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Jane Suiter

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Contact Details

Director FuJo

C169
Glasnevin Campus
Glasnevin
Dublin 8

W: www.fujomedia.eu

Gla. C169

T: Ext. 6393
E: jane.suiter@dcu.ie
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Biography

Jane is Director of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo), www.fujomedia.eu and Associate Professor in the School of Communications. She is an expert on communication, deliberation and participation and is co-PI on the Irish Citizen Assembly and a member of the ECPR standing group on Democratic Innovations, having also worked on other deliberative events such as the Constitutional Convention and We the Citizens. She is currently co-PI on an EPA project on climate change coverage in Irish media and is communications director of a COST project on populist political communication with an emphasis on media and social media.  She is also co-convener of the PSAI specialist group Voters, Parties and Elections with an interest in direct democracy and referendums. Jane is a frequent contributor to broadcast and print media, has given evidence at parliamentary committees and is a former journalist having worked as Economics Editor at The Irish Times and for other papers such as The Sunday Times and Sunday Independent and as a current affairs presenter.

Research Interests

My research interests centre around the media and politics in particular the use of social media in political communications and the interaction between the media and social media . I am also interested in referendums, political reform, voters and participative democracy.

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
eileen cullotty FuJo Research staff

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'Dáil reforms since 2011: Pathway to power for the ‘puny’ parliament?'
Lynch, C., O’Malley, E., Reidy, T., Farrel D., Suiter J. (2017) 'Dáil reforms since 2011: Pathway to power for the ‘puny’ parliament?'. Administration, 65 (2):37-57 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Boom and bust: Economic voting in Ireland '
Theresa Reidy, Jane Suiter, Michael Breen (2017) 'Boom and bust: Economic voting in Ireland '. Politics, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Boom and Bust, Economic Voting in Ireland'
Reidy, T., Suiter, J., Breen, M. (2017) 'Boom and Bust, Economic Voting in Ireland'. [Details]
2017 'Best and worst practice: a case study of qualitative gender balance in Irish broadcasting'
O'Brien, A;Suiter, J (2017) 'Best and worst practice: a case study of qualitative gender balance in Irish broadcasting'. Media, Culture and Society, 39 :259-269 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'The challenge of reforming a "voter-friendly' electoral system: the debates over Ireland's single transferable vote'
Farrell, DM;Suiter, J;Harris, C (2017) 'The challenge of reforming a "voter-friendly' electoral system: the debates over Ireland's single transferable vote'. Irish Political Studies, 32 :293-310 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Best and worst practice: a case study of qualitative gender balance in Irish broadcasting'
Anne O'Brien, Jane Suiter (2017) 'Best and worst practice: a case study of qualitative gender balance in Irish broadcasting'. MEDIA CULTURE & SOCIETY, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'The challenge of reforming a ‘voter-friendly’ electoral system: the debates over Ireland’s single transferable vote'
Farrell D.;Suiter J.;Harris C. (2016) 'The challenge of reforming a ‘voter-friendly’ electoral system: the debates over Ireland’s single transferable vote'. Irish Political Studies, :1-18 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Understanding the 2015 marriage referendum in Ireland: context, campaign, and conservative Ireland'
