Ruth Dassonneville




Université de Montreal

Department of Political Science
Address: PAVILLON M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 Jean Brillant \ bur. C-3124
Tel: 514-343-6111 #0931
Email: ruth.dassonneville@umontreal.ca







Education
PhD, 2015, University of Leuven


Research
Ruth Dassonneville is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Université de Montréal. Ruth also holds the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Democracy. She is primarily concerned with public opinion and voting behaviour. More specifically, Professor Dassonneville is interested in the causes and consequences of electoral dealignment. She makes use of a variety of quantitative methods, such as multi-level modelling and longitudinal analysis. For example, her current projects focus on how dealignment affects parties' behaviour and ideological positions.


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
Alexandra Jabbour, PhD
(Start: 2018)

Elidrissia Habboub, Ms. Sociology
(Start: 2016)

Maxime Coulombe, PhD
(Start: 2018)

Semih Cakir, PhD
(Start: 2018)


Publications
Onderzoek uitgelicht: De ideologische afstand tussen partijen. Een vergelijkende studie naar de overbrugde afstand bij partijwissels
Journal: Res Publica: Tijdschrift voor Politicologie
Volume: 56
issue: 3
Year: 2014
First Page: 408
Last Page: 411
Y. Dejaeghere


Questioning Generational Replacement. An Age, Period and Cohort Analysis of Electoral Volatility in the Netherlands, 1971-2010
Journal: Electoral Studies
Volume: 32
issue: 1
Year: 2013
First Page: 37
Last Page: 47


Voters and Candidates of the Future. The Intention for Electoral Participation among Adolescents in 22 European Countries
Journal: Young: the Nordic Journal of Youth Research
Volume: 21
issue: 1
Year: 2013
First Page: 1
Last Page: 28


Electoral Volatility, Political Sophistication, Trust and Efficacy: A Study on Changes in Voter Preferences during the Belgian Regional Elections of 2009
Journal: Acta Politica
Volume: 47
issue: 1
Year: 2012
First Page: 18
Last Page: 41


The Relation between Civic Education and Political Attitudes and Behavior: A Two-Year Panel Study among Belgian Late Adolescents
Journal: Applied Developmental Science
Volume: 16
issue: 3
Year: 2012
First Page: 140
Last Page: 150
E. Quintelier
M. Hooghe
E. Claes


Ontzuiling van kiesgedrag. Een proces van generationele vervanging gedreven door cognitieve mobilisatie? Een age-period-cohort analyse van stemmen voor CDA en PvdA in Nederland, 1971-2010
Journal: Res Publica: Tijdschrift voor Politicologie
Volume: 54
issue: 3
Year: 2012
First Page: 333
Last Page: 360


Age, Period and Cohort Effects in the Decline of Party Identification in Germany. An Analysis of a Two Decade Panel Study in Germany (1992-2009)
Journal: German Politics
Volume: 21
issue: 2
Year: 2012
First Page: 209
Last Page: 227
M. Hooghe
B. Vanhoutte


Election Forecasting under Opaque Conditions. A Model for Francophone Belgium, 1981-2010
Journal: International Journal of Forecasting
Volume: 28
issue: 4
Year: 2012
First Page: 777
Last Page: 788
M. Hooghe


The Effects of Civic Education on Political Knowledge. A Two Year Panel Survey among Belgian Adolescents
Journal: Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability
Volume: 23
issue: 4
Year: 2011
First Page: 321
Last Page: 339
M. Hooghe


Negatieve verkiezingscampagnes en de gevolgen op kiesintenties. De Vlaamse regionale verkiezingen van juni 2009
Journal: Res Publica: Tijdschrift voor Politicologie
Volume: 52
issue: 3
Year: 2010
First Page: 353
Last Page: 372


The Noise of the Vote Recall Question: The Validity of the Vote Recall Question in Panel Studies in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands
Journal: International Journal of Public Opinion Research
Year: 2016
Marc Hooghe


Volatile Voters, Short-Term Choices? An Analysis of the Vote Choice Determinants of Stable and Volatile Voters in Great Britain
Journal: Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
Volume: 26
issue: 3
Year: 2016
First Page: 273
Last Page: 292


Comparative Election Forecasting: Further In- sights from Synthetic Models
Journal: Electoral Studies
Volume: 39
issue: 3
Year: 2015
First Page: 275
Last Page: 283
M.S. Lewis-Beck


How Second Order are Local Elections? Voting Motives and Party Preferences in Belgian Municipal Elections
Journal: Local Government Studies, in press
Volume: 41
issue: 6
Year: 2015
First Page: 898
Last Page: 916
S. Marien
M. Hooghe


Forecasting Elections in Europe: Synthetic Models
Journal: Research and Politics
Volume: 2
issue: 1
Year: 2015
M.S. Lewis-Beck


