Neil Nevitte

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Neil Nevitte, "a Senior Adviser to Democracy International, is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Canada and is an internationally recognized expert on statistics, survey research and parallel vote tabulations/quick counts. Dr. Nevitte previously taught at Harvard University and Leeds University, (United Kingdom). He has published 15 books, including most recently The Democratic Audit of Canada: Citizens (2004), Anatomy of a Liberal Victory (2002), Value Change and Governance (2002), Unsteady State (2000), and The Challenge of Direct Democracy (1996). His research on elections has also been published as chapters in books and in such journals as The Journal of Democracy, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Methodology and the European Journal of Political Research.

"For the last 15 years, Dr. Nevitte has been a consultant on electoral matters to several international organizations, including USAID and the National Democratic Institute. He has provided direct technical assistance to domestic election observer groups—usually as principal technical adviser on quick counts—in more than 15 countries, including Albania, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Senegal and Venezuela. His work with Democracy International has included a project in Guyana providing advice on the design of nationwide public opinion survey." [1]

"Neil Nevitte is Professor in the Department of Political Science and at the School of Public Policy and Governance. His research interests include political participation and value change, and a selection of his authored works include the books Anatomy of a Liberal Victory (2002; co-authored with André Blais, Elisabeth Gidengil and Richard Nadeau), Unsteady State: The 1997 Canadian Election (2000; with A. Blais, E. Gidengil and R. Nadeau), and The Decline of Deference: Canadian Value Change in Comparative Perspective 1981-1990 (1996). Professor Nevitte’s past honours include a Connaught Research Fellowship in Social Sciences from the University of Toronto, and a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow from the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Professor Nevitte received his B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. degrees from McMaster University, and his Ph.D. from Duke University." [1]

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  1. Faculty, Munk School of Global Affairs, accessed November 24, 2010.