Elkink J.;Farrell D.;Reidy T.;Suiter J. (2016) 'Understanding the 2015 marriage referendum in Ireland: context, campaign, and conservative Ireland'. Irish Political Studies, :1-21 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'When do deliberative citizens change their opinions? Evidence from the Irish Citizens' Assembly'
Suiter, J;Farrell, DM;O'Malley, E (2016) 'When do deliberative citizens change their opinions? Evidence from the Irish Citizens' Assembly'. International Political Science Review, 37 :198-212 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'When do deliberative citizens change their opinions? Evidence from the Irish Citizens’ Assembly'
Suiter J.;Farrell D.;O’Malley E. (2016) 'When do deliberative citizens change their opinions? Evidence from the Irish Citizens’ Assembly'. International Political Science Review, 37 (2):198-212 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'It's the campaign learning stupid: An examination of a volatile irish referendum'
Suiter J.;Reidy T. (2015) 'It's the campaign learning stupid: An examination of a volatile irish referendum'. Parliamentary Affairs, 68 (1):182-202 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Political Campaigns and Social Media: A Study of #mhe13 in Ireland'
Jane Suiter (2015) 'Political Campaigns and Social Media: A Study of #mhe13 in Ireland'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT), 30 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Political campaigns and social media: A study of #mhe13 in Ireland'
Suiter J. (2015) 'Political campaigns and social media: A study of #mhe13 in Ireland'. Irish Political Studies, 30 (2):299-309 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Do Rules Matter? Categorizing the Regulation of Referendum Campaigns'
Dr Jane Suiter, Dr Theresa Reidy (2015) 'Do Rules Matter? Categorizing the Regulation of Referendum Campaigns'. ELECTORAL STUDIES, available online: 26-FEB-2015 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'New Directions in Referendums, Politics and Campaigns'
Dr Jane Suiter, Dr Theresa Reidy (2015) 'New Directions in Referendums, Politics and Campaigns'. ELECTORAL STUDIES, [Details]
2015 'Do rules matter? Categorizing the regulation of referendum campaigns'
Reidy T.;Suiter J. (2015) 'Do rules matter? Categorizing the regulation of referendum campaigns'. Electoral Studies, 38 :159-169 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Yes, minister: The impact of decision-making rules on geographically targeted particularistic spending'
Suiter J.;O'Malley E. (2014) 'Yes, minister: The impact of decision-making rules on geographically targeted particularistic spending'. Parliamentary Affairs, 67 (4):935-954 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'When do deliberative citizens change their opinions? Evidence from the Irish Citizens' Assembly'
Dr Jane Suiter, David Farrell, Eoin O'Malley (2014) 'When do deliberative citizens change their opinions? Evidence from the Irish Citizens' Assembly'. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, [Details]
2014 'Who and What Affects the First Estate? An Analysis of Clergy Attitudes on Cultural and Economic Issues'
Jane Suiter, Elizabeth Oldmixon, Brian Calfano (2014) 'Who and What Affects the First Estate? An Analysis of Clergy Attitudes on Cultural and Economic Issues'. POLITICS (ONLINE), [Details]
2014 'Who and What Affects the First Estate? An Analysis of Clergy Attitudes on Cultural and Economic Issues'