Staying with the Party, Switching or Exiting? A Comparative Analysis of Determinants of Party Switching and Abstaining
Journal: Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties
Volume: 25
issue: 3
Year: 2015
First Page: 387
Last Page: 405
Y. Dejaeghere


The Impact of Education on the Develop- ment of Political Trust. Results from a Five Year Panel Study among Late Adolescents and Young Adults in Belgium
Journal: Political Studies
Volume: 63
issue: 1
Year: 2015
First Page: 123
Last Page: 141
M. Hooghe
S. Marien


Bridging the Ideological Space. A Cross-National Analysis of the Distance of Party Switching
Journal: European Journal of Political Research
Volume: 53
issue: 3
Year: 2014
First Page: 580
Last Page: 599
Y. Dejaeghere


High Turnout in the Low Countries: Partisan Effects of the Abolition of Compulsory Voting
Journal: Electoral Studies
Volume: 44
Year: 2016
First Page: 132
Last Page: 143
Peter Miller


Economic Indicators and Electoral Volatility: The Effect of the State of the Economy on Electoral Volatility, 1950-2013
Journal: Comparative European Politics
Year: 2016
M. Hooghe


Voter Turnout Decline and Stratification. Quasi-Experimental and Comparative Evidence of a Growing Educational Gap
Journal: Politics
Year: 2016
Marc Hooghe


Partisan Dealignment in Germany: A Rejoinder to Russell Dalton
Journal: German Politics
Volume: 23
issue: 1
Year: 2014
First Page: 145
Last Page: 155
M. Hooghe
B. Vanhoutte


Party Members as an Electoral Linking Mechanism. An Election Forecasting Model for Political Parties in Belgium, 1981-2010
Journal: Party Politics
Volume: 20
issue: 3
Year: 2014
First Page: 368
Last Page: 380
M. Hooghe


Political Sophistication and Vote Intention Switching. The Timing of Electoral Volatility in the 2009 German Election Campaign
Journal: German Politics
Volume: 23
issue: 3
Year: 2014
First Page: 174
Last Page: 195


The Economic Voter and Economic Crisis
Journal: Acta Politica
Volume: 49
issue: 4
Year: 2014
First Page: 369
Last Page: 371
M.S. Lewis-Beck


Age and Voting
Journal: The Handbook of Electoral Behavior
Year: 2016
Kai Arzheimer
Jocelyn Evans
Michael S. Lewis-Beck


La volatilité électorale
Journal: Décrypter l'électeur. Le comportement électoral et les motivations de vote
Year: 2015
Pierre Baudewyns
Stephane Willocq
Publisher: LannooCampus


Volatility: Much Movement but no Earthquake
Journal: Behind the Landslide Elections of May 2014
Year: 2014
Pierre Baudewyns
Publisher: Stichting Gerrit Kreveld


Préférences locales et préférences nationales. Une analyse de l'écart potentiel entre le vote aux communales et le vote aux élections fédérales
Journal: L'électeur local. Le comportement electoral au scrutin communal de 2012
Year: 2014
Sofie Marien
Marc Hooghe
Publisher: Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles


Loyauté partisane et volatilité lors des élections locales
Journal: L'électeur local. Le comportement electoral au scrutin communal de 2012
Year: 2014
Marc Hooghe
Sofie Marien
Publisher: Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles


Les elections communales du 14 octobre 2012. Tendances generales
Journal: L'électeur local. Le comportement electoral au scrutin communal de 2012
Year: 2014
Jean-Benoît Pilet
Marc Hooghe
Sofie Marien
Publisher: Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles


A Comparative Investigation into the Effects of Party-System Variables on Party Switching using Individual-Level Data
Journal: Party Politics
Year: 2016
First Page: 1
Last Page: 14
Y. Dejaeghere


Macroeconomics, Economic Crisis and Electoral Outcomes. A National European Pool
Journal: Acta Politica
Volume: 49
issue: 4
Year: 2014
First Page: 372
Last Page: 394
Michael Lewis-Beck


Gegoochel met 'dode' zielen
Journal: Samenleving en Politiek
Volume: 22
issue: 2
Year: 2015
First Page: 76
Last Page: 80
Jean-Benoît Pilet
Marc Hooghe
Stefaan Walgrave


Transferts de voix, flux électoraux et électeurs mobiles
Journal: Courrier hebdomadaire du CRISP
Volume: 2225
Year: 2014
First Page: 9
Last Page: 19
Pierre Baudewyns


Volatiliteit: veel beweging, geen aardverschuiving
Journal: Samenleving en Politiek
Volume: 21
issue: 7
Year: 2014
First Page: 5
Last Page: 16
Pierre Baudewyns


Compulsory Voting, Inequality, and quality of the Vote: The Impact of Compulsory Voting on Accountability and Proximity Voting
Journal: West European Politics
Volume: 40
issue: 3
Year: 2017
First Page: 621
Last Page: 644
Marc Hooghe
Peter Miller


