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Jos Elkink

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Politics & Int Relations
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: 017168150
Email: jos.elkink@ucd.ie

Biography

Johan (Jos) Elkink works as Lecturer in Research Methods for the Social Sciences at the School of Politics and International Relations and the College of Social Sciences and Law's Graduate School since September 2007, teaching primarily modules on statistics and research methodology. Previous, he was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-MIT Data Center of the Institute of Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, where he consulted students and staff on the use of quantitative methods and software in their research.

Jos Elkink's research focuses on three different strands, all involving the application or development of statistical methods to the study of political science. The main research agenda concerns the development of techniques for spatial econometric analysis of political phenomena, building on his PhD thesis on the international diffusion of democracy. Recent research, with Raffaella Calabrese, concentrates on the estimation of spatial econometric models with discrete dependent variables. While spatial correlations are common in studies of policy diffusion, regime transitions, voting behaviour, etc., little attention has thus far been paid to the resulting complications in statistical estimation, in particular when the dependent variable is dichotomous in nature.

The second strand is concerned with the application of recent advances in statistical analysis to the study of political elites in Russia, in collaboration with Alexander Baturo (DCU), with a focus on understanding institutionalisation, personalisation, and patronage networks in the Kremlin. The third strand studies voting behaviour in particular in referendums in Ireland, building on previous collaboration with Richard Sinnott. 


See his Personal Homepage for further information. 

Aside from his research, Jos Elkink has functioned as Graduate School Director and as Vice-Principal for Internationalisation within the College of Social Sciences and Law (formerly College of Human Sciences), with close involvement in programme and policy development, as well as developing and implementing strategies for international student recruitment.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2016.
Title: Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship (for Mary Brennan)
Year: 2006.
Title: Annual Meeting Travel Grant, American Political Science Association
Year: 2006.
Title: Trinity Trust Travel Grant, Trinity College Dublin
Year: 2003.
Title: Government of Ireland Scholar, IRCHSS
Year: 2002.
Title: Scholarship Cultural Treaty Netherlands ¿ Ireland
Year: 2001.
Title: Travel Grant, Leids Universitair Fonds, Leiden University

Associations

Association: European Consortium for Political Research, Function/Role: Official Representative for UCD
Association: European Political Science Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Nederlandse Kring voor de Wetenschap der Politiek, Function/Role: Member
Association: American Political Science Association, Function/Role: Member
       

Committees

Committee : Steering Committee, Standing Group on Political Methodology, European Consortium for Political Research
Committee : College Executive, College of Human Sciences
Committee : College of Human Sciences Internationalisation Committee
Committee : Academic Council
Committee : University Management Team - Student Experience Group
Committee : University Management Team - Global Engagement Group
Committee : Academic Council Committee on Internationalisation
Committee : Graduate School Board, College of Human Sciences
Committee : College Executive, College of Human Sciences
Committee : Academic Council Committee on Quality
Committee : Academic Council Committee on Examinations
Committee : Applications Steering Group
Committee : Graduate School Directors Group
Committee : University Management Team Plenary
Committee : Pre-Masters Board of Studies
Committee : Pre-Masters Board of Studies
Committee : University Graduate Programmes Board
Committee : Geary Institute Management Committee
Committee : PhD Computational Social Science and Complex Systems Programme Board
Committee : Graduate Studies Committee, SPIRe, University College Dublin
Committee : Postgraduate Exam Board, SPIRe, University College Dublin
Committee : Graduate Taught Programs Board, College of Human Sciences, University College Dublin
Committee : Graduate School (Executive) Board, College of Human Sciences, University College Dublin
Committee : Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin
Committee : Business, Economics and Social Studies Faculty Executive, Trinity College Dublin
Committee : Information Systems Services Users Committee, Trinity College Dublin

Employment

Employer: Harvard-MIT Data Center, Harvard University
Position: Pre-doctoral fellow

