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Level IV Honours Political Science Student Receives USRA

Level IV Honours Political Science student, James Ankers, has been awarded the McMaster University Summer Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) for his proposed project on "Party System Institutionalization in Southeast Asia".

Mar 07, 2017

Party System Institutionalization in Southeast Asia

James Ankers, a Political Science undergraduate, has been awarded an Undergraduate Student Research Award this summer to investigate how party system institutionalization affects democratization in Southeast Asia. Under Dr. Netina Tan’s supervision, he will identify the party systems and assess the degree of party institutionalization in 10 selected countries. He will explore the link between party institutionalization and their respective quality of democracy, utilizing a range of qualitative studies and quantitative democratic metrics.  Congratulations James!



The McMaster Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are intended to cultivate and support research partnerships between undergraduate students and faculty members. The award provides students with an opportunity to receive funds to cover research-based activity during the Fall/Winter or Summer Term. For more information on USRAs please visit the Office of Experiential Education website.