Email Address


Canadian Government


Comparative Industrial


Neil Nevitte

Ruderman, Nick


Political-Financial Scandal, Political Disaffection, and the Dynamics of Political Action


Nick’s research agenda concerns the relationship between government performance on the one hand (both with respect to process and policy), and people’s attitudinal and behavioral orientations to the political system on the other hand. He is also an academic adviser to Samara, a charity devoted to encouraging political engagement in Canada.


Ruderman, Nick and Neil Nevitte. 2015. “Assessing the Impact of Political Scandals on Attitudes toward Democracy: Evidence from Canada’s Sponsorship Scandal” Canadian Journal of Political Science 48(4): 885-904.

Ruderman, Nick. 2014. “Canadians’ Evaluations of MPs: Performance Matters.” In Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up (Ed. Elisabeth Gidengil and Heather Bastedo). Vancouver: UBC Press.

Research Interests

Public opinion (particularly attitudes about democracy), political behaviour

Previous Degrees

M.A. Queen’s University
B.A. (Hon.) McGill University

Teaching Experience

Head T.A., POL224Y: Canada in Comparative Perspective (2015-2016)

Instructor, POLD41H3: Advanced Topics in Politics: Ethics and Accountability in Canadian Government (Summer, 2015)

Head T.A., POL214Y: Canadian Government and Politics (2013-2015