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João Cancela


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PhD Candidate
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PhD candidate in Political Science at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and guest lecturer at NOVA FCSH and at the School of Economics and Business of the University of Minho. Recipient of an individual doctoral grant from the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation from 2013 to 2017. Before that, he worked for the Portuguese High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue. In 2014/2015 he was a visiting PhD researcher at CIRCaP, University of Siena. He has taken part in various research projects in the fields of comparative politics and the incorporation of immigrants.

Research Fields:

Comparative politics.
Democracy.
Elections.
Political participation.
Political parties.

Recent Publications:

1. Marco Lisi and João Cancela (2017). “Types of party members and their implications: Results from a survey of Portuguese party members”, Party Politics, advanced online publication. [online]

2. João Cancela (2017). “Eleições: quadros institucionais e dinâmicas de participação”, in Tiago Fernandes (org.), Variedades de Democracia na Europa do Sul 1968-2016. Uma Comparação entre Espanha, França, Grécia, Itália e Portugal, Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais.

3. João Cancela, António Luís Dias and Marco Lisi (2016). "The impact of endorsements in intra-party elections: evidence from open primaries in a new Portuguese party", in Politics, Online First pp.1-17. [online]

4. Magalhães, P.T., Cancela, J., e Moury, C. (2016) “Scattered Clouds in the Horizon of Consensus: Attitudes of Portuguese Parliamentary Elites Towards Europe Before and After the Crisis”. Historical Social Research, 41(4). [online]

5. João Cancela and Benny Geys (2016), “Explaining Voter Turnout: A Meta-Analysis of National and Subnational Elections. [online]

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