Richard Johnston

Professor

Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation

Marie Curie Research Fellow, European University Institute, Florence

Office: Buchanan C424

Phone: 604-822-5456

Email: richard.johnston(at)ubc.ca

 

Author or co-author of:

The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South  (Harvard; Winner of an APSA Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Prize 2007 and of the VO Key Prize of the Southern Political Science Association, 2008)

The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South

The 2000 Presidential Election and the Foundations of Party Politics (Cambridge)

The 2000 Presidential Election and the Foundations of Party Politics

The Challenge of Direct Democracy: The 1992 Canadian Referendum (McGill-Queen's)


Letting the People Decide: Dynamics of a Canadian Election (McGill-Queen's; Winner of the Innis Prize, 1993)

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Public Opinion and Public Policy in Canada: Questions of Confidence (Toronto)

  •  Co-editor of Strengthening Canadian Democracy, of Capturing Campaign Effects, and Social Capital, Diversity, and the Welfare State.
  • Articles in CJPS, AJPS, BJPolS, JOP, Electoral Studies, and other journals, and chapters in numerous edited volumes. 
  • Winner of four APSA organized-section best paper prizes and three book prizes. 
  • Principal investigator of the 1988 and 1992-93 Canadian Election Surveys.
  • He was co-investigator and director of survey, "Equality, Security, and Community," Major Collaborative Research Initiative, 1998-2003.  
  • Research director of the National Annenberg Election Study at the University of Pennsylvania, 2000-1 and 2006-9. 
  • Consultant, 1996 New Zealand Election Study
  • Advisory Board member, 2001, 2005, and 2010 British Election Studies.
  • Planning Committee, 1998 US National Election Study Pilot. 
  • Marie Curie research Fellow, European University Institute, and Visiting Scientist on ELECDEM, a collaborative venture for training young scholars in the area of elections and democracy. 

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