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Tuesday Seminar – 9 December, 2019

UPCOMING TALK Tuesday December 10, 2019: Matthew Polacko (Royal Holloway University of London). “Party Positions, Income Inequality, and Voter Turnout in Canada, 1984-2015.” Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Université de Montréal, C-4145, 12h-13h.  Abstract: Scholars have so far only examined the relationship between inequality and turnout cross-nationally, and within the United States (US). However, rising income inequality and declining voter […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 26 November, 2019

Tuesday November 26, 2019: Jordan Mansell (UQAM) and Michael Bang Petersen (Aarhus University). “Cooperation and Defection in an Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma: Do Liberals and Conservatives Display Differences in Social Cognition?”. Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Université de Montréal, C-4145, 12h-13h. Abstract: In its most simple form, the research question that we want to answer is: Do individuals with different political values […] Read more

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Call for Paper proposals: Symposium ‘Forecasting the 2020 American National Elections’

Even though elections are seemingly increasingly unstable, and voters’ behaviour seems fickle, the outcomes of US elections have historically been quite predictable. First, election outcomes seem systematically correlated with election fundamentals, such as the state of the economy, and incumbency. Second, what happens in the run-up to the election, during the primaries and the conventions, […] Read more

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Cérémonie de remise des bourses d’excellence et du Prix de la meilleure thèse des ESP 2019

On October 29, 2019, the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the Université de Montréal held its annual awards and scholarships ceremony which rewards academic excellence. Maxime Coulombe and Philippe Mongrain, both of whom are doctoral students in the Departement of Political Science at the Université de Montréal, were among the laureates. Read more

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Seminar – November 15, 2019

Friday November 15, 2019: David Hagmann(Harvard Kennedy School). “Persuasion with Motivated Beliefs”. Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Université de Montréal, C-4145, 12h-13h. Abstract : Considerable empirical research finds that people derive utility not only from consumption, but also from their beliefs about themselves and the world. Rather than dispassionately updating their views in response to new information, such belief-based utility […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 12 November, 2019

Tuesday November 12, 2019 : Melanee Thomas (University of Calgary). “What Shapes Attitudes about Energy Transition? Evidence from Alberta”. Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Université de Montréal, C-4145, 12h-13h. Abstract: Energy transition – that is, moving away from fossil fuels as a source of energy to more renewable and sustainable forms – is, according to some scholars, “technically feasible, but politically impossible” […] Read more