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Memorial University
parties, elections, voting, public opinion, political psychology, party leaders, gender, women, Canadian politics
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About Me

Amanda Bittner specializes in elections, voting, and public opinion. She has conducted research on voter turnout, the role of political knowledge in voting & attitudes, and women, gender and politics (including the role of parenthood in politics). She is probably best known for her work on voters’ perceptions of party leaders.

Recent Publications

Bittner, Amanda. 2011. Platform or Personality? The Role of Party Leaders in Elections. Oxford, UK; Oxford University Press.

Bittner, Amanda, and Royce Koop, eds. 2013. Parties, Elections, and the Future of Canadian Politics. Vancouver; University of British Columbia Press.

Parachuted into parliament: candidate nomination, appointed candidates, and legislative roles in Canada. 2011. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties 21(4): 431-452. With Royce Koop.

The effects of information and social cleavages: explaining issue attitudes and vote choice in Canada. 2007. Canadian Journal of Political Science 40(4): 935-968.

Alienation, indifference, competitiveness, and turnout: evidence from Canada, 1988-2004. 2007. Electoral Studies 26(4): 735-745. With Richard Johnston and J. Scott Matthews.

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Canada, United States

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