Harold Clarke

Ashbel Smith Professor
Professor - Economic Political and Policy
Tags: Political Science Social Data Analytics and Research Public Policy Political Economy

Professional Preparation

Ph.D.
Duke University - 1971
M.A.
University of Western Ontario - 1967
B.A. - Honours
University of Western Ontario - 1966

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Voting and Elections, The Political Economy of Party Support
  • Statistics, Time Series Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling
  • Public Opinion, Political Attitudes and Political Behavior
  • American Government and Politics
  • British Government and Politics
  • Canadian Government and Politics

Publications

(With David Sanders, Marianne C. Stewart and Paul F. Whiteley) Campaigning for Change: The Dynamics of Political Choice in Britain. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, forthcoming). forthcoming - Publication
(With Marianne C. Stewart, Paul Whiteley, Walt Borges and David Sanders). "Protest, Performance and the Dynamics of UKIP Support." (2013). Paper submitted for consideration for publication. 2013 - Publication
(With Walter Borges, Marianne C. Stewart, David Sanders and Paul Whiteley. "The Politics of Austerity: Modeling British Attitudes Towards Public Spending Cuts." In Norman Schofield, Gonzalo Caballero and Daniel Kselman, eds. Advances in Political Economy: Institutions, Modelling and Empirical Analysis. New York: Springer, 2013). 2013 - Publication
(With David Sanders, Marianne C. Stewart and Paul F. Whiteley) Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). 2013 - Publication
(With David Sanders, Marianne Stewart and Paul Whiteley). "Leader Heuristics, Political Knowledge and Voting in Britain's AV Referendum." In Symosium on Voting in Britain's 2010 Referendum on the Alternative Ballot, Guest Editor Samatha Laycock. Electoral Studies 32 (2013: 224-35) 2013 - Publication
(With Jason Reifler, Thomas J. Scotto et al.). "Principle, Prudence and Minimal Heuristics: British Public Opinion towards the Use of Military Force in Afghanistan and Libya." British Journal of Politics and International Relations. (2013, accepted and forthcoming). 2013 - Publication
(With Guy Whitten). "Hard Choices in Hard Times: Valence Voting in Germany 2009." Electoral Studies 32 (2013: 445-51). Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill.: 2012, and The Political Economy of the World Economic Crisis Conferences, Texas A & M University, February 2012, and University of Iowa, April 2012. 2012 - Publication
(With David Sanders, Marianne C. Stewart and Paul Whiteley). "Britain Says NO: Voting in the AV Ballot Referendum." Parliamentary Affairs 65 (2012: 301-22). 2012 - Publication
(With Walt Borges, David Sanders, Marianne Stewart and Paul Whiteley). "The Emerging Political Economy of Austerity in Britain." In Symposium on the Political Economy of the World Economic Crisis, Guest Editors, Michael S. Lewis-Beck and Guy Whitten. Electoral 9 Studies 32 (2013: 396-403). Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill.: 2012, and The Political Economy of the World Economic Crisis Conferences, Texas A & M University, February 2012, and University of Iowa, April 2012. 2012 - Publication
(With Karl Ho, Tim Li-Khan Chen and Dennis Lu-Chung Weng) "Valence Politics and Electoral Choice in a New Democracy: The Case of Taiwan." In Symposium on the Political Economy of the World Economic Crisis, Guest Editors, Michael S. Lewis-Beck and Guy Whitten. Electoral Studies (2013: 476-81). Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the The Political Economy of the World Economic Crisis Conference, Texas A & M University, February 2012 and the 2012 Taiwanese Elections and Democracy Conference, National Taiwan University, Taipei Taiwan, November 2012. 2012 - Publication

Appointments

Tower Center Research Associate II
Southern Methodist University [2010–Present]
Director of the Division of Social and Economic Sciences
National Science Foundation (U.S.) [2008–2009]
Instructor and Advisory Board Member
Oxford University Spring School [2002–Present]
Ashbel Smith Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2001–Present]
Adjunct Professor
University of Essex [2000–Present]
Joint Editor
Political Research Quarterly [2000–2006]
Editor-in-Chief
Electoral Studies [1999–Present]
Chair
University of North Texas [1998–2001]
Joint Editor
Electoral Studies [1995–1998]
Regents Professor
University of North Texas [1992–2001]

Additional Information

References

Jim Granato
Director, Institute for Public Policy
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77004

Allan Kornberg
Department of Political Science
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina 27708

William Mishler
Department of Political Science
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721

David Sanders
Department of Government
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, Essex, England CO4 3SQ

Frank Scioli
Acting Division Director
Social and Economic Sciences
National Science Foundation
Arlington, Virginia 22230

Paul Whiteley
Department of Government
University of Essex
Wivenhone Park
Colchester, Essex, England CO4 3SQ

Guy Whitten
Department of Political Science
Texas A & M University
College Station, Texas 77843

