"Findings and Implications from the Comparative National Elections Project (CNEP III) "
Friday, October 18, 2013, 9:45AM - 3:30PM
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
For more information, or to register, visit: http://mershoncenter.osu.edu/eventcalendar/icalrepeat.detail/2013/10/18/148/-/comparative-national-elections-project-key-findings-and-future-directions.html
This workshop will present and discuss the findings of the Comparative National Elections Project. This is the Mershon Center’s longest-running research project, and it has become one of the largest survey-based research projects in the world, now including over 40 countries on five continents.
The editors of our forthcoming volume—Richard Gunther, Paul Beck (both of the Mershon Center), Pedro Magalhães (University of Lisbon), and Alejandro Moreno (ITAM, Mexico)—will summarize and lead discussions of the wide-ranging empirical findings and their implications (both for social science theory-building and for the real world of democratic politics) that will be presented in this forthcoming volume or were published in our previous volume. These include cross-national variations in the processes through which citizens receive information about politics and elections; the surprising variations in the ways citizens understand “democracy;” support for and satisfaction with the performance of democracy; the extent to which sociopolitical values have emerged as social and political cleavages in contemporary societies; and the determinants of electoral behavior in contexts as diverse as the United States and Mozambique.