In his talk, McLean considers the social geography of the (for now) United Kingdom’s 2016 vote to leave the European Union, using the methods pioneered by Andre Siegfried before World War I. He merges Siegfried ecological methods wIth individual-level data to paint a picture of the correlates (and consequences) of the Brexit vote in 2016.

Iain McLean is a professor of politics at Oxford University and a fellow of Nuffield College. He is a fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has worked for many years on UK subnational politics. Other interests include electoral systems; apportionment and redistricting; and 18th century political thought with foci on Adam Smith, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and the Marquis de Condorcet.

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