Benjamin Forest




McGill University

Département de géographie
Addresse: 805 Sherbrooke St. West
Tel: 514-398-4111
Courrier: benjamin.forest@mcgill.ca







Recherche
Benjamin Forest est professeur agrégé au Département de géographie et membre associé du Département de science politique de l'Université McGill. Spécialiste en géographie politique, il travaille surtout sur la diversité et les réformes électorales. En plus de participer à un projet sur l'utilisation des monuments et des mémoriaux dans les États postsoviétiques, il dirige un projet sur la diversité dans les partis politiques et les circonscriptions au Canada. Il s'intéresse aussi aux politiques LGBTQ sur la scène municipale.



Axes de recherche
Axe 3 : Représenter et gouverner les citoyens dans des temps critiques - 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.



Étudiants
Chris Erl, PhD
(Start: 2016)


Erika De Torres, MA
(Start: 2015)




Publications
Electoral Geography
Journal: Encyclopedia of Geography
Année: 2010
Publicateur: Sage Publications


Political Representation
Journal: International Encyclopedia of Human Geography
Volume: 254
Numéro: 259
Année: 2009
Publicateur: Elsevier


Concepts géographiques dans la loi: échelle, ségrégation et les minorités raciales
Journal: Géographie du droit: Epistémologie, développement et perspectives
Volume: 93
Numéro: 116
Année: 2009
Publicateur: Presses de l¿Université Laval


The Territorial Politics of Representation
Journal: The Handbook of Political Geography
Année: 2008
Première Page: 375
Dernière Page: 388
Publicateur: Sage Publications


The Politics of Public Space: Regime Type and Public Memory in Post-Communist States, 1996-2008.
Journal: Post-Soviet Affairs
Année: 2010


Electoral Redistricting and Minority Political Representation in Canada and the United States
Journal: The Canadian Geographer
Volume: 56
Numéro: 3
Année: 2012
Première Page: 318
Dernière Page: 338


Monumental Politics: Regime Type and Public Memory in Post-Communist States
Journal: Post-Soviet Affairs
Volume: 27
Numéro: 3
Année: 2011
Première Page: 269
Dernière Page: 288


The Imputed Demographic and Political Characteristics of the Proposed Federal Ridings for Quebec
Journal: Report submitted to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Quebec
Année: 2012


It's time for effective representation for national minorities
Journal: Montreal Gazette
Année: 2012
Endroit: Montreal


It's time for effective representation for national minorities
Journal: The Montreal Gazette
Année: 2012
Endroit: Montreal


Agent-Based Simulation of Urban Residential Dynamics and Land Rent Change in a Gentrifying Area of Boston
Journal: Transactions in GIS
Volume: 12
Numéro: 4
Année: 2008
Première Page: 475
Dernière Page: 491


Engineering the North American Waterscape: The High Modernist Mapping of Continental Water Transfer Projects
Journal: Political Geography
Volume: 31
Numéro: 3
Année: 2012
Première Page: 167
Dernière Page: 183


Unrepresented No More: Noncontiguous Ridings could Enhance Aboriginals’ Voice in our Political Institutions
Journal: In Roads
Volume: 34
Numéro: 9
Année: 2014
Première Page: 119
Dernière Page: 125
Benjamin Forest


It’s time for effective representation for national minorities
Journal: The Gazette
Volume: 27
Année: 2012
Benjamin Forest


Security and Atonement: Controlling Access to the World Trade Center Memorial
Journal: cultural geographies
Volume: 20
Numéro: 3
Année: 2013
Première Page: 405
Dernière Page: 411
Juliet Johnson


Redistricting and the Elusive Ideals of Representation
Journal: Political Geography
Volume: 32
Numéro: 1
Année: 2013
Première Page: 15
Dernière Page: 17


La géographie de l’élection 2012 au Québec
Journal: Les Québécois aux urnes: les partis, les médias et les citoyens en campagne
Année: 2013
Première Page: 247
Dernière Page: 266
Endroit: Montréal
Publicateur: Presses UdM


Electoral Geography
Journal: International Encyclopedia of Geography
Année: 2016


Legal Geography
Journal: International Encyclopedia of Geography
Année: 2016


Representation of Minority Communities in the Canadian and American Political Systems
Journal: Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law
Année: 2014


Non-Contiguous Ridings: A Proposal for Enhancing Aboriginal Parliamentary Representation
Journal: Inroads Journal
Volume: 34
Année: 2014
Première Page: 118
Dernière Page: 125
Mike Medeiros


Unrepresented No More: Noncontiguous ridings could enhance Aboriginals' voice in our political institutions
Journal: Inroads
Année: 2014
Mike Medeiros


Legal Geographies
Journal: The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology
Année: 2017
Endroit: Chichester
Publicateur: John Wiley & Sons


Electoral Geographies
Journal: The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology
Année: 2017
Endroit: Chichester
Publicateur: John Wiley & Sons


Where Women Stand: Parliamentary Candidate Selection in Canada
Journal: Politics, Groups, and Identities
Volume: 7
Numéro: 2
Année: 2019
Première Page: 389
Dernière Page: 400
Mike Medeiros
Chris Erl


Confederate Monuments and the Problem of Forgetting
Journal: Cultural Geographies
Année: 2018
Juliet Johnson