University of Calgary

Anthony Sayers

  • Associate Professor


I received my undergraduate education at the University of Western Australia and completed an MA and Ph.D at the University of British Columbia.  My research deals with major political institutions including political parties, elections, federalism and parliaments. I am particulalry interested in the organizational and campaigning aspects of political parties and the distribution of power in federal states. I also write on Alberta provincial politics.

Research Interests and Graduate Supervision

I am broadly interested in major political institutions and the dynamics of the state. This includes political parties, representation, electoral systems, parliaments, federalism, and provincial politics in Alberta.  I am the author of the Canadian Elections Database, containing all federal, provincial and territorial general election results to the district level since 1867. I am taking students interested in researching and writing on


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