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The Decline of Deference Revisited: Evidence after 25 Years


Neil Nevitte Presented at “Mapping and Tracking Global Value Change: A Festschrift Conference for Ronald Inglehart,” University of California, Irvine, March 11 2011. The Decline of Deference made the case that people learn authority orientations in the family and generalize those orientations towards other domains such as the workplace and the polity. Further, these outlooks […]

Value Change and Integration: The Case of North America


Neil Nevitte.  Presented at the conference on Open Markets, Segmented Identity, Contested Legitimacy? Comparing Regional Integration in Europe and North America on November 5, 2010 at Carleton University, Ottawa Download Slides: Value Change and Integration – The Case of North America

Global Tech, Local Effect? A Comparative Analysis of Internet Use and Democratic Attitudes


Wayne Chu and Neil Nevitte (2010).  Paper presented at the annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 21-23, 2010. Is the Internet “good” for democracy?  There is little systematic evidence of the impact of Internet use on democratic attitudes across different political settings.  Relying on cross-national evidence from the World Values […]

Networking Democracy: The Cross-National Evidence on Internet Use and Political Participation


By Wayne Chu and Neil Nevitte (2009). Paper presented at the 21st World congress of Political Science of the IPSA, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, July 13-17, 2009. Most studies show that Internet users are generally thought to be more engaged in the political process.  Findings from the 2005 wave of the World Values Surveys, […]

Cleavages, Value Gaps and Regime Support: Evidence from Canada and 26 Other Societies


Neil Nevitte and Mebs Kanji (2008).  In R. Inglehart, T. Pettersson and Y. Esmer (eds.), Changing Values, Persisting Cultures: Comparative Findings from the World Values Surveys. Leiden: Brill Academic, 2008: 45-73.   Canada, along with such countries as the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland, is usually identified as being among that small cluster of states […]

Globalization and Support for Domestic Political Institutions: The Individual and Aggregate Level Cross-National Findings


Stephen White and Neil Nevitte Department of Political Science University of Toronto, Canada Presented at the World Values Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, September 19-22, 2008 (Download) The internationalization of the economy is often seen as a potential threat to public confidence in domestic political institutions. Some suggest that economic openness drives down confidence in state institutions […]

North American Convergence — Revisited


North American Convergence – Revisited. (N. Nevitte, M. Basanez and R. Inglehart) Norteamerica. Forthcoming.

Value Change in Europe and North America: Convergence or Something Else?


With C. Cochrane and S. White in J. Kopstein and S. Steimo (eds.), Growing Apart? Europe and North America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007: 53-79.

The Political Consequences of Value Bundling: Moral and Economic Values in Canada


By Chris Cochrane and Neil Nevitte. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 30-June 1, 2007.  This paper explores the political consequences of “moral” and “economic” values in Canada. Drawing on survey evidence from the 2006 wave of the World Values Surveys (Canada) and panel […]

Trade, Welfare States and Confidence in Domestic Political Institutions


By Stephen White and Neil Nevitte. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 30-June 1, 2007. The internationalization of the economy is often seen as a potential threat to public confidence in domestic political institutions. Some suggest that economic openness drives down confidence in state […]