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Sean Robinson

Sean Robinson

Professional Title: 

Graduate Student


Thompson 512



B.A., University of Western Ontario, London, ON Canada; M.A., Northeastern University, Boston, MA


My major fields of study are comparative and American politics, particularly party development in advanced industrial democracies, intra-party competition, nationalism and constitutions, political actor entrepreneurship, and institutionalisation of rules and norms within parties and legislatures. Specifically, I am interested in examining how ideological battles play out within parties, nationalism and constitutions as arenas for political competition, and how individual political actors interact with the rules of the parties and legislative bodies in which they are members in order to realise individual ambitions. Although I have primarily looked at these issues in the context of the Canadian and American cases, I am hoping to expand my research more broadly to other democratic models.


  • Political Science