Sven-Oliver Proksch




McGill University
Department of Political Science
Email: so.proksch@mcgill.ca







Research
My research interests include democratic political institutions, party politics, parliamentary debates, political text analysis, and European politics.



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.


Publications
The Politics of Parliamentary Debate: Parties, Rebels and Representation
Year: 2014
Place: Cambridge
Publisher: University


A Common Left-Right Scale for Voters and Parties in Europe
Journal: Political Analysis
Volume: 22
issue: 2
Year: 2014
First Page: 205
Last Page: 223
James Lo
Thomas Gschwend


Government Agenda-Setting and Bicameral Conflict Resolution
Journal: Political Research Quarterly
Volume: 66
issue: 4
Year: 2013
First Page: 938
Last Page: 951
Thomas König
David Fortunato


Parliamentary Questions, Oversight, and National Opposition Status in the European Parliament
Journal: Legislative Studies Quarterly
Volume: 38
issue: 2
Year: 2013
First Page: 259
Last Page: 282
Christian B. Jensen
Jonathan B. Slapin


Reflections on the European Integration Dimension
Journal: European Union Politics
Volume: 13
issue: 2
Year: 2012
First Page: 317
Last Page: 333
James Lo


Response to Marks, Steenbergen, and Hooghe
Journal: European Union Politics
Volume: 13
issue: 2
Year: 2012
First Page: 340
Last Page: 341
James Lo


Party System Dynamics in Post-War Japan: A Quantitative Content Analysis of Electoral Pledges
Journal: Electoral Studies
Volume: 30
issue: 1
Year: 2011
Jonathan B. Slapin
Michael Thies


Parliamentary Questions and Oversight in the European Union
Journal: European Journal of Political Research
Volume: 50
issue: 1
Year: 2011
First Page: 53
Last Page: 79
Jonathan B. Slapin


Look Who’s Talking: Parliamentary Debate in the European Union
Journal: European Union Politics
Volume: 11
issue: 3
Year: 2010
First Page: 333
Last Page: 357
Jonathan B. Slapin


Institutional Foundations of Legislative Speech
Journal: American Journal of Political Science
Volume: 56
issue: 3
Year: 2012
First Page: 520
Last Page: 537
Jonathan B. Slapin


How to Avoid Pitfalls in Statistical Analysis of Political Texts: The Case of Germany
Journal: German Politics
Volume: 18
issue: 3
Year: 2009
First Page: 323
Last Page: 344
Jonathan B. Slapin


Position-Taking in European Parliament Speeches
Journal: British Journal of Political Science
Volume: 40
issue: 3
Year: 2010
First Page: 587
Last Page: 611
Jonathan B. Slapin


A Scaling Model for Estimating Time-Series Party Positions from Texts
Journal: American Journal of Political Science
Volume: 52
issue: 3
Year: 2008
First Page: 705
Last Page: 722
Jonathan B. Slapin


Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible
Year: 2012
Daniel Finke
Thomas König
George Tsebelis.


Measuring Policy Positions of Veto Players in Parliamentary Democracies
Journal: Reform Processes and Policy Change: Veto Players and Decision-Making in Modern Democracies, Studies in Public Choice
Volume: 16
Year: 2010
Thomas König
Bernd Luig
Jonathan B. Slapin.


Book review of 'Party Discipline in the U.S. House of Representatives' By Kathryn Pearson.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2015.
Jonathan B Slapin


Book review of 'Party Discipline in the U.S. House of Representatives' By Kathryn Pearson.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2015.
Year: 2016
Jonathan B Slapin


Ideological Clarity in Multi-Party Competition: A New Measure and Test Using Election Manifestos
Journal: British Journal of Political Science
Volume: 46
issue: 3
Year: 2016
First Page: 591
Last Page: 610
Jonathan B. Slapin
James Lo


Responsibility Attribution in Coalition Governments: Evidence from Germany
Journal: Electoral Studies
Volume: 43
Year: 2016
First Page: 133
Last Page: 149
Marivana Markova Angelova
Thomas König


Words as Data: Content Analysis in Legislative Studies
Journal: The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies.
Year: 2014
Jonathan B. Slapin


The Politics of Parliamentary Debate: Parties, Rebels, and Representation
Year: 2015
Jonathan B. Slapin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press