Dr Christopher Claassen

  • Senior Lecturer (Politics)

telephone: 0141 330 3313
email: Christopher.Claassen@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 1305, Adam Smith Building

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5149-0001

Biography

Personal website: chrisclaassen.com

Research interests

  • Political behaviour, political psychology and public opinion
  • Quantitative methods, especially latent variable, panel and hierarchical models
  • Political culture, democratic support and political tolerance
  • Intergroup prejudice, conflict and violence

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2011 | 2010 | 2005
Number of items: 18.

2021

Claassen, C. and McLaren, L. (2021) Does immigration produce a public backlash or public acceptance? Time-series, cross-sectional evidence from 30 European democracies. British Journal of Political Science, (Accepted for Publication)

2020

Claassen, C. and McLaren, L. (2020) Do threats galvanize authoritarians or mobilize non-authoritarians? Experimental tests from 19 European societies. Political Psychology, (doi: 10.1111/pops.12720) (Early Online Publication)

Claassen, C. and Traunmüller, R. (2020) Improving and validating survey estimates of religious demography using Bayesian multilevel models and poststratification. Sociological Methods and Research, 49(3), pp. 603-636. (doi: 10.1177/0049124118769086)

Gibson, J., Claassen, C. and Barceló, J. (2020) Deplorables: emotions, political sophistication, and political intolerance. American Politics Research, 48(2), pp. 252-262. (doi: 10.1177/1532673X18820864)

Claassen, C. (2020) In the mood for democracy? Democratic support as thermostatic opinion. American Political Science Review, 114(1), pp. 36-53. (doi: 10.1017/S0003055419000558)

Gibson, J. L., Claassen, C. and Barceló, J. (2020) Putting groups back into the study of political tolerance. In: Borgida, E., Federico, C. and Miller, J. (eds.) At the Forefront of Political Psychology: Essays in Honor of John L. Sullivan. Routledge. ISBN 9780367368111

Claassen, C. (2020) Does public support help democracy survive? American Journal of Political Science, 64(1), pp. 118-134. (doi: 10.1111/ajps.12452)

2019

Claassen, C. and Gibson, J. L. (2019) Does intolerance dampen dissent? Macro-tolerance and protest in American metropolitan areas. Political Behavior, 41(1), pp. 165-185. (doi: 10.1007/s11109-018-9444-x)

Claassen, C. (2019) Estimating smooth country-year panels of public opinion. Political Analysis, 27(1), pp. 1-20. (doi: 10.1017/pan.2018.32)

2017

Claassen, C. (2017) Explaining South African Xenophobia. Working Paper. Afrobarometer.

2016

Claassen, C. (2016) Group entitlement, anger and participation in intergroup violence. British Journal of Political Science, 46(1), pp. 127-148. (doi: 10.1017/S000712341400012X)

2015

Claassen, C. (2015) Measuring university quality. Scientometrics, 104(3), pp. 793-807. (doi: 10.1007/s11192-015-1584-8)

Claassen, C. , Tucker, P. and Smith, S. S. (2015) Ideological labels in America. Political Behavior, 37(2), pp. 253-278. (doi: 10.1007/s11109-014-9272-6)

2014

Claassen, C. (2014) Who participates in communal violence? Survey evidence from South Africa. Research and Politics, 2014, pp. 1-8. (doi: 10.1177/2053168014534649)

2011

Schofield, N., Claassen, C. , Ozdemir, U. and Zakharov, A. (2011) Estimating the effects of activists in two-party and multi-party systems: comparing the United States and Israel. Social Choice and Welfare, 36(3-4), pp. 483-518. (doi: 10.1007/s00355-010-0507-0)

Schofield, N., Claassen, C. , Gallego, M. and Ozdemir, U. (2011) Empirical and formal models of the United States presidential elections in 2000 and 2004. In: Schofield, N. and Caballero, G. (eds.) The Political Economy of Institutions, Democracy and Voting. Springer: New York, pp. 217-258. ISBN 9783642195198

2010

Gibson, J. L. and Claassen, C. (2010) Racial reconciliation in South Africa: interracial contact and changes over time. Journal of Social Issues, 66(2), pp. 255-272. (doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.2010.01644.x)

2005

Claassen, C. and Mattes, R. (2005) Public Opinion Matters: Testing A Supply and Demand Model of Popular Regime Preferences and Democratic Change. Working Paper. Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town.

This list was generated on Tue May 11 05:17:45 2021 BST.
Number of items: 18.

