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Professor Tom Scotto

Head Of School

School of Government and Public Policy

Personal statement

Thomas J. Scotto is a Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Strathclyde.  His interests lie in the area of public opinion and applied quantitative methods (particularly structural equation and latent variable modelling).  His recent ESRC and British academy funded work is in the area of cross-national public opinion on matters of foreign policy.  His work on this subject appears in International Studies QuarterlyPolitical BehaviourInternational Relations of the Asia-Pacificand Canadian Foreign Policy.  Professor Scotto's earlier work focused on American and Canadian voting behaviour and he co-authored the University of Toronto Press Book Making Political Choices:  Canada and the United States.  From 2007-2016, he was a member of the Department of Government at the University of Essex where he was the recipient of multiple teaching awards from the Essex Student Union.  His consultancies include work on the development of "open government" indicators for the OECD, on "Parliamentary Strengthening" projects in Mozambique, Ukraine, and Georgia, and on survey design work in the United States and United Kingdom. 


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, pp. 1-10, (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)
Getting tough with the dragon? The comparative correlates of foreign policy attitudes toward China in the United States and UK
Scotto Thomas J., Reifler Jason
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific Vol 17, pp. 265-299, (2017)
The structure of foreign policy attitudes in transatlantic perspective : comparing the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany
Gravelle Timothy B., Reifler Jason, Scotto Thomas J.
European Journal of Political Research, (2017)
A unified theory of value-based reasoning and U.S. public opinion
Goren Paul, Schoen Harald, Reifler Jason, Scotto Thomas, Chittick William
Political Behavior, (2016)

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