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PhD defense of Dieter Stiers

On 20 May 2020, Dieter Stiers successfully defended his dissertation “Quality of the Vote Choice. Accountability and Congruence in Electoral Democracies” at the University of Leuven. Dieter was co-supervised by Marc Hooghe (KU Leuven) and Ruth Dassonneville, and the dissertation committee included André Blais, Richard R. Lau, Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Jean-Benoit Pilet and Stefaan Fiers. […] Read more

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ICPSR Scholarships awarded to Alexandra Jabbour and Philippe Mongrain

Two members of the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Democracy were awarded scholarships from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Alexandra Jabbour was awarded a Clifford C. Clogg Scholarship from the ICPSR for the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Clifford C. Clogg Scholarships are awarded to scholars who […] Read more

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PhD scholarships awarded to Alexandra Jabbour, Maxime Coulombe and Philippe Mongrain

The SSHRC and the FRQSC have announced the results of their 2019-2020 PhD scholarship competitions. There was some good news for students at the Chair: Alexandra Jabbour was awarded a scholarship of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture. Maxime Coulombe was awarded a Joseph-Armand-Bombardier PhD scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research […] Read more

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New publication: Logarithmic vs. Linear Visualizations of COVID-19 Cases Do Not Affect Citizens’ Support for Confinement

A new paper by Semra Sevi, Marco Mendoza Aviña, Gabrielle Peloquin-Skulski, Emmanuel Heisbourg, Paola Vegas, Maxime Coulombe, Vincent Arel-Bundock, Peter Loewen, and André Blais is now available online in the Canadian Journal of Political Science. In this article, the authors show, among other things, that visual presentation of COVID-19 progression has no effect on citizens’s […] Read more

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New publication: An extraordinary election? A longitudinal perspective of the Québec 2018 election

A new paper by Jean-François Daoust and Alexandra Jabbour is now available online in French Politics. In this article, the authors provide a unique longitudinal perspective of citizens’ vote choice calculus in Quebec provincial elections. The paper is available here.  Abstract: From 1970 to 2018, either the Québec Liberal Party or the Parti Québécois won the […] Read more

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COVID-19 project: Citizens’ attitudes

The project The Chair currently participates in a large-scale comparative project to study citizens’ attitudes under the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this project, panel surveys are fielded in a number of different countries, with a focus on measuring citizens’ political attitudes and their evaluations of how governments are dealing with the crisis. Together with […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 28 January, 2020

Tuesday January 28, 2020: Jordan Mansell (UQAM), Steven Mock (University of Waterloo), Jinelle Piereder (University of Waterloo), Carter Rhea (UdeM) and Adrienne Tecza (University of Colorado). “New Methods for the Study of Ideology: Field-Test of Cognitive Affective Mapping (CAM’s).” Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Université de Montréal, C-4145, 12h-13h. Abstract: In this study, we conduct the first test of cognitive-affective […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 21 January, 2020

UPCOMING TALK Tuesday January 21, 2020: Érick Lachapelle and Thomas Bergeron (Université de Montréal). “Visualizing Climate Change with AI.” Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Université de Montréal, C-4145, 12h-13h. Abstract: Despite expert warnings of the catastrophic effects of runaway climate change and growing public acceptance of climate science regarding a rapidly  warming planet and its human causes, the general public remains […] Read more

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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