Professor
Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation

Richard Johnston (PhD Stanford) holds the Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation. He has also taught at the University of Toronto, the California Institute of Technology, Harvard University (Mackenzie King chair, 1994-5), and the University of Pennsylvania. He has held visiting fellowships at Queen’s University at Kingston, the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), and the Australian National University. From 2009 to 2012, he was a Marie Curie Research Fellow attached to the European University Institute.

His research falls into three major areas:

Electoral systems, party systems, and parties. This interest spans his entire career and involves close investigation of patterns in Canada and the US. On the Canadian side, much of the work is captured in a forthcoming book with UBC Press, The Canadian Party System: An Analytic History (working title, suggestions welcome!). On the US side, the major contribution is The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South (with Byron E. Shafer). This book won prizes from both APSA and the Southern Political Science Association.

Communications media and campaigns. This interest dates from his time as Principal Investigator of the 1988 and 1992-3 Canadian Election Studies. These were the first designs for national-scale fieldwork that enabled capturing the ephemera of campaigns and linking them to media quantities. The first product of this research was Letting the People Decide: Dynamics of a Canadian Election (with André Blais, Henry E. Brady, and Jean Crête), which won the Harold Adams Innis Prize for the best book in the social sciences in Canada. The 1992-93 study resulted in The Challenge of Direct Democracy: the 1992 Canadian Referendum (with Blais, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Neil Nevitte). The Canadian work attracted an international audience and led Johnston to the University of Pennsylvania, where he brought the National Annenberg Election Survey into existence. The NAES was fielded in 2000, 2004, and 2008. The most important product of this initiative is The 2000 Presidential Election and the Foundations of Party Politics (with Michael G. Hagen and Kathleen Hall Jamieson). He is now embarked on a comparative study of campaigns, funded by a SSHRC Insight grant awarded in 2016.

Social capital, diversity and the welfare state. This interest found its first expression in the 1980s with Public Opinion and Public Policy in Canada: Questions of Confidence. It was rekindled in the late 1990s with his participation in a multidisciplinary research group on “Equality, Society, and Community”. It involves ongoing collaborations with Keith Banting, Will Kymlicka, Stuart Soroka, Matthew Wright, and Jack Citrin. The work ranges from survey- and experimentally-based work on civic (and uncivic) orientations to multi-country comparative work on immigration and social spending.

 

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  • APSA organized-section or affiliated-group paper prizes:
    • Ithiel de Sola Pool Prize, American Political Science Association, 1994 (best paper in Political Communications at the 1993 annual meeting). With Elisabeth Gidengil and Neil Nevitte.
    • Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section, American Political Science Association, 1997, best paper at the 1996 Annual Meeting. With André Blais, Henry E. Brady, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Neil Nevitte.
    • Political Parties and Organizations Section, American Political Science Association, 2001, best paper at the 2000 Annual Meeting. With Byron E. Shafer.
    • Political Parties and Organizations Section, American Political Science Association, 2003, best paper at the 2002 Annual Meeting. With Byron E. Shafer.
    • French Politics and Society Group, American Political Science Association, 2015 Frank L. Wilson Award, best paper at the 2014 Annual Meeting. With Andrea Nuesser and Marc-André Bodet.
  • Book prizes:
    • Harold Adams Innis Prize, Social Science Federation of Canada, 1993 (best English-language book in the social sciences published in Canada in 1992), with André Blais, Henry E Brady, and Jean Crête.
    • Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section, American Political Science Association, 2007, best book on race, ethnicity, and political participation. With Byron E. Shafer.
    • Southern Political Science Association, 2007, V.O. Key Prize for the best book on Southern politics. With Byron E. Shafer.
  • Academic Honours:
    • Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1970
    • Killam Research Prize, UBC, 1988
    • Skelton-Clark Fellow, Queen’s University, 1992-93
    • Nuffield College, Oxford, Politics Group Official Visitor, Trinity Term, 1998.
    • Nuffield College, Oxford, Associate Member, 2002-4.
    • University of British Columbia, Distinguished University Scholar, 2003-10.
    • Canadian Political Science Association, President, 2007-8.
    • Marie Curie Research Fellow, European University Institute, 2009-12
    • Canada Research Chair, 2010-
    • Guest Professor, Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), Universität Mannheim, May-June 2012
    • Visiting Fellow, School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, March-April 2014
    • Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2010:

National Identity and Support for the Welfare State. Canadian Journal of Political Science 43(June 2010): 349-377. With Keith Banting, Stuart Soroka, and Will Kymlicka.
[Shortlisted for McMenemy Prize, 2011, best CJPS paper in the previous year]
[Reprinted in Andrzej Marcin Suszycki and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski, eds., Identity, Citizenship and Welfare. Baden-Baden: Nomos, in press 2013]

The Economy and the Dynamics of the 2008 Presidential Campaign: Evidence from the National Annenberg Election Study. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Policy. 20 (June 2010): 271-89. With Emily Thorson and Andrew Gooch.

