Co-director, Political Behaviour Research Group
BA Western, MA, PhD Duke
Canadian politics, voting behaviour, methodology
Political behaviour; elections; institutions; comparative political economy; Canadian politics; experimental political science
"Voting Behaviour in Canada". (with Cameron D. Anderson) UBC Press, 2010.
“From a two-party-plus to a one-party-plus? Ideology, vote choice, and prospects for a competitive party system in Canada.” (with Thomas J. Scotto and Allan Kornberg) Electoral Studies 2004, 23(3):463-483.
“Slip, Sliding Away or Le Plus Ça Change…: Canadian and American Partisanship in Comparative Perspective.” (with Thomas J. Scotto and Allan Kornberg) American Review of Canadian Studies 2004, 34(2):283-312.
"Globalization, Globalizacion, Globalisation: Public Opinion and NAFTA" (with Jennifer Merolla, Carole Wilson, and Elizabeth Zechmeister). Law and Business Review of the Americas 2005, 11(3/4):573-596.
“Strategic Voting in Canada: A Cross-Time Analysis.” (with Jennifer Merolla) Electoral Studies 2007, 26: 235-246.
“La aplicación de los métodos experimentales en el estudio de los atajos informativos en México.” (with Jennifer Merolla and Elizabeth Zechmeister) Política y Gobierno 2007, 14(1): 117-142.
“It’s not Easy Being Green: Minor Party Labels as Heuristic Aids.” (with Travis Coan, Jennifer L. Merolla, and Elizabeth J. Zechmeister) Political Psychology 2008, 29(3): 389-405.
“Can Canadians Take a Hint? The (In)Effectiveness of The (In)Effectiveness of Party Labels as Information Shortcuts in Canada.” (with Jennifer Merolla and Elizabeth Zechmeister) Canadian Journal of Political Science 2008, 41(3): 673-696.
“The Political Context and Duverger’s Laws: Evidence at the District-Level” (with Matthew Singer) Electoral Studies 2009, 28(3): 480-491.
“The 2007 Ontario Electoral System Referendum: Information, Interest, and Democratic Renewal.” (with Brian Tanguay) IRPP Choices 2009, 15(10).
“Internet and Telephone Survey Methodology: An Evaluation of Mode Effects.” (with Jean Crête) International Journal of Public Opinion Research, forthcoming.
“Environmentalism and Party Support in Canada: Recent Trends Outside Quebec” (with Cameron D. Anderson) Canadian Journal of Political Science, forthcoming.
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters
“Approaches to the Study of Voting in Canada.” (with Cameron D. Anderson) In Voting Behaviour in Canada, ed. Cameron D. Anderson and Laura B. Stephenson, UBC Press, 2010.
“The Catholic-Liberal Connection: A Test of Strength. ” In Voting Behaviour in Canada, ed. Cameron D. Anderson and Laura B. Stephenson, UBC Press, 2010.
“Parties and Partisans: The Influence of Ideology and Brokerage on the Durability of Partisanship in Canada.” (with Eric Belanger) In Voting Behaviour in Canada, ed. Cameron D. Anderson and Laura B. Stephenson, UBC Press, 2010.
“Priming Individuals on Free Trade: A Cross-National Experiment on the Linkages Between Economic Insecurity and Policy Preferences.” (with John Aldrich, Laura Stephenson, and Elizabeth Zechmeister) Working Paper 2001/168, Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Ciencias Sociales, Instituto Juan March de Estudios e Investigaciones.
Democracy and Excellence: Concord or Conflict?, ed. Joseph Romance and Neil Reimer. Canadian Journal of Political Science 40(2): 535-537.
Reading Political Behaviour Research: A Note on Methodology (with Cameron D. Anderson)
Major Collaborative Research Initiatives Program (Co-applicant; Principal
investigator: André Blais) – “Making electoral democracy work: voters, parties,
and the rules of the game” ($2,500,000) (2009-2016)
SSHRC Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences Grant ($11,400) (2007-8)
SSHRC Standard Research Grant (Co-investigator; Principal investigator: Jean Crete; $91,969) (2007-9)
SSHRC Reapplication Grant (Internal; UWO; $6000) (2006-8)
SSHRC Research Grant (Internal; UWO; $6966) (2004)
IGA Junior Faculty Research Grant (University of California-Davis; with Elizabeth Zechmeister and Jennifer Merolla; $8000 USD) (2003)
Duke University Graduate School Dissertation Travel Grant (2002)
Centre for European Studies Summer Travel Grant (2001)
Latin American Studies Summer Travel Grant (2000)
Nominated for Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (sponsored by The
Bank of Nova Scotia, The UWO Alumni Association and the University Students'
USC Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence (2005-6)