Professional Memberships
  • American Political Science Association 
  • American Statistical Association 
  • British Politics Group 
  • Canadian Political Science Association 
  • Elections, Public Opinion and Parties Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association 
  • (Britain) 
  • Midwest Political Science Association 
  • Political Methodology Society 
  • Southern Political Science Association 
  • Western Political Science Association 
Professional Service
Member, Political Science Program Proposal Review Committee, National Science Foundation, April 2001-2004.
Member, IGERT Review Panel, National Science Foundation, September 2000.
Member, Infrastructure Review Committee, Political Science Program, National Science Foundation, October 1999.
Member, Committee of Visitors, Political Science Program, National Science Foundation, October 1997.
Joint Editor (with Ken Godwin), Political Research Quarterly, 2000-present.
Editor-In-Chief, Electoral Studies, 1999-present.
Joint Editor (with Iain McLean and Bo Sarlvik), Electoral Studies, 1994-1998.
Panel Member, Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, May 1972.
Panel Chairperson, Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, London, May 1978.
Round Table Chairperson and Panel Organizer, Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, May 1979.
Panel Member, Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Halifax, May 1981.
Panel Chairperson, Western Social Science Association Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, April 1985.
Panel Chairperson, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, September 1985.
Panel Chairperson, Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, November 1986.
Panel Discussant, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, September 1987.
Roundtable Participant, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, September 1987.
Roundtable Organizer and Participant, Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Charlotte, November 1987.
Roundtable Participant, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, August 1988.
Panel Participant, XIV World Congress of the International Political Science Association, August 1988.
Organizer "Political Parties and Interest Groups" Section, Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 1988.
Organizer "Comparative Politics: Western Democracies" Section, Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, November 1988.
Organizer "Law, Politics and Society" Section, Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Meeting, San Francisco, November 1989.
Organizer "Comparative Politics" Section, Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, March 1991
Organizer "Voting Behavior and Participation" Section, Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 1994
Reviewed research proposals for the National Science Foundation, the Canada Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Australian Social Sciences Research Council.
Reviewed papers for publication in: American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Midsouth Political Science Journal, Polity, Social Science Quarterly, Simulation and Games, Western Political Quarterly.
Editorial Board, Journal of Politics, 1982-1986.
Editorial Board, Journal of Politics, 1993-1996.
Editorial Board, Structural Equation Modeling, 1993-present.
(With Colin Campbell) organized First Legislative Studies in Canada Conference, Toronto, York University, October 1977.
(With Colin Campbell, Arthur Goddard and F. Q. Quo) organized Second Legislative Studies in Canada Conference, Burnaby B. C., Simon Fraser University, February 1979.
(With Allan Kornberg) Organized "Political Support in Canada: The Crisis Years," Conference held at Duke University, Durham, N.C., November 21-22, 1980.
(With James Herndon) Organized Annual Meeting of Virginia Political Science Association, VPI & SU, Blacksburg, Virginia, December 5, 1981.
(With Marianne C. Stewart and Gary Zuk) Organized "Canadian Political Economy in Comparative Perspective: The 1980s and Beyond" Conference, VPI and SU, May 8-11, 1986.
(With John Booth) Co-Principal organizer "Political Parties and the Future of Democracy," Conference, Roth Public Affairs Symposium, University of North Texas, April 19-21, 1990.
Board Member, International Political Science Association Study Group on Political Support and Alienation, 1988-91

Served as outside evaluator on promotion and tenure cases for:
Department of Political Science, University of Maryland
Department of Political Science, University of Vermont
Department of Sociology, Washington University, St. Louis
Department of Political Science, St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Department of Political Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Department of Political Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
Department of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Political Science, York University, North York, Ontario
Department of Political Science, University of Florida
School of Social Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas

Professional Memberships:
American Political Science Association, British Politics Group, Canadian Political Science Association, Canadian Study of Parliament Group, International Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association, Western Political Science Association

Departmental and University Service:
Graduate Committee, Dept. of Political Science, University of Windsor
Library Committee, Dept. of Political Science, University of Windsor
Promotion and Tenure Committee, Dept. of Political Science, University of Windsor
Speakers Committee, Dept. of Political Science, University of Windsor
Research Committee, Faculty of Social Science, University of Windsor
University Committee on Research Services, University of Windsor
Executive Committee, Department of Political Science, V.P.I. and S.U.
Faculty Search Committees, Department of Political Science, V.P.I. and S.U.
Promotion and Tenure Committee, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, V.P.I. and S.U.
Speakers Committee, Department of Political Science, V.P.I. and S.U.
Graduate Committee, Department of Political Science, V.P.I. and S.U.
Curriculum Committee, Department of Political Science, V.P.I. and S.U.
Recruitment Committees, Department of Political Science, V.P.I. and S.U.
ICPSR Official Representative, V.P.I. and S.U.
Departmental Executive Committee, University of North Texas
Departmental Library Representative, University of North Texas
Chair, Martin Colloquium Committee, Department of Political Science, University of North Texas
Department of Political Science Chair Search Committee, University of North Texas
Sunset Program Review Committee, University of North Texas, 1992
Alumni Survey Committee, University of North Texas, 1993
Graduate Advisor, Department of Political Science, University of North Texas, September 1991-1998.
Chair, Department of Political Science, University of North Texas, June 1998-May 2001.
Political Science Program Coordinator, University of Texas at Dallas, May 2005- August 2007.

