Activities

Tuesday Seminar – 20 October

Evolution of Party Polarization and Voter Polarization in European Democracies Semih Cakir (Université de Montréal) Traditionally, party competition in established democracies in Europe is mainly structured around the economic cleavage. However, scholars increasingly argue that political conflicts that motivate party competition and mobilize voters have been under transformation. There is growing evidence that party competition […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 13 October

Economic Risks within the Household and Voting for the Radical RightTarik Abou-Chadi (University of Zurich)Thomas Kurer (University of Zurich) This article investigates how unemployment risk within households affects voting for the radical right. Recent advances in the literature demonstrate the role of latent economic threats for understanding the support of radical right parties. We build on […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 6 October

Critical Citizens: the Role of Education on Satisfaction with Democracy across Quality of Democracy.  Jean-François Daoust (University of Edinburgh)André Blais (Université de Montréal) The influential ‘critical citizens’ and ‘postmaterialism’ theories have important implications about how citizens react to democratic governance and their levels of satisfaction with the way democracy works. In this research, we argue […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 29 September

Le Gender Gap dans le Vote d’Extrême Droite en Europe : Opinion Publique et Représentation Jeanne Marlier (Université de Montréal) Un des constats les plus partagés dans la littérature sur le vote d’extrême droite est que les hommes votent plus pour ces partis que les femmes. Cet article contribue à la compréhension de ce gender gap en analysant le vote […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 22 September

The End of Political Clientelism? An Analysis of the Consequences of the July Election in the Dominican Republic Henry Milner (Université de Montréal) Apart from being the country in the Caribbean favoured by Canadian tourists, and the one most affected by the continuing tragedy in Haiti with which it shares the Island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic is now of particular interest to students of comparative politics. This is because the result of the election of July 5th, 2020 and the changes it heralds raise the question […] Read more