Stephen Quinlan

Dr. Stephen Quinlan

Monitoring Society and Social Change
International Survey Programs
Deputy head of team

Kaiserring 10-16
68159 Mannheim

+49 (0621) 1246 - 430
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Vita

Dr. Stephen Quinlan is the manager of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES - www.cses.org) project and Senior Researcher in the Department of Monitoring Society and Social Change (International Survey Team). His research interests focus on electoral behavior in a comparative perspective, specifically elections, political parties, referendums, opinion polls, and the impact of social media on electoral behavior. 

For CSES, Steve serves on the CSES Planning Committee, the project's governing committee, and leads the project's Secretariat based at GESIS. He is responsible for the 
creation, implementation, and maintenance of the CSES dataset and documentation, and ensuring the data quality of the project. He oversees the Secretariat staff, project communications, and helps develop new strategic initiatives for CSES. Steve is also a macro political data specialist drawing on his extensive expertise in electoral politics and also at the forefront of organizing international scientific conferences, panels, and meetings. For GESIS, Steve is the co-convenor of the GESIS Lecture Series for 2017. 

Steve received his PhD in political science from University College Dublin in 2012. Prior to his appointment at GESIS, he was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has served as a consultant to Eurobarometer and the Irish national broadcaster, RTE, for its Election coverage. He was Visiting Fellow at Stanford University, California, in Fall 2015, and the International Council for Canadian Studies Visiting Fellow at the Canadian Research Chair in Electoral Studies at the Université de Montréal Project in Fall 2011.

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Publications

Publication

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Journal article

Quinlan, Stephen, and Deirdre Tinney. 2019. "A populist wave or metamorphosis of a chameleon?: Populist attitudes and the vote in 2016 in the United States and Ireland." Economic and Social Review 50 (2): 281-324. https://www.esr.ie/article/view/1183/224.

Elkink, Johan A., Stephen Quinlan, and Richard Sinnott. 2019. "Economic voting in EU referendums: Sociotropic versus egocentric voting in the Lisbon treaty plebiscites in Ireland." Politics and Governance 7 (2): 334–350. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/pag.v7i2.1944.

Lewis-Beck, Michael, and Stephen Quinlan. 2019. "The hillary hypotheses: Testing candidate views of loss." Perspectives on Politics 17 (3): 646-665. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S153759271800347X.

Quinlan, Stephen, Tobias Gummer, Joss Roßmann, and Christof Wolf. 2018. "‘Show me the money and the party!’ – variation in Facebook and Twitter adoption by politicians." Information, Communication & Society 21 (8): 1031-1049. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2017.1301521.

Quinlan, Stephen, and Martin Okolikj. 2017. "The decline of a dominant political monolith: understanding Fianna Fáil’s vote 1987–2016." Irish Political Studies 32 (1): 164-90. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07907184.2016.1272585.

Okolikj, Martin, and Stephen Quinlan. 2016. "Context Matters: Economic Voting in the 2009 and 2014 European Parliament Elections." Politics and Governance 4 (1): 145-166. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/pag.v4i1.458.

Quinlan, Stephen, and Martin Okolikj. 2016. "This Time It's Different...But Not Really! The 2014 European Parliament Elections in Ireland." Irish Political Studies 31 (2): 300-314. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07907184.2016.1151415.

Quinlan, Stephen. 2015. "Facilitating the Electorate: A Multilevel Analysis of Election Timing, Registration Procedures, and Turnout." Irish Political Studies 30 (4): 482-509. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07907184.2015.1099041.

Quinlan, Stephen, Mark Shephard, and Lindsay Paterson. 2015. "Online discussion and the 2014 Scottish independence referendum: flaming keyboards or forums for deliberation?." Electoral Studies 38 192-205. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2015.02.009.

Quinlan, Stephen. 2012. "The Lisbon experience in Ireland: 'No' in 2008 and 'Yes' in 2009 - how and why?." Irish Political Studies 27 (1) 139-153. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07907184.2012.636185.

