • Carter E, Luther KR, Poguntke T. 2007. European Integration and Internal Party Dynamics. In The Europeanization of National Political Parties: Power and Organizational Adaptation. Poguntke T, Aylott N, Carter E, Ladrech R, Luther KR (Eds.). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Carter E and Ladrech R. 2007. Government Change, Organizational Continuity: The Limited Europeanization of British Political Parties. In The Europeanization of National Political Parties: Power and Organizational Adaptation. Poguntke T, Aylott N, Carter E, Ladrech R, Luther KR (Eds.). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Bowler S, Carter E, Farrell DM. 2006. Sistemi elettorali, leggi elettorali e fortune dei partiti politici in Europa occidentale. In Partiti e sistemi di partito. Bardi L (Ed.). Bologna: Il Mulino.
  • Bowler S, Carter E, Farrell DM. 2004. Changing Party Access to Elections. In Democracy Transformed? Expanding Political Opportunities in Advanced Industrial Democracies. Cain BE, Dalton RJ, Scarrow SE (Eds.). Oxford University Press.
  • Modern Democracies (Level 1)
  • The Extreme Right in Western Europe (Level 3)
  • Dissertation in Politics and International Relations (Level 3)
  • Comparative European Politics (M-level)
  • Research in Action (M-level)
  • Approaches to Research Design and Process (M-level / PhD level)
  • Comparative European Politics
  • Political Parties and Party Systems
  • Elections, Electoral Institutions and Electoral Behaviour
  • Right-Wing Extremism

Prospective students interested in pursuing doctoral research in these areas are welcome to get in touch with me.

Further information is available about studying in SPIRE, including funding available for pursuing a doctoral research degree.