Lawrence LeDuc

Professor Emeritus

Area Group(s)
Canadian Government

Office Location
Phone Number
E-mail Address
AH 329
416-926-1300 x3232


Research interests: Canadian and comparative political behaviour; political parties and elections; research methods and design. Books include: Comparing Democracies 4: Elections and Voting in a Changing World (2014); Dynasties and Interludes: Past and Present in Canadian Electoral Politics (2010); Direct Democracy: the International IDEA Handbook (2008); The Politics of Direct Democracy (2003); Absent Mandate, 3rd edition (1996); How Voters Change (1990); Political Choice in Canada (1980), and articles in journals such as Electoral Studies, Party Politics, Canadian Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and the European Journal of Political Research.


B.A., Assumption University
M.A., Wayne State University
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research Interests

Canadian and Comparative Political Behaviour
Political Parties and Elections
Research Methods and Design

Selected Publications

Lawrence LeDuc et. al. (2010) Dynasties and Interludes: Past and Present in Canadian Electoral Politics. Toronto: Dundurn Press.

Lawrence LeDuc (2003) The Politics of Direct Democracy. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press.

Lawrence LeDuc, Richard G. Niemi, Pippa Norris, eds. (2002) Comparing Democracies 2. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage.

Lawrence LeDuc et. al. (1996) Absent Mandate, 3rd edition. Toronto: Gage.

Lawrence LeDuc et. al. (1990) How Voters Change. Oxford [England]: Clarendon Press ; New York: Oxford University Press.

Lawrence LeDuc et. al. (1980) Political Choice in Canada. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.