#GE2017 Analysis

Latest Publication, Journalism

My research interests cover the areas of political communication, science and technology studies, and political theory. My work focuses on digital media and data in politics, public engagement with technological innovation, and the future of democracy. 

Listed below are my academic publications and other commentary.  


Published Articles

Chadwick, A., McDowell-Naylor, D., Smith, A.P., & Watts, E. (2018) Authority Signalling: How the Relational Interactions between Journalists and Politicians Create Primary Definers in U.K Broadcast News. Journalism. (

Book Reviews

McDowell-Naylor, D. (2018) Review of Connolly, W. (2017) Facing The Planetary: Entangled Humanism and the Politics of Swarming (Duke University Press). Political Studies Review (

McDowell-Naylor, D. (2016) Review of Blackford, R. (2013) Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies (MIT Press). Political Studies Review (


McDowell-Naylor, D. (2017) ‘You and the Autonomous Vehicle’. NewPolCom Blog. (

McDowell-Naylor, D. (2017) #GE2017 Digital Media and Campaigns Analysis: A Review. Medium. (

McDowell-Naylor, D. (2016) ‘A Reflection on Phil Howard’s ‘Will The ‘Internet of Things’ Lock us Up or Set us Free’ Departmental Seminar’. NewPolCom Blog. (