Articles

Claassen, C. and McLaren, L. (2021) Does immigration produce a public backlash or public acceptance? Time-series, cross-sectional evidence from 30 European democracies. British Journal of Political Science, (Accepted for Publication)

Claassen, C. and McLaren, L. (2020) Do threats galvanize authoritarians or mobilize non-authoritarians? Experimental tests from 19 European societies. Political Psychology, (doi: 10.1111/pops.12720) (Early Online Publication)

Claassen, C. and Traunmüller, R. (2020) Improving and validating survey estimates of religious demography using Bayesian multilevel models and poststratification. Sociological Methods and Research, 49(3), pp. 603-636. (doi: 10.1177/0049124118769086)

Gibson, J., Claassen, C. and Barceló, J. (2020) Deplorables: emotions, political sophistication, and political intolerance. American Politics Research, 48(2), pp. 252-262. (doi: 10.1177/1532673X18820864)

Claassen, C. (2020) In the mood for democracy? Democratic support as thermostatic opinion. American Political Science Review, 114(1), pp. 36-53. (doi: 10.1017/S0003055419000558)

Claassen, C. (2020) Does public support help democracy survive? American Journal of Political Science, 64(1), pp. 118-134. (doi: 10.1111/ajps.12452)

Claassen, C. and Gibson, J. L. (2019) Does intolerance dampen dissent? Macro-tolerance and protest in American metropolitan areas. Political Behavior, 41(1), pp. 165-185. (doi: 10.1007/s11109-018-9444-x)

Claassen, C. (2019) Estimating smooth country-year panels of public opinion. Political Analysis, 27(1), pp. 1-20. (doi: 10.1017/pan.2018.32)

Claassen, C. (2016) Group entitlement, anger and participation in intergroup violence. British Journal of Political Science, 46(1), pp. 127-148. (doi: 10.1017/S000712341400012X)

Claassen, C. (2015) Measuring university quality. Scientometrics, 104(3), pp. 793-807. (doi: 10.1007/s11192-015-1584-8)

Claassen, C. , Tucker, P. and Smith, S. S. (2015) Ideological labels in America. Political Behavior, 37(2), pp. 253-278. (doi: 10.1007/s11109-014-9272-6)

Claassen, C. (2014) Who participates in communal violence? Survey evidence from South Africa. Research and Politics, 2014, pp. 1-8. (doi: 10.1177/2053168014534649)

Schofield, N., Claassen, C. , Ozdemir, U. and Zakharov, A. (2011) Estimating the effects of activists in two-party and multi-party systems: comparing the United States and Israel. Social Choice and Welfare, 36(3-4), pp. 483-518. (doi: 10.1007/s00355-010-0507-0)

Gibson, J. L. and Claassen, C. (2010) Racial reconciliation in South Africa: interracial contact and changes over time. Journal of Social Issues, 66(2), pp. 255-272. (doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.2010.01644.x)

Book Sections

Gibson, J. L., Claassen, C. and Barceló, J. (2020) Putting groups back into the study of political tolerance. In: Borgida, E., Federico, C. and Miller, J. (eds.) At the Forefront of Political Psychology: Essays in Honor of John L. Sullivan. Routledge. ISBN 9780367368111

Schofield, N., Claassen, C. , Gallego, M. and Ozdemir, U. (2011) Empirical and formal models of the United States presidential elections in 2000 and 2004. In: Schofield, N. and Caballero, G. (eds.) The Political Economy of Institutions, Democracy and Voting. Springer: New York, pp. 217-258. ISBN 9783642195198

Research Reports or Papers

Claassen, C. (2017) Explaining South African Xenophobia. Working Paper. Afrobarometer.

Claassen, C. and Mattes, R. (2005) Public Opinion Matters: Testing A Supply and Demand Model of Popular Regime Preferences and Democratic Change. Working Paper. Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town.

This list was generated on Tue May 11 05:17:45 2021 BST.

Grants

  • 2021-23. Principal investigator (UK team), "The rural-urban divide in Europe". New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe (NORFACE) - €271,609 (total project value: €1.41 million)
  • 2018-19. Principal investigator, "Does democracy require a supportive political culture?". Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland - £7,513
  • 2018-20. Co-investigator, "Do immigrant numbers inflame anti-immigrant opinion? A time-series cross-sectional analysis of European immigrant numbers and opinions, 1995-2017". British Academy / Leverhulme Trust - £9,761
  • 2017-18. Principal investigator, "Estimating democratic political culture in 100+ countries over 20+ years". Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland - £4,393

Supervision

I am interested in supervising potential PhD students focusing on one or more of the following areas:

  • Quantitative methods, especially involving the use of survey methods and data
  • Intergroup / inter-ethnic prejudice, conflict and violence
  • Political participation, especially protest and riot participation
  • Political culture, democratic support and political tolerance
  • South African politics