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Assistant Professor, Journalism/Leadership
Areas of Expertise: Canadian politics Canadian political parties The media's role in public policy Public opinion Environmental politics
Biography: I originally hail from Edmonton, Alberta I became interested in the role of the news media in the political process after working for a political party at the Legislative Assembly. My dissertation argued that changes in the provincial economy, the…
Areas of Expertise: American politics; Canadian politics; Middle East politics; Public opinion; Canadian elections
Biography: Public opinion and elections; the politics of policy making; Canadian and American politics, research methodology. Dr. Kay's recent writings have been on the topics of electoral systems, public opinion polls and single-issue interest groups. He has also…
Areas of Expertise: Quebec politics; Canadian political parties; Canadian politics; Ontario politics; Social movements and interest groups (Canada)
Biography: Dr. Tanguay's current research focuses on electoral reform in liberal democracies and on the evolving division of labour between political parties and organized interests. He is also interested in Quebec politics, especially the evolution of the party…
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science; North American Studies Program
Areas of Expertise: Environmental policy and politics (especially Canada and the U.S.); Canadian politics; American politics
Biography: Comparative public policy, environmental policy. Dr. VanNijnatten's current research addresses several aspects of Canadian and American environmental policy, including air quality and climate change policy, transboundary institutions and state-province…
Areas of Expertise: Canadian Politics; Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada; Aboriginal Self-Government and Land Claims; Aboriginal Property Rights and Housing; Federalism; Devolution and the Canadian Territorial North.
Biography: Dr. Alcantara joined the department in 2008. His main research interests are in the fields of Indigenous-settler relations and politics, territorial governance in the Canadian north, federalism and multilevel governance, public policy and…
Associate Professor and Director of LISPOP
Areas of Expertise: Political behaviour; Elections; Voting; Canadian politics; Media and politics
Areas of Expertise: Political Behaviour; Voting and Elections; Public Opinion; Canadian Politics
Biography: Broadly speaking, my research focuses on political behaviour and participation, public opinion, elections, experiments, and Canadian politics. I am currently involved in projects that explore the impact of context complexity on the propensity to vote and…