Education

Year 2009 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: Political Science
Year 2002 Institution:
Qualification: MA Subject: Political Science

Languages

Dutch:
English:

Consultancy

Client: TNS Opinion
Client: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Ireland
Client: Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Ireland
Client: Institute for Public and Politics
 

Journals Edited

Social Science Journal: Reviewer.
Regulation And Governance: Reviewer.
Public Opinion Quarterly: Reviewer.
Journal Of Peace Research: Reviewer.
Sociological Quarterly: Reviewer.
European Political Science Review: Reviewer.
Comparative Political Studies: Reviewer.
International Journal Of Public Opinion Research: Reviewer.
Comparative Political Studies: Reviewer.
European Union Politics: Reviewer.
British Journal Of Political Science: Reviewer.
Acta Politica: Reviewer.
International Journal Of Public Opinion Research: Reviewer.
Technological Forecasting And Social Change: Reviewer.
European Journal Of Political Research: Reviewer.
Irish Political Studies: Reviewer.
Party Politics: Reviewer.
Swiss Political Science Review: Reviewer.
 

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Elkink, Johan A.; Farrell, David M. (2016) 'The Act of Voting in Context' In: Elkink, Johan A.; Farrell, David M (eds). The Act of Voting: Identities, Institutions and Locale. London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Elkink, Johan A.;Farrell, David M. (2016) 'The Act of Voting: Identities, Institutions and Locale' In: Elkink, Johan A.;Farrell, David M (eds). The Act of Voting: Identities, Institutions and Locale. London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Van der Eijk, Cees; Elkink, Johan A. (2017) 'How Generational Replacement Undermined the Electoral Resilience of Fianna Fáil and Facilitated its 2011 Electoral Meltdown' In: McElroy, Gail; Marsh, Michael; Farrell, David M (eds). A Conservative Revolution? Electoral change in 21st century Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Edited Books

Elkink, Johan A.;Farrell, David M (Ed.). (2016) The Act of Voting: Identities, Institutions and Locale. London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Baturo, Alexander; Elkink, Johan A. (2017) 'On the importance of personal sources of power in politics: comparative perspectives and research agenda'. French Politics, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Bubbico, Antonio; Elkink, Johan A.; Okolikj, Martin (2017) 'Quality of Government and Regional Competition: A Spatial Analysis of Subnational Regions in the European Union'. European Journal of Political Research, forthcoming . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Brazys, Samuel; Elkink, Johan A.; Kelly, Gina (2017) 'Bad Neighbors? How co-located Chinese and World Bank Development Projects Impact Local Corruption in Tanzania'. Review of International Organizations, 12 (2):227-253. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Calabrese, Raffaella; Elkink, Johan A.; Guidici, Paolo S. (2017) 'Interdependence of European Banks in Distress: An application of a binary spatial regression model'. Journal of the Operational Research Society, . [Details]
Calabrese, Raffaella; Elkink, Johan A. (2016) 'Estimating Binary Spatial Autoregressive Models for Rare Events'. Advances in Econometrics, 37 . [Details]
Elkink, Johan A.; Farrell, David M.; Suiter, Jane; Reidy, Theresa (2016) 'Understanding the 2015 marriage referendum in Ireland: context, campaign, and conservative Ireland'. Irish Political Studies, . [DOI] [Details]
Baturo, Alexander; Elkink, Johan A. (2015) 'Dynamics of regime personalization and patron-client networks in Russia, 1999-2014'. Post-Soviet Affairs, 32 (1):75-98. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Elkink, Johan A.; Sinnott, Richard (2015) 'Political Knowledge and Campaign Effects in the 2008 Irish Referendum on the Lisbon Treaty'. Electoral Studies, 38 :217-225. [DOI] [Details]
Baturo, Alexander; Elkink, Johan A. (2014) 'Office or Officeholder? Regime Deinstitutionalisation and Sources of Individual Political Influence'. Journal of Politics, 76 (3):859-872. Available Online [Details]
Calabrese, Raffaella; Elkink, Johan A. (2014) 'Estimators of Binary Spatial Autoregressive Models: A Monte Carlo Study'. Journal of Regional Science, 54 (4):664-687. Available Online [Details]
Elkink, Johan A. (2011) 'The International Diffusion of Democracy'. Comparative Political Studies, 44 (12):1651-1674. Available Online [Details]