The Campaign Dynamics of Economic Voting. Electoral Studies 29 (March 2010): 13-24. With J. Scott Matthews.

Political Parties and the Electoral System, in John Courtney and David Smith, eds., Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 208-25.

2011:

Partisan Change in the Post-Key South, in Angie Maxwell and Todd G. Shields, eds. Unlocking V.O. Key Jr.: Southern Politics for the Twenty-First Century. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 2011, pp. 161-84.

The Conservative Party, 1965-2006: Death and Rebirth?, in Randall Morck, ed. Recreating Canada: Essays in Honour of Paul Weiler. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011, pp. 155-69.

2012:

National Identity in Canada and the United States: Where do Immigration and Multiculturalism Fit in? Canadian Journal of Political Science 45(October 2012): 531-552. With Jack Citrin and Matthew Wright.

Structural Bases of Canadian Party Preference: Evolution and Cross-National Comparison, in Mebs Kanji, Antoine Bilodeau, and Thomas Scotto, eds., Four Decades of Canadian Election Studies: Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2012, pp. 154-79.

The Past and Future of Canadian Election Studies, in ibid, pp. 88-98. With André Blais.

2013:

Alignment, Realignment, and Dealignment in Canada:  The View from Above. Canadian Journal of Political Science. 46(June 2013): 245-271.

The Party System, Elections, and Social Policy, in Keith Banting and John Myles, eds., The Fading of Redistributive Politics: Inequality and the Politics of Social Policy. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013, pp. 187-209.

Situating the Canadian Case, in Amanda Bittner and Royce Koop, eds. Canadian Parties, Voters, and Elections: A New Era. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013, pp. 284-307.

2014:

Activation of Fundamentals in German Campaigns,” in Voters on the Move or on the Run? Information Processing and Vote Choice in a Complex World, eds. Bernard Weßels, Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, Hans Rattinger, and Sigrid Roßteutscher. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 217-237. With Julia Partheymüller and Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck.

2015:

Parties and Party Systems: Structure and Context. (Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2015). Edited, with Campbell Sharman.

Regional Pivots and Brokerage Politics, in Ibid., pp. 30-51.

Introduction, in Ibid., pp. 3-12. With Campbell Sharman.

Parties and Party Systems: The Imperatives of Integration,” in Ibid., pp. 285-297. With Campbell Sharman.

Canada is polarizing–and it’s because of the parties,” in Political Polarization in American Politics, eds. Daniel J. Hopkins and John Sides. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015, pp. 120-125.

2016:

Multiculturalism and Muslim Accommodation: Policy and Predisposition Across Three Political Contexts. Comparative Political Studies OnlineFirst: January 2016, pp. 1-31. (doi: 10.1177/0010414015626448) With Matthew Wright, Jack Citrin, and Stuart Soroka.

Migration and Welfare State Spending. European Political Science Review 8:2 (May 2016): 173-194. With Stuart Soroka, Will Kymlicka, and Keith Banting.

2017:

Vote compass in British Columbia: insights from and about published polls.” Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Policy http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17457289.2016.1269112

In progress:

Campaign Effects, in Kai Arzheimer, Jocelyn Evans, and Michael Lewis-Beck, eds. The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour. London: Sage, in press.

The Canadian Party System: An Analytic History (working title, all suggestions gratefully considered–but hurry!), Vancouver, UBC Press, in press.

Ethnoreligious Identity, Immigration and Redistribution. Revise and resubmit at the Journal of Experimental Political Science. With Stuart Soroka, Matthew Wright, Jack Citrin, Keith Banting, and Will Kymlicka.

 

Access full CV here.

Books:

Author:

The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South. (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2006). With Byron E. Shafer.

The 2000 Presidential Election and the Foundations of Party Politics (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004). With Michael G. Hagen and Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

The Challenge of Direct Democracy: the 1992 Canadian Referendum (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1996). With André Blais, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Neil Nevitte.

Letting the People Decide: Dynamics of a Canadian Election (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press and Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992). With André Blais, Henry E Brady, and Jean Crête.

Public Opinion and Public Policy in Canada: Questions of Confidence (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1986) [also published as L’opinion publique et la politique d’Etat au Canada (Ottawa: Ministre des Approvisionnements et Services, 1986)].

Editor:

Parties and Party Systems: Structure and Context. (Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2015). Edited, with Campbell Sharman.

Social Capital, Diversity, and the Welfare State (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006). Edited, with Fiona M. Kay.

Capturing Campaign Effects. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006). Edited, with Henry E. Brady.

Strengthening Canadian Democracy. (Montréal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2005). Edited, with Paul Howe and André Blais.

Monograph

Canadian Elections at the Millennium. Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy. Choices paper, Volume 6, Number 6, September 2000.

