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Blais, André 1947-

BLAIS, André 1947-

PERSONAL: Born January 24, 1947, in Drummondville, Québec, Canada; son of Ferdinand and Simone (Chaput) Blais; married Suzanne Lacharite (a nurse), August 3, 1975; children: Genevieve, François-Yves, Louis, Viviane. Education: Laval University, B.A., 1969; York University, M.A., 1970, Ph.D. (political science), 1978.

ADDRESSES: Home—2986 Avenue de Soissons, Montréal, Québec H3S 1W2, Canada. office—Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec H3C 3J7, Canada; fax: 514-343-2360. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Educator and author. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, lecturer in political science, 1972-74; Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, lecturer in political science, 1974-75; University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, lecturer, 1975-78, assistant professor, 1978-83, associate professor, 1983-89, professor of political science, 1989—. Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada, research coordinator, 1983-85; Canadian Research Chair in social studies, 1991.

MEMBER: Canadian Political Science Association, Royal Society of Canada, American Political Science Association.

AWARDS, HONORS: Harold Adams Innis Book Prize, Social Science Federation of Canada, 1993, for Letting the People Decide; Killam Award, 1995-97; Prix Marcel-Vincent, Association Canadienne Français, 1996, for contribution in social science.


(Editor) A Political Sociology of Public Aid to Industry, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1986.

(Editor, with Stéphane Dion) The Budget-Maximizing Bureaucrat: Appraisals and Evidence, University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1991.

(With others) Letting the People Decide: The Dynamics of a Canadian Election, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 1992.

(With others) The Challenge of Direct Democracy: The 1992 Canadian Referendum, McGill-Queen's University Press (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 1996.

(With Donald E. Blake and Stéphane Dion) Governments, Parties, and Public-Sector Employees: Canada, United States, Britain, and France, University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1997.

To Vote or Not to Vote?: The Merits and Limits of Rational Choice, University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 2000.

(With others) Unsteady State: The 1997 Canadian Federal Election, Oxford University Press (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

Anatomy of a Liberal Victory: Making Sense of the Vote in the 2000 Canadian Election, Broadview Press (Orchard Park, NY), 2002.

Contributor to books; contributor to periodicals, including Canadian Journal of Political Science, Political Studies, Political Science and Politics, Political Behavior, Politique, Electoral Studies, Public Opinion Quarterly, European Journal of Political Research, and American Journal of Political Science. Author of reports for various commissions, including Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing. Member of editorial board, International Encyclopedia of Elections, 2000.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on elections and electoral systems.

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