Western political experts available to speak about federal election

With the campaign for the 42nd Canadian federal election underway, the following political experts from Western University are available to speak with the media.

Robert (Bob) Andersen, Dean, Faculty of Social Science, 519-661-2053, socsci-dean@uwo.ca

Areas of Expertise: Political attitudes, democracy, economic conditions and inequality, poverty, elections

Cameron Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, 519-661-2111, ext. 81163, cander54@uwo.ca

Areas of Expertise: Political behaviour, elections, voting, public opinion

Cristine de Clercy, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, 519-661-2111, ext. 85163, c.declercy@uwo.ca

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, parliament, provincial politics, legislatures, policy innovations, the voluntary sector, women and politics

Laura Stephenson, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, 519-661-2111, ext. 85164, lstephe8@uwo.ca

Areas of Expertise: Elections, voting and political behaviour

Zack Taylor, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, zack.taylor@uwo.ca

Areas of Expertise: Urban politics, local and metropolitan government, provincial politics and government, public finance, intergovernmental relations with a focus on Canada (Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta; Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary) and the United States.

Robert Young, Professor, Department of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Multilevel Governance, 519-661-3662, young@uwo.ca

Areas of Expertise: Public policy, comparative methodology, statistics and research methods, voluntary associations, intergovernmental relations, political economy, polarization and secession, voting, voluntary associations

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Renaud, Senior Media Relations Officer, 519-661-2111, ext. 85165, jrenaud9@uwo.ca, @jeffrenaud99

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