Professor Colin Rallings
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Professor Colin Rallings

Emeritus Professor

Faculty of Business (NC)

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Journals
Articles
Webber R, Rallings C, Borisyuk G & Thrasher M 2013 'Ballot Order Positional Effects in British Local Elections, 1973–2011' Parliamentary Affairs n/a, 1-18 Author Site , DOI
Thrasher M, Borisyuk G, Rallings C & Shears M 2013 'BAME Candidates in Local Elections in Britain' Parliamentary Affairs 66, (2) 286-304 Author Site , DOI
Rallings C, Thrasher M & Borisyuk G 2013 'Local campaign activity and voting' Electoral Studies Author Site , DOI
Cole M & Thrasher M 2012 'Councillor Perceptions of the Boundary Review Process: Recommendations for Future Practice' Local Government Studies 38, 711-730
Johnston R, Borisyuk G, Thrasher M & Rallings C 2012 'Unequal and Unequally Distributed Votes: The Sources of Electoral Bias at Recent British General Elections' Political Studies 60, (4) 877-898 Author Site , DOI
Orford S, Rallings C, Thrasher M & Borisyuk G 2011 'Changes in the probability of voter turnout when resiting polling stations: a case study in Brent, UK' Environment and Planning C-Government and Policy 29, (1) 149-169 Author Site , DOI
Rallings C, Thrasher M, Borisyuk G & Long E 2011 'Forecasting the 2010 general election using aggregate local election data' Electoral Studies 30, (2) 269-277 Author Site , DOI
Borisyuk G, Johnston R, Thrasher M & Rallings C 2010 'A method for measuring and decomposing electoral bias for the three-party case, illustrated by the British case' Electoral Studies 29, (4) 733-745 Author Site , DOI
Rallings C, Thrasher M & Borisyuk G 2010 'Much ado about not very much: The electoral consequences of postal voting at the 2005 British general election' British Journal of Politics and International Relations 12, (2) 223-238 Author Site , DOI
Borisyuk G, Rallings C, Thrasher M & Johnston R 2010 'Parliamentary constituency boundary reviews and electoral bias: How important are variations in constituency size?' Parliamentary Affairs 63, 4-21 Author Site , DOI
Rallings C, Thrasher M, Borisyuk G & Shears M 2010 'Parties, recruitment and modernisation: Evidence from local election candidates' Local Government Studies 36, 361-379 Author Site , DOI
Rallings C, Thrasher M & Borisyuk G 2010 'Parties, Recruitment and Modernisation: Evidence from Local Election Candidates' Local Government Studies 36, (3) 361-379 , DOI
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2009 'Another (small) step on the road towards a multi-party Britain – turnout and party choice at the 2009 local and European Parliament elections' British Politics 4, 463-477
Orford S, Rallings C, Thrasher M & Borisyuk G 2009 'Electoral salience and the costs of voting at national, sub-national and supra-national elections in the UK: a case study of Brent, UK' Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 34, (2) 195-214 Author Site , DOI
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2009 'The 2008 local elections: A false dawn for the conservatives?' Representation 45, 53-65 Author Site
Rallings C, Thrasher M & Borisyuk G 2009 'Unused votes in English Local Government Elections: Effects and Explanations' Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties 19, (1) 1-23 Author Site , DOI
Banducci SA, Karp JA, Thrasher M & Rallings C 2008 'Ballot Photographs as Cues in Low-Information Elections' Political Psychology 29, (6) 903-917 Author Site , DOI
Rallings C, Johnston R & Thrasher M 2008 'Changing the boundaries but keeping the disproportionality: The electoral impact of the fifth periodical reviews by the parliamentary boundary commissions for England and Wales' Political Quarterly 79, 80-90
Orford S, Rallings C, Thrasher M & Borisyuk G 2008 'Investigating differences in electoral turnout: the influence of ward-level context on participation in local and parliamentary elections in Britain' Environment and Planning A 40, 1250-1268 Author Site , DOI
Orford S, Rallings C, Thrasher M & Borisyuk G 2008 'Investigating differences in electoral turnout: the influence of ward-level context on participation in local and parliamentary elections in Britain' Environment and Planning A 40, (5) 1250-1268
Borisyuk G, Johnston R, Thrasher M & Rallings C 2008 'Measuring bias: Moving from two-party to three-party elections' Electoral Studies 27, 245-256 Author Site , DOI
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2008 'The demise of new Labour? The British 'Mid-Term' elections of 2008' Forum-a Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics 6,
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2007 'The turnout 'gap' and the costs of voting - a comparison of participation at the 2001 general and 2002 local elections in England' Public Choice 131, 333-344 , DOI
Borisyuk G, Rallings C, Thrasher M & van der Kolk H 2007 'Voter support for minor parties - Assessing the social and political context of voting at the 2004 European elections in greater London' Party Politics 13, 669-693 Author Site , DOI
