Prof. Dietlind Stolle

Prof. Dietlind Stolle (McGill University, Montréal, Canada)

Dietlind Stolle is Associate Professor in Political Science at McGill University, Montréal, Canada. She conducts research and has published on voluntary associations, trust, institutional foundations of social capital, political mobilization, and new forms of political participation, particularly political consumerism. She is also the co-principal investigator of the Comparative Youth Survey (CYS) as well as associate director of the US Citizenship, Involvement and Democracy (CID) survey. Recent edited books include Politics, Products, and Markets Exploring Political Consumerism Past and Present, co-edited with Michele Micheletti and Andreas Follesdal (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2003 and in paperback 2006) as well as Generating Social Capital, co-edited with Marc Hooghe (New York: Palgrave, 2003). Her work has also appeared (or is forthcoming) in the journals British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, International Migration Review International Review of Political Science, Perspectives in Politics, Political Behavior, Political Psychology and in various edited volumes. Recently she was guest professor at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin and the University of Zürich.

Dietlind currently finishes a book manuscript with Michele Micheletti entitiled „Consumer Power as Global Responsibility Taking.” Her recent work focuses in the consequences of various types of diversities in democratic societies. Several of her co-authored projects look at the effects of diverse social networks on civic attitudes and behaviours.

At MPI-MMG Prof. Stolle will work with the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity on the project “Diversity and Contact”.

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