Articles in Refereed Journals:

  1. “Vote compass in British Columbia: insights from and about published polls.” Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Policy http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17457289.2016.1269112
  2. “Multiculturalism and Muslim Accommodation: Policy and Predisposition Across Three Political Contexts.” Comparative Political Studies OnlineFirst: January 2016, pp. 1-31. (doi: 1177/0010414015626448) With Matthew Wright, Jack Citrin, and Stuart Soroka.
  3. “Migration and Welfare State Spending.” European Political Science Review. 8:2 (May 2016): 173-194. With Stuart Soroka, Will Kymlicka, and Keith Banting.
  4. “Alignment, Realignment, and Dealignment in Canada:  The View from Above.” Canadian Journal of Political Science. 46(June 2013): 245-271.
  5. “National Identity in Canada and the United States: Where do Immigration and Multiculturalism Fit in?” Canadian Journal of Political Science 45(October 2012): 531-552. With Jack Citrin and Matthew Wright.
  6. “National Identity and Support for the Welfare State.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 43(June 2010): 349-377. With Keith Banting, Stuart Soroka, and Will Kymlicka.
    [Shortlisted for McMenemy Prize, 2011, best CJPS paper in the previous year]
    [Reprinted in Andrzej Marcin Suszycki and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski, eds., Identity, Citizenship and Welfare. Baden-Baden: Nomos, in press 2013]
  7. “The Economy and the Dynamics of the 2008 Presidential Campaign: Evidence from the National Annenberg Election Study.” Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Policy. 20 (June 2010): 271-89. With Emily Thorson and Andrew Gooch.
  8. “The Campaign Dynamics of Economic Voting.” Electoral Studies 29 (March 2010): 13-24. With J. Scott Matthews.
  9. “Polarized Pluralism in the Canadian Party System.” Canadian Journal of Political Science. 41 (December 2008): 815-834.
    Reprinted (with update) in Canadian Parties in Transition, Fourth Edition, 2016. eds. Alain-G Gagnon and A. Brian Tanguay. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  10. “The 2008 National Annenberg Election Study: New Departures in Panel and Mode,” Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Policy. 18 (2008): 401-412.
  11. “Measurement Error and House Bias in 2004 Presidential Campaign Polls.” International Journal of Forecasting. 24 (2008): 272-84. With Mark Pickup.
  12. “When Does Diversity Erode Trust? Neighborhood Diversity, Interpersonal Trust and the Mediating Effect of Social Interactions.” Political Studies: 56 (March 2008): 57–75. With Stuart Soroka and Dietlind Stolle.
  13. “Turnout and the Party System in Canada, 1988-2004.” Electoral Studies, 26 (December 2007): 735-45. With J. Scott Matthews and Amanda J. Bittner.
  14. “Campaign Trial Heats as Election Forecasts: Evidence from the 2004 and 2006 Canadian Elections.” Electoral Studies 26(June 2007): 477-91. With Mark Pickup.
  15. “Party Identification: Unmoved Mover or Sum of Preferences?” Annual Review of Political Science. 9 (2006): 329-351.
  16. “The Rolling Cross Section Design,” Electoral Studies. 21 (2002): 283-295. With Henry E. Brady.
    [Reprinted in Mark N. Franklin and Christopher Wlezien, eds. The Future of Election Studies. (London: Pergamon, 2002)].
  17. “The Transformation of Southern Politics, Revisited: The House of Representatives as a Window.” British Journal of Political Science. 31 (October 2001): 601-625. With Byron E. Shafer.
  18. “Dynamics of the 2000 Republican Primaries.” Annals of the American Association for Political and Social Sciences. 572 (November 2000): 33-49. With Michael G. Hagen, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, David Dutwin, and Kate Kenski.
  19. “Party Location and Party Support: Unpacking Competing Models.” Journal of Politics. 62 (2000): 1145-1160. With Patrick Fournier and Richard Jenkins.
  20. “Business Cycles, Political Cycles, and the Popularity of Canadian Governments, 1974-1998.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 32(1999): 499-520.
  21. “La dynamique référendaire: pourquoi les Canadiens ont-ils rejeté l’Accord de Charlottetown?” Revue française de science politique 46(1996): 817-830. With André Blais, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Neil Nevitte.
  22. “L’Élection fédérale de 1993: le comportement électoral des québécois” Revue québécoise de science politique 27(printemps, 1995): 15-49. With André Blais, Henry E Brady, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Neil Nevitte.
  23. “Electoral Discontinuity: The 1993 Canadian Federal Election” International Social Science Journal 146 (December 1995): 583-99. With André Blais, Henry E Brady, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Neil Nevitte.
  24. “Comment: Deliberation, Participation and the Constitution” Ottawa Law Review 26:2 (1994-5): 511-516.
  25. “The Inverted Logroll: The Charlottetown Accord and the Referendum,” PS: Political Science and Politics 26(March, 1993): 43-8.
  26. “Party Identification and Campaign Dynamics,” Political Behavior 14(September 1992): 311-31.
  27. “Party Identification Measures in Anglo-American Democracies: A National Survey Experiment,” American Journal of Political Science 36(May, 1992): 542-59.
  28. “Political Generations and Electoral Change in Canada,” British Journal of Political Science 22(January, 1992): 93-115.
  29. “Meech Lake and Mass Politics: The ‘Distinct Society’ Clause” Canadian Public Policy – Analyse de Politique 14 special supplement (1988), 25-42. With André Blais.
  30. “The Reproduction of the Religious Cleavage in Canadian Elections” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 18 (March 1985), 99-113.
    [Reprinted in Joseph Wearing, ed., Voting in Canada (Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman, 1991)]
  31. “Reciprocity and the Canadian General Election of 1911” Explorations in Economic History, 19 (1982), 409-34. With M.B. Percy and K.H. Norrie.
  32. “Sources of Change in the B.C. Party Systems,” BC Studies, 50 (Summer 1981), 3-28. With Donald E. Blake and David J. Elkins.
  33. “Reciprocity, Imperial Sentiment, and Party Politics in the 1911 Election” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 13 (December 1980), 711-29. With Michael B. Percy.
  34. “Geography and the Electoral System” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 10 (1977), 857-866. With Janet Ballantyne).
    [Reprinted in J. Paul Johnston and Harvey E. Pasis, Representation and Electoral Systems: Canadian Perspectives (Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, 1990)]

