Opinion-Policy Nexus

That's the research question of a new paper that Zac Spicer, Michael McGregor, and I have published in the latest issue of Electoral Studies.  

The title of our paper is: "Political opportunity structures and the representation of women and visible minorities in municipal elections" Electoral Studies (August 2017) 48: 10-18.  Our study has a surprising finding, based on 2014 election results from 22 Ontario municipalities, with significant implications for proposals that aim to improve representation at the local level.  What is that finding? Download the paper by clicking on this link to find out!