January 2022

Posted on Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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Muslims’ sense of identity and belonging conference

The Chair organized an international (online) conference on Muslims’ sense of identity and belonging in the Western World on September 30 and October 1, 2021. The conference brought together scholars from seven countries (i.e. Canada, United States, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK) to discuss diverse aspects of Muslims’ identity in several Western countries focusing among others on Muslims religiosity, their attachment to the country of residence, their trust in government institutions and their life satisfaction. A group of 20 scholarship holders from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation also participated in the event as part of a seminar on integration policies in Canada and Germany. The chair holder Daniel Stockemer is currently preparing an edited volume with selected papers from the conference, which Springer Nature will publish in the course of 2022.

Student training

Over the fall semester, Daniel Stockemer coordinated and supervised the publication of the 5th issue of the University of Ottawa, undergraduate student journal Politics, Policy and Society, which focuses on Global Inequalities. Consult the 2022 issue of this student journal

Service to the discipline

Daniel Stockemer served as a juror for the 2021 Rudolf Wildenmann Prize awarded to the best graduate student paper presented at the 2021 European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Session Conference.


Daniel Stockemer, and Ph.D. students Kofi Arhin and Marie Soleil Normandin participated in the 3rd Winter School on Populism organized by Arab Center for Research & Policy Studies at the Doha Graduate Institute from January 3 to January 13, 2022. Daniel gave a lecture entitled Contagious Politics and COVID-19: Does the Infectious Disease Hit

Populist Supporters Harder?, served as paper discussant and participated in a roundtable entitled: Forty Years After the Breakthrough of the "Third Wave" of Populism: What we know? What we do not know? And what is next? and commented on a paper comparing populism in Turkey and Argentina.  Kofi and Marie Soleil each presented their dissertation research.


Daniel Stockemer has participated in several outreach activities about the September 2021 German General Elections. For example, Daniel participated as panelist in an event organized by the German Academic Exchange Service and the Humboldt Association of Canada entitled "Quo vadis Germany? - Making sense of elections to the 20th Bundestag”. He also chaired a roundtable entitled “A New Era? German Foreign Policy after Merkel”, which the Centre for International Policy Studies organized on October 7, 2021.  Finally, Daniel’s analysis features strongly in an article entitled “U.S., where democracy is under siege, hosts global two-day summit on… democracy, which appeared in the Toronto Star on December 8, 2021. Read the article

New Publications (October 2021-January 2022)

Michael Wigginton and Daniel Stockemer, “Does the introduction of online voting create diversity in representation?” Political Studies Review 

Daniel Stockemer, Arne Niemann, Doris Unger und Friedrich Plank, “COVID-19, Risk Assessment and Governmental Control Measures:  How Relevant is Perceived Household Income?” Contemporary Politics

Daniel Stockemer and Aksel Sundström, “The gender gap in voter turnout: An artifact of men’s over-reporting in survey research?” British Journal of Politics and International Relations 

Upcoming Events

The Chair will organize an international conference “Youth without representation: Discovering the mechanisms behind youth’s underrepresentation in elected bodies” on September 13 and 14 at the University of Ottawa. Visit the event page for more information and to submit a paper abstract. You can also contact the Chairholder.

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