Chapters in Books:

  1. “Campaign Effects,” in Kai Arzheimer, Jocelyn Evans, and Michael Lewis-Beck, eds. The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour. London: Sage, in press, pp. 709-732.
  2. “Diversity and solidarity: New evidence from Canada and the US,” in The Strains of Commitment: The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies, eds. Keith G. Banting and Will Kymlicka. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, in press. With Matthew Wright, Stuart Soroka, and Jack Citrin.
  3. “Regional Pivots and Brokerage Politics,” Parties and Party Systems: Structure and Context, eds. Richard Johnston and Campbell Sharman. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2015, pp. 30-51.
  4. “Introduction,” in , pp. 3-12. With Campbell Sharman.
  5. “Parties and Party Systems: The Imperatives of Integration,” in , pp. 285-297. With Campbell Sharman.
  6. “Canada is polarizing–and it’s because of the parties,” in Political Polarization in American Politics, eds. Daniel J. Hopkins and John Sides. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015, pp. 120-125.
  7. “Activation of Fundamentals in German Campaigns,” in Voters on the Move or on the Run? Information Processing and Vote Choice in a Complex World, eds. Bernard Weßels, Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, Hans Rattinger, and Sigrid Roßteutscher. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 217-237. With Julia Partheymüller and Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck.
  8. “The Party System, Elections, and Social Policy.” In Keith Banting and John Myles, eds., The Fading of Redistributive Politics: Inequality and the Politics of Social Policy. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013, pp. 187-209.
  9. “Situating the Canadian Case.” In Amanda Bittner and Royce Koop, eds. Canadian Parties, Voters, and Elections: A New Era. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013, pp. 284-307.
  10. “Structural Bases of Canadian Party Preference: Evolution and Cross-National Comparison.” In Mebs Kanji, Antoine Bilodeau, and Thomas Scotto, eds., Four Decades of Canadian Election Studies: Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2012, pp. 154-79.
  11. “The Past and Future of Canadian Election Studies.” In ibid, pp. 88-98. With André Blais
  12. “Partisan Change in the Post-Key South.” In Angie Maxwell and Todd G. Shields, eds. Unlocking V.O. Key Jr.: Southern Politics for the Twenty-First Century. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 2011, pp. 161-84.
  13. “The Conservative Party, 1965-2006: Death and Rebirth?” In Randall Morck, ed. Recreating Canada: Essays in Honour of Paul Weiler. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011, pp. 155-69.
  14. “Political Parties and the Electoral System.” In John Courtney and David Smith, eds., Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 208-25.
  15. “Regulating Campaign Finance in Canadian Referendums and Initiatives.” In Simon Hug and Karin Gilland Lutz, eds. Financing Referendum Campaigns. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 23-38.
  16. “Canada: The Puzzle of Local Three-Party Competition.” In Bernard Grofman, André Blais, and Shaun Bowler, eds. Duverger’s Law of Plurality Voting: The Logic of Party Competition in Canada, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. New York: Springer, 2009, pp. 83-96. With Fred Cutler.
  17. “What are the Sources of Partisan Change in the South?” Chapter 18 in Richard G. Niemi, Herbert F. Weisberg, and David Kimball, eds., Controversies in Voting Behavior, Thousand Hills, CA: Sage for CQ Press, 2009.
    Edited version of chapter from The End of Southern Exceptionalism. With Byron E. Shafer.
  18. “Survey Methodology,” in Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Henry E. Brady, and David Collier, eds. Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology, Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 385-403.
  19. “Deliberation, Information, and Trust: The BC Citizens’ Assembly as Agenda Setter,” in Designing Democratic Renewal, edited by Mark E. Warren and Hilary Pearse. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008, pp. 166-91. With Fred Cutler, André Blais, Patrick Fournier, and R. Kenneth Carty.
  20. “Conventions and Campaign Dynamics,” in Costas Panagopoulos, ed. Rewiring Politics: Presidential Nominating Conventions in the Media Age Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2007, pp. 29-52. With Michael G. Hagen.
  21. “Ties that Bind? Social Cohesion and Diversity in Canada,” in Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada, edited by Keith Banting, Thomas J. Courchene, and F. Leslie Seidle. Montréal: IRPP, 2007, pp. 561-600. With Keith Banting and Stuart Soroka.
  22. “Do Multiculturalism Policies Erode the Welfare State? An Empirical Analysis,” in Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies, edited by Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka, pp.49-91. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. With Keith Banting, Will Kymlicka, and Stuart Soroka.
  23. “Introduction,” in Social Capital, Diversity, and the Welfare State, edited by Fiona Kay and Richard Johnston. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006, pp. 1-12. With Fiona Kay.
  24. “Social Capital: Ubiquity of the Concept and Contrasts among Disciplines,” in ibid., pp. 17-40. With Fiona Kay.
  25. “Measuring and Modelling Interpersonal Trust,” in ibid., pp. 95-132. With Stuart Soroka and John Helliwell.
  26. “Ethnicity, Trust, and the Welfare State,” in ibid., pp. 279-304. With Stuart Soroka and Keith Banting.
  27. “Immigration and Redistribution in a Global Era,” in Globalization and Egalitarian Redistribution, edited by Pranab Bardhan, Sam Bowles, and Michael Wallerstein. Princeton University Press and Russell Sage Foundation, 2006, pp. 261-88. With Stuart Soroka and Keith Banting.
