Project outline

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada has awarded a major grant for a seven-year research entitled “Making Electoral Democracy Work”. The goal of the study is to develop a comprehensive understanding of how the rules of the game influence parties and voters as well as the dynamic relationship between them. The study will examine 27 elections (national, supra-national, and sub-national) in five countries (Canada, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland) and will include: an internet panel survey of the same citizens over different elections; an analysis of party strategies in these same 27 elections; and a series of innovative experiments designed to complement the analyses of party and voter behaviour. The total cost of the project is $3.7 million (CA).

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Contact information

For more information, please contact the project’s team leader, André Blais.