Established in 2008, CSDC researchers address a wide range of questions relating to the relationship between citizens and the political process. How do citizens decide who to vote for? Can citizens hold governments accountable? How do citizens form attitudes about public policy? What accounts for political participation, or, perhaps more importantly, a lack of political participation? What are the implications of social diversity for engagement, or policy support? These and related questions play a central role in the work pursued by scholars at the CSDC.
Vote Compass is an interactive electoral literacy application developed by political scientists and run during election campaigns. It offers an accessible framework for learning about party platforms, stimulates discussion on a wide variety of election issues, and encourages democratic participation within the electorate.
If you have any questions or require more information, please contact us by email at csdc[dot]cecd[at]mcgill[dot]ca or by mail at the following address:
Department of Political Science
414 Leacock Building
855 Sherbrooke West
Montreal QC H3A 2T7
The CSDC is funded by the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture.