Mark Newman Franklin, born in Grahamstown, South Africa, in 1942. Ph.D. from Cornell University. Professor Emeritus of International Politics, Trinity College, and Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
Fellow (1 September 2012 – 31 January 2013)
UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF POPULAR OPPOSITION TO EUROPEAN UNIFICATION IN THE LIGHT OF THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CRISIS
My time at NIAS was valuable in two very different ways. Firstly, in making progress on a joint project on Unintended Consequences of Elections to the European Parliament, with other members of my NIAS Theme Group. We were able to define the structure and bounds of the project, and to divide up the work that still needs to be done. At a workshop in April we will present drafts of the book’s chapters. Secondly, my time at NIAS enabled me to complete two chapters – one on “European Elections and the European Voter” for an edited volume entitled European Union: Power and Policymaking and one on “Electoral Accountability” for a Handbook on Accountability – and to draft a new chapter on voter turnout for a History of Electoral Research in Europe. I also made progress with a number of other projects, helped by feedback gleaned from presentations at NIAS and around Europe.