2022

Activities

Electoral Chairs’ Seminars – 2 February

Striking a Political Chord: The Effect of Musical Preferences on Voting Intentions in Canada Catherine Ouellet (University of Toronto)Nadjim Fréchet (Université de Montréal)Yannick Dufresne (Université de Laval) Music is arguably one of the most meaningful and widespread forms of communication. There is also extensive evidence that musical taste is often revealing of values, personality traits, […] Read more

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Electoral Chairs’ Seminars – 26 January

Assemblée citoyenne sur la démocratie électorale municipale André Blais (Université de Montréal) Je vais présenter un projet de recherche que je compte mener en 2023 sur la démocratie électorale municipale. Il s’agira de mener un exercice de délibération citoyenne dans une municipalité québécoise. Une centaine de citoyens seront invités à réfléchir, discuter et faire une […] Read more

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Ruth Dassonneville and Romain Lachat nominated to hold the first CÉRIUM-FMSH Chair on Global Governance

Ruth Dassonneville and Romain Lachat (SciencesPo Paris) have been nominated to hold the first CÉRIUM-FMSH Chair on Global Governance. During the next three years, they will be organizing a series of events, workshops and create opportunities for student training and mobility around the topics of polarisation and challenges to democracy. For more information, see here. Read more

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Electoral Chairs’ Seminars – 19 January

The voting advice applications’ match effects on pre-voters Laura Uyttendaele (Université catholique de Louvain) The Test électoral is a Voting Advice Application (VAA) providing citizens with personalized information on their ideological profile by comparing their positions on a selection of political issues with those of parties. Scholars agree that VAAs have the potential to assist young people […] Read more

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New publication “Are they different? A comparative study of European populist party members”

Ruth Dassonneville co-authored a paper with Ian McAllister that is online first in the journal Party Politics. The paper uses comparative survey data to examine whether citizens who are members of populist parties are similar or different than members of other parties, in terms of their socio-demographic characteristics and their political attitudes. The paper can […] Read more

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PhD defense of Florence Vallée-Dubois

On 26 November 2021, Florence Vallée-Dubois publicly defended her doctoral dissertation “Growing old : Population ageing and democratic representation in Canada.” In her thesis, Florence theorizes about the consequences of population ageing for democratic representation. In the empirical chapters, Florence analyses age differences in Canadian’s preferences for government spending, voting in seniors’ residences and patterns of […] Read more