My MA student, Grégoire Saint-Martin-Audet won the prize for the best presentation by a master’s student, at the 2017 edition of the CSDC Graduate Student Conference in Quebec. He presented his work on his work on the effect of populations’ heterogeneity on the relation between political institutions and voter turnout. He found that while federalism and proportional representation have a positive impact on voter turnout in homogeneous societies, a higher level of ethnic heterogeneity decreases this positive effect. In fact, when a population is highly heterogeneous, proportional representation doesn’t have any effect on voter turnout, while federalism decreases it.
Congratulations also to my PhD student, Alexandra Manoliu’s, who received recognition on her work on how political TV series are creating cynicism among their audiences
Research Chair in Electoral Studies, at the Université de Montréal. Electoral Studies, electoral behaviour, André Blais, Turnout, Vote, experiments in social science, duty to vote, elections, canadian elections, Université de Montréal, University of Montréal