Political Sociology (Civil Society, Public Opinion)
Blais, André Cluster Member
André Blais is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a research fellow with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative (CIREQ), and the Center for Interuniversity Research Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO). Dr. Blais is also past president of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA). His research interests include: elections, electoral systems, voter turnout, public opinion, and methodology.
- Electoral participation
- Electoral systems
- Electoral behaviour
DeBardeleben, Joan Cluster Member
Joan DeBardeleben is Chancellor's Professor of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. She is also founder and Director of the Centre for European Studies (EU Centre of Excellence) and of the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, a major network of Canadian and European experts funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is the author of several books and articles dealing with Russian and East European politics, particularly relating to federalism, democratisation, public opinion and elections, labour relations, and environmental issues. Her current research projects deal with EU-Russian relations, German-EU relations, and Polish-Russian relations. She also conducts research on the political significance of recent changes in Russian federalism and on democratic participation in the European Union, particularly in relation to European Parliament elections and in the new member states of central and eastern Europe. Media ...
- Russian Politics and Society
- EU-Russian Relations
- Federalism and Multi-level Governance
- European Neighbourhood Policy
- Federalism and Multi-level Governance
- Democratic Participation an ...
Dutkiewicz, Piotr Cluster Member
Piotr Dutkiewicz is former Director of Carlton University's Institute of European and Russian Studies. He is also a Permanent Fellow of the Centre for Civilizational Studies in the Russian Academy of Science. Dr. Dutkiewicz has directed four large-scale CIDA projects in Russia and his areas of expertise include: Russia (Politics and Social Protection, Regionalism) Eastern and Central Europe, Regional Development, Political History of Eastern Europe, Postcommunism, and Women in Labour Market in Russia. Dr. Dutkiewicz participated in the Valdai Club of 40 renowned experts for high-level discussions in Russia culminating in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Russia (Politics and Social Protection, Regionalism) Eastern and Central Europe
- Regional Development
- Political History of Eastern Europe
- Women in Labour Market in Russia ...
Hallstrom, Lars Cluster Member
Lars Hallstrom is the Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities at the University of Alberta. His research has traditionally focused upon environmental policy making in European and federal systems of governance and is now increasingly concerned with water quality and quantity, industrial vs. domestic water use, watershed management and integrated assessment, conformance vs. performance-based community sustainablility planning and implementation, integrated (intersectional) policy and programming as well as assessment and partnership-based sustainability solutions.
- European Environmental Policy
- EU Public Policy
- European Civil Society Environment in the New Europe
- European Federalism
- Public Participation in Policy
- Resource Economies and Envir ...
LeDuc, Lawrence Cluster Member
Lawrence LeDuc's recent research focuses on: the declining voter turnout for elections in western democracies, the political participation of youth, reform of electoral institutions and processes, direct democracy , and the role of elections and referendums in processes of democratization and political change. Media Experience: Dr. Leduc is a frequent TV political commentator on CTV newsworld, and also has a wealth of outreach experience in Radio and Print media formats.
- Canadian and comparative political behavior
- Political parties
- Research methods and design
Pammett, Jon Cluster Member
Jon Pammett has worked on voting behaviour in Canada, Russia, and various European countries. His primary interest is the declining voter turnout with a specific focus on the linkages between voter turnout and other forms of participation. Dr. Pammett is also particularly interested in research on young people and voting. His current project involves voting in countries with multiple, frequent, elections. Media Experience: Dr. Pammett has a great deal of experience responding to TV, Radio and Print Media inquiries.
- Nature of democratic participation
- Voter turnout
- Voting behaviour
- Youth and politics
Ross, George Cluster Member
George Ross is ad personam Jean Monnet Chair at the Université de Montréal, iserves as Morris Hillquit Professor emeritus at Brandeis University, and is a faculty associate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard. His research interests include the political economy of the European Union, EU elites and institutions, European politics and industrial relations, globalization, and social structures. He recently co-edited What`s Left of the Left, a book on European elites and the crisis of European integration, published by Duke University Press in 2009. Media Experience: Dr. Ross has a great deal of international media experience in TV, Radio and Print formats.
- EU elites and institutions
- European political economy
- European social policy
- Comparative politics
Schmidtke, Oliver Cluster Member
Oliver Schmidtke is Director for the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) and Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and History at the University of Victoria. He is also BC Metroplis' Domain leader for Citizenship and Social, Cultural and Civic Integration. Dr. Schmidtke, a former director of European Studies and president of the European Community Studies Association in Canada (ECSA-C), holds appointments in the departments of Political Science and History. Currently his research focuses on the labour market inclusion of highly skilled immigrants as well as processes of political advocacy of migrant and minority groups. Media Experience : Dr. Schmidtke has a great deal of experience responding to TV, Radio and Print media inquiries.c
- Immigration and citizenship
- Identity politics
- Comparative European politics
van Rahden, Till Cluster Member
Till van Rahden is holding the Canada Research Chair in German and European Studies. He aims to develop a new research program to contribute to the writing of a cultural history of the political with an emphasis on the history of civil society, diversity, and democracy in Europe since the French Revolution. To speak of the "political" as opposed to "politics," is to direct attention to power and law, boundaries and nation, equality and justice, identity and difference, citizenship and civility. To explore key episodes in the cultural history of the political in modern Europe, Dr. van Rahden proposes three distinct areas of inquiry, the relationship of democracy and violence in the "Age of Extremes," the fragile and contested renaissance of democracy in postwar Western Europe, and the tension between equality and difference since the Enlightenment. Media Experience: Dr. van Rahden has a great deal of experience responding to TV, Radio and Print Media inquiries. ...
Martin Geiger is ‘Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellow' at Carleton University. Martin is leading a project "Smart New Border World - Information Technologies and Security Industries in the Management of Human Cross-Border Mobility in North America". The project runs from 2012 to 2014.
As a political demographer at the Royal Military College of Canada, Christian Leuprecht is particularly interested in the political, cultural, social, economic and security implications of population change and migration. His current major project concerns political mobilization and radicalization leading to violent extremism, especially among youth and minority communities, with a focus on examining the individual, collective, and structural determinants of resilience among at-risk communities. Dr. Leuprecht is also doing work on comparative civil-military relations and military sociology with a particular interest in the relationship between the security sector and demographic as well as value changes in democratic societies insofar as these affect recruitment, retention, military affairs, transformation, and reform. In this regard, he is particularly interested in the relationship between the provision of security and democratic governance of deeply diverse societies. He continues t ...
Bartholomew Paudyn is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. For part of 2011, he is working at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) at the University of Warwick as a Visiting Research Fellow. His main areas of interest include government through risk and uncertainty in the context of the European political economy. Analysing the intersections between fiscal politics and global finance, his research focuses on how the discursive practices of risk and uncertainty contribute to the creation of a regulatory capacity and the EMU space. Currently, he is involved in a project that problematises the role of credit rating agencies in the European sovereign debt crisis and how authoritative knowledge is constituted and deployed in the politics of creditworthiness.
- International political economy; especially financial and fiscal relations
- Management through risk and uncertainty
- Credit rating agencies and the politics of creditworthiness
- The political economy of Economic a ...