Doctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science

Alex Hemingway’s research focusses on political inequality and economic class in the advanced industrialized world. He is currently studying the relationship between the descriptive and substantive representation of class in parliaments

Alex Hemingway is a political scientist in comparative and Canadian politics, with a research focus on economic class and political inequality in the advanced industrialized world. He studies the relationship between the descriptive and substantive representation of class in parliaments. His dissertation research examines the class backgrounds of legislators across a range of developed countries, using quantitative methods to study the effect of legislators’ class on their representation of economic and redistributive policy issues. He defended his doctoral dissertation at UBC in December 2020.

 

Dissertation: The unequal descriptive and substantive representation of class

Supervisor: Alan Jacobs

Committee: Richard Johnston, Cesi Cruz

 

Publications:

Hemingway, Alexander (2020). Does Class Shape Legislators’ Approach to Inequality and Economic Policy? A Comparative View. Government and Opposition, 1-24.

Krebs, Dennis and Alexander Hemingway (2008). The explanatory power of evolutionary approaches to human behavior: The case of morality. Psychological Inquiry, 19(1), 35-38.

 

Working papers:

Hemingway, Alexander. “The effect of class representation on social spending in Finnish municipalities.” [Dissertation Paper #2]

Hemingway, Alexander. “A comparative analysis and exploration of barriers to working-class representation.”  [Dissertation Paper #3]