Electoral theory, systems and trends
John is a PhD candidate in the School of Social Sciences at Monash. He specialises in United States politics, with a focus on presidential elections and trends, and the rhetoric and discourse conveyed by political leaders. Primarily, his research combines political science and history to explain past and present attitudes among voters and office seekers in the United States. John's PhD is centred upon electoral trends in US presidential elections and how voting differs within and among the 50 states. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Economics, both from Monash University.
John Pilbrow's Articles
Is Trump's time running out?
As the US election nears, the political divide has widened – and so have the cracks in the President's bid for a second term.
Amid COVID, the contest continues
The presidential election has become, at best, a secondary focus for the American media, yet the train rolls on.
Super Tuesday: The Bernie and Biden show?
As the US heads into the most important day of the presidential primary calendar, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are standing out.
State of play for Democrat hopefuls
The Iowa and New Hampshire caucuses have left Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg as the frontrunners ... for now.
Primed for the US primaries
The long, hard slog to decide the US presidential nominees is about to begin.
US midterms: the houses divided
Although the Republicans retained control of the Senate, indications are that it's the Democrats who'll prove the bigger winners.