Denis Monière, author and professor (b at Saint-Jean, Qué, 1947). He studied politics at the Université of Ottawa and in Paris, and has taught political science at the Université de Montréal since 1978.
A very committed political scientist, Denis Monière has collaborated on a number of journals and newspapers, and attracted attention by his voluminous output. He published 32 books including Le Développement des idéologies au Québec (1977), which won a Governor General's award and the Grand prix littéraire de la ville de Montréal; André Laurendeau et le destin d'un peuple (1983); Ludger Duvernay et la révolution intellectuelle au Bas-Canada (1987); and Introduction aux théories politiques (1987).
Denis Monière is a very insightful analyst of Québec political life. In his last books he studied, among other things, party strategies including programs, the arguments used to convince voters, publicity campaigns and media coverage. An astute observer, he has followed the independence movement in Québec from its origins and enlightens his readers by his conclusions. He has also turned his attention in numerous articles to the pervasive influence of the Internet and multimedia on political and social life in Québec. Denis Monière's works include Votez pour moi (1998), Démocratie médiatique et représentation politique (1999) and Radioscopie de l'information télévisée au Canada (2000). In addition to his position as a professor at the University of Montréal, Denis Monière is also secretary of the Franco-québécoise Centre for International Cooperation.