Patrick Fournier




Université de Montreal
Department of Political Science
Address: Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B. \ bur. C4044
Tel: 514-343-6111 #54437
Email: patrick.fournier@umontreal.ca







Research
I am Professor in the Département de science politique at the Université de Montréal. I am principal investigator of the Canadian Election Study for the elections of 2011 and 2015. I was a member of the CES team for the 2004, 2006 and 2008 elections. My research interests include political behaviour, political psychology, citizen competence, opinion change, and survey methodology.



Research Axis
Axis 2: Practicing Citizenship in a Skeptical World - The practice of democratic citizenship is undergoing a multifaceted transition. There are fundamental changes in conceptions of democratic citizenship and in its practice as well as the targets of citizen action. Scepticism about representative democracy as a system of governance is growing and citizens across established democracies are withdrawing from politics. Their perception about the political world is impacted by transformations in the news media practices and by online content, including social media. Voting and party politics have been the basis of conventional interpretations of citizenship, but there is ample evidence that this conception is much too limited. New forms of communication are providing citizens with novel ways to gather information and to engage in politics.

Axis 3: Representing and Governing Citizens in Critical Times - After learning and practicing democratic citizenship, the next critical steps are representation and governance. Democratic institutions are key elements. They shape the norms and incentives for active citizenship and they link citizens and their representatives in ways that foster accountability, legitimacy and representation. In Québec and Canada, as well as in other countries, confidence of citizens toward the institutions is low, as many dislike the way that members of parliaments behave and consider that politicians don’t honour their promises, hence various political endeavours to reform these institutions. Research on this axis will focus on the role of electoral systems, parliaments, parliamentary debates, and political parties.


courses
POL 6607 - Psychologie et politique



Students
Alexandre Blanchet, PhD
(Start: 2011)
Alexandre is working on the development of political sophistication. He is particularly interested in the effects of education, personality traits, cognitive skills and political interest in this development. He also examines the effects of political campaigns on the public's political knowledge level.



Publications
The Impact of Campaigns on Discrepancies, Errors, and Biases in Voting Behavior
Journal: Capturing Campaign Effects
Year: 2006
First Page: 45
Last Page: 77
Place: Ann Arbor


Ambivalence and Attitude Change in Vote Choice: Do Campaign Switchers Experience Internal Conflict?
Journal: Ambivalence, Politics, and Public Policy
Year: 2005
First Page: 27
Last Page: 46
Place: New York


Harper Can Thank Federalist Voters
Journal: The Globe and Mail
Year: 2006


Deliberation et changement d'opinion lors d'un sondage
Journal: Methodes de sondage
Year: 2008
First Page: 147
Last Page: 152


When Citizens Decide: Lessons from Citizen Assemblies on Electoral Reform
Year: 2011
Place: Oxford
Publisher: Oxford University Press


Aboriginal Electoral Participation in Canada
Journal: Rapport de recherche pour Elections Canada
Year: 2012


Do Citizen Assemblies Make Reasoned Choices?
Journal: Designing Deliberative Democracy: The British Columbia Citizens' Assembly and Democratic Renewal
Year: 2008


Corruption Was the Tipping Point
Journal: The Globe and Mail
Year: 2006


The Determinants of Youth Political Participation: Conventional versus Non-Conventional
Journal: The 4th ECPR Genera Conference
Year: 2007


How Voters Perceive and Evaluate the Prime Minister's Role in a Scandal: A Panel Study
Journal: The Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association
Year: 2006


World Press Freedom Day: Could you speak out, please?
Journal: The Globe and Mail
Year: 2011


The Sources of Attitudes on the Canadian Healthcare System
Journal: Rapport de recherche pour le Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Year: 2011


Missing the Message: Young Adults and the Election Issues / La sourde oreille: Les jeunes adultes et les enjeux électoraux
Journal: Electoral Insight / Perspectives Électorales
Volume: 7
issue: 1
Year: 2005
First Page: 6
Last Page: 11


When Citizens Choose to Reform SMP: the British Columbia Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform
Journal: To Keep or to Change First Past the Post: The Politics of Electoral Reform
Year: 2008
First Page: 140
Last Page: 162


Does Low Turnout Matter? Evidence From the 2000 Canadian Election
Journal: Electoral Studies
Volume: 26
issue: 3
Year: 2007
First Page: 589
Last Page: 597


Foreign Policy: Harper's Soft Underbelly: Insights from the Canadian Election Study
Journal: Inroads
Volume: 20
Year: 2007
First Page: 117
Last Page: 21


Do Views about Minority Government Matter?
Journal: Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association
Year: 2007


Political Judgments, Perceptions of Facts, and Partisan Effects
Journal: Electoral Studies
Volume: 29
issue: 1
Year: 2010
First Page: 1
Last Page: 12


Patterns of Party Identification in Canada
Journal: Election
Year: 2009
First Page: 147
Last Page: 152
Publisher: Emond Montgomery