News Articles

EPPS Professors to Measure Mindsets of Hong Kong Voters
Two UT Dallas political scientists are studying voter behavior in Hong Kong elections, providing some of the first data on that city’s public attitudes about electoral democracy.

Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, and Dr. Karl Ho, clinical associate professor of political science, public policy and political economy, are examining voter participation in the Nov. 22 elections for 363 district councilors and in a 2016 vote for legislative council members.
Leading Political Analyst Dr. Harold Clarke Joins UTD
RICHARDSON, Texas (Sept. 24, 2001) - Dr. Harold D. Clarke, an electoral analyst and political methodologist, editor of the prestigious scholarly journal Electoral Studies and joint editor of Political Research Quarterly, has joined The University of Texas at Dallas as Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Economy.

The arrival of Clarke and the two publications, coupled with UTD’s recent addition of another highly regarded journal, Public Administration Review, makes UTD one of the few universities in the country to have three leading scholarly journals in a school of social sciences.

Clarke, formerly a Regents Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of North Texas (UNT), is expected to play a key role in the expansion of UTD’s political science program, specifically with regard to incorporating a Ph.D. offering. Additionally, Clarke brings an electoral studies program that focuses on the study of voting and elections, primarily, although not exclusively, in Britain and Canada. Clarke’s electoral studies program also will include worldwide scholarly conferences to be held at UTD.
Researchers to Study Views on Foreign Policy, Effects on Elections
Historically, scholars have argued public opinion doesn’t play much of a role in foreign policy. But according to Dr. Harold Clarke, research shows that has changed in the last 10 years.

It started with the question of military involvement in Iraq and continues with the Syrian crisis today.


“There’s no question in my mind that we would have bombed Syria if it hadn’t been for public opinion in Britain and the United States, and France as well,” said Clarke, the Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences.“Both the Obama administration here and the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition in Britain were ready to intervene militarily. The members of Parliament and Congress voiced strong opposition, and in both cases the government backed down because of public opinion,” he said.

Affiliations

Dissertation, Thesis, and Major Paper Supervision
Y. Akalin - Ph.D. (UTD), supervisor - completed W. Borges - Ph.D. (UTD), supervisor - completed W. Casey - Ph.D. (UTD), supervisor - completed P. Iroghama - Ph.D. (UTD) - supervisor - completed C. Rodgers -Ph.D. (UTD), supervisor - in progress P. Tran - Ph.D. (UTD), supervisor - in progress M. Nacemoto - Ph.D. (UTD), committee member (in progress) M. Sharma - Ph.D. (UTD), committee member (in progress) T. Scotto- Ph.D. - outside committee member (Duke) - completed D. Smith - Ph.D. (UTD), committee member (in progress) M. Yu - Ph.D. - completed M. Lebo - Ph.D. - completed K. Ho - Ph.D. - supervisor - completed (Winner of the Samuel H. Beer Award of the British Politics Group of the American Political Science Association for the Best Ph.D. dissertation on British Government and Politics, 1996-97). I.Obi - Ph.D. - supervisor - completed J. Rapkin - Ph.D. - supervisor - competed M. Ault - Ph.D. - co-supervisor - completed C. McIntyre - Ph.D. - committee member P. Lasorarit - Ph.D. - committee member P. Sittiwong - Ph.D. - committee member K. Singh - Ph.D. - University of North Texas (committee member) S. Bennett - Ph.D. - York University (outside reader) E. Elliott - Ph.D. - Duke University (outside reader) J. Moon - Ph.D. - VIP and SU (outside reader) J. Zipp - Ph.D. - Duke University (outside reader) J. Aistrup - M.A. S. Baumann - M.A. N. Boyle - M.A. S. Brookes - M.A. J. Bruton - M.A. M. Burke - M.A. S. Carey - M.A. K. Christie - M.A. B. Dudley - M.A. N. Dutt - M.A. E. Elliott - M.A. D. Guerrant - M.A. S. Harris - M.A. L. Hendershott - M.A. J. Hohmann - M.A. M. Greensill - M.A. H. Gruener - M.A. J. Leiphart - M.A. M. Miller - M.A. L. Morena - M.A. A. Moyes - M.A. W. Muller - M.A. J. Muto - M.A. D. Quartermain - M.A. D. Rees - M.A. R. Schmid - M.A. R. Snyder - M.A. T. Suffield - M.A. R. Thanapituk - M.A. L. Wallace - M.A.

Funding

The 2009/10 British Election Study
$3,000,000 - Economics and Social Research Council (Great Britain) [2009–2010]
Internet Surveys and National Election Studies Conference
$25,000 - National Science Foundation: Government Performance, Valence Judgments and The Dynamics of Party Support: Cyber-Infrastructure Conference [2007–2018]
Performance Politics and the Dynamics of Party Support in Britain
$200,000 - Economics and Social Research Council (Great Britain) [2006–2018]
The 2005 British Election Study
$1,700,000 - Economics and Social Research Council (Great Britain) [2005–2018]
Government Performance, Valence Judgments and The Dynamics of Party Support
($377,959 - National Science Foundation [2003–2018]