Ware L, Borisyuk G, Rallings C & Thrasher M 2006 'A new algorithm for estimating voter turnout when the number of ballot papers issued is unknown' Electoral Studies 25, 59-71 Author Site , DOI
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2006 ''Just another expensive talking shop': Public attitudes and the 2004 regional assembly referendum in the North East of England' Regional Studies 40, 927-936 , DOI
Rallings C 2006 'Party politics and local government' Party Politics 12, (2) 304-306
Van der Kolk H, Rallings C & Thrasher M 2006 'The Effective Use of the Supplementary Vote in Mayoral Elections: London 2000 and 2004' Representation 42, 91-102
Thrasher M & Rallings C 2005 'Elections & Polls 2004' Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties 15, (2) 265-278
Lambe P, Rallings C & Thrasher M 2005 'Elections and public opinion: Plus Ca change' Parliamentary Affairs 58, 335-350 Author Site
Borisyuk R, Borisyuk G, Rallings C & Thrasher M 2005 'Forecasting the 2005 General Election: A Neural Network Approach' British Journal of Politics and International Relations 7, 199-209 Author Site , DOI
Rallings C, Thrasher M & Denver D 2005 'Trends in local elections in Britain, 1975-2003' Local Government Studies 31, 393-413 Author Site
Van der Kolk H, Rallings C & Thrasher M 2004 'Electing mayors: A comparison of different electoral procedures' Local Government Studies 30, 589-608 Author Site
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2004 'Elections and public opinion: Leaders under pressure' Parliamentary Affairs 57, 380-395 Author Site
Rallings C, Johnston R & Thrasher M 2004 'Equalising votes but enabling bias: The electoral impact of the 1977 and 1999 ward boundary reviews in London' Urban Studies 41, 1367-1393 Author Site
Thrasher M, Johnston R & Rallings C 2004 'Magnifying voters' preferences: Bias in elections to Birmingham's city council' Journal of Interdisciplinary History 35, 69-103 Author Site
Rallings C, Thrasher M, Johnston R & Downe J 2004 'Redistricting Local Governments in England: Rules, Proceedures, and Electoral Outcomes' State Politics and Policy Quarterly 4, 470-490
Borisyuk G, Rallings C & Thrasher M 2004 'Selecting indexes of electoral proportionality: General properties and relationships' Quality & Quantity 38, 51-74 Author Site , DOI
Rallings C, Thrasher M, Cheal B & Borisyuk G 2004 'The New Deal for Communities: assessing procedures and voter turnout at partnership board elections' Environment and Planning C-Government and Policy 22, 569-582 Author Site , DOI
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2003 'Elections and public opinion: Conservative doldrums and continuing apathy' Parliamentary Affairs 56, 270-+ Author Site
Railings C & Thrasher M 2003 'Elections and Public Opinion: Conservative Doldrums and Continuing Apathy' Parliamentary Affairs 56, 270-282+ii+v Author Site
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2003 'Explaining split-ticket voting at the 1979 and 1997 general and local elections in England' Political Studies 51, 558-572 Author Site
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2003 'Local electoral participation in Britain' Parliamentary Affairs 56, 700-715 Author Site
Rallings C, Thrasher M & Borisyuk G 2003 'Seasonal factors, voter fatigue and the costs of voting' Electoral Studies 22, 65-79 Author Site , DOI
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2002 'Elections and public opinion: Amidst the apathy, another landslide' Parliamentary Affairs 55, (2) 322-+
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2002 'Elections and public opinion: Amidst the apathy, another landslide' Parliamentary Affairs 55, 347-362 Author Site
Johnston R, Rallings C & Thrasher M 2002 'Electoral success, electoral bias, and Labour hegemony: electoral system effects in English metropolitan boroughs' Environment and Planning A 34, 1303-1317 Author Site
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2002 'General and Local Election Voting in 2001' Representation 38, pp193-pp203
Rallings C 2002 'Labour's second landslide: the British general election 2001' Political Studies 50, (4) 847-847
Rallings C, Thrasher M & Cowling D 2002 'Mayoral referendums and elections' Local Government Studies 28, 67-90 Author Site
Rallings C, Thrasher M & Johnston R 2002 'The slow death of a governing party: the erosion of Conservative electoral support in England 1979-1997' British Journal of Politics and International Relations 4,
Thrasher M & Rallings C 2001 'Elections and Public Opinion: The End of the Honeymoon?' Parliamentary Afairs 54,
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2001 'Low Turnout and Electoral Reform: Opportunities and Risks' Public Management and Policy Association Review 15, 13-15
Thrasher M & Rallings C 2001 'Measuring the Level and Direction of Split-ticket Voting at the 1979 and 1997 British General and Local Elections: A Survey based Analysis' Political Studies 49,
