Category Electoral geography

Maynooth at the Conference of Irish Geographers

If you are based in Maynooth, you may notice that many of us are absent on Thursday and Friday this week. We are at the annual Conference of Irish Geographers, hosted by our colleagues at University College Cork. And, so that we can all organise our time and support colleagues and friends, I have made […]

Was Hillary Clinton ‘abandoned’ by women voters?

Claire McGing, Department of Geography, Maynooth University Hillary Clinton’s defeat to Donald Trump in the recent presidential election came as a shock to many voters and observers. This was especially the case for those (myself included) who believed they were about to bear witness to history and, 96 years after American women won the right […]

Trump versus Clinton in the 2016 US Presidential Election: Disproportionality and the Electoral College

Adrian Kavanagh, 21st November 2016 Adrian Kavanagh is on Twitter – follow him at @adriankavanagh Another version of this post was published on the adriankavanaghelections.org website on the 18th November 2016 (and will be subsequently updated as final election figures come in for the remaining states). With the dust now settling following the conclusion of the very-very-long 2016 […]

Let’s Talk about Trump: Introduction to a Series of Blog Posts

On the morning of the 9th of November, when word was rapidly spreading that Donald Trump had been voted as the next U.S. President, The Department of Geography quickly organized an event entitled #LetsTalkAboutTrump. The event consisted of presentations from Geographers Adrian Kavanagh, Karen Till, and Claire McGing and promoted discussion among the audience of […]

Geography and Elections – Studying voter turnout levels at the 2015 Marriage Equality Referendum

Adrian Kavanagh, 15th September 2015 Some of you may be aware that I am mainly an electoral geographer. What makes me different from political scientists? Well my main focus in studying electoral trends and behaviour is on studying how trends and behaviours differ between areas, or places, and as a result my main unit of […]

Geography and Elections – Studying voter turnout levels at the 2013 Seanad Referendum

Adrian Kavanagh, 19th November 2013 Some of you may be aware that I am mainly an electoral geographer. What makes me different from political scientists? Well my main focus in studying electoral trends and behaviour is on studying how trends and behaviours differ between areas, or places, and as a result my main unit of […]