  28. “The Study of Political Campaigns,” in Henry E. Brady and Richard Johnston, eds. Capturing Campaign Effects. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006, pp. 1-26. With Henry E. Brady and John Sides.
  29. “The Rolling Cross-Section and Causal Attribution,” in ibid., pp. 164-95. With Henry E. Brady.
  30. “Strategic Learning in Campaigns with Proportional Representation: Evidence from New Zealand,” in ibid., pp. 280-304. With Jack Vowles.
  31. “Introduction: The New Landscape of Canadian Democracy,” in Paul Howe, Richard Johnston, and André Blais, eds. Strengthening Canadian Democracy. Montréal: IRPP, 2005: pp. 3-18.
  32. “Canadian Elections at the Millennium,” in ibid, pp. 19-61. Revised and updated version of Choices monograph (see above).
  33. “Ethnicity, Trust, and the Welfare State,” in Philippe van Parijs, ed., Cultural Diversity versus Economic Solidarity. Brussels: DeBoeck, 2004, pp. 33-57. With Stuart Soroka and Keith Banting.
  34. “The Electoral System and the Party System Revisited,” in Gerald Kernerman and Philip Resnick eds., Insiders and Outsiders: Alan Cairns and the Reshaping of Canadian Citizenship. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2004.
  35. “Canadian Prime Ministerial Contenders,” in Anthony King, ed., Leaders’ Personalities and the Outcomes of Democratic Elections, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  36. “Dynamics of the 2000 Campaign: Preliminary Soundings,” in Byron E Shafer, ed. The State of American Politics Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. With Michael G Hagen and Kathleen Hall Jamieson.
  37. “Social Capital in a Multicultural Society: the Case of Canada,” in Paul Dekker and Eric M. Uslaner, eds., Social Capital and Participation in Everyday Life. London: Routledge 2001. With Stuart Soroka.
  38. “Capturing Campaigns in National Election Studies,” in Elihu Katz with Yael Warshel, eds., Election Studies: What’s Their Use?. Boulder: Westview,
  39. “Are Voters to Blame? Voter Competence and Elite Maneuvers in Public Referendums,” in Matthew Mendelsohn and Andrew Parkin, eds., Maturity or Malaise?: The Growing Use of Referendums in Liberal-Democratic Societies. London: Macmillan, 2001. With Arthur Lupia.
  40. “The Populist Right in Canada: The Rise of the Reform Party of Canada,” in Hans-Georg Betz and Stefan Immerfall, eds., The New Politics of the Right: Neo-Populist Parties and Movements in Established Democracies (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998). With André Blais, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Neil Nevitte.
  41. “Issues, Leaders, and the Campaign,” in Jack Vowles, Peter Aimer, Susan Banducci, and Jeffrey Karp, eds., Voters’ Victory: New Zealand’s First Election Under Proportional Representation (Auckland, NZ: Auckland University Press, 1998).
  42. “Canada,” in Byron E. Shafer, , Postwar Politics in the G-7 (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996).
  43. “The People and the Charlottetown Accord,” in Ronald L. Watts and Douglas M. Brown, eds., Canada: The State of the Federation 1992 (Kingston: Queen’s University Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, 1993). With André Blais, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Neil Nevitte.
  44. “Free Trade in Canadian Elections: Issue Evolution in the Long and Short Run,” in William H. Riker, ed., Agenda Formation (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993). With André Blais, Henry E Brady, and Jean Crête.
  45. “Issues and Party Alignments: A Review with Canadian Examples,” in Albert Breton, Gianluigi Galeotti, Pierre Salmon, and Ronald Wintrobe, eds., Preferences and Democracy: Villa Columbella Papers [Vol.28, International Studies in Economics and Econometrics] (Dordrecht, Boston, London: Kluwer, 1993), 265-86.
  46. “The Geography of Class and Religion in Canadian Elections” in Joseph Wearing, ed., Voting in Canada (Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman, 1991).
  47. “Free Trade and the Dynamics of the 1988 Canadian Election,” in With André Blais, Henry E Brady, and Jean Crête.
  48. “Générations politiques et changement électorale au Canada.” in Jean Crete, ed., Generations et changements politiques (Paris: Economica, 1989), pp. 153-181.
  49. “What’s the Primary Message: Horse Race or Issue Journalism?” in Gary R. Orren and Nelson W. Polsby, eds., Media and Momentum: The New Hampshire Primary and Nomination Politics (Chatham, N.J.: Chatham House, 1987), pp. 127-186. With Henry E. Brady.
  50. “The Final Choice: Its Social, Organizational, and Ideological Bases,” in G.C. Perlin, ed., Party Democracy in Canada: The Politics of National Conventions (Toronto: Prentice Hall, 1987), pp. 204-242.
  51. “The Ideological Structure of Opinion on Policy,” in ibid, pp. 54-70.
  52. “Conventions versus Primaries: A Canadian-American Comparison” in ibid, pp. 243-270. With Henry E. Brady.
  53. “The Modern Provincial Party System,” in Donald E. Blake (with David J. Elkins and Richard Johnston) Two Political Worlds: Parties and Voting in British Columbia (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1985). With Donald E. Blake and David J. Elkins.
  54. “Federal and Provincial Voting: Contemporary Patterns and Historical Evolution,” in David J. Elkins and Richard Simeon, Small Worlds: Provinces and Parties in Canadian Political Life. (Toronto: Methuen, 1980), pp. 131-78.
  55. “Bureaucrats and Elections” in Meyer W. Bucovetsky, ed., Studies in Public Employment and Compensation in Canada (Toronto: Butterworths, 1979), pp. 161-77. Also appears as Working Paper 7719, Institute for Policy Analysis, University of Toronto.

