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Tuesday Seminar – 29 June

Position Me If You Can: The Measure of Party Ideology with Party Identification.  Nadjim Fréchet (Université de Montréal) Many research questions in electoral studies focus directly or indirectly on political parties’ ideological or issue positions. We usually estimate political parties’ ideology or stance on various issues with survey data by asking the respondents to position […] Read more

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New podcast episode

Dans cet épisode du balado, Jeanne Marlier, étudiante à la maîtrise au département de science politique, discute avec Semih Çakır, doctorant au département de science politique. Semih étudie la polarisation idéologique et le lien entre la polarisation des citoyens et des partis politiques. Semih vient de publier un article qui s’intitule “Does party ambivalence decrease […] Read more

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Chair members present at the 2021 MPSA Conference

Several members of the Chair participate in the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, that is organized online from April, 14 to April 18, 2021. See below for an overview of the panels where you’ll see presentations by Chair members: Thursday, April 15, 1:20 – 2:50 pm EDTPanel: Social Media, Political Efficacy, and […] Read more

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New publication by Semih Çakır

Semih published a paper in the journal Party Politics. In his paper, Semih uses the data from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems projects to study the association between citizens’ feelings of party ambivalence and their likelihood to turn out to vote. Abstract Does party ambivalence, that is, simultaneously evaluating positively more than one political […] Read more

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New publication by Philippe Mongrain

Philippe published an article in Electoral Studies. In his paper, Philippe uses data from the Making Electoral Democracy Work project to study the determinants of the accuracy of voters’ expectations about the outcome of elections. Abstract The expectations of voters regarding election outcomes appear to be mostly influenced by their own political preferences. This raises […] Read more

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New publication by Maxime Coulombe

Maxime co-authored a paper that is forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Political Science. The paper, entitled “Fulfilling Campaign Promises or Following Public Opinion: Does the Size of the Majority Matter?” uses the data from an experiment that was conducted collectively with undergraduate students enrolled in Prof. André Blais’ course on experiments. Abstract We perform […] Read more

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Semra Sevi publishes the ‘Who Runs?’ datasets

Semra Sevi published two datasets that she has put together during her doctoral research. These original datasets include information on all candidates who ran in Canadian federal and Ontario provincial elections from 1867 to 2019. The data have been deposited on Harvard Dataverse and can be accessed here. Semra also published a short article introducing […] Read more