Calfano B.;Oldmixon E.;Suiter J. (2014) 'Who and What Affects the First Estate? An Analysis of Clergy Attitudes on Cultural and Economic Issues'. Politics, 34 (4):391-404 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Chieftains Delivering: Testing Different Measures of Pork on an Irish Data Set of Discretionary Sports Grants'
Suiter J.;O'Malley E. (2014) 'Chieftains Delivering: Testing Different Measures of Pork on an Irish Data Set of Discretionary Sports Grants'. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 24 (1):115-124 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'It’s the campaign learning stupid: An examination of a volatile Irish referendum'
Jane Suiter, Theresa Reidy (2014) 'It’s the campaign learning stupid: An examination of a volatile Irish referendum'. PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS (PRINT), [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Yes, minister: The impact of decision-making rules on geographically targeted particularistic spending'
Suiter Jane. O'Malley E (2014) 'Yes, minister: The impact of decision-making rules on geographically targeted particularistic spending'. PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS (PRINT), 67 :1-20 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Chieftains Delivering: Testing Different Measures of “Pork” on an Irish Data Set of Discretionary Sports Grants'
Suiter Jane, O'Malley E (2014) 'Chieftains Delivering: Testing Different Measures of “Pork” on an Irish Data Set of Discretionary Sports Grants'. JOURNAL OF ELECTIONS, PUBLIC OPINION AND PARTIES (ONLINE), 24 :115-124 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Assessing clergy attitudes: Ideology and institutional superiors'
Oldmixon E.;Suiter J.;Calfano B. (2013) 'Assessing clergy attitudes: Ideology and institutional superiors'. Journal of Church and State, 56 (4):670-690 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Deliberative Democracy in Action Irish-Style: The 2011 We The Citizens Pilot Citizens’ Assembly '
Farrell D, O'Malley E Suiter J (2013) 'Deliberative Democracy in Action Irish-Style: The 2011 We The Citizens Pilot Citizens’ Assembly '. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT), 28 :99-113 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Deliberative democracy in action irish-style: The 2011 we the citizens pilot Citizens' assembly'
Farrell D.;O'Malley E.;Suiter J. (2013) 'Deliberative democracy in action irish-style: The 2011 we the citizens pilot Citizens' assembly'. Irish Political Studies, 28 (1):99-113 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Assessing Clergy Attitudes: Ideology and Institutional Superiors'
Jane Suiter, Elizabeth Oldmixon, Brain Calfano (2013) 'Assessing Clergy Attitudes: Ideology and Institutional Superiors'. JOURNAL OF CHURCH AND STATE (PRINT), 55 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'The Dail Election 2007'
Suiter Jane (2008) 'The Dail Election 2007'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT), 23 :99-110 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'La convenció constitucional d'Irlanda (2012-2014)'
Suiter, J., Farrell, D.M. (2017) 'La convenció constitucional d'Irlanda (2012-2014)' In: Els processos constituents al món. Barcelona: IDEES. [Details]
2016 'The Rise of Populism on the Left and Among Independents'
Suiter, J (2016) 'The Rise of Populism on the Left and Among Independents' In: Toril Aalberg, Frank Esser, Carsten Reinemann, Jesper Stromback, Claes De Vreese (eds). Populist Political Communication in Europe. London: Routledge. [Details]
2017 'Pathological Parochialism or a Valuable Service? Attitudes to the constituency role of Irish Parliamentarians'
