Sunday, 12 July 2015

CPSA 2015: The Prime Ministers Speeches 2004 -2014

Susan Delacourt covered my recent conference paper at the CPSA 2015 annual meeting (see the following): 

The database of Prime Ministers' speeches is still being finalized for public use, but will be made available once the final article is published. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions before the official publication becomes available. I'm willing to share drafts of the conference paper and materials from the database in the meantime.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The Informed Citizens' Guide to Elections: Electioneering Based on the Rule of Law (Publication: 2015)

Please see my new publication, "The Platform as an Agenda-Setting Document," along with many other timely pieces ahead of the fall federal election, in the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law's special edition, The Informed Citizens' Guide to Elections: Electioneering Based on the Rule of Law:

Monday, 4 May 2015

Launching The Capital Report: Alberta's newest political journalism eMagazine (Official Launch: May 4, 2015)

Launching The Capital Report: Alberta's newest political journalism eMagazine

Please see what my amazing MacEwan University students have been up to this past term!

This launch includes a Q & A with Rachel Notley, among many other topical articles to help Albertans make their provincial election decisions.

Twitter: @TheCapitalRPRT

Monday, 3 June 2013

New Article in Canadian Public Administration: The Bonds of Institutional Language

Here's a link to the recently published article in CPA:

Dutil, Patrice, and Peter Malachy Ryan. “The Bonds of Institutional Language: A discursive institutionalist approach to the Clerk of the Privy Council's annual report.” Canadian Public Administration 56.1 (2013): 26-46.

Friday, 5 April 2013

New Publication: Finance Ministers and the Budgets of Ontario

I just found out that Finance Ministers and the Budgets of Ontario was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Ontario Legislature Speaker's Book Award -- congrats to all those involved with this work! 

Here's a link:

Dutil, Patrice, Peter Malachy Ryan, and André Gossignac. “From Thoughts to Words: The Budget Speech in Ontario (1968-2003)” [Chapter Nine]. Finance Ministers and the Budgets of Ontario. University of Toronto Press, 2010.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Dissertation Link in Digital Commons: Agenda Setting

How does the Digital Commons help works to circulate you ask?

Well, I've barely had the link up to my dissertation in Digital Commons for less than a week (without even advertising that it was posted), and I've already had 50 downloads simply from its topical crosslisting functions.

So, let's see what happens when some other network pings start to connect to it:

Ryan, Peter Malachy, "Agenda Setting in English Canada in the Age of Minority Government, 2004-2011" (2012). Theses and dissertations. Paper 1162.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Alberta Election 2012: Election Day Social Media Results

Here's the last report on the uses of social media in the 2012 Alberta Election:

Over the entire course of the election no party leader changed their rank in terms of social media uses as compared to the previous weeks. Danielle Smith increased her “likes” for her politician Facebook page from 9,955 to 29,559 over the campaign to win the Facebook battle; her increase demonstrates a true explosion of social media in a Canadian provincial election as compared to previous campaigns (for example, Prime Minister Stephen Harper currently has 2,796 “likes” for his politician page). Smith also used YouTube to the greatest effect of the leaders, but she did not surpass Alison Redford’s Twitter base of 13,054 followers.

It is interesting to note that Smith’s social media support did not translate into the kind of support pollsters were predicting, especially when compared to the results of the election. In the future, researchers may want to investigate what forces and tactics drove Smith’s large gains on social media, and why party support lags that of the individual leaders (see the final numbers in the report).