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Electoral Chairs’ Seminars – 2 March

The Pro-Immigration Europeans Rahsaan Maxwell (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) One of the central conflicts in Western Europe is whether nation-states should be open or closed to immigration and ethnic diversity.  These issues have been at the center of election campaigns and may structure debates about the future of European societies. However, analysis of […] Read more

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Electoral Chairs’ Seminars – 23 February

Shifting Motivations? Voters Infer Credible Committment from Policy Changes Love Christensen (Postdoctoral researcher, Aarhus University), Pablo Fernández Vázquez (Associate professor, Carlos III University in Madrid) In the course of electoral competition, parties may find themselves compelled to change their policy positions. Even if these changes are motivated by substantive policy concerns, changing policy may be written […] Read more

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Electoral Chairs’ Seminars – 16 February

Au-delà de l’insatisfaction démocratique: comment les citoyens évaluent-ils la légitimité du système politique? David Talukder (Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB) Durant cette présentation, je vais présenter l’un des chapitres de ma thèse dans laquelle j’examine la manière dont les citoyens évaluent le système politique. Plus particulièrement, j’aborde la question de l’évaluation de la légitimité du […] Read more

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Electoral Chairs’ Seminars – 9 February

Do Unfounded Claims of Election Fraud Influence the Likelihood of Voting? Jean-Nicolas Bordeleau (Université de Montréal) The legitimacy of the electoral process is often put into question by political candidates and elites who seek to account for their loss. As a result, a significant portion of voters are presented with unfounded allegations of widespread election […] Read more

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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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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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Tuesday Seminar -21 December

I’m a Loser? Unexpected Election Outcomes and Satisfaction with Democracy Philippe Mongrain (Université de Montréal) A great amount of research has noted the existence of a gap between winners and losers in relation to satisfaction with democracy and other political attitudes. One aspect of the winner–loser gap that has been overlooked is the impact of […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar -14 December

Black Canadian Lives Matter in Public Opinion Nadjim Fréchet (Université de Montréal) Political cleavages, the relevance of the old ones like the emergence of new ones, are still highly debated in the literature since the canonical work of Lipset and Rokkan (1967). Some political scientists believe important sociodemographic changes in Western democracies might create political […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar -7 December

Polarization and the structure of multidimensional party competition in Europe Jelle Koedam (University of Zurich)Garret Binding (University of Zurich)Marco Steenbergen (University of Zurich) Ideological polarization is a key quality of any democratic system. While pluralism is necessary for electoral competition to function, there is growing concern over the increased division and fragmentation of today’s political landscape. In […] Read more