RALLINGS COLINS & ANDEWEG RUDYB 1979 'THE CHANGING CLASS STRUCTURE AND POLITICAL BEHAVIOUR - A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF LOWER MIDDLE-CLASS POLITICS IN BRITAIN AND THE NETHERLANDS' European Journal of Political Research 7, (1) 27-47 , DOI
RALLINGS CS 1976 'CORRELATES OF INFLUENCE IN LOCAL-GOVERNMENT - EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION' BRITISH JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 6, (JUL) 356-364 Author Site
RALLINGS CS 1975 '2 TYPES OF MIDDLE-CLASS LABOUR VOTER' BRITISH JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 5, (JAN) 107-112 Author Site
Books
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2012 British Electoral Facts 1832-2012. London Biteback Publishing
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2012 Local Elections Handbook 2012. Plymouth Biteback Publishing
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2011 Local Elections Handbook 2011. Plymouth Biteback Publishing
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2010 Local Elections Handbook 2010. Plymouth Biteback Publishing
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2009 Local Elections Handbook 2009. Plymouth LGC Elections Centre
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2008 Local Elections Handbook 2008. Plymouth LGC Elections Centre
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2007 Local elections handbook 2007. Plymouth Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2007 Media guide to the new parliamentary constituencies. Plymouth Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2006 Local elections handbook 2006. Plymouth Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Rallings C, Thrasher M, Electoral Commission (Great Britain), University of Plymouth. Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre. & LGC election centre 2005 Election 2005 : the official results. Plymouth LGC Elections Centre
Rallings C, Thrasher M & Local Government Chronicle Elections C 2005 Local elections handbook 2005 : the local election results Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher. Plymouth Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Thrasher M & Rallings C 2005 The 2005 Local Elections Handbook. LGC Elections Centre, Plymouth
Rallings C, Thrasher M & Local Government Chronicle Elections C 2004 Local elections handbook 2004 : the 2004 local elections results. Plymouth Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Thrasher M & Rallings C 2004 The 2004 Local Elections Handbook. LGC Elections Centre, Plymouth
Denver D, Thrasher M & Rallings C 2004 The Media Guide to the New Scottish Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies. LGC Elections Centre, Plymouth
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2003 Local elections in Britain : a statistical digest. Plymouth Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre, University of Plymouth
Rallings C, Thrasher M & Local Government Chronicle Elections C 2002 Local elections handbook 2002 : the 2002 local election results. Plymouth Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Thrasher M & Rallings C 2002 One Vote, One Value. Ashgate
Rallings C, Thrasher M & Downe J 2002 One vote, One Value: Electoral re-districting in English local government. Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2001 Election 2001: The Official Results. London Politico's
Rallings C, Thrasher M & University of Plymouth. Local Government Chronicle Elections C 2001 Local elections handbook 2001 : the 2001 local election results. University of Plymouth Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Rallings C, Thrasher M, Cheal B, Cole D & Ware L 2001 The 2001 Local Elections Handbook.
Chapters
Rallings C & Thrasher M 2009 'The North-East Referendum - The Result and Public Reaction' in Sandford M The Northern Veto Manchester Manchester University Press
Cole M, Jones T, Rallings C & Thrasher M 2006 'Elections and Public Opinion: Blair's Third and Final Electoral Triumph' in Rush M; Giddings P Palgrave Review of British Politics, 2005 Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan
Thrasher Ware M, et L & al Rallings C 2001 'District Magnitude and Third Party Representation in Local Government. British Elections and Parties Review 11' in Tonge J; Bennie LG; Denver D; Harrison L Local Government. British Elections and Parties Review 11 Frank Cass, London 192-211
Reports
Rallings C, Thrasher M, Borisyuk G & Shears M 2010 The 2010 Survey of Local Election Candidates. London Improvement & Development Agency
Rallings C, Thrasher M, Borisyuk G & Shears M 2009 The 2009 Survey of Local Election Candidates. London Improvement and Development Agency
Rallings C, Thrasher M & Shears M 2008 The 2008 Survey of Local Election Candidates. London Improvement and Development Agency
Rallings C, Thrasher M, Borisyuk G & Shears M 2007 The 2007 Survey of Local Election Candidates. London Improvement and Development Agency
Thrasher M 2002 Britain votes 2001. Parliamentary Affairs Author Site