2024

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Call for Applications. Summer School on “Democratic Decline and Resilience”

Call for Applications Summer School on “Democratic Decline and Resilience”  26-30 August 2024, Université de Montréal Organized by the CERIUM-FMSH Chair on Global Governance We are inviting applications from doctoral students for a doctoral summer school on the topic “Democratic Decline and Resilience”. The summer school will take the form of a five-day program, and […] Read more

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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 27 February

Comparative Public Opinion Polarization in Europe Tadeas Cely-Dartmouth In my presentation, I will show you the most exciting findings from my dissertation research on public opinion polarization in Europe. First, I will argue the differences rooted in religious cultures and the historical church-state conflict best explain why culture wars emerged in some European countries, whereas […] Read more

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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 21 February

The Heterogeneity of Social Pressure to Vote in Canada Maxime Coulombe-Western University, Laura French Bourgeois-Western, Allison Harell-UQAM, and Laura Stephenson-Western This study investigates the prevalence, influence, and heterogeneity of social pressure to vote in Canada, addressing a gap in the existing literature primarily focused on the United States. Utilizing data from diverse surveys, including the […] Read more

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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 31 January

Who Accepts Party Policy Change? The Individual-Level Determinants of Policy Change Acceptance Ruth Dassonneville-Université de Montréal, Maurits Meijers-Radboud University Experimental research has shown that political parties often, but not always, suffer reputational costs when they change their policy positions. Yet, it is not clear who accepts and who rejects party policy change. Using newly collected […] Read more

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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 24 January

The boundaries of electoral consent: Pre-analysis plan André Blais-Université de Montréal, Damien Bol-Sciences Po Paris, Carolina Plescia-University of Vienna This study aims to explore which electoral outcome, i.e. distribution of parliamentary and cabinet seats between parties, citizens are most willing to accept and least likely to contest. To achieve this goal, we will conduct a […] Read more

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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 16 January

Les priorités des citoyens quant aux politiques de santé : un agenda de recherche Olivier Jacques– Université de Montréal, Sharon Baute (Konstanz) Marius Busemeyer (Konstanz), and David Weisstanner (Lucerne) This project focuses on public demand for healthcare spending in a context where increasing healthcare costs could lead to reduced government funding for other programs or an […] Read more

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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 10 January

Bridging the Gap: Bilingualism and the End of the Two Solitidues Philippe Chassé – Université de Montréal and Sciences Po Paris, Matthew Taylor – Université de Montréal First coined by novelist Hugh MacLennan, the expression “two solitudes” is frequently used to describe the cultural divide between Canada’s two main linguistic groups: Anglophones and Francophones. Research […] Read more