Quinlan, Stephen. 2010. "The 2009 European parliament elections in the Republic of Ireland." Irish Political Studies 25 (2) 289-301. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07907181003703581.

Quinlan, Stephen. 2009. "The Lisbon treaty referendum in Ireland." Irish Political Studies 24 (1) 107-121. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07907180802674381.

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Contribution to edited volume

Quinlan, Stephen, and Eoin O'Malley. 2018. "Popularity and performance?: Leader effects in the 2016 election." In The Post Crisis Irish Voter, edited by Michael Marsh, David Farrell, and Theresa Reidy, 209-232. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526122674/.

Quinlan, Stephen. 2016. "Identity formation and political generations: Age, cohort, and period effects in Irish elections." In The Act of Voting: Identities, Institutions and Locale, edited by Johan A. Elkink, and David Farrell, 255-275. London; New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/The-Act-of-Voting-Identities-Institutions-and-Locale/Elkink-Farrell/p/book/9781138842014.

Shephard, Mark, and Stephen Quinlan. 2016. "Social media and the Scottish independence referendum 2014: Events and the Generation of Enthusiasm for Yes." In The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics, edited by Axel Bruns, G. Enli, S. Sjogerbø, A.O. Larsson, and C. Christensen, 488-502. London; New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Social-Media-and-Politics/Bruns-Enli-Skogerbo-Larsson-Christensen/p/book/9781138860766.

Fortin-Rittberger, Jessica, David Howell, Stephen Quinlan, and Bojan Todosijevic. 2016. "Supplementing Cross-National Surveys with Contextual Data." In The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology, edited by Christof Wolf, Dominique Joye, Tom W. Smith, and Yang-chih Fu, 670-80. Los Angeles u.a.: Sage. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473957893.n42. http://methods.sagepub.com/book/the-sage-handbook-of-survey-methodology/i4509.xml.

Shephard, Mark, Stephen Quinlan, Stephen Tagg, and Lindsay Paterson. 2014. "Engaging the brain as well as the heart: political literacy and social media platforms." In Beyond the Youth Citizenship Commission: Young People and Politics, edited by Andy Mycock, and Jonathon Tonge, 37-41. http://www.psa.ac.uk/sites/default/files/PSA%20Beyond%20the%20YCC%20FINAL_0.pdf.

O Malley, Eoin, Stephen Quinlan, and Peter Mair. 2012. "Party Patronage in Ireland: Changing Parameters." In Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies, edited by Petr Kopecký, Peter Mair, and Maria Spirova, 206-228. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Other article

Tinney, Deirdre, and Stephen Quinlan. 2017. Explaining the Trump Victory: Populist Sentiments and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. http://www.csesblog.org/2017/05/tinney_quinlan/.

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Conference contribution

Quinlan, Stephen, and Deirdre Tinney. 2017. "A Populist Wave or Metamorphosis of a Chameleon? Populist attitudes and the vote in 2016 in the United States and Ireland." Elections, Parties, and Public Opinion in a Volatile World: A Comparative Perspective. https://www.academia.edu/35188315/A_Populist_Wave_or_Metamorphosis_of_a_Chameleon_Populist_attitudes_and_the_vote_in_2016_in_the_United_States_and_Ireland.

Quinlan, Stephen, and Martin Okolikj. 2017. "Patrimonial Economic Voting: a Cross-National Analysis of Asset Ownership and its Impact on the Vote." EPSA 2017: 7th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association, 23.06.2017.

Roßmann, Joss, Tobias Gummer, and Stephen Quinlan. 2016. "The effects of using Facebook and Twitter on candidates’ electoral success: The case of the German Federal Election 2013." General Online Research Conference (GOR 2016), 02.03.2016.

