Participedia International Network receives $2.5 million grant from SSHRC!
This grant will enable the network to develop and expand its impact for participatory democracy. Françoise Montambeault is co-chair of the "Representation and Participation" pole. The project will involve several students of the Chair.
Martine El Ouardi receives a SSHRC master fellowship !
Her project is titled « Cultiver la participation politique : Expériences dans les jardins collectifs de Mexico » and focuses on collective gardening projects in public space carried out by citizens in Mexico City.
Andréanne Brunet-Bélanger was awarded a doctoral research grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec Société et culture
The thesis focuses on the problems of implementing the judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the norm of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) in Paraguay.
On November 18, 2020, Romain Busnel, Chair member, successfully defended his thesis and obtained the exceptional mention
The thesis is titled "The Art of Seizing the State: The Defense of Coca Cultivation in Peru and Bolivia"


When Informality Matters: Participatory Security Reform and Mechanisms of Social Embeddedness in Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico, Journal of Latin American Studies, p.1-28

¿Qué tan efectiva es la ‘policía de proximidad’? Evaluando los casos de Brasil y México , CIPER Chile Académico

20 Years of Community-Oriented Policing in Latin America and the Caribbean, Policing & Society: Special issue (Forthcoming)

Participation and Citizenship(s)

The Canada Research Chair in Participation and Citizenship(s) seeks to explore the links between forms of participation and the individual, collective and relational trajectories of the construction of citizenship(s) from a comparative perspective. The objective is to better understand from a theoretical point of view the institutional and emerging forms of participation, and their interactions with the processes of inclusion and (re)definition/transformation of the boundaries of this citizenship.


Under the tenure of Françoise Montambeault, Professor at the Department of Political Science of the University of Montreal, the research falls within the field of comparative politics. They are interested in civic participation, democracy, social inclusion, expanding access to citizenship rights and redefining the boundaries of citizens' membership in political communities.


See the Chaire’s participations and events to come.

Demoocratic Participation in Policing and the Reproduction of Asymmetric Citizenship in São Paulo, Brazil