The 2014 conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) specialist group was at the University of Edinburgh from 12-14 September. The members of the project team attended and presented papers based on preliminary data from a pilot study within the larger ResponsiveGov project.
Luca Bernardi presented the paper "Speech Is Silver, Silence Is Golden? Policy Agenda, Responsiveness, and Competitive Incentives"
Daniel Bischof presented the paper "Cheap talk or keeping/making promises? Party rhetorics between elections"