Events Calendar

Apr
25
Thu
Concepts of democracy in democratic and nondemocratic countries (Pizza Lunch) @ LEA927
Apr 25 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Concepts of democracy in democratic and nondemocratic countries (Pizza Lunch) @ LEA927

The Center for the Study of Democratic citizenship presents:

Concepts of democracy in democratic and nondemocratic countries

Hosts: Dr. Anna Zagrebina (PhD, Sociology)

Where and when: Thursday, April 25, from 11:45 am to 1 pm. LEA927, Leacock Building, McGill.

About : On April 4th, the CSDC will be hosting Anna Zagrebina to discuss her 2019 International Political Science Review article Concepts of democracy in democratic and nondemocratic countries. This discussion should be of interest to a wide range of students and professors in our department, and we welcome your attendance. Feel free to circulate this email to your acquaintances. Dr. Zagrebina received her degree in Sociology from the Université de Québec à Montréal-UQAM and is affiliated with the Montreal Center for International Studies (CÉRIUM). She studies modern democracy as habitat rather than political regime, comparing different aspects of democratic and nondemocratic mentalities and public opinion: ideas of subjective well being, concepts of democracy, and attitudes towards gender equality. Her article, published this year, is attached.

About the paper “Concepts of democracy in democratic and nondemocratic countries“:
In the study, Anna Zagrebina started from the idea that the democratic experience should affect citizens’ understanding of democracy. This understanding should therefore vary with the socio-political context despite the dissemination of information on democracy through the media. She tested her hypothesis using data from the World Values Survey. Her analysis revealed that democratic and nondemocratic citizens emphasize different aspects of democracy. Democratic citizens associate democracy principally with gender equality, while people in nondemocratic countries associate it more strongly with a prospering economy and social control.

All are welcome!

RSVP at: csdc-cecd@mcgill.ca

CSDC Method Workshop: Measuring Racial Attitudes and Asking Sensitive Survey Question @ LEA429, McGill
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CSDC Method Workshop: Measuring Racial Attitudes and Asking Sensitive Survey Question @ LEA429, McGill

The Centre for the Study of Democratic citizenship presents a methods workshop by:

Prof ASHLEY JARDINA (Duke University, USA)

Measuring Racial Attitudes and Asking Sensitive Survey Question

Where and When: Thursday, April 25 from 3pm to 5pm. Room LEA429, Leacock Building, McGill University.

About: This workshop discusses the ways in which social scientists typically measure racial attitudes and racial prejudice while considering the challenges and solutions to asking sensitive questions on opinion surveys.

Ashley Jardina (Michigan PH.D. 2014) is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. Her research explores the nature of racial attitudes, the development of group identities, and the way in which these factors influence political preferences and behavior. She is primarily interested in how Americans are responding to increasing diversity, and her current project explores the conditions under which white racial identification and white consciousness among white Americans is a salient and significant predictor of policies, candidates, and attitudes toward racial and ethnic groups. She is also interested in the study of gender and politics. Her dissertation won the 2015 American Political Science Association award for the best dissertation in race and ethnic politics.

RSVP BY EMAIL:  csdc-cecd@mcgill.ca

All are welcome!

For more information on other seminars and events by CSDC, please visit: https://csdc-cecd.ca/events/events-draft/

Apr
26
Fri
Speaker Series – Ashley Jardina @ Thomson House, McGill
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker Series - Ashley Jardina @ Thomson House, McGill

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:

Ashley Jardina (Duke University, USA)

White Identity Politics: The New Role of Racial Identity in America

You can learn more about Professor Jardina by clicking here.

Where and When: Friday, April 26, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Thomson House, McGill University.

Abstract: Coming soon.

The event will be live on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CECD.CSDC/

Learn more about our Speaker Series Events here: https://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
10
Fri
Speaker Series: Eva Anduiza @ Room C-2059, Lionel Groulx Building, Université de Montréal
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker Series: Eva Anduiza @ Room C-2059, Lionel Groulx Building, Université de Montréal | Montréal | Québec | Canada

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:

Eva Anduiza (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

“I am not a feminist but…” Women’s protests and gender attitudes in Spain

You can learn more about Professor Anduiza by clicking here.

Where and When: Friday, May 10, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Room C-2059, Lionel Groulx Building, Université de Montréal.

AbstractIn 2018 Spanish politics were shaken by the sudden and intense mobilization of women. The protests started in April following the announcement that five men had been absolved of sexual aggression for the gang rape of a teenager in the 2016 San Fermines bull festival, and had been found guilty only of the lesser offence of sexual abuse. On the 8th of March thousands of women took to the streets in over 120 Spanish cities against gender inequality, discrimination and sexual violence.

Social media campaigns reporting sexual harassment and abuse such as #metoo (in Spain #yotambien) had already been going on months before and continued after (#cuentalo). Political parties reacted to this issue sometimes highlighting their pre-existing feminist policy background (PSOE), discourses (Podemos), trying to incorporate a feminist touch (not always successfully) or strengthening their more conservative positions.

In this paper I want to analyze the individual consequences of these events in attitudes towards gender equality and feminist identities. Have these feminist protest events made citizens more likely to consider themselves as feminist and to support gender equality? Have they elicited a backlash reaction towards more anti-feminist positions? What is the role played by attitudinal priors, social media and celebrities that have engaged in these issues? These questions will be addressed using panel data from Spain.

The event will be live on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CECD.CSDC/

Learn more about our Speaker Series Events here: https://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
20
Mon
Summer School – Participation politique et démocratie @ University of Lausanne
May 20 @ 9:00 am – May 24 @ 6:00 pm
Summer School - Participation politique et démocratie @ University of Lausanne

The Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship is happy to co-sponsor the event:

Summer School – Participation politique et démocratie

Hosts: University of Lausanne,Switzerland

Where and When: May 20 – 24, 2019. University of Lausanne.

About the event: S’adressant aux étudiant·e·s en sciences politiques et sociales, ainsi qu’aux praticien·ne·s souhaitant renforcer leurs compétences, l’École d’été, organisée en collaboration avec l’Université libre de Bruxelles, l’Université Laval et Sciences Po Bordeaux, offre une semaine de formation interactive et personnalisée avec des enseignant·e·s reconnu·e·s internationalement. Elle offre un encadrement adapté aux étudiant·e·s en fin de master (qui sont en train d’élaborer ou rédiger leur mémoire) et aux doctorant·e·s à différents stades de leur avancement. L’ambition est de confronter les participant·e·s aux pratiques de recherche de chercheurs·euses confirmé·e·s, tout en donnant une opportunité de présenter ses travaux et de recevoir les commentaires et recommandations de l’orateur·trice invité·e, mais aussi des autres participant·e·s.*

*The event will be given in French

Registration deadline – March 31, 2019https://conference.unil.ch/summer-schools-registration/summer-schools.zul?lang=fr

All the information (program, speakers, fees, housing, etc.) is available here: http://wp.unil.ch/summerschools/courses2019/participation-et-democratie/

The Summer School is jointly organized by the Université libre de Bruxelles, Université Laval and Sciences Po Bordeaux, and is supported by the CSDC.