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Daniel Rubenson is Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University. In addition to a PhD (Government) from the London School of Economics, he holds degrees from Lund University, Sweden.
Before joining Ryerson in 2006, Daniel Rubenson held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at l'Université de Montréal with the Canadian Election Study and the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Studies. He teaches courses in comparative politics, political behaviour and research methods.
Dr. Rubenson’s research interests are in comparative politics, generally. Specifically, he works on questions of political behaviour, political participation, campaigns, political communication and the political economy of development. While he employs a variety of methods - including experimentation, econometric analysis, qualitative methods and survey work - he is focused on using identification driven designs to draw causal inferences about politics. Mostly this involves using field experiments in cooperation with political campaigns, organizations and policy makers.
His current projects include large scale field experiments on the effects of property rights on economic, social and political outcomes; a series of SSHRC funded studies on how citizen preferences shape the behaviour of politicians; a second SSHRC funded project on the effects of perceptions of the racial and ethnic diversity of communities on political participation and attitudes; and a series of papers examining how images of and information about war affects behaviour and attitudes.
His research has been featured in various media including the CBC, Maclean's, the Toronto Star, the National Post, TVO's “The Agenda,” CTV, and the Canadian Press.
“Democratic Competition Increases Voter Participation” [with Peter Loewen(UofT) and Ryan Moore (WUSTL)].
“The Impact of News Photos on Support for Military Action” [with Stuart Soroka (McGill), Peter Loewen (UofT) and Patrick Fournier (UdeM)].
“Does the Context Fit the Outcome: When (or Where) Context Should Affect Politics” [with Cara Wong (Illinois@U-C), Jake Bowers (Illinois@U-C), Mark Fredrikson (Illinois@U-C) and Ashlea Rundlett (Illinois@U-C)].
“Canadian War Deaths in Afghanistan: Costly Policies and Support for Incumbents” [with Peter Loewen, UofT].
“The End of Majorities: The Transformation of Cleavage Politics in Advanced Democracies” [with Marc André Bodet (Laval)].
“Interaction and Malefaction” [with Richard Walker (Northwestern)].
Dr. Rubenson is an affiliated researcher at the Research Institute for Industrial Economics (IFN) in Stockholm and a member researcher of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in New Haven, a member of Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP) and a faculty affiliate with the Centre for Public Opinion and Representation at Simon Fraser University.
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