Reviews:

Ian Budge, Ivor Crewe, and Dennis Farlie, Party Identification and Beyond: Representations of Voting and Party Competition, in Canadian Journal of Political Science 11 (1978): 243-244.

Philip E. Converse, The Dynamics of Party Support: Cohort Analyzing Party Identification, in Canadian Journal of Political Science 11 (1978): 885.

Harold D. Clarke, Jane Jenson, Lawrence LeDuc, and Jon H. Pammett, Political Choice in Canada, in Canadian Public Administration 22 (1979): 644-646.

Philip E. Converse and Roy Pierce, Political Representation in France, in Canadian Journal of Political Science 2 (1988):407-408.

Martin P. Wattenberg, The Decline of American Political Parties, 1952-1988 and Richard Rose and Ian McAllister, The Loyalties of Voters: A Lifetime Learning Model, in Canadian Journal of Political Science 24 (1991): 414-415.

Richard M. Merelman, Partial Visions: Culture and Politics in Britain, Canada, and the United States, in Journal of Politics 55 (1993): 1208-1210.

Richard Sinnott, Irish Voters Decide: Voting Behaviour in Elections and Referendums Since 1918, in Canadian Journal of Political Science 29 (1996): 595-597.

Benjamin I. Page. Who Deliberates? Mass Media in Modern Democracy, in Canadian Journal of Political Science 30 (1997): 385-6.

  1. Bingham Powell. Elections as Instruments of Democracy: Majoritarian and Proportional Visions, in Canadian Journal of Political Science, 34 (2001): 655-6.

Mark Franklin. Voter Turnout and the Dynamics of Electoral Competition in Established Democracies Since 1945, in Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 37 (2007): 454-5.

Andrew Gelman. Red State. Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do, in Party Politics, 16(2010): 551-2.

Seth C. McKee. Republican Ascendency in Southern U.S. House Elections, in Perspectives on Politics. 9(2011): 956-7.

Travis N. Ridout and Michael M. Franz. The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising, in Party Politics 18(2012): 968-70.

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns, in Political Communication 30(2013): 167-70.

John Sides and Lynn Vavreck, The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election, in The Forum, 11(2013): 513–516.

Other:

“Political Participation,” in The New Canadian Encyclopedia (Edmonton: Hurtig, 1985; revised 1997).

“Canadian Election Studies, Thirty Years On,” in ICORE News, No. 4 (June 1995).

“A Conservative Case for Electoral Reform.” Policy Options 22 (July-August, 2001): 7-14.

Guest editor, Political Behavior, Special Issue on Comparative Political Behavior, March 2001. “Introduction,” pp. 1-3.

