Elisabeth Gidengil




McGill University
Department of Political Science
Address: 855 Sherbrooke Street West
Tel: 514 398-4400 x00581
Email: elisabeth.gidengil@mcgill.ca







Education
B.A. in History, London School of Economics M.A. in Politics, New York University PhD in Political Science, McGill University


Research
I work on issues related to political engagement and political communication, with a special interest in gender and diversity



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.



Students
Holly Ann Garnett, PhD
(Start: 2011)
My dissertation considers how the designs and practices of election management bodies (the agencies and government departments that are tasked with the technical administration of elections) are related to electoral integrity. While certain essential elements remain common to nearly all EMBs, the design and conduct of EMBs around the world can vary greatly. I consider how the variations in EMB designs and practices, from online information, communication with citizens, transparency, centralization and voting provisions, can influence electoral integrity.

Joshua Borden, PhD
(Start: 2013)
Joshua is broadly interested in political behaviour, public opinion, and political psychology. His current research focuses on examining when voters decide who to vote for, and how the timing of that decision may be influenced by election campaigns, the media, and prior political beliefs.


Publications
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


Are Party Leaders Becoming More Important to Vote Choice in Canada
Journal: Political Leadership and Representation in Canada: Essays in Honour of John C. Courtney
Year: 2007
First Page: 39
Last Page: 59


Gender, Media Coverage and the Dynamics of Leader Evaluations: The Case of the 1993 Canadian Election
Journal: Capturing Campaign Effects
Year: 2006
First Page: 336
Last Page: 355


Removing Rose Colored Glasses: Examining Theories of Social Capital through a Gendered Lens
Journal: Gender and Social Capital
Year: 2006
First Page: 1
Last Page: 14


Gender, Social Capital, and Political Engagement
Journal: Gender and Social Capital
Year: 2006
First Page: 379
Last Page: 390


Gender, Knowledge, and Social Capital
Journal: Gender and Social Capital
Year: 2006
First Page: 241
Last Page: 272


Media Matters: Election Coverage in Canada
Journal: Handbook of Election Coverage Around the World
Year: 2008


Network Diversity and Vote Choice: Women's Social Ties and Left Voting in Canada
Journal: Politics & Gender
Volume: 3
Year: 2007
First Page: 151
Last Page: 77


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


Explaining the Gender Gap in Support for the New Right: The Case of Canada
Journal: Comparative Political Studies
Volume: 38
Year: 2005
First Page: 1
Last Page: 25


Beyond the Gender Gap
Journal: Revue canadienne de science politique/Canadian Journal of Political Science
Volume: 40
issue: 4
Year: 2007
First Page: 815
Last Page: 831


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


Social Networks and Immigrant Women's Political Incorporation
Journal: INSNA XXVII International Social Network Conference
Year: 2007


Network Diversity and Views about Gay Marriage
Journal: The INSNA XXVII International Social Network Conference
Year: 2007


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


Challenge and Change: Voting and Elections in Canada
Journal: Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics
Year: 2010


The Role of Social Networks in Immigrant Women's Political Incorporation
Journal: International Migration Review
Volume: 43
issue: 4
Year: 2009
First Page: 727
Last Page: 763


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


Citizens
Journal: Auditing Canadian Democracy
Year: 2010
Place: Vancouver
Publisher: UBC Press


Do Polls Influence the Vote?
Journal: Capturing Campaign Effects
Year: 2006
First Page: 263
Last Page: 279


Gender and Social Capital
Year: 2006
Place: Routledge


Boosting Women's Political Resources: The Power of Women's Social Networks. Final Report of Research Findings, Status of Women
Year: 2006


What do women really know?
Journal: Perspectives on Politics
Volume: 8
Year: 2010
First Page: 93
Last Page: 109


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


Diversity and Democratic Politics
Volume: 43
issue: 2
Year: 2010


A Socio-economic Status and Non-Voting: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis
Journal: The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
Year: 2009


