iAffairs Canada is delighted to present Episode 70 of the Policy Talks Podcast.

Guest: Eric Merkley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His work focuses on the causes and consequences of mass polarization in Canada, highlighting the increasing relationship between ideology and partisan identity and the downstream implications for inter-party animus.

About: In this episode of Policy Talks, Eric Merkley discusses the changing landscape for the upcoming U.S. elections especially considering voting behaviour, political perceptions, and partisan identity. We’ll discuss how this applies to a Canadian context, and what increased political polarization may mean for the future.

Podcast Host: Srinjoyee Chakraborty, Managing Editor at iAffairs Canada

Editing and Production: Eunice Oladejo, Managing Editor at iAffairs Canada

Photo via Tim Mossholder

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