Nathan Allen

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Nathan Allen

Associate Professor
Campus Location
Brian Mulroney Hall Rm 4061
(902) 867-2269

I completed my dissertation at the University of British Columbia. Between time at UBC and joining St. FX, I worked for three years at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada as Program Manager for Surveys and Research Methods.


My research interests include elections, public opinion, political economy, and institutional change. While my dissertation project focused on the political economy of elections in Indonesia, work at APF Canada has motivated several projects examining cross-border issues, including public opinion of trade and the extension of voting rights to those living abroad.


"The Electoral System of Indonesia" in Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems, Eds. Matthew Shugart, Erik S. Herron, Robert J. Pekkanen.

"Canada's 21st Century. Discovery of China: Canadian Media Coverage of China and Japan." Canadian Foreign Policy Journal [with Andrea Lawlor and Katerina Graham].

"Ummah or Tribe? Islamic Practice, Ethnic Chauvinism, and Political Attitudes in Indonesia." Asian Journal of Political Science, 27, 1 (2017): 45-67 [with Shane Barter].

"Keeping Rising Asia at a Distance: Canadian Attitudes Towards Trade Agreements with Asian Countries." International Journal 70, 2 (2015): 286-308.

"Clientelism and the Personal Vote in Indonesia." Electoral Studies, 37, 1 (2015): 73-85.

"From Patronage Machine to Partisan Melee: Subnational Corruption and the Evolution of the Indonesian Party System." Pacific Affairs 87, 2 (2014): 221-245.