Punishing local incumbents for the local economy: economic voting in the 2012 Belgian municipal elections
Journal: Italian Political Science Review
Volume: 46
issue: 1
Year: 2016
First Page: 3
Last Page: 22
Michael Lewis-Beck
Ellen Claes


Rules, Institutions and the Economic Vote: Clarifying Clarity of Responsibility
Journal: West European Politics
Volume: 40
issue: 3
Year: 2017
Michael Lewis-Beck


L'électeur local. Le comportement electoral au scrutin communal de 2012
Year: 2014
Marien Sofie
Marc Hooghe
Jean-Benoit Pilet
Place: Bruxelles
Publisher: Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles


Verschuivingen in kiesgedrag en politieke voorkeur tussen 2009 en 2014. Een verkenning van panelonderzoek bij Belgische kiezers
Year: 2015
Dieter Stiers
Marc Hooghe
Publisher: Leuven, Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship


Economics and Political Behavior
Journal: Encyclopedia of Political Behavior
Year: 2017
Place: ThousandOak
Publisher: Sage


The time of the vote choice in Belgium. Causes and consequences of late deciding
Journal: Political Participation and Representation in Belgium
Year: 2017
Baudewyns, Pierre
Schmitt-Beck, Rudiger
Debus, Marc
Place: Colchester
Publisher: ECPR Press


Economic voting in a federal country: Overcoming the limited clarity of responsibility
Journal: Mind the Gap: Political Participation and Representation in Belgium
Year: 2017
Marc Hooghe
Place: Colchester
Publisher: ECPR Press


La montée du populisme est-elle réelle?
Journal: La politique en questions
Year: 2018
Place: Montréal
Publisher: Presses de l'Université du Québec


Accountability and responsiveness at the municipal level - Limitations and opportunities
Journal: Do Responsiveness and Accountability Matter at the Municipal Level
Year: 2018
Place: Montréal
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press


Compulsory Voting Rules, Reluctant Voters and Ideological Proximity Voting.
Journal: Political Behavior
Volume: 41
issue: 1
Year: 2019
First Page: 209
Last Page: 230
Fernando Feitosa
Dieter Stiers
Richard R. Lau
Marc Hooghe


Changing Economic Vote inWestern Europe? Long- Term vs. Short-Term Forces
Journal: opean Political Science Review
Volume: 11
issue: 1
Year: 2019
First Page: 91
Last Page: 108
Michael S. Lewis-Beck


What is the Cost of Voting?
Journal: Electoral Studies
Volume: 59
Year: 2019
First Page: 145
Last Page: 157
GabriellePéloquin-Skulskia
Jean-FrançoisDaoust


Indifference and Alienation. Diverging Dimensions of Electoral Dealignment in Europe
Journal: Acta Politica
Volume: 53
issue: 1
Year: 2018
Marc Hooghe


A Spiral of Distrust. A Panel Study on the Relation between Political Distrust and Protest Voting in Belgium
Journal: Government and Opposition, First View
Volume: 53
issue: 1
Year: 2018
First Page: 104
Last Page: 130
Marc Hooghe


Electoral volatility in Belgium (2009-2014). Is there a difference between stable and volatile voters
Journal: Acta Politica
Year: 2018
Dieter Stiers


Affect versus Cognition: Wishful Thinking in an Exit Poll
Journal: International Journal of Forecasting
Year: 2018
Dieter Stiers


Explaining the Trump vote: The Effect of Racism and Anti-Immigrant Sentiments
Journal: Political Science and Politics
Volume: 51
issue: 3
Year: 2018
First Page: 528
Last Page: 534
Marc Hooghe


Electoral Volatility and Parties' Ideological Responsiveness
Journal: European Journal of Political Research
Year: 2018


Gender, Political Knowledge and Descriptive Representation: The Impact of Long-Term Socialization
Journal: American Journal of Political Science
Volume: 62
issue: 2
Year: 2018
First Page: 249
Last Page: 265
Ian McAllister


Beyond Nationalism and Regionalism: The Stability of Economic Voting in Canada
Journal: Canadian Journal of Political Science
Year: 2018
Jean-François Daoust


Partisanship and Political Sophistication in and outside of Election Times. A Longitudinal Analysis using the German- SOEP survey 1984-2012
Journal: German Politics
Volume: 27
issue: 1
Year: 2018
First Page: 44
Last Page: 65
Annika Grieb


Affect versus Cognition: Wishful Thinking in an Exit Poll
Journal: International Journal of Forecasting
Volume: 34
issue: 2
Year: 2018
First Page: 199
Last Page: 251
Dieter Stiers


Emotions, Cognitions and Moderation: Understanding Losers’ Consent in the 2016 Brexit Referendum
Journal: Journal of Elections and Public Opinion Research
Year: 2019
Lewis-Beck Michael
Mongrain Philippe


Are Election Results More Unpredictable? A Forecasting Test
Journal: Political Science Research and Methods
Year: 2019
Lewis-Beck Michael
Mongrain Philippe