Events Calendar

May
18
Fri
CSDC Speaker Series: Christopher Cochrane @ Ballroom, Thomson House, McGill University
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
CSDC Speaker Series: Christopher Cochrane @ Ballroom, Thomson House,  McGill University | Montreal | Quebec | Canada

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:

Christopher Cochrane (University of Toronto)

The Automated Detection of Emotion in Transcripts of Parliamentary Speech: Comparing Human and Machine Classification of the Video and Written Records of Debates in the Canadian House of Commons

You can learn more about Professor Cochrane by clicking here

Abstract: The volume of accessible, machine-readable written communication about politics has increased exponentially over the past three decades, spawning the pursuit of new tools for automated analyses of sentiment in large political corpora like Twitter, Facebook, and traditional print media.  Unlike written communication, however, the expression of emotion in speech is not confined to word-choice and syntax, and instead relies primarily on the mechanisms of intonation, facial expressions, and body language, which go undetected in analyses of political text.  This raises the question of whether tools developed for the analyses of writing will work to detect sentiment in transcripts of political speech.  In this presentation, which is part of the Linked Parliamentary Data Project, we survey a variety of strategies for the automated analysis of emotion in text, and test their outputs against human-coded sentiment analysis of the written and video record of debates in the Canadian House of Commons.

For more information on the CSDC speaker series, please visit: http://csdc-cecd.ca/events/csdc-speaker-series/

This series is sponsored by the Inter-university Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, which is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

May
25
Fri
CSDC Speaker Series: Maarten Vink @ Room 404, Thomson House, McGill University
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:

Immigrant Naturalization in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden: Origin, Destination and Life Course in Longitudinal Perspective (1995-2015)

Maarten Vink (Maastricht University)

You can learn more about Professor Vink by clicking here

Abstract: What is the relative influence of characteristics associated with origin country (geographical distance, human development, political regime, dual citizenship acceptance) and the migrant life course (age at migration, marital status, children) on the propensity of immigrants to naturalize, and how do these factors condition the impact of changing citizenship policies in destination countries? Despite a thriving literature on immigrant naturalization, most studies focus on origin country and individual characteristics while attention to institutional variation at the destination country level remains more limited. Data limitations have resulted in analyses that focus mostly on single destination countries and rarely capture policy change over time. This paper draws on micro-level longitudinal data from population registers in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden from 1995 to 2015. These data allow us to track the naturalization propensity of six migrant cohorts from up to 200 origin countries over a period of fifteen years for each cohort. The longitudinal and comparative design of the study enables an analysis of the influence of changing citizenship policies, covering both major institutional changes within countries over time (restrictions in Denmark in 2002, 2006, 2008 and dual citizenship acceptance in 2014; restriction in the Netherlands in 2003; acceptance of dual citizenship in Sweden in 2001) as well as a comparison of long-term differences between these countries.

For more information on the CSDC speaker series, please visit: http://csdc-cecd.ca/events/csdc-speaker-series/

This series is sponsored by the Inter-university Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, which is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).