Gallagher, M; Suiter, J. (2017) 'Pathological Parochialism or a Valuable Service? Attitudes to the constituency role of Irish Parliamentarians' In: Michael Marsh, David Farrell, and Gail McElroy (eds). A Conservative Revolution; Electoral change in 21st Century Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2016 'Bringing people into the heart of Irish constitutional design: The Irish Constitutional Convention of 2012-2014'
Suiter, J, Farrell, D.M., Harris, C. (2016) 'Bringing people into the heart of Irish constitutional design: The Irish Constitutional Convention of 2012-2014' In: Xenophon Contiades and Alkmene Fotiadou (eds). Participatory Constitutional Change. London: Routledge. [Details]
2016 'Bringing people into the heart of Irish constitutional design: The Irish Constitutional Convention of 2012-2014'
Suiter, J, Farrell, D.M., Harris, C. (2016) 'Bringing people into the heart of Irish constitutional design: The Irish Constitutional Convention of 2012-2014' In: Xenophon Contiades and Alkmene Fotiadou (eds). Participatory Constitutional Change. London: Routledge. [Details]
2016 'Comparative Constitutional Change'
Suiter, J, Farrell, D.M., Harris, C. (2016) 'Comparative Constitutional Change' In: Xenophon Contiades and Alkmene Fotiadou (eds). Participatory Constitutional Change. London: Routledge. [Details]
2016 'Comparative Constitutional Change'
Suiter, J, Farrell, D.M., Harris, C. (2016) 'Comparative Constitutional Change' In: Xenophon Contiades and Alkmene Fotiadou (eds). Participatory Constitutional Change. London: Routledge. [Details]
2016 'The Election in Context'
Farrell, D.M., Suiter, J. (2016) 'The Election in Context' In: Gallager, M, Marsh, M (eds). How Ireland Voted 2016. London: Palgrave. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Candidates, parties and constituency relations: A study in irish clientelism'
Thomsen S.;Suiter J. (2016) 'Candidates, parties and constituency relations: A study in irish clientelism' In: The Act of Voting: Identities, Institutions and Locale. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Candidates, parties and constituency relations: a study in Irish clientalism'
Dr Jane Suiter. Soren Risbjerg Thomsen (2016) 'Candidates, parties and constituency relations: a study in Irish clientalism' In: The Act of Voting. Oxford: Routledge. [Details]
2015 'Feeding the Negative? Referendum Votes in Ireland'
Dr Jane Suiter (2015) 'Feeding the Negative? Referendum Votes in Ireland' In: New Perspectives on Negative Campaigning Why Attack Politics Matters. Florence: ECPR Press. [Details]
2013 'A Constitutional Moment: Taking Advantage of a Confluence of Events'
Suiter Jane (2013) 'A Constitutional Moment: Taking Advantage of a Confluence of Events' In: Dublin: Bloomsbury Porfessional. [Details]
2012 'Ireland’s Journey to the third way: the hi-social model?'
Suiter J (2012) 'Ireland’s Journey to the third way: the hi-social model?' In: Cork: Collins Press. [Details]
2012 'Ireland in The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics'
Suiter J (2012) 'Ireland in The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics' In: Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2012 'The 2011 We the Citizens Pilot Citizens’ Assembly''
Farrell D, O'Malley E. Suiter J (2012) 'The 2011 We the Citizens Pilot Citizens’ Assembly'' In: Dublin: PSAI Press. [Details]
2011 'Party Policy and the Election'
Farrell David, Suiter Jane; (2011) 'Party Policy and the Election' In: Dublin: RTE Guide Publications. [Details]
2011 'The Parties' Manifestos'
Suiter Jane, Farrell David (2011) 'The Parties' Manifestos' In: Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Post Truth Politics'
Suiter, Jane (2016) 'Post Truth Politics' Political Insight, 7 (4) :25-27. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Report on Reasons Behind Voter Behaviour in the Oireachtas Inquiry Referendum 2011 

