Hobolt, Sara

Professor Sara Hobolt  

Department

Position held

Sutherland Chair in European Institutions

 

Non LSE positions held

Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Associate Member

 

University of Southern Denmark

Honorary Professor in Political Science

 

Experience keywords:

European Union; European politics; elections; parties; referendums

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Professor Hobolt's research interests include European Union politics, specifically focusing on elections, referendums, and public opinion, and European politics more generally. She is Vice Chair of the European Election Studies (EES), an EU-wide project studying voters, parties, candidates and the media in European Parliamentary elections.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Britain; Denmark; Europe; Norway; Sweden

Languages:

Danish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7580

Publications

2017

Hoerner, Julian and Hobolt, Sara (2017) The AfD succeeded in the German election by mobilising non-voters on the right LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (29 Sep 2017) Blog entry

Black, Julia and Woll, Cornelia and Hobolt, Sara and Wratil, Christopher and Moloney, Niamh and Schuster, Edmund-Philipp and Hübner, Danuta and Fankhauser, Samuel and Carvalho, Maria and Iammarino, Simona and Ascani, Andrea and Begg, Iain and de Grauwe, Paul and Travers, Tony and Jackson-Preece, Jennifer (2017) LSE’s experts explain what awaits Britain and Europe ahead of Brexit LSE Brexit (23 Jan 2017) Blog entry

de Vries, Catherine E. and Hobolt, Sara and Tilley, James (2017) Facing up to the facts: what causes economic perceptions? Electoral Studies. ISSN 0261-3794

Tilley, James and Neundorf, Anja and Hobolt, Sara (2017) When the pound in people's pocket matters: how changes to personal financial circumstances affect party choice Journal of Politics. ISSN 0022-3816 (In Press)

2016

Hobolt, Sara (2016) Why did voters choose Brexit? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (24 Jun 2016) Blog entry

Hobolt, Sara and Wratil, Christopher (2016) Which argument will win the referendum – immigration, or the economy? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (21 Jun 2016) Blog entry

Hobolt, Sara (2016) Getting the timing right: Cameron weighs up the pros and cons of a June 2016 referendum LSE Brexit (8 Jan 2016) Blog entry

Hobolt, Sara (2016) Voters have punished the ‘elite’ – and this is not just a British phenomenon LSE Brexit (24 Jun 2016) Blog entry

Hobolt, Sara and Hagemann, Sara (2016) A vote to leave the EU may have a detrimental impact on Parliament LSE Brexit (25 Apr 2016) Blog entry

Hobolt, Sara and Hagemann, Sara (2016) Turn out or else: do referendum campaigns actually change voters’ minds? LSE Brexit (14 Apr 2016) Blog entry

Hobolt, Sara and Hagemann, Sara (2016) EU referendum: do campaigns actually change voters’ minds? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (16 Apr 2016) Blog entry

Hobolt, Sara and Leeper, Thomas J. and Tilley, James (2016) Voters might be fed up with politicians, but they will listen to people ‘like them’ LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (23 Jun 2016) Blog entry

Hagemann, Sara and Hobolt, Sara and Wratil, Christopher (2016) Appeasing Eurosceptics? What’s really going on when Britain votes No in the Council of the EU LSE Brexit (20 May 2016) Blog entry

Hagemann, Sara and Hobolt, Sara and Wratil, Christopher (2016) Does the UK lose out in the Council? How opposition to EU proposals acts as a signal to domestic audiences LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (18 May 2016) Blog entry

Hobolt, Sara and de Vries, Catherine E. (2016) Public support for European integration Annual Review of Political Science, 19. 413-432. ISSN 1545-1577

Hobolt, Sara (2016) The Brexit vote: a divided nation, a divided continent Journal of European Public Policy, 23 (9). 1259-1277. ISSN 1466-4429

Hobolt, Sara and Wratil, Christopher (2016) Which argument will win the referendum – immigration, or the economy? LSE Brexit (21 Jun 2016) Blog entry

Hobolt, Sara B. and de Vries, Catherine E. (2016) Turning against the union? The impact of the crisis on the Eurosceptic vote in the 2014 European Parliament elections Electoral Studies, 44. 504-514. ISSN 0261-3794

Høyland, Bjørn and Hobolt, Sara and Hix, Simon (2016) Career ambitions and legislativeparticipation: the moderating effect ofelectoral institutions British Journal of Political Science. ISSN 0007-1234 (In Press)

Hagemann, Sara and Hobolt, Sara B. and Wratil, Christopher (2016) Government responsiveness in the European Union: evidence from council voting Comparative Political Studies, 50 (6). 850-876. ISSN 0010-4140

Hobolt, Sara and Tilley, James (2016) Fleeing the centre: the rise of challenger parties in the aftermath of the Euro crisis West European Politics, 39 (5). 971-991. ISSN 1743-9655

(2016) The UK’s democratic moment on ‘Europe’? Report of the hearing held on 22nd March 2016 Hagemann, Sara and Hobolt, Sara and Hoerner, Julian, eds The London School of Economics and Political Science, European Institute, London, UK.

