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Montpetit, Éric

Research Fellow

  • Professor at the Department of Political Science


  • Telephone 514-343-6111 #54797 Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B. \ Ext. C-4012


Montpetit, Éric


Eric Monpetit's research (PhD, McMaster) centers on the areas of politics which necessitate scientific knowledge in North America and in Europe. He studies the influence of experts on the decision makers, the Medias, interest groups and public opinion. He notably searches to understand their role in situations of political dissent. In 2006, his book, Misplaced Distrust won the Lynton Keith Caldwell prize of the American Association of Political Science.

Areas of expertise


  • Montpetit, Éric (forthcoming), Magnified Disagreement: The Practice of Policy-Making versus Its Media Coverage.

  • Montpetit, Éric, (2012), “Does Holding Beliefs with Conviction Prevent Policy Actors from Adopting a Compromising Attitude ?”, Political Studies. 60 : 621-642.
  • Montpetit, Éric, (2011), “Between Detachment and Responsiveness: Civil Servants in Europe and North America”, West European Politics 34 : 1250-1271.

  • Montpetit, Éric, (2011), “Scientific Credibility, Disagreement, and Error Cost in 17 Biotechnology Subsystems”, Policy Studies Journal 39 : 513-533.

  • Montpetit Éric, Christine Rothmayr & Frédéric Varone, dirs. (2007), The Politics of Biotechnology in North America and Europe : Policy Networks, Institutions and Internationalization. Lanham: Lexington Books.

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