Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Jean-Philippe Gauvin

Skelton-Clark Post-doctoral Fellow
PhD (Université de Montréal)

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C302
​Tel: (613) 533-6245​

Brief Bio

I am currently the Skelton-Clark Post-Doctoral Fellow in Canadian affairs in the Political Studies department at Queen's University. I hold a PhD in Political Science from the Université de Montréal.

I am also the Canadian principal investigator of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP), an international project which aims to measure policy attention through the analysis of policy agendas. 

My research focuses on two large questions. First, how does federalism affect public policy? My PhD dissertation focused on Canadian intergovernmental relations (IGR) and their structure. It argued that IGR are an important vector of public policy in Canada due to the importance of line department involvement in IGR meetings at multiple levels. My second question refers to how values influence individuals' political choices. Policymakers prioritize issues, taxpayers have policy and spending preferences, and voters make party choices. This second axis of research therefore aims at answering the following question: How does ideology shape political choice?

Other research interests: public policy, policy agendas, decision-making, problem definition, Canadian federalism, ideology, electoral behaviour, political methodology, empirical and statistical analysis. 

Selected Publications

"Did They Mind the Gap? Voter/Party Ideological Proximity between the BQ, the NDP and Quebec Voters, 2006–2011" (with Chris Chhim and Mike Medeiros), Canadian Journal of Political Science, 2016, vol 42(2), pp. 289-310.​

"Refining vote choice in an ethno-regionalist context: Three-dimensional ideological voting in Catalonia and Quebec" (with Mike Medeiros and Chris Chhim), Electoral Studies, 2015, vol. 40, pp. 14-22.

"Public Perceptions of Expert Credibility on Policy Issues: The Role of Expert Framing and Political Worldviews" (with Erick Lachapelle and Éric Montpetit), Policy Studies Journal, 2014, vol. 42, pp. 674-697.