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Godbout, Jean-François

Research Fellow

  • Professor at the Department of political science


  • Telephone 514-343-6111 #54798 Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B. \ Ext. C-4027


Godbout, Jean-François


Guest researcher at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics of the University of Princeton in 2013, Jean-François Godbout (PhD, Northwestern) analyzes the compared political institutions and the democratic processes. He notably studies the electoral representation and the legislative behavior of the elected representatives in Canada, the United States and in France. The results of his researches were published in many scientific journals such as the Revue canadienne de science politique, the British Journal of Political Science, Politics Research Quarterly, Parliamentary Affairs and Public Choice. At CÉRIUM, he's Director of the Observatory of Federations.


Areas of expertise


  • Godbout J.-F.  & Høyland B. (to be released). "The Emergence of Parties in the Canadian House of Commons (1867-1908)." Canadian Journal of Political Science

  • Godbout J.-F. (to be released). "Turnout and Presidential Coattails in Congressional Elections." Public Choice.           

  • Diermeier D., Godbout J.-F., Yu B. & Kaufmann S. (2012) "Language and Ideology in Congress." British Journal of Political Science, 42 (1), pp. 31-55.           

  • Godbout J.-F.  & Høyland B. (2011) "Coalition Voting and Minority Governments in Canada." Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 49 (4), pp. 457-485.           

  • Godbout J.-F.  & Høyland B. (2011) "Legislative Voting in the Canadian Parliament." Canadian Journal of Political Science, 44 (2), pp. 367-388.

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