Professor Tom Scotto

Head Of School

School of Government and Public Policy

Personal statement

Thomas J. Scotto is Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy, and he teaches courses on the topics of American Politics, Public Opinion and Quantitative Methods. Prior to arriving at Strathclyde in 2016, he served as a Professor of Government and Associate Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Essex, where he also taught courses in the Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis. Dr. Scotto is a recipient of funding from the British Academy and the ESRC which allows him to conduct national and cross-national surveys of citizen public opinion on matters of foreign policy. This funding yielded recent publications in outlets such as International Studies Quarterly, Political Behavior, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, International Relations of the Asia Pacific, and Canadian Foreign Policy. Professor Scotto consults with a number of Westminster units on the topic of British public attitudes towards foreign policy. These include The Prime Minister’s Office, the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, and the Department for International Development. He is regularly quoted by or appears on media outlets such as the BBC, LBC Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Independent, the Huffington Post and the Financial Times.


The effect of national and constituency level expectations on tactical voting in the British general election of 2010
Abramson Paul R, Aldrich John H, Diskin Abraham, Houck Aaron M, Levine Renan, Scotto Thomas J, Sparks David B
The Many Faces of Strategic Voting (2018) (2018)
How political are national identities? A comparison of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany in the 2010s
Mader Matthias, Scotto Thomas J, Reifler Jason, Gries Peter H, Isernia Pierangelo, Schoen Harald
Research and Politics (2018)
Populist referendum : Was 'Brexit' an expression of nativist and anti-elitist sentiment?
Iakhnis Evgeniia, Rathbun Brian, Reifler Jason, Scotto Thomas J
Research and Politics Vol 5, pp. 1-7 (2018)
We spend how much? Misperceptions, innumeracy, and support for the foreign aid in the United States and Great Britain
Scotto Thomas J, Reifler Jason, Hudson David, vanHeerde-Hudson Jennifer
Journal of Experimental Political Science Vol 4, pp. 119-128 (2017)
The consequential nationalist-globalist policy divide in contemporary Britain : some initial analyses
Scotto Thomas J, Sanders David, Reifler Jason
Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (2017)
Like father, like son : Justin Trudeau and valence voting in Canada’s 2015 federal election
Clarke Harold D, Gravelle Timothy B, Scotto Thomas J, Stewart Marianne C, Reifler Jason
PS - Political Science and Politics Vol 50, pp. 701-707 (2017)

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