Back to the Future? Making Sense of the 2004 Canadian Election outside Quebec
Journal: Revue canadienne de science politique/Canadian Journal of Political Science
Volume: 39
Year: 2006
First Page: 1
Last Page: 25


Gender and Vote Choice in the 2006 Canadian Election
Journal: Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association
Year: 2006


Dominance and Decline: Making Sense of Recent Canadian Elections
Year: 2012
Place: Toronto
Publisher: University of Toronto Press


Capturing Change (and Stability) in the 2011 Campaign
Journal: Policy Options
Year: 2011
First Page: 70
Last Page: 77


Deliberation, Information and Trust: The BC Citizens' Assembly as Agenda Setter
Journal: Designing Deliberative Democracy: The British Columbia Citizens' Assembly and Democratic Renewal
Year: 2008


Women to the Left, Men to the Right
Journal: The Globe and Mail
Year: 2006


Riding the Orange Wave: Leadership, Values, Issues, and the 2011 Canadian Election
Journal: Canadian Journal of Political Science
Volume: 46
issue: 4
Year: 2013
First Page: 863
Last Page: 897
Fred Cutler
Stuart Soroka


L’abstention sélective, ou pourquoi les jeunes qui votent au federal boudent les elections municipales
Journal: Canadian Journal of Political Science
Volume: 45
issue: 4
Year: 2012
First Page: 909
Last Page: 927
Eugénie Dostie-Goulet


Deliberation from within: Changing one's mind during an interview
Journal: Political Psychology
Volume: 32
issue: 5
Year: 2011
First Page: 885
Last Page: 919
Mathieu Turgeon
Joanna Everitt
Neil Nevitte


Information, visibility and elections: Why electoral outcomes differ when voters are better informed
Journal: European Journal of Political Research
Volume: 48
issue: 2
Year: 2009
First Page: 256
Last Page: 280
Eugénie Dostie-Goulet
Neil Nevitte


The Political Resocialization of Immigrants: Resistance or Lifelong Learning?
Journal: Political Research Quarterly
Volume: 61
issue: 2
Year: 2008
First Page: 268
Last Page: 281
Neil Nevitte


Measuring expectations: Comparing alternative approaches
Journal: Electoral Studies
Volume: 27
issue: 2
Year: 2008
First Page: 337
Last Page: 343
Neil Nevitte
Bruce M. Hicks


Boussole électorale vs études électorales : éclairages semblable
Year: 2013
Conference Name: ongrès du réseau des associations francophones de science politique, Luxembourg, World Social Science Forum, Montréal,


The Canadian Party System: Trends in Election Campaign Reporting, 1980-2008
Journal: Parties, Elections, and the Future of Canadian Politics
Volume: 161
issue: 184
Year: 2013
Place: Vancouver
Publisher: UBC Press


Les citoyens peuvent-ils formuler des politiques
Journal: La politique en questions
Year: 2008
First Page: 176
Last Page: 184
Place: Montréal


Making Up for Lost Time: Immigrant Voter Turnout in Canada / Rattraper le temps perdu: Le taux de vote des immigrants au Canada
Volume: 8
issue: 2
Year: 2006
First Page: 10
Last Page: 16


Do Women and Men Respond Differently to Negative News?
Journal: Politics & Gender
Stuart Soroka
Lilach Nir


The Impact of News Photos on Support for Military Action
Journal: Political Communication
Year: 2016
Stuart Soroka
Peter Loewen
Daniel Rubenson


Do Women and Men Respond Differently to Negative Views
Journal: Politics & Gender
Volume: 12
issue: 2
Year: 2016
First Page: 344
Last Page: 368
Stuart Soroka
Lilach Nir


Systèmes électoraux, qualité de la démocratie: qu'apporte la science économique à la science politique ?
Journal: Regards croisés sur l'économie
Volume: 18
Year: 2016
First Page: 154
Last Page: 164
Jean-François Laslier


Polls, Partisanship and Voter Decision Making: An Experimental Analysis
Journal: Voting Experiments
Year: 2016
Shane Singh
Jason Roy
Publisher: Springer


Explaining the Modern Gender Gap
Journal: Mind the Gap: Canadian Perspectives on Gender and Politics
Year: 2013
First Page: 48
Last Page: 63
Joanna Everitt
Neil Nevitte
Publisher: Fernwood


An Experimental Analysis of the Impact of Campaign Polls on Electoral Information Seeking
Journal: Electoral Studies
Volume: 40
Year: 2015
First Page: 146
Last Page: 157
Andrew Blake
Shane Singh
Jason Roy


Les Systèmes d'Aide au Vote peuvent-ils être utiles pour l'étude des élections?
Journal: Revue internationale de la politique comparée
Volume: 22
Year: 2015
First Page: 182


Unis par la langue? Les opinions et les valeurs des Franco-Québécois et des Franco-Ontariens
Journal: Journal of Canadian Studies
Volume: 48
issue: 2
Year: 2014
Mike Medeiros