Semra Sevi



Université de Montreal

Department of Political Science
Program: PhD
Supervisor: André Blais
Co-supervisor: Ruth Dassonneville
Email: semra.sevi@umontreal.ca
Start: 2016





Project
Title: What does it take to get young adults to participate in elections?

My dissertation will address four key questions: 1. What are the relative roles of generational and life-cycle factors in the turnout decline? 2. When a young person votes (abstains) in an election is she likely to vote (abstain) again in the next election out of habit? 3. Is the cost of voting perceived to be higher in the first election one is eligible to vote in? 4. Are young voters less likely to vote because youth are under-represented in the legislature?


Previous Awards
Richard J. Schmeelk Fellowship, 2017-2019; Fonds de Recherche du Québec Société et Culture, 2017-2020.




Publications
How do Turks Abroad Vote?
Journal: Turkish Studies
Semra Sevi
Can Mekik
André Blais
Semih Cakir


Research shows that MPs who cross the floor lose votes
Journal: Policy Options
Year: 2018
Semra Sevi
Antoine Yoshinaka
André Blais
Place: Ottawa


Do Women Get Fewer Votes? No.
Journal: Canadian Journal of Political Science/ Revue Canadienne de Science Politique
Year: 2018
Semra Sevi
Vincent Arel-Bundock
André Blais
Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Legislative Party Switching and the Changing Nature of the Canadian Party System, 1867-–2015
Journal: Canadian Journal of Political Science/ Revue Canadienne de Science Politique
Year: 2018
Semra Sevi
Antoine Yoshinaka
André Blais
Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Was my decision to vote (or abstain) the right one?
Journal: Party Politics
Year: 2017
André Blais
Fernando Feitosa
Semra Sevi
Publisher: SAGE Publications


A students’ proposal for electoral reform
Journal: Policy Options
Year: 2016
André Blais
Semra Sevi


Ensuring young people are heard on electoral reform
Journal: Policy Options
Year: 2016
André Blais
Semra Sevi
Place: Ottawa


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