Blais, André Cluster Member
André Blais is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a research fellow with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative (CIREQ), and the Center for Interuniversity Research Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO). Dr. Blais is also past president of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA). His research interests include: elections, electoral systems, voter turnout, public opinion, and methodology.
- Electoral participation
- Electoral systems
- Electoral behaviour
Cross, William Cluster Member
William Cross is the Honourary Dick and Ruth Bell Chair for the Study of Canadian Parliamentary Democracy in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. He is interested in questions relating political party democracy and the connections between political parties and civil society. His work has examined party leadership selection, candidate recruitment and selection, party financing, policy development and election campaigning. Dr. Cross has also studied the effects of electoral systems and electoral system reform.
- Comparative party organization
- Party financing
- Party democracy
- Changing methods of election campaigning and electoral systems
Davis, Jerome Cluster Member
Jerome Davis holds the Canada Research Chair in Oil and Natural Gas Policy at the Dalhousie Arts and Social Sciences Faculty. His current projects and areas of research focus on: a Canadian Foundation for Innovation financed study on the nature of change within the oil industry and its short and long range significance for Canada; studying newer forms of offshore project management (such as the British CRINE and the Norwegian NORSOK) and the implications these forms pose for offshore contractors and for national regulatory authorities; as well as studying the problems of regulatory coordination in the Danish context (Denmark and Greenland, Denmark and the Faeroe Islands) and will be engaged in investigating similar problems occurring in Canada (the Atlantic Accords).
- Oil industry and its significance for Canada
- New forms of offshore project management
Gallagher, Stephen Cluster Member
Stephen Gallagher is the Program Chair of the Canadian International Council's Montreal Branch. His areas of research interest include: Canadian Refugee Policy, Comparative Asylum Policy, and Comparative Migration Policy. Dr. Gallagher studies comparative asylum policy and specifically, Canada's extended refugee policy system and the emerging ‘Common European Asylum System'. These policy areas are analyzed from a migration management perspective. A core theme is that international migratory flows have profound implications for state sovereignty, national security and national identity in Canada and the European Union.
- Canadian Refugee Policy
- Comparative Asylum Policy
- Comparative Migration Policy
Haglund, David Cluster Member
David Haglund currently has two projects underway: 1) a book on France-US security relations; and 2) a research project on demographic change and the North American security community.
- American foreign policy
- Canadian foreign policy
- Transatlantic relations
- Canada-US relations
LeDuc, Lawrence Cluster Member
Lawrence LeDuc's recent research focuses on: the declining voter turnout for elections in western democracies, the political participation of youth, reform of electoral institutions and processes, direct democracy , and the role of elections and referendums in processes of democratization and political change. Media Experience: Dr. Leduc is a frequent TV political commentator on CTV newsworld, and also has a wealth of outreach experience in Radio and Print media formats.
- Canadian and comparative political behavior
- Political parties
- Research methods and design
O’Brien, Martha Cluster Member
Martha O’Brien’s primary research looks at European Union law and international taxation, including tax treaties, EU fundamental freedoms, and tax harmonization within the EU. Dr. O'Brien also works on aspects of EU-Canada trade, including: direct investment, trade in services, the free movement of capital, inter-provincial trade in Canada, and comparative federalism.
- Law of the European Union
- International Taxation
- International Investment Law
- International Trade
Pammett, Jon Cluster Member
Jon Pammett has worked on voting behaviour in Canada, Russia, and various European countries. His primary interest is the declining voter turnout with a specific focus on the linkages between voter turnout and other forms of participation. Dr. Pammett is also particularly interested in research on young people and voting. His current project involves voting in countries with multiple, frequent, elections. Media Experience: Dr. Pammett has a great deal of experience responding to TV, Radio and Print Media inquiries.
- Nature of democratic participation
- Voter turnout
- Voting behaviour
- Youth and politics
Soennecken, Dagmar Cluster Member
Dagmar Soennecken's research focuses on comparative politics and public policy in the EU and North America. She is particularly interested in questions concerning law and the courts as well as citizenship and migration. Dagmar is currently working on two major research projects: The first has generated a book manuscript, tentatively entitled Empowered Courts and the Fate of Refugees Compared, and a select number of articles. It investigates the growing influence of the judiciary over refugee determinations in Canada and in Germany from the 1950s to the present. The second project, Courts and Refugees in the UK: Juristocracy Reconsidered, for which research is still ongoing, expands the focus of the first to the UK and the European Union level.
- Comparative politics and policy
- Law and politics
- migration and citizenship
Triadafilopoulos, Phil (Triadafilos) Cluster Member
Phil Triadafilopoulos is currently completing a book titled Becoming Multicultural: Immigration and the Politics of Citizenship in Canada and Germany. The book explores the liberalization of immigration and citizenship policies (and consequent expansion of membership boundaries) in Canada and Germany, paying particular attention to the interplay of shifting global norms and domestic politics. It will be published by the University of British Columbia Press in 2012. He is also involved in a collaborative research project with Professor Anna Korteweg (Department of Sociology, UTM) on immigrant integration policies in Germany and the Netherlands. Triadafilopoulos and Korteweg are especially interested in exploring how rights to religious freedom, gender equality and privacy intersect and sometimes clash in debates over immigrant integration. Triadafilopoulos' work with Korteweg has sparked an interest in the institutional accommodation of Islam in Europe and North America. He is currentl ...
- International migration
- Citizenship and nationhood
- Ethnicity and race
Winter, Elke Cluster Member
Elke Winter's research research aims to understand the dynamics of unequal group relations, processes of ethnicization, and pluralist nation-building from a historical and comparative perspective. She is particularly interested in the ways in which (previously constructed) ethnic diversity is integrated normatively into discourses and policies of immigration and citizenship. Her new book Us, Them and Others (UTP 2011) examines the triangular relations between national majorities, established minorities, and immigration-related diversity in Canada and other Western societies. She currently works on a project comparing naturalization policies and citizenship trajectories in North America and Europe.
- Immigration and Citizenship
- Multiculturalism in Canada/Québec and Western Europe
- Discourse and policy analysis
- Comparative sociology
- Sociological theory
Wolinetz, Steven B. Cluster Member
Steven Wolinetz is co-founder of the European Community Studies Association Canada (ECSAC) in 1995 and has chaired this organization ever since. His research interests relate to: Comparative and West European Politics; political parties; the politics of social partnership; smaller democracies; Netherlands, Ireland; and the European Union. Dr. Wolinetz is currently working on a book, Political Parties and Party Systems in the New Millennium. This text examines political parties and party systems in Europe and North America, what they do, and how we study them. Another of his current projects involves social partnership in Ireland and the Netherlands and coping with economic change. Media Experience: Dr. Wolinetz provides occasional commentaries on CBC Radio and Television, as well as op-ed pieces in The Telegram (in St