Other Journals

Joop van Holsteyn, Ruud Koole and Jos Elkink, ; (2002) ''Marginaal of Midden in de Maatschappij? Leden van CDA, D66, PvdA en VVD en hun activiteiten in de samenleving.' [Marginal or in the Middle of Society? Members of CDA, D66, PvdA and VVD and their activities in society.]' Beleid en Maatschappij (Policy and Society) 29 (2) :67-80. [Details]

Conference Publications

Baturo, Alexander; Elkink, Johan A. (2016) What Policy Topics in the Kremlin's Political Rhetoric Reveal about Russian Politics Amsterdam Text Analysis Conference Amsterdam, [Details]
Baturo, Alexander; Elkink, Johan A. (2016) What Policy Topics in the Kremlin's Political Rhetoric Reveal about Russian Politics Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association Philadelphia, [Details]
Calabrese, Raffaella; Elkink, Johan A. (2015) Estimating Binary Spatial Autoregressive Models for Rare Events Asian Political Methodology Conference Taipei, Available Online [Details]
Van der Eijk, Cees; Elkink, Johan A. (2014) Clay Feet Tigers? Past and Future Potential for Party Switching Politicologenetmaal Maastricht, [Details]
Baturo, Alexander; Elkink, Johan A. (2014) Regime Personalization and Authoritarian Reversal: A Study of Influence through Patron-Client Networks Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association Washington DC, [Details]
Elkink, Johan A.; Calabrese, Raffaella (2014) Estimating Binary Spatial Autoregressive Models for Rare Events Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association Washington DC, [Details]
Calabrese, Raffaella; Elkink, Johan A.; Guidici, Paolo S. (2014) Interdependence of European Banks in Distress: An Application of a Binary Spatial Regression Model International Studies Association Toronto, [Details]
Elkink, Johan A. (2013) Spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal clustering of democracy and autocracy Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association [Details]
Elkink, Johan A.; Sattler, Thomas (2013) When knowledge counts twice: The role of turnout for EU referendum results 7th ECPR General Conference [Details]
Elkink, Johan A.; Sattler, Thomas (2013) When Knowledge Counts Twice: The role of turnout for EU referendum results 3rd Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association Barcelona, [Details]
Elkink, Johan A.; Sattler, Thomas (2012) When Knowledge Counts Twice: The role of turnout for EU referendum results 6th Pan-European Conference of EU Politics Tampere, [Details]
Elkink, Johan A.; Baturo, Alexander (2012) Auctoritas or Potestas? Personal and institutional sources of individual political influence 2nd Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association Berlin, [Details]
Johan A. Elkink; (2011) Spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal clustering of democracy 52nd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association Montreal, [Details]
Johan A. Elkink; (2011) Norm diffusion, polarization, and noise Politicologenetmaal 2011 Amsterdam, [Details]
Johan A. Elkink and Richard Sinnott; (2011) Political knowledge and campaign effects in the Irish vote on the Lisbon Treaty 1st Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association Dublin, [Details]
Jennifer Todd and Johan A. Elkink; (2010) The changing impact of equality policies in Northern Ireland: Towards a dynamic model Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Dublin, [Details]
Jos Elkink; (2006) Spreading democracy: An agent-based model of the diffusion of democracy Midwest Political Science Association Conference Chicago, [Details]
Jos Elkink; (2003) Democratic and economic diffusion 31st Joint Sessions of Workshops of the European Consortium of Political Research Edinburgh, [Details]
Jos Elkink and Sarah de Lange; (2002) Technique dependency in the analysis of party positions in a multidimensional space Politicologenetmaal 2002 Noordwijkerhout, [Details]
Jos Elkink; (2001) Differences in democratic sentiment in Russia's regions explained 29th Joint Sessions of Workshops of the European Consortium of Political Research Grenoble, [Details]
Johan A. Elkink; (2009) Democratic diffusion: An exercise in the empirical validation of an agent-based model General Conference of the European Consortium of Political Research Potsdam, Germany, , 10-SEP-09 - 12-SEP-09 [Details]
Johan A. Elkink and Richard Sinnott; (2009) Political knowledge and campaign effects in the Irish vote on the Lisbon Treaty ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Lisbon [Details]
Elkink, J; (2008) An agent-based model of democratic diffusion Annual Conference, American Political Science Association, Boston [Details]

