2020

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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

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Balado de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en démocratie électorale

C’est avec enthousiasme qu’on lance la série balado de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en démocratie électorale. Dans nos balados, on discute des élections, du comportement des électeurs et des partis, et de la représentation. L’objectif de la série est de discuter avec les auteurs d’articles ou d’ouvrages récents, de ce qui a motivé […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 15 September

How White Identity Shapes Canadian Politics Edana Beauvais (Duke University / Harvard University)Dietlind Stolle (McGill University) White identity is an understudied concept in Canadian politics. In this talk, we describe the contours of Canadian White identity and ask how it shapes White Canadians’ policy preferences and vote choice. We compare the political consequences of White […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 8 September

Democracy, Votes, and Participation: The Effect of Election Frequency on Voter Turnout Filip Kostelka (University of Essex)Eva Krejcova (University of Cambridge)Nicolas Sauger (Sciences Po, Paris)Alexander Wuttke (University of Mannheim)   In recent decades, liberal democracies have considerably expanded the scope for citizen participation. Citizens are called to take part in a growing number of popular votes. […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 1 September 2020

Electoral Participation, Political Disaffection, and the Rise of the Populist Radical Right        Julia Schulte-Cloos, LMU Research Fellow (On Zoom, 12h-13h) Does the populist radical right benefit from increased electoral mobilization? This article contributes to understanding radical right success by analyzing variation in local turnout surges in all nation-wide elections in Germany since the foundation of the German populist radical right AfD. […] Read more

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PhD defense of Dieter Stiers

On 20 May 2020, Dieter Stiers successfully defended his dissertation “Quality of the Vote Choice. Accountability and Congruence in Electoral Democracies” at the University of Leuven. Dieter was co-supervised by Marc Hooghe (KU Leuven) and Ruth Dassonneville, and the dissertation committee included André Blais, Richard R. Lau, Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Jean-Benoit Pilet and Stefaan Fiers. […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 2 June, 2020

UPCOMING TALK Tuesday June 2, 2020: Florence Vallée-Dubois (Université de Montréal). “Are Seniors Winning the Democratic Game?” On Zoom, 12h-13h. Contact semra.sevi@umontreal.ca if you would like to join. Abstract: The study of dyadic representation has confirmed that elected representatives are particularly responsive to the interests of specific subgroups of the population, such as wealthier citizens. However, there has not […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 26 May, 2020

Tuesday May 26, 2020: Chan Ka Ming (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich). “The Persuasion Effect and Contrast Effect of Radical Right Voters – the case of Germany.” On Zoom, 12h-13h. Contact semra.sevi@umontreal.ca if you would like to join. Abstract: During the 2013-2017 electoral cycle, Alternative for Germany (AfD) emerged as a radical right party in the electoral market and […] Read more