Okolikj, Martin, and Stephen Quinlan. 2015. "Context Matters: Economic Voting in the 2009 and 2014 European Parliament Elections." European Election Study 2014 Conference, 06.11.2015.

Quinlan, Stephen. 2015. "Facilitating the Electorate: A Multilevel Analysis of Election Timing, Registration Procedures, and Turnout." ECPR General Conference 2015, 29.08.2015.

Quinlan, Stephen, Tobias Gummer, Joss Roßmann, and Christof Wolf. 2015. "Show me the money and the party: Social media adoption by candidates in the 2013 German elections." EPSA 2015: 5th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association, 25.06.2015.

Quinlan, Stephen. 2014. "Facilitating the electorate: electoral administration, turnout, and information." Election Institutions and Electoral Integrity: A PSAI Roundtable, 16.10.2014.

Shephard, Mark, Stephen Quinlan, Stephen Tagg, and Lindsay Paterson. 2014. "Fading to Grey: consideration and moderation of opinion in the Scottish independence referendum." 4th annual general meeting of the European Political Science Association.

Quinlan, Stephen. 2014. "Identity formation and political generations: age, period, and cohort effects in Irish elections." PSAI 2014: Annual Conference.

Quinlan, Stephen, Mark Shephard, Stephen Tagg, and Lindsay Paterson. 2014. "Party Politics and the Online Grapevine." APSA 2014: Annual American Political Science Association Conference.

Quinlan, Stephen, Mark Shephard, and Tony McGann. 2014. "The online enthusiasm race in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum." 4th annual general meeting of the European Political Science Association.

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Contribution not at conference

Quinlan, Stephen. 2015. "The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems: Exciting possibilities for cross-national electoral research." The Mannheim Centre for European Social Research Colloquium.

Expertise and review

Quinlan, Stephen. 2019. "Eurobarometer 90, National Standard Report: Irish public opinion and European integration." Anzahl: 1. https://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/publicopinion/index.cfm/ResultDoc/download/DocumentKy/85322.

Quinlan, Stephen. 2018. "Eurobarometer 88, National Standard Report: Irish public opinion and European integration." Anzahl: 1. https://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/publicopinion/index.cfm/ResultDoc/download/DocumentKy/82196.

Quinlan, Stephen. 2017. "Eurobarometer 86, National Standard Report: Irish public opinion and European integration." Anzahl: 1. http://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/publicopinion/index.cfm/ResultDoc/download/DocumentKy/77137.

Quinlan, Stephen. 2016. "Eurobarometer 84, National Standard Report: Irish public opinion and European integration." http://ec.europa.eu/COMMFrontOffice/PublicOpinion/index.cfm/Survey/getSurveyDetail/instruments/STANDARD/surveyKy/2098.

Quinlan, Stephen, and Richard Sinnott. 2015. "Eurobarometer 82, National Standard Report: Irish public opinion and European integration." http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/eb/eb82/eb82_ie_ie_nat.pdf.

Quinlan, Stephen, and Richard Sinnott. 2014. "Eurobarometer 80, National Standard Report: Irish public opinion and European integration." http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/eb/eb80/eb80_ie_ie_nat.pdf.

Quinlan, Stephen, and Richard Sinnott. 2013. "Eurobarometer 78, National Standard Report: Irish public opinion and European integration." http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/eb/eb78/eb78_ie_en_nat.pdf.

Sonstiges

Quinlan, Stephen. 2016. "Understanding Election 2016: Perspectives from Eurobarometer 84."

Quinlan, Stephen. 2014. "Interpreting the EP elections in Ireland in 2014."

Shephard, Mark, and Stephen Quinlan. 2014. "Is the ‘yes’ online tsunami finally paying dividends?."

Quinlan, Stephen, and Mark Shephard. 2014. "Racing Ahead Online, Catching Up Offline."

Quinlan, Stephen, and Mark Shephard. 2014. "Yes Side Maintains Advantage in The Online Campaign Battle."