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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 24 April

Do Emotions Drive the Link Between Winning and Satisfaction with Democracy? Leveraging the Super Bowl, the World Cup, and The Lion King Patrick Fournier-Université de Montréal People who vote for electoral winners have higher levels of satisfaction with democracy than those who do not. The literature on this link posits a policy mechanism (winners become […] Read more

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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 17 April

Split Decision: Federal and Provincial Elections in Ontario, 1997-2022 Matthew Taylor-Université de Montréal On the night of his re-election victory in June of 2022, Ontario Premier Doug Ford made a particular point of thanking voters who had “cast [their] last ballot for the federal Liberals” (CPAC 2022). Ford’s gratitude towards federal Liberals reflects a curious […] Read more

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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 10 April

Power, Representation, and Ideology – Explaining Political Elites’ Satisfaction with Democracy Benjamin Ferland-University of Ottawa, co-written with Valere Gaspard-University of Ottawa, and Johan Savoy-University of Ottawa Research on satisfaction with democracy has increased in recent decades, with researchers studying how democratic satisfaction influences political attitudes and behaviors as well as the individual and contextual determinants […] Read more

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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 3 April

Issue Competition in Quebec from 2003 to 2022 Marc-Antoine Martel-Université de Montréal, co-written with Richard Nadeau-Université de Montréal This research delves into issue competition dynamics during Quebec’s electoral campaigns. Issue competition refers to the strategies deployed by political parties to increase or decrease the visibility of issues to gain political benefits (Green-Pedersen 2023). This study […] Read more

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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 2 April

From Leader Profiles to Voter Perceptions: Sociodemographic and Policy Cues Semih Çakir-University of Vienna, co-written with Isabella Rebasso-University of Vienna, and Markus Wagner-University of Vienna What information do people infer about parties’ voters based on its party leader? We propose that leaders’ sociodemographic characteristics, in interplay with their policy positions, influence perceptions of their voter […] Read more

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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 20 March

The United States Military in a Political Crisis: Experimental Design Theodore McLauchlin-Université de Montréal These are challenging times for democracy in the United States, and the armed forces are not immune from controversy. In recent years, there has been growing concern about the potential use by politicians of the military for partisan political ends and […] Read more

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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 13 March

The Making of a Super-Issue: Scotland Independence and Citizens’ Vote Choice Over Time (1999-2021) Jean-François Daoust-Université de Sherbrooke and Thomas Gareau-Paquette-McGill British and Scottish politics are undergoing a period of tumultuous change, leading to what some scholars have labelled “electoral shocks,” which have altered the relative importance of the main issues explaining citizens’ political behaviour. […] Read more

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Call for Applications. Summer School on “Democratic Decline and Resilience”

            Call for Applications Summer School on “Democratic Decline and Resilience”  26-30 August 2024, Université de Montréal Organized by the CERIUM-FMSH Chair on Global Governance We are inviting applications from doctoral students for a doctoral summer school on the topic “Democratic Decline and Resilience”. The summer school will take the […] Read more

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Electoral Chair’s Seminar – 27 February

Comparative Public Opinion Polarization in Europe Tadeas Cely-Dartmouth In my presentation, I will show you the most exciting findings from my dissertation research on public opinion polarization in Europe. First, I will argue the differences rooted in religious cultures and the historical church-state conflict best explain why culture wars emerged in some European countries, whereas […] Read more