ASQPS Annual Conference addresses the latest in quantitative political science

The Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science (ASQPS) recently held its 2017 annual conference at Victoria University of Wellington.

Stephen Ansolabehere gives the plenary session lecture at the ASQPS 2017 Annual Conference
Professor Stephen Ansolabehere gives the plenary session lecture at the ASQPS 2017 Annual Conference. Photo credit: VUW Image Services.

Political science scholars from around the world gathered at Victoria University of Wellington on December 11-12, 2017 to discuss the latest scholarship in quantitative political science. The Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science was formed in 2012 and has held an conference each year since its creation.

The 2017 Conference was well-attended by scholars and students from New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The plenary session lecture, entitled "The Science of Democracy: Political Science and the Evolution of Voting Rights", was given by Professor of Government at Harvard University, Stephen Ansolabehere. Other topics included the foundations of electoral democracy, elections and violence, the role of the media, and gender and sexual expression.

More about last year's conference, including a list of papers presented, can be found on the ASQPS website. A forthcoming special issue of Political Science will also feature selected papers from the conference.