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


Harper Can Thank Federalist Voters
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


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


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


Gender, Behavior, and Representation
Journal: Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science
Year: 2012
Place: New York
Publisher: Oxford


Immigrants, Voting and Electoral Participation
Journal: Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley


An Overview of the Social Dimension of Vote Choice
Journal: The Canadian Election Studies, 1965 to 2008
Year: 2012
First Page: 101
Last Page: 120
Publisher: UBC


The Diversity of the Canadian Political Marketplace
Journal: Political Marketing in Canada
Year: 2012
Publisher: UBC


Voter Characteristics and Leader Effects
Journal: Voter Characteristics and Leader Effects
Year: 2012
Place: Oxford
Publisher: OUP


Voter Characteristics and Leader Effects
Journal: Political Leaders and Democratic Elections
Year: 2011
Place: Oxford
Publisher: Oxford University Press


Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up: Perceptions and Performance
Year: 2014
Publisher: UBC


The Political Integration of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women
Journal: Canadian Political Science Review
Volume: 6
issue: 2
Year: 2012
First Page: 185
Last Page: 196
Lisa Young
Brenda O'Neil


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


What Do Women Know About Government Services and Benefits?
Journal: Canadian Public Policy
Volume: 38
issue: 1
Year: 2012
First Page: 31
Last Page: 54


Assessing the Psychological and Mechanical Impact of Electoral Rules: A Quasi-Experiment
Journal: Electoral Studies
Volume: 31
issue: 4
Year: 2012
First Page: 829
Last Page: 837
Maxime Héroux-Legault
Laura Stephenson
William Cross


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


Her Mother's Daughter? The Influence of Childhood Socializaiton on Women's Political Engagement
Journal: Journal of Women, Politics & Policy
Volume: 31
issue: 4
Year: 2010
First Page: 334
Last Page: 355
Brenda O'Neill
Lisa Young


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 Gender Gap in Self-Perceived Understanding of Politics in Canada and the United States
Journal: Politics & Gender
Volume: 4
issue: 4
Year: 2008
First Page: 535
Last Page: 561
Janine Giles
Melanee Thomas


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


Election campaigns as Information Campaigns: Who Learns What and Does it Matter?
Journal: Political Communication
Volume: 25
issue: 3
Year: 2008
First Page: 229
Last Page: 248
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


L’appui des Québécoises aux partis politiques provinciaux
Journal: Les Québécois aux urnes: les partis, les médias et les citoyens en champagne
Year: 2013
Place: Montreal
Publisher: PUM


Women as Political Communicators: Candidates and Campaigns
Journal: The Sage Handbook of Political Communication
Year: 2012
Susan Banducci
Joanna Everitt
Place: London


Do Voters Stereotype Female Party Leaders? Evidence from Canada and New Zealand
Journal: Are Doors Opening Wider? Studies of Women's Political Engagement in Canada
Year: 2009
Joanna Everitt
Susan Banducci


Candidate Confidence and Electoral Appeal: An Experimental Study of the Effect of Nonverbal Confidence on Voter Evaluations
Journal: Political Science Research
Volume: 3
issue: 1
Year: 2015
First Page: 43
Last Page: 52
Delia Dumitrescu


Gender and electoral communication: How differences in non-verbal and verbal behavior lead to different evaluations of male and female politicians
Year: 2013
Delia Dumitrescu
Conference Name: Annual American Political Science Meeting


Les Québécoises & les élections provinciales
Year: 2013
Place: Québec
Conference Name: Colloque « Élection québécoises 2012 »


Women’s Political Behaviour: Opinions, Participation and Protest in English-Speaking Canada,
Year: 2009
Brenda O’Neill
Lisa Young
Place: Toronto
Publisher: UofT Press


Anatomy of A Liberal Victory: Making Sense of the 2000 Canadian Election
Year: 2002
Neil Nevitte
Place: Peterboroug
Publisher: Broadview P