2015

Hobolt, Sara (2015) The 2014 European Parliament elections: divided in unity? JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 53 (S1). 6-21. ISSN 0021-9886

Hobolt, Sara (2015) What lessons can Britain learn from other EU referendums? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (23 Oct 2015) Blog entry

Wilson, Traci and Hobolt, Sara (2015) Allocating responsibility in multilevel government systems: voter and expert attributions in the European Union Journal of Politics, 77 (1). 102-113. ISSN 0022-3816

Hobolt, Sara B. and Wratil, Christopher (2015) Public opinion and the crisis: the dynamics of support for the euro Journal of European Public Policy, 22 (2). 238-256. ISSN 1350-1763

Hobolt, Sara and de Vries, Catherine E. (2015) Issue entrepreneurship and multiparty competition Comparative Political Studies, 48 (9). 1159-1185. ISSN 0010-4140

Hjorth, Frederik and Klemmensen, Robert and Hobolt, Sara and Hansen, Martin Ejnar and Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter (2015) Computers, coders, and voters: comparing automated methods for estimating party positions Research and Politics. ISSN 2053-1680

Pickup, Mark and Hobolt, Sara B. (2015) The conditionality of the trade-off between government responsiveness and effectiveness: the impact of minority status and polls in the Canadian House of Commons Electoral Studies, 40. 517-530. ISSN 0261-3794

2014

Hobolt, Sara and Tilley, James (2014) While voters might blame the EU for policy failures, it is extremely difficult for them to effectively hold it to account LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (11 Mar 2014) Blog entry

Hobolt, Sara B. and Tilley, James (2014) Who's in charge?: how voters attribute responsibility in the European Union Comparative Political Studies, 47 (6). 795 -819. ISSN 0010-4140

Hobolt, Sara (2014) Ever closer or ever wider? Public attitudes towards further enlargement and integration in the European Union Journal of European Public Policy, 21 (5). 664-680. ISSN 1350-1763

van de Wardt, Marc and de Vries, Catherine E. and Hobolt, Sara B. (2014) Exploiting the cracks: wedge issues in multiparty competition Journal of Politics, 76 (4). 986-999. ISSN 0022-3816

Spoon, Jae-Jae and Hobolt, Sara B. and de Vries, Catherine E. (2014) Going green: explaining issue competition on the environment European Journal of Political Research, 53 (2). 363-380. ISSN 0304-4130

2013

Hobolt, Sara and Tilley, James and Wittrock, Jill (2013) Listening to the government: how information shapes responsibility attributions Political Behavior, 35 (1). 157-174. ISSN 0190-9320

Chalmers, Damian and Hix, Simon and Hobolt, Sara (2013) Designing a new UK-EU relationship and how it could be achieved LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (12 Jun 2013) Blog entry

Hobolt, Sara and Tilley, James and Banducci, Susan (2013) Clarity of responsibility: how government cohesion conditions performance voting European Journal of Political Research, 52 (2). 164-187. ISSN 0304-4130

2012

Hobolt, Sara B. (2012) Public opinion and integration In: Jones, Erik and Menon, Anand and Weatherill, Stephen, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of the European Union. Oxford handbooks in politics & international relations. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 716-733. ISBN 9780199546282

Hobolt, Sara and Cramme, Olaf (2012) The growing importance of the EU in national politics means that political union can only succeed with the public’s support LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 Oct 2012) Blog entry

Hobolt, Sara (2012) Citizen satisfaction with democracy in the European Union Journal of Common Market Studies, 50 (s1). 88-105. ISSN 0021-9886

Hobolt, Sara and Spoon, Jae-Jae (2012) Motivating the European voter: parties, issues and campaigns in European Parliament elections European Journal of Political Research. ISSN 0304-4130

Hobolt, Sara and de Vries, Catherine E. (2012) When dimensions collide: the electoral success of issue entrepreneurs European Union Politics, 13 (2). 246-268. ISSN 1465-1165

2011

Hobolt, Sara and Franklin, Mark N., eds (2011) Special symposium: electoral democracy in the European Union Electoral studies, 30 (1 (S)). Elsevier Ltd., London, UK.

Hobolt, Sara and Brouard, Sylvain (2011) Contesting the European Union?: why the Dutch and the French rejected the European constitution Political Research Quarterly, 64 (2). 309-322. ISSN 1065-9129

Hobolt, Sara and Høyland, Bjørn (2011) Selection and sanctioning in European parliamentary elections British Journal of Political Science, 41 (03). 477-498. ISSN 1469-2112

Hobolt, Sara and Van der Brug, Wouter and De Vreese, Claes H. and Boomgaarden, Hajo G. and Hinrichsen, Malte C. (2011) Religious intolerance and Euroscepticism European Union Politics, 12 (3). 359-379. ISSN 1465-1165

Hobolt, Sara Binzer and Wittrock, Jill (2011) The second-order election model revisited: an experimental test of vote choices in European Parliament elections Electoral Studies, 30 (1). 29-40. ISSN 0261-3794

Tilley, James and Hobolt, Sara (2011) Is the government to blame?: an experimental test of how partisanship shapes perceptions of performance and responsibility Journal of Politics, 73 (2). 316-330. ISSN 0022-3816

Franklin, Mark N. and Hobolt, Sara (2011) The legacy of lethargy: how elections to the European Parliament depress turnout Electoral Studies, 30 (1). 67-76. ISSN 0261-3794

2010

Karp, Jeffrey A. and Hobolt, Sara, eds (2010) Special symposium: voters and coalition governments Electoral studies, 29 (3 (S)). Elsevier Ltd., London, UK.

