First Annual Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop

9-10 November 2013, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Welcome to the First Annual Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop. Our goal with the TPBW is to create a new Canadian venue where innovative and cutting-edge work in political behaviour can be presented, discussed and debated. 
The format differs from the standard conference in several ways. There is a small number of papers presented; six in total. Each paper is given at least an hour. The number of participants is limited. And there is no registration fee. With this design, we hope that the TPBW will be as attractive to those in the audience discussing the work as it is to presenters. The general environment we would like to foster is one of "constructive combat" where the goal is to improve the science. 
In addition to working papers being presented, the TPBW this year also includes a teaching session on causal inference led by Ryan Moore of WUSTL and a book workshop on Dick Johnston's manuscript The Canadian Party System: An Analytic History. 
Workshop organizers: Peter Loewen (UofT) and Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson)

TPBW registration closed

Thank you for your interest in the first annual Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop. Due to high demand, registration is now closed. We will make an announcement should space open up.

Workshop Papers

Day 1

Welcome and introduction (8.30-9.00)

Paper 1 (9.00-10.15): Dietlind Stolle (McGill) and Yale Hertzman (UofT), "The Limits of Moral Licensing"; Discussant Melanee Thomas (Calgary)

Break (10.15-10.30)

Paper 2 (10.30-11.45): Stuart Soroka (McGill), Lilach Nir (Hebrew U) and Patrick Fournier (UdeM), "Negativity Biases in Reactions to Network News: A Cross-National, Psychophysiological Pilot Study"; Discussant Joseph Fletcher (UofT)

Paper 3 (11.45-13.00): Steven Weldon (SFU), "Intraparty Power and Political Positioning: A Theory of Dominant Factions"; Discussant Carolina de Miguel Moyer (UofT)

Lunch (13.00-14.30)

Afternoon causal inference workshop (14.30-17.30): Ryan Moore (WUSTL)

Day 2

Paper 4 (9.00-10.15): Karen Long Jusko (Stanford), "Electoral Geography, Strategic Mobilization, and Implications for Voter Turnout"; Discussant Kanta Murali (UofT)

Break (10.15-10.30)

Paper 5 (10.30-11.45): John McAndrews (UBC), "The Purpose of Legislative Deliberation in Parliamentary Systems"; Discussant Marc André Bodet (Laval)

Paper 6 (11.45-13.00): Guillem Riambau (Yale-NUS College), Simon Hix (LSE) and Rafael Hortala-Vallve (LSE), "The Effects of District Magnitude on Voting Behaviour"; Discussant André Blais (UdeM)

Lunch (13.00-14.30)

Afternoon book workshop (14.30-17.30): Dick Johnston (UBC), The Canadian Party System: An Analytic History; Discussants Pradeep Chhibber (Berkeley), Christopher Cochrane (UofT), Karen Long Jusko (Stanford) and Scott Matthews (MUN)


The workshop is generously sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; the Department of Politics, Faculty of Arts and Office of the Vice President Research & Innovation, Ryerson University; and the Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA).