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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

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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