Blais, André Cluster Member

Fields of expertise
  • Electoral participation
  • Electoral systems
  • Electoral behaviour
  • Methodology
Projects relevant to the cluster
Making Electoral Democracy Work, 2009-2015
Publications related to European/EU Studies
  • "Did Bill C-24 Affect Voter Turnout? Evidence from the 2000 and 2004 Elections" Loewen, Peter et André Blais. 2006. Canadian Journal of Political Science 39: 935-943.
  • "Making Candidates Count: The Logic of Electoral Alliances in Two Round Legislative Elections". Blais, André et Indridi Indridason. 2007. Journal of Politics 69 (février): 193-205
  • "Does Low Turnout Matter? Evidence from the 2000 Canadian Election". Rubenson, Daniel, André Blais, Patrick Fournier, Elisabeth Gidengil, et Neil Nevitte. 2007. Electoral Studies 26 (septembre): 589-597
  • "Winning. Losing, and Satisfaction with Democracy". Blais, André et François Gélineau. 2007 Political Studies 55 (juin): 425-441.
  • "One-round vs Two-round Elections: An Experimental Study", Blais, André, Jean-François Laslier, Annie Laurent, Nicolas Sauger et Karine Van der Straeten. 2007. French Politics 5 (septembre): 278-286.
  • “The Electoral System and Its Effects”, André Blais and Peter John Loewen. 2009. Western European Politics, 34: 342-356.
  • “Comparing Strategic Voting Under FPTP and PR Systems.” Paul R. Abramson, John H. Aldrich, André Blais, Matthew Diamond, Abraham Diskin, Indridi H. Indridason, Daniel Lee, and Renan Levine. Forthcoming. Comparative Political Studies.
Open to media contact
Université de Montréal, Département de science politique, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, 3150, rue Jean-Brillant, Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1N8
Office Phone Number
(514) 343-734
Other important publications
  • To Vote or Not To Vote? The Merits and Limits of Rational Choice Theory, Blais, André, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000
  • Anatomy of a Liberal Victory: Making Sense of the Vote in the 2000 Canadian Election.Blais, André, Elisabeth Gidengil, Richard Nadeau et Neil Nevitte. 2002. Peterborough: Broadview Press.
  • Establishing the Rules of the Game: Election Laws in Democracies. Massicotte, Louis, André Blais et Antoine Yoshinaka. 2003. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Citizens. Gidengil, Elisabeth, André Blais, Neil Nevitte et Richard Nadeau. 2004. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Strengthening Canadian Democracy. Howe, Paul, Richard Johnston et André Blais. dir. 2005. Montréal: Institute for Research on Public Policy. • Losers’ Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy. Anderson, Christopher J., André Blais, Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan et Ola Listhaug. 2005. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • A Question of Ethics: Canadians Speak Out. Mancuso, Maureen, Michael M. Atkinson, André Blais, Ian Greene, et Neil Nevitte. 2006 (nouvelle édition). Don Mills: Oxford University Press
  • To Keep or to Change First Past the Post: The Politics of Electoral Reform. André Blais (ed.). 2008. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
  • Mechanical and Psychological Effects of Duverger’s Law: Evidence from Canada, India, the U.K. and the U.S., Shaun Bowler, Bernard Grofman, and André Blais (ed.). 2009. New York: Springer.
Education and professional achievements
Ph.D. (University of York)
Courses taught
  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Public Policy
  • Elections
  • Political Behavior
Fluent spoken languages
English, French
Fluent written languages
English, French
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.
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