Fisher, Stephen D. and Hobolt, Sara (2010) Coalition government and electoral accountability Electoral Studies, 29 (3). 358-369. ISSN 0261-3794

Hobolt, Sara and Karp, Jeffrey A. (2010) Voters and coalition governments Electoral Studies, 29 (3). 299-307. ISSN 0261-3794

2009

Hobolt, Sara (2009) Campaign financing in Danish referendums In: Gilland Lutz, Karen and Hug, Simon, (eds.) Financing Referendum Campaigns. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 62-80. ISBN 9780230579330

Hobolt, Sara and Spoon, Jae-Jae and Tilley, James (2009) A vote against Europe?: explaining defection at the 1999 and 2004 European Parliament elections British Journal of Political Science, 39 (1). 93-115. ISSN 1469-2112

Hobolt, Sara and Leblond, Patrick (2009) Is my crown better than your euro?: exchange rates and public opinion on the European single currency European Union Politics, 10 (2). 202-225. ISSN 1465-1165

van der Brug, Wouter and Hobolt, Sara and de Vreese, Claes H. (2009) Religion and party choice in Europe West European Politics, 32 (6). 1266-1283. ISSN 0140-2382

Hobolt, Sara (2009) Europe in question: referendums on European integration EU & European Institutions. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199549948

2008

Hobolt, Sara and Klemmensen, Robert (2008) Government responsiveness and political competition in comparative perspective Comparative Political Studies, 41 (3). 309-337. ISSN 0010-4140

Green, Jane and Hobolt, Sara (2008) Owning the issue agenda: party strategies and vote choices in British elections Electoral Studies, 27 (3). 460-476. ISSN 0261-3794

Fisher, Stephen D. and Lessard-Phillips, Laurence and Hobolt, Sara and Curtice, John (2008) Disengaging voters: do plurality systems discourage the less knowledgeable from voting? Electoral Studies, 27 (1). 89-104. ISSN 0261-3794

2007

Hobolt, Sara (2007) Campaign information and voting behaviour in EU referendums In: De Vreese, Claes H., (ed.) The Dynamics of Referendum Campaigns. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230517837

Klemmensen, Robert and Hobolt, Sara and Hansen, Martin Ejnar (2007) Estimating policy positions using political texts: an evaluation of the wordscores approach Electoral Studies, 26 (4). 746-755. ISSN 0261-3794

Hobolt, Sara (2007) Taking cues on Europe?: voter competence and party endorsements in referendums on European integration European Journal of Political Research, 46 (2). 151-182. ISSN 0304-4130

2006

Hobolt, Sara (2006) How parties affect vote choice in European integration referendums Party Politics, 12 (5). 623-647. ISSN 1354-0688

Hobolt, Sara (2006) Direct democracy and European integration Journal of European Public Policy, 13 (1). 153-166. ISSN 1350-1763

2005

Hobolt, Sara and Riseborough, Paul L. (2005) How to win the UK referendum on the European constitution Political Quarterly, 76 (2). 241-252. ISSN 0032-3179

Hobolt, Sara and Klemmemsen, Robert (2005) Responsive government?: public opinion and government policy preferences in Britain and Denmark Political Studies, 53 (2). 379-402. ISSN 0032-3217

Hobolt, Sara (2005) When Europe matters: the impact of political information on voting behaviour in EU referendums Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 15 (1). 85-109. ISSN 1745-7289

2004

Hobolt, Sara (2004) Lokal orientering In: Gundelach, Peter, (ed.) Danskernes Særpræg. Hans Reitzels Forlag, Copenhagen.

Hobolt, Sara (2004) Multiple identities in Europe In: Dettling, Daniel and Gawlitta, Thomas and Novy, Leonard and Adebahr, Maria and Brökelmann, Cornelius, (eds.) Euromission: Neue Perspektiven Für Das Erweiterte Europa. LIT Verlag. ISBN 3825880842

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This book presents the first comprehensive account of how citizens assign blame to the EU, how politicians and the media attempt to shift blame and finally, how it matters for electoral democracy.

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Awards

Best Book prize by the European Union Studies Association (2010) for Europe in Question: Referendums on European Integration (OUP, 2009); Winner of the APSA Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior section's Emerging Scholar Award (2011); Nils Klim Prize (2012)

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