Published Reports

Sinnott, R., Elkink, J., and McBride, J. (2012) Flash Eurobarometer 353: Post-referendum survey in Ireland: Report on Stability Treaty referendum for the European Parliament. European Parliament, Brussels. [Details]
Richard Sinnott and Johan A. Elkink; (2010) Attitudes and Behaviour in the Second Referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon: Report prepared for the Department of Foreign Affairs. Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
R.A. Koole, J.J.M. van Holsteyn and J.A. Elkink; (2000) Rekrutering en representatie in een representatief bestel. Bevindingen van een empirisch onderzoek onder leden en kiezers van CDA, D66, PvdA en VVD. Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Hague. [Details]
Richard Sinnott, Johan A. Elkink, Kevin O'Rourke and James McBride; (2009) Attitudes and behaviour in the referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon. Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin, Ireland. Available Online [Details]
                                                                                                               

Research

Research Interests

Quantitative methods in political science
European voting behaviour
Comparative political institutions
Spatial econometrics
Agent-based modeling
Russian politics
Democratization

See my Research Page

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Progress or Tokenism: Assessing the impacts of intra-party processes on gender quota regimes
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-16 / 30-SEP-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Spatial econometric models and the international clustering of political regimes
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-10 / 31-DEC-18
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Quality of Government in Europe: a spatial network analysis of policy diffusion within the European Union
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-14 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Doctoral Candidate participating at the 13th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs, 15-18 June 2015, Athens, Greece.
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-15 / 30-SEP-16

Recent Postgraduates

Kevin Coffey, PhD thesis supervisor, 2015

Tony Casey, Masters thesis supervisor, 2015
Tong Li, Masters thesis supervisor, 2015
Fintan Oeri, Masters thesis supervisor, 2015 
Lady Amedormey, Masters thesis supervisor, 2015

Dawa Liu, Masters thesis supervisor, 2014
Mary Brennan, Masters thesis supervisor, 2014

Ana Medeiros Bezerra, Masters thesis supervisor, 2013
Clare Meehan, Masters thesis supervisor, 2013
Mihai Strugariu, Masters thesis supervisor, 2013
 
Conor McAndrew, Masters thesis supervisor, 2012
Mark Fanagan,  Masters thesis supervisor, 2012
Kate Lockwood, Masters thesis supervisor, 2012
Brian Woods, Masters thesis supervisor, 2012 

Eadaoin Smith, Masters thesis supervisor, 2011
Tobias Krume, Masters thesis supervisor, 2011

Current Postgraduate Students

Mary Brennan, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Luke Field, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Co-Supervisor
Tony Casey, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Colm Walsh, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Modules Coordinated

201600   POL41750     Politics: Introduction to Statistics
201600   POL40950     Politics: Introduction to Statistics
201600   POL30430     Politics: Data Analytics for Soc Sci
201600   POL20050     Politics: Analysing Politics
201600   GSHS50080     Grad Studies SocSc & Law: Social Science Methodology
201600   POL30300     Politics: Advanced Seminar in Politics
201600   POL50050     Politics: Quantitative Methods II