Session: P9 - Political Discourse and Democratic Legitimacy
Date: 2013-06-05
Time: 13:30:00 to 15:00:00
Room: David Strong Building C103

Section: Plenary Session / Séance plénière

Chair/Président: Éric Montpetit (Université de Montréal)


Participants & Authors/Auteurs:

Diana Mutz (University of Pennsylvania) : Political Discourse and Democratic Legitimacy

Diana Mutz is Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), as well as Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. She has a Ph.D. from Stanford University and teaches and does research on public opinion, political psychology and mass political behavior, with a particular emphasis on political communication.

In 2011, she received the Lifetime Career Achievement Award in Political Communication from the American Political Science Association. She was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008.

Mutz has published articles in a variety of academic journals including American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Politics and Journal of Communication. She is also the author of Impersonal Influence: How Perceptions of Mass Collectives Affect Political Attitudes (Cambridge University Press, 1998), a book awarded the Robert Lane Prize for the Best Book in Political Psychology by the American Political Science Association, and the 2004 Doris Graber Prize for Most Influential Book on Political Communication published in the last ten years. In 2006, she published Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative Versus Participatory Democracy (Cambridge University Press) which was awarded the 2007 Goldsmith Prize by Harvard University and the Robert Lane Prize for the Best Book in Political Psychology by the American Political Science Association. Her most recent book, Population-Based Survey Experiments, was published by Princeton University Press in 2011.


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