Unsteady State: The 1997 Canadian Federal Election
Year: 2000
Neil Nevitte


The Challenge of Direct Democracy: The 1992 Canadian Referendum
Year: 1996
Neil Nevitte
Richard Johnston
Publisher: MUP/QUP


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


Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up: Perceptions and Performance
Heather Bastedo
Place: Vancouver
Publisher: University


Partisanship, Information and Perceptions of Government Corruption
Journal: International Journal of Public Opinion Research


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


Which Matters More in the Electoral Success of Islamist (Successor) Parties: Religion or Performance
Journal: Party Politics
Ekrem Karakoç


Motherhood's Role in Shaping Political and Civic Participation
Journal: Mothers and Others
Year: 2016
Brenda O'Neill


Do Political and Economic Choices Rely on Common Neural Substrates? A Systematic Review of the Emerging Neuropolitics Literature
Journal: Frontiers in Psychology (Decision Neuroscience)
Volume: 7
issue: 264
Year: 2016
Sekoul Krastev
Joseph T. McGuire
Denver McNeney
Joseph W. Kable


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


Political Socialization and Voting: The Parent-Child Link in Turnout
Journal: Political Research Quartely
Volume: 69
issue: 2
Year: 2016
First Page: 373
Last Page: 383
Hanna Wass
Maria Vlaste


Which Matters More in the Electoral Success of Islamist (Successor) Parties: Religion or Performance?
Journal: Party Politics
Volume: 22
issue: 3
Year: 2016
First Page: 325
Last Page: 338
Ekrem Karakoc


Lateral Orbitofrontal Cortex Links Social Impressions to Political Choices
Journal: Journal of Neuroscience
Volume: 35
issue: 22
Year: 2015
First Page: 8507
Last Page: 8514
Chenjie Xia
Lesley Fellows


Freedom of Religion, Women’s Agency and Banning the Face Veil: The Role of Feminist Beliefs in Shaping Women’s Opinion
Journal: Ethnic & Racial Studies
Volume: 38
issue: 11
Year: 2015
First Page: 1886
Last Page: 1901
Brenda O'Neill
Catherine Côté
Lisa Young


Perceptions and Performance: How Do MPs Shape Up?
Journal: Canadian Parliamentary Review
Volume: 37
issue: 2
Year: 2014
First Page: 25
Last Page: 30
Heather Bastedo


Is There a Racial Divide? Immigrants of Visible Minority Background in Canada
Journal: Just Ordinary Citizens? Towards a Comparative Portrait of the Political Immigrant
Year: 2016
Jason Roy
Editors: A Bilodeau


The Decision to Vote or to Abstain
Journal: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics
Year: 2016
Editors: R Dalton


Setting the Agenda? A Case Study of Newspaper Coverage of the 2006 Canadian Election Campaign
Journal: Political Communication in Canada
Year: 2014
First Page: 127
Last Page: 43
Place: Vancouver
Publisher: UBC Press


Introduction
Journal: Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up: Perceptions and Performance
Year: 2014
Heather Bastedo
Publisher: UBC Press


Canadian Democracy in the 21st Century: Taking Stock
Journal: Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up: Perceptions and Performance
Year: 2014
Heather Bastedo
Place: Vancouver
Publisher: UBC Press


Public Attitudes Towards Increasing Women’s Political Representation in Canada
Journal: Mind the Gap: Canadian Perspectives on Gender and Politics
Year: 2013
First Page: 34
Last Page: 47
Joanna Everitt
Publisher: Fernwood


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


Is There a Racial Divide? Immigrants of Visible Minority Background in Canada
Journal: Just Ordinary Citizens? Toward a Comparative Portrait of the Political Immigrant
Year: 2016
Jason Roy
Editors: A. Bilodeau
Place: Toronto
Publisher: UofT Press