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Tuesday Seminar – 1 December

Attitudes towards homosexuality after “Obergefell v. Hodges”. Quasi-experimental evidence of anticipatory backlash from Israel  Stuart J. Turnbull-Dugarte (University of Southampton) The US Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges was a landmark judicial ruling that expanded the civil rights afforded to sexual minority individuals by recognising the constitutional and federal right of lesbian, gay or […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 24 November

Dyadic Representation in Canadian Parliamentary Debates Florence Vallée-Dubois (Université de Montréal) Dyadic representation rests on the incentives of representatives to attend to the interests of their constituents in single-member district electoral systems. But party discipline greatly limits dyadic representation. In Westminster style parliamentary systems, for example, members are expected to toe the party line, which […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 17 November

Are citizens still receiving the treatment? A reassessment of previous findings on the effect of local context on the perception of the national economy Alexandra Jabbour (Université de Montréal) A growing number of studies investigate the role of local factors on individuals’ perceptions of the national economy. Some of those studies showed that individuals use local […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 10 November

Vote switching and Coalition-Directed Voting: A Panel Study of Repeat Elections in Israel Liran Harsgor (University of Haifa)Reut Itzkovitch-Malka (The Open University of Israel) Or Tuttnauer (MZES Universität Mannheim)  A growing body of knowledge highlights the determinants of vote switching, such as issues, party positions and personality. This literature, however, does not take into account coalition-directed voting, which has […] Read more

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Nouvel épisode du balado de la Chaire

Dans cet épisode du balado, Jeanne Marlier, étudiante à la maîtrise au département de science politique, discute avec Philippe Mongrain, étudiant au doctorat qui s’intéresse à la prédiction électoral et plus particulièrement à la prédiction citoyenne. Philippe vient de publier un article qu’il a co-écrit avec Bruno Jérôme, Véronique Jérôme et Richard Nadeau, qui présente […] Read more

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Balado de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en démocratie électorale

C’est avec enthousiasme qu’on lance la série balado de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en démocratie électorale. Dans nos balados, on discute des élections, du comportement des électeurs et des partis, et de la représentation. L’objectif de la série est de discuter avec les auteurs d’articles ou d’ouvrages récents, de ce qui a motivé […] Read more

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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