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Chair members participate in the Graduate Student Conference of the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship

On the 1st and 2nd of April, the 12th edition of the Graduate Student Conference of the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC) took place at the Clarendon Hotel in Quebec City. This edition, that was co-organized by Nadjim Fréchet, was the first in-person since the beginning of the pandemic. Four students of […] Read more

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Université de Montréal Electoral Chairs’ Seminar Schedule (19 January – 27 April)

19 January 2022 – The voting advice applications’ match effects on pre-voters Laura Uyttendaele (UC Louvain) 26 January 2022 – Assemblée citoyenne sur la démocratie électorale municipale André Blais (Université de Montréal) 2 February 2022 – Striking a Political Chord: The E ect of Musical Preferences on Voting Intentions in Canada Catherine Ouellet (University of Toronto)Nadjim […] Read more

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Ruth Dassonneville and Romain Lachat nominated to hold the first CÉRIUM-FMSH Chair on Global Governance

Ruth Dassonneville and Romain Lachat (SciencesPo Paris) have been nominated to hold the first CÉRIUM-FMSH Chair on Global Governance. During the next three years, they will be organizing a series of events, workshops and create opportunities for student training and mobility around the topics of polarisation and challenges to democracy. For more information, see here. Read more

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New publication “Are they different? A comparative study of European populist party members”

Ruth Dassonneville co-authored a paper with Ian McAllister that is online first in the journal Party Politics. The paper uses comparative survey data to examine whether citizens who are members of populist parties are similar or different than members of other parties, in terms of their socio-demographic characteristics and their political attitudes. The paper can […] Read more

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PhD defense of Florence Vallée-Dubois

On 26 November 2021, Florence Vallée-Dubois publicly defended her doctoral dissertation “Growing old : Population ageing and democratic representation in Canada.” In her thesis, Florence theorizes about the consequences of population ageing for democratic representation. In the empirical chapters, Florence analyses age differences in Canadian’s preferences for government spending, voting in seniors’ residences and patterns of […] 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