Cameron Anderson

Associate Professor & Chair, Graduate Program

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PhD McGill University
Telephone: 519.661.2111 ext. 81163
E-mail: cander54@uwo.ca
Office: Social Sciences Centre 4217


Research Interests

His research interests lie in the area of Canadian political behaviour.

Current Research Projects

He is currently working on a SSHRC-funded project entitled Partisan Ties in a Social Environment with Prof. Laura Stephenson.  This work considers the influence of interactions within social networks on political attitudes, partisanship and behaviour in Canada.  They take a particular focus on the role of personality and generation in these dynamics.

He continues to work on topics relating to the relationship of the economy and elections.  Currently, he is focussed on  the relationship of economic conditions on incumbent mayoral success in Canada.  Separately, he studies the sources of responsibility attributions for economic conditions made by citizens.


Selected Publications

Books

  • 2010: Anderson, Cameron and Laura Stephenson (eds.).  Voting Behaviour in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Forthcoming. Anderson, Cameron, Michael McGregor, Aaron Moore and Laura Stephenson. “Economic Voting and Multi-level Governance: The Case of Toronto.” Urban Affairs Review. (Published Online December 2015)
  • 2016: Anderson, Cameron and Michael McGregor. “Explaining Stability and Change in Territorial Identity.” Nations and Nationalism, 22, 1, January.
  • 2015: Anderson, Cameron and Michael McGregor. “Economic Attitudes and Political Identities: Evidence from Canada.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 27, 3, Autumn.
  • 2014: McGregor, Michael and Cameron Anderson. “The Effectiveness of Elections Canada’s Campaign Period Advertising.” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 47, 4, December.
  • 2011: Anderson, Cameron and Jason Roy (Wilfrid Laurier). “Local Conditions and National Consequences: How the Local Economic Environment Influences National Economic Perceptions,” Electoral Studies, December.
  • 2011: Anderson, Cameron and Laura Stephenson. “Environmentalism and Party Support in Canada: Recent Trends Outside Quebec,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 44, 2, June.
  • 2010: Anderson, Cameron. 2010. “Regional Heterogeneity and Policy Preferences in Canada: 1979-2006”, Regional and Federal Studies. 20, 4, December.
  • 2010: Anderson, Cameron and Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2010. “Why are Highly Informed Citizens Skeptical of Referenda?” Electoral Studies. 29, 2, June.
  • 2009: Anderson, Cameron.  “Institutional Change, Economic Conditions and Confidence in Government: Evidence from Belgium,” Acta Politica. 44, 1, April.
  • 2008: Anderson, Cameron and Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2008. “Youth Turnout: Adolescent Attitudes toward Political Involvement in Ontario,” Canadian Journal of Political Science. 41, 3, September.
  • 2008: Anderson, Cameron. “Economic Voting, Multilevel Governance and Information in Canada,” Canadian Journal of Political Science. 41, 2, June.
  • 2006: Anderson, Cameron. “Economic Voting and Multilevel Governance: A Comparative Individual-level Analysis,” American Journal of Political Science, 50, 2, April.
  • 2005: Anderson, Cameron and Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2005. “Conceptions of Political Representation in Canada: An Exploration of Public Opinion,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 38, 4, December.

Book Chapters

  • 2016: Anderson, Cameron and Laura Stephenson. 2016. “Public Opinion and the Environment in Canada” D. van Nijnatten (ed.) Canadian Environmental Politics and Policy. (4th ed) Toronto: Oxford University Press.
  • 2015: Anderson, Cameron. 2015. “Ontario” J. Wesley (ed.) Big Worlds: Politics and Elections in the Canadian Provinces. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • 2010: Anderson, Cameron. “Economic Voting in Canada,” in Anderson and Stephenson (eds.) Voting Behaviour in Canada.
  • 2010: Anderson, Cameron and Laura Stephenson. “Introduction,” in Anderson and Stephenson (eds.) Voting Behaviour in Canada.
  • 2010: Anderson, Cameron and Laura Stephenson. “Conclusion,” in Anderson and Stephenson (eds.) Voting Behaviour in Canada.

Recent Conference Presentations

  • 2013: Anderson, Cameron and Laura Stephenson. “Generational Differences in Participation and the Politicization of Social Networks.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Political Science Association in Chicago, USA.
  • 2013: Anderson, Cameron and Laura Stephenson. “Social Networks, Conflict, Personality and Partisanship.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, USA.
  • 2013: Anderson, Cameron and Laura Stephenson. “Political Discussion Networks and Political Behaviour in Canada.” Poster presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Political Science Association in
    Victoria, BC. Winner of the CPSA Prize for Best Poster.
  • 2012: McGregor, Michael, Cameron Anderson and Laura Stephenson. “Cause and Affect: Institutional Variation and Negative Party Affect” Paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Meetings of the
    Canadian Political Science Association, Edmonton, Canada.
  • 2012: Nater, John, Cameron Anderson and Laura Stephenson. “Paths to Partisanship in Canada. – A Pilot Study.”  Paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Political Science Association, Edmonton, Canada.
  • 2011: Anderson, Cameron and Laura Stephenson. “Identity, Economy and Integration: Evaluating the Sources of Public Opinion on Canada-US Integration.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Political Science Association in Waterloo, Canada May 16-18. 
  • 2011: Anderson, Cameron and Josh Morgan. “Economic Voting and Incumbent Mayoral Elections in Canada: 1997-2010.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Political Science Association in Waterloo, Canada May 16-18. 
  • 2010: Anderson, Cameron and Jason Roy (Montreal). “Local Conditions and National Consequences: How the Local Economic Environment Influences National Economic Perceptions.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, USA April 20-24, 2010 and the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Political Science Association in Montreal, Canada June 1-3.
  • 2009: Anderson, Cameron and Laura Stephenson. “Green Politics in Canada: Recent Trends.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the MidWest Political Science Association, Chicago, USA April.

Awards and Distinctions

  • 2011: Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant, “Partisan Ties in a Social Environment”, $101,857 awarded to Laura Stephenson and Cameron Anderson to cover a period of three years. Awarded April. 
  • July 2005 - June 2006: Skelton-Clark Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University.
  • September 2004 - April 2005: Fellow of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, September.