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Politics and International Relations (PIR): People


Jean-Francois Daoust

Jean-Francois Daoust
Dr Jean-Francois Daoust
3.02 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Research Interests
Political behaviour, Public opinion and Political attitudes, Research methods, Election campaigning, Political parties, Canada/Quebec, Comparative Politics, nationalism

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Jean-François is a Montreal (Quebec, Canada) born and raised, where he completed a PhD at the Université de Montréal (2018) and was a post-doctoral scholar at McGill University (2019). Previsouly, he was an invited scholar at Harvard University.

He joined PIR in January 2020.

His hobbies include karaoke, decorating pumpkins and stand up comedy. 

For a detailed CV, click [HERE]

Selected publications 

Jean-François has published scientific articles in the Journal of PoliticsPloS One,  Journal of Experimental Political ScienceElectoral Studies (3x), Party PoliticsWest European Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Representation (2x)Government and OppositionPerspective on Politics, Canadian Journal of Political Science (3x), Canadian Journal of Communication, Canadian Public Policy.

Selected articles:

Daoust, Jean-François and Richard Nadeau. "Context Matters: Economics, Politics and Satisfaction with Democracy." Electoral Studies

Daoust, Jean-François. 2020. Elderly People and Responses to COVID-19 in 27 Countries. PloS One [Open access]. 

Daoust, Jean-François, André Blais and Gabrielle Péloquin-Skulski. 2019. “What do Voters do when they prefer a leader from another party?”  Party Politics.

Nadeau, Richard, Vincent Arel-Bundock and Jean-François Daoust. 2019. “Satisfaction with Democracy and the American Dream.” Journal of Politics 81(3): 1080-1084.

Stiers, Dieter, Jean-François Daoust and André Blais. 2018.  “What Makes People Believe that their Party Won the Election?” Electoral Studies 55: 21-29. 


Blais, André and Jean-François Daoust. 2020. The Motivation to Vote. Vancouver: UBC Press. 

Topics interested in supervising

Broadly defined: political behavior, public opinion, quantitative methods, political attitudes, comparative politics, Canadian/Qu├ębec politics, public administration, political communication, and political psychology.

If you are interested in being supervised by Jean-Francois Daoust, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Canadian Studies; PhD in Politics; PhD in Sociology; MPhil in Canadian Studies; MSc (R) Politics; MSc (R) Sociology