Thomas J. Scotto is Professor of Government, University of Essex. His research is in the areas of American and Canadian politics and public opinion. At Essex since 2007, he is the author of journal articles appearing in such outlets as Public Opinion Quarterly, The Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly and Electoral Studies. His co-authored book, Making Political Choices: Canada and the United States was published by the University of Toronto Press, and his co-edited volume, The Canadian Election Studies, was recently published by The University of British Columbia Press. His main research project, supported by the ESRC, seeks to understand and measure citizen foreign policy attitudes across six western democracies.