“Henry Brady, Big Scientist.” PS: Political Science & Politics 42(2009): 793-8. With Larry M. Bartels, Cynthia S. Kaplan, and Marcia K. Meyers.

“The 2015 Election and the Canadian Party System,” in Canadian Election Analysis: Communication, Strategy, and Democracy. eds. Alex Marland and Thierry Giasson. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015, pp. 22-23.

Newspaper articles:

  • Vancouver Province, May 1983
  • Financial Times, September 1988, with George Hoberg, Jr.
  • Toronto Globe and Mail, December 1988, with André Blais
  • Toronto Globe and Mail, November 1991
  • Vancouver Sun, September 1997
  • Financial Post, October 1997
  • Le Devoir, September 2000
  • Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, December 2009

 

World Wide Web:

·             Canada just kicked off its election season. Here’s what you need to know. The Monkey Cage, 4 August 2015.

·             Canada is polarizing–and it’s because of the parties. The Monkey Cage, 18 February 2014

·             A Realigning Canadian Election? The Monkey Cage, 3 May 2011.

  • Canadian Election Update. The Monkey Cage, 30 April 2011.
  • Comment on Andrew Gelman and John Sides, “Stories and Stats: The truth about Obama’s victory wasn’t in the papers,” Boston Review (September-October 2009): http://bostonreview.net/BR34.5/johnston_thorson.php. With Emily Thorson.
  • Oxford Bibliography Online (Oxford University Press), “The Development of Survey Research.”
  • Repeated Cross-Sections in Survey Data. Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource. 1–18. [Wiley] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118900772.etrds0284/abstract. With Henry E. Brady.

 

Invited Presentations:

  • University of California – Berkeley, October 1981
  • Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada, September 1984
  • Université Laval, February 1985
  • Université de Montréal, February 1985
  • Association des Anthropologues et Sociologues de Langue Française, Montréal, June 1985
  • University of Saskatchewan, March 1985
  • Bay Area Political Behavior Seminar, Berkeley, April 1986
  • Southern California Political Behavior Seminar (“The Running Dog”), Lake Arrowhead, May 1986
  • International Political Science Association, Political Geography Working Group, Maison Française, Oxford, July 1986
  • Government of New Brunswick, Deputy Ministers, November 1986
  • University of Alberta, March 1989
  • University of Saskatchewan, March 1989 (with Steven Rosenstone, University of Michigan)
  • University of Chicago, April 1989
  • York University, June 1989
  • Queen’s University, December 1989
  • Stanford University, February 1991
  • Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing, Ottawa, April 1991
  • University of Michigan, October 1992
  • Queen’s University, October 1992 (Skelton-Clark Lecture)
  • University of Toronto, November, 1992
  • Advisory Board, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University, November, 1992
  • Carleton University, January 1993
  • University of Calgary, January 1993
  • Campaigns and Elections (magazine) Campaign Training Workshop, Toronto, February 1993 (keynote)
  • Oxford University, April 1993
  • Queen’s University, December 1993
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, October 1994
  • Harvard University, Center for International Affairs, Fellows Program, October 1994
  • Study of Parliament Group, Ottawa, October 1994 (keynote)
  • National Election Study (US) Planning Group for the Presidential Campaign, University of Pennsylvania, November 1994 (keynote)
  • Harvard University, Department of Government, December 1994
  • Harvard University Trade Union Program, January 1995
  • Harvard University, Kennedy School, Press/Politics Group, March 1995
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 1995
  • Kennedy Library, Boston, April 1995
  • University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ, October 1996
  • University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, October 1996
  • University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, October 1996
  • California Institute of Technology, February 1997
  • University of California – San Diego, May 1997
  • University of Oxford, May 1998 (series)
  • University of Cambridge, May 1998
  • University of California – Berkeley, July 1998
  • University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communications, February 1999
  • Princeton University, March 2000
  • Harvard University, May 2000
  • Oxford University, June 2000
  • Queen’s University, November 2000
  • University of California – Berkeley, November 2000
  • Princeton University, November 2000
  • University of Houston, December 2000
  • Northwestern University, February 2001
  • Oxford University, February 2001
  • National Press Club, Ottawa, March 2001
  • Institute for Research on Public Policy, Conference on Electoral Reform, May 2001
  • Simon Fraser University, October 2001
  • University of Wisconsin, April 2002
  • Policy research Initiative, Government of Canada, and OECD, International Conference, “The Opportunity and Challenge of Diversity: A Role for Social Capital?” Montreal, November 2003
  • McGill University, November 2003
  • Acadia University, November 2003
  • University of Washington, April 2004
  • Stanford University, May 2004
  • EPOP, Oxford University, September 2004
  • University of Pennsylvania, February 2005
  • Stanford University, April 2005
  • Victoria University, Wellington, NZ, July 2005
  • University of Auckland, NZ, July 2005
  • University of Oxford, October 2005
  • University of Pennsylvania, December 2005
  • Yale University, October 2006
  • Harvard University, November 2006
  • Temple University, February 2007
  • Princeton University, March 2007
  • Western Washington University (Sandison Lecture), May 2007
  • British Elections Study Fellows Group, University of Essex, June 2007
  • Université de Montréal, February 2008
  • Oxford University, February 2008
  • University of Exeter, March 2008
  • University of British Columbia, March 2008
  • Princeton University, May 2008
  • University of Amsterdam, September 2008
  • University of Florida, inaugural Chris Gieracht Memorial Lecture, October 2008
  • Université de Montréal, October 2008
  • University of Toronto, October 2008
  • Queen’s University, Kingston, November 2008
  • Princeton University, January 2009
  • Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX, January 2009
  • Stanford University, February 2009
  • British Elections Study Fellows Group, University of Essex, June 2009
  • GESIS, University of Mannheim, June 2009
  • Political Communication Pre-Conference, APSA, September 2009, Toronto (keynote)
  • Getting to Reform: Avenues to Constitutional Change in California, Sacramento Convention Center, October 2009
  • ELECDEM Training Network in Electoral Democracy, Kick-Off Conference: Challenges in Electoral Research, University of Exeter, November 2009 (keynote)
  • Sabançi University, Istanbul, July 2010
  • European University Institute, Fiesole (Florence), November 2010
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, February 2011
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 2011
  • Northwestern University, April 2011
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2011
  • University of Mannheim, May 2012 [Public lecture]
  • University of Mannheim, June 2012 [workshop on campaign effects]
  • ELECDEM Training Network in Electoral Democracy, Closing Conference, European University Institute, Fiesole (Florence), Italy, June 2012
  • Fordham University, March 2013
  • University of Milan, February 2014
  • Australian National University, April 2014
  • Griffith University (Brisbane), April 2014
  • Carleton University, January 2015
  • University of California-Berkeley, February 2015
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, May 2015
  • University of Milan, May 2015
  • University of Michigan, October 2015.
  • University of British Columbia, Okanagan, November 2015.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, April 2016.

