Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Patricia Mockler

PhD Candidate Patricia MocklerPhD Candidate 
MA Political Studies (Queen’s University); BA (Honours) Political Science and Social Justice and Peace Studies (King’s University College at Western University)

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B309


Research Interests

Political participation, deliberative democracy, state-society relations, political behaviour

Patricia’s research examines the implications of participation in long-form deliberative processes such as citizens’ assemblies and citizens’ juries on the practice of democratic citizenship. Inspired by innovations in democratic participation in the Canadian and Australian contexts, Patricia’s work seeks to gain insights into the consequences of this novel type of political participation for individual participants’ political efficacy and subsequent patterns of political participation. She hopes that this research will tell us a little more whether deep citizen engagement produces better citizens.

Selected Publications

"The Scope of Climate Assemblies: Lessons from the Climate Assembly UK." Sustainability. October 2021 (Co-author).

“Measuring the Inclusiveness of Deliberation: Structural Inequality and the Discourse Quality Index.” Comparative European Politics. September 2021 (Online First).

Deliberative Mini-Publics: Core Design Features. Bristol University Press. July 2021 (Co-author).

“Climate Assembly UK Evaluation Report.” June 2021 (Co-author).

“Newham Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change Evaluation Report.” June 2020.

Patricia Mockler and Jonathan Rose. “Who Participated? Examining Citizen Participation in Electoral Reform.” In State of the Federation 2017: Federalism and Democratic Renewal, edited by Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant and Kyle Hanniman. Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, Spring 2019. 

Conference Presentations

“Investigating the Macro-Political Outcomes of Deliberative Mini-Publics.” Paper accepted for presentation at the 2020 Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association. London, Ontario June 2 – 4, 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID-19

“Lessons from the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards” with Jonathan Rose. Invited presentation at Queen’s Conference on Ocean Sustainability, Kingston, ON, November 23, 2019.

“Is Democracy Backsliding? Satisfaction with Democracy and Democratic Institutions in Comparative Perspective” with Holly Ann Garnett. Paper presented at the 2019 Meeting of the American Political Science Association Washington, DC, August 29-September 1, 2019.

“Measuring the Inclusiveness of Deliberation: An Addition to the Discourse Quality Index.” Paper presented at the 2018 Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Regina SK, May 30 - June 1, 2018.

"Public Deliberation and Electoral Reform in Canada.” (co-written with Jonathan Rose.) Paper presented at the 2017 Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association, Moncton, NB October 13-15, 2017.

“Who Participated? Examining Citizen Participation in Electoral Reform.” Paper presented at the State of the Federation 2017 Canada at 150: Federalism and Democratic Renewal, Kingston, ON June 16-17, 2017.


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship (2019 - 2021)

Graduate Dean’s  Doctoral Field Travel Grant (2018 - 2019)

Timothy C.S. Franks Research Travel Fund Award  (2018 - 2019)

Department of Political Studies Graduate Student Award (2018 - 2019)

Department of Political Studies Field Research Award (2018 - 2019)

R.S. McLaughlin Fellowship (2018 - 2019)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2017 - 2018)

Queen’s Graduate Award (2016 - 2017)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Joseph Armand- Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master’s (2015 - 2016)

Queen’s University Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award (2015 - 2016)


POLS 406 – Democratic Innovations in Comparative Context (Instructor)

POE 320 – Comparative Politics- Royal Military College of Canada (Teaching Assistant)

POE 205 – Canadian Politics and Society - Royal Military College of Canada (Teaching Assistant)

POLS 391 – Introduction to Electoral Systems (Course Co-Developer)

POLS 212 – Introduction to Canadian Politics (Teaching Assistant)

POLS 211 – Canadian Government (Teaching Assistant)