2022

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Ruth Dassonneville receives the 2022 award for the ‘best reviewer’ from the journal Political Science Research and Methods

At the 12th Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association, which took place from 23 to 25 June 2022 in Prague, Ruth Dassonneville was awarded the annual ‘best reviewer award’ from the journal Political Science Research and Methods. Read the announcement by the editor here. And for a picture of the celebration see here. Read more

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Electoral Chairs’ Seminars – 15 June

The Correlates of Secessionist Party Support, 1945-2021 Alex B. Rivard (Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship) Where there exists a host of research examining secessionist party ideology (Massetti 2009; Massetti and Schakel 2015, 2016), on how parties manage the presence of a regional cleavage (Alonso et al. 2013; Basile 2013, 2016; Meguid 2005, […] Read more

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Electoral Chairs’ Seminars – 27 April

Visualizing the impacts of climate change using AI Erick Lachapelle (Université de Montréal) Thomas Bergeron (University of Toronto)Victor Schmidt (MILA)Alex Hernandez-Garcia (MILA) Yoshua Bengio (MILA) Existing research suggests that climate change is perceived as a spatially and temporally distant threat, prompting researchers to explore various forms of risk communication that better engages the general public. However, results […] Read more

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Electoral Chairs’ Seminars – 20 April

Local Economies, Local Wealth, and Economic Perceptions Ben Ansell  (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)Asli Cansunar (Washington University) Recent research in political economy has demonstrated that local economic conditions have a striking impact on the evaluation of the incumbent, social policy preferences, and support for anti-establishment movements. Whether voters can correctly perceive their district’s economic reality […] Read more

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Electoral Chairs’ Seminars – 13 April

Foraging for Policy: Ambiguity as a Heuristic Sarah Lachance (University of British Columbia) Notwithstanding democratic norms of transparency and accountability, electoral candidates often take ambiguous policy positions by making vague or contradictory statements. Yet, the dominant assumption in the literature on voter behaviour is that voters are risk-averse. This poses a puzzle: if voters are […] Read more

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Chair members participate in the Graduate Student Conference of the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship

On the 1st and 2nd of April, the 12th edition of the Graduate Student Conference of the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC) took place at the Clarendon Hotel in Quebec City. This edition, that was co-organized by Nadjim Fréchet, was the first in-person since the beginning of the pandemic. Four students of […] Read more