Centre for the Study of Political Behaviour

The Centre for the Study of Political Behaviour is one of the eight government research centres that encompass the Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST), which brings together the research centres in the Faculty of Social Science.

The study of political behaviour is central to our understanding of participatory democracy. Political behaviour encompasses key aspects of democratic citizenship including participation in the political process, voting in elections, political parties and interest groups, and public opinion and attitudes towards political institutions, processes, policy and politicians.

The mission of the Centre for the Study of Political Behaviour (CSPB) is to promote scholarship in all aspects of political behaviour through collaboration, external grant applications, discussion, and dissemination.

The CSPB includes representation from the Departments of Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, and DAN Management & Organizational Studies, as well as members from other faculties and affiliate schools.