'
Marsh, M., Suiter, J., and Reidy, T. (2012) 'Report on Reasons Behind Voter Behaviour in the Oireachtas Inquiry Referendum 2011 

' :1-47. [Details]
2012 'Lack of debate on referendum reveals need for change'
Dr Jane Suiter (2012) 'Lack of debate on referendum reveals need for change' The Irish Times . [Details]
2012 'State finally takes tentative steps to lift shroud of secrecy that held us back'
Dr Jane Suiter (2012) 'State finally takes tentative steps to lift shroud of secrecy that held us back' The Irish Times . [Details]
2011 'Clear decision making can tackle political corruption'
Dr Jane Suiter (2011) 'Clear decision making can tackle political corruption' The Irish Times . [Details]
2010 'Political patronage still controls the purse strings'
Dr Jane Suiter (2010) 'Political patronage still controls the purse strings' The Irish Times . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2017 ECIU Workshop - Menace or Blessing? The Role of Direct Democracy in the Process of Political Representation,
Suiter, J., Nair, B. and Lynn, T. (2017) The role of social media in driving participation and engagement in referendums. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], ECIU Workshop - Menace or Blessing? The Role of Direct Democracy in the Process of Political Representation, Frankfurt, Germany , 06-APR-17 - 06-MAY-17 [Details]
2015 Negotiating News Culture,
Eugenia Siapera, Jane Suiter (2015) Assembling Journalism: Conflict, adaptation and mutual conditioning in the new journalistic landscape. [], Negotiating News Culture, Oxford , 28-OCT-15 - 30-OCT-15 [Details]
2013 New Directions in Referendums; Politics and Campaigns,
Suiter Jane, Theresa Reidy (2013) The Rules of the Game, campaign regulations at referendums ?. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], New Directions in Referendums; Politics and Campaigns, Dublin, Ireland , 09-MAY-13 [Details]
2012 Politics, Culture and Society in a Changing Ireland,
Suiter J. Farrell D, O'Malley E (2012) Differing Capacities: Views of members of a citizen assembly. [Other], Politics, Culture and Society in a Changing Ireland, University Of Ulster, Magee Campus, Londonderry , 19-OCT-12 - 21-OCT-12 [Details]
2012 The 2012 Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) conference,
Suiter J, Farrell D, O'Malley E (2012) Differing Reactions; ResDiffering reactions and differing capacities: Evidence from an exercise in Deliberative Democracy. [Other], The 2012 Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) conference, Oxford , 07-SEP-12 - 09-SEP-12 [Details]
2012 Politics, Culture and Society in a Changing Ireland,
Suiter J, Reidy T (2012) It’s the campaign learning stupid. An examination of a volatile Irish referendum . [], Politics, Culture and Society in a Changing Ireland, University Of Ulster, Magee Campus, Londonderry , 19-OCT-12 - 21-OCT-12 [Details]
2012 Deliberation in practice: the use of mini-publics in contemporary democracies,
Suiter J, O'Malley E, Farrell D (2012) Differing Capacities, Differing Reactions: Evidence from an exercise in deliberative democracy. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Deliberation in practice: the use of mini-publics in contemporary democracies, Royal Irish Academy , 02-NOV-12 [Details]
2011 APSA Annual Meeting 2011,
Calfano B, Oldmixon E, Suiter J (2011) Clergy as Political Elites. [Other], APSA Annual Meeting 2011, Seattke, WA , 01-SEP-11 - 04-SEP-11 [Details]
2011 6th ECPR General Conference,
Suiter J, Reidy T (2011) Economic Voting In Ireland Revisited, Boom and Bust. [], 6th ECPR General Conference, University of Iceland , 25-AUG-11 - 27-AUG-11 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 CONSTITUTIONAL DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE
Suiter, J;Farrell, DM;Harris, C (2016) The Irish Constitutional Convention: A Case of 'High Legitimacy'? CONSTITUTIONAL DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE , pp.33-51 [Details]
2016 CONSTITUTIONAL DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE
Suiter, J;Reuchamps, M (2016) A Constitutional Turn for Deliberative Democracy in Europe? CONSTITUTIONAL DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE , pp.1-13 [Details]
2016 ACT OF VOTING: IDENTITIES, INSTITUTIONS AND LOCALE
Thomsen, SR;Suiter, J (2016) Candidates, parties and constituency relations A study in Irish clientelism ACT OF VOTING: IDENTITIES, INSTITUTIONS AND LOCALE , pp.161-177 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Constitutional deliberative democracy in Europe.
Reauchamps M, Suiter J (2016) Constitutional deliberative democracy in Europe. Brussells: ECPR Press. [Details]

Teaching Interests

Political communication, Participation, Journalism, Social media and democracy,

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2016 Newsdays CM368Newsdays
2016 Description of 2016_CM5630 CM5630Subject of 2016_CM5630
2016 Radio Reporting CM262Radio Reporting
2016 Description of 2016_CM374A CM374ASubject of 2016_CM374A
2016 The Radio Newsroom CM146The Radio Newsroom
2016 Social Media, Journalism and Democracy CM568Political Communication
2016 Data Journalism CM399Data Journalism
2016 Social Media, Journalism and Democracy CM563Social Media, Journalism and Democracy
2016 Advanced News Reporting CM283Advanced News Reporting
2016 Newsday CM506Newsday
2016 Critical Thinking & Independent Learning CM153Critical Thinking & Independent Learning
2016 TV Reporting CM374TV Reporting
2016 Description of 2016_CM390 CM390Subject of 2016_CM390
2016 Description of 2016_CM327 CM327Subject of 2016_CM327