 

Grants:

SSHRC:

1979-81: “Structure of Opportunity, Political Culture, and Electoral Choice: The BC Provincial Election of 1979.” Co-investigator, with David J. Elkins and Donald E. Blake (UBC). $185,820.

1981-82: Ibid. $18,802.

1982-83: Ibid. $29,905.

1983-84: Ibid.- $20,690.

1987-88: “Macroeconomics and Canadian Elections.”   $25,670. Principal investigator.

1988-91: “1988 Canadian National Election Study.” Principal investigator, with André Blais (Montreal), Henry Brady (Chicago, California-Berkeley), and Jean Crête (Laval). $458,218.

1988-89: Ibid. (for media supplement) $10,000. (President’s Special Grant)

1992-5: “1992-3 Canadian Referendum and Election Study.” Principal investigator, with André Blais (Montreal), Henry Brady (California-Berkeley), Elisabeth Gidengil (McGill), and Neil Nevitte (Calgary, Toronto). $539,126.

1992-3: Ibid. (to defray fieldwork costs for unanticipated referendum component) $20,000. (President’s Special Grant)

1995-8: “Campaign Dynamics.” $39,000. Principal investigator.

1997: “Capturing Campaign Dynamics.” Conference grant, $9,253

1998: “Equality, Security, and Community: Explaining and Improving the Distribution of Well-Being in Canada.” $1,774,227 (includes $515,500 from other sources). Major Collaborative Research Initiative. Co-Investigator, Director of Survey, Member of Steering Committee.

2002-5: “Electoral dynamics in the long and short run.” $67,508.

2005: “Democracy New and Old: The British Columbia Citizens’ Assembly and the Referendum on Electoral Reform.” $17,000, from the Presidential Special Fund for Innovation and Development.

2005-8: “Immigration, Multiculturalism, and the Welfare State.” $152,268. Principal investigator, with Keith Banting (Queen’s), Stuart Soroka (McGill), Will Kymlicka (Queen’s),and John Helliwell (UBC).

2010-13: “Party Systems in Comparative Perspective.” $58,920.

2010-13: “Ethnic Diversity and Social Solidarity.” $141,168. Co-investigator, with Keith Banting (Queen’s, PI), Stuart Soroka (McGill), and Will Kymlicka (Queen’s).

2011: “Parties as Organizations and Parties as Systems.” Conference Grant, $ 24,400.

2016-2020: “A comparative study of campaigns.” $100,330.

Other:

IRPP: May-October, 1987: “National Election Study Pilot Project”: $5,000. Principal investigator.

UBC: 1992-5: contingent support for Canadian Referendum and Election Study, from Dean of Arts and Vice-President, Research. $30,000. Principal investigator.

UBC: 1992-5: contingent support for Campaign Conference, from Dean of Arts and Vice-President, Research. $2,500. Principal investigator.

UBC, HSS 1999-2000: $4,386

UBC, Canada Research Chair, 2016-17, $24,000.

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Foundation, Research Award, €60,000.