Simon Kiss's blog

The Ambiguous Definitions of Open Government

My colleague George Wootten and I have a new paper in the Canadian Journal of Political Science out in which we survey journalists, parliamentarians and bloggers in Canada in 2014 and asked them to rank different definitions of “open government”.

We hypothesized that people would choose different definitions of open government that fit their institutional position.

Source Cues Significantly Reduce People's Perception of Benefits from Fluoridation

Dr. Andrea Perrella and I have a new paper in the Canadian Journal of Public Health that reveals some interesting insights into how people process information and weigh the risks and benefits of water fluoridation. In particular, we found, through an experimental survey instrument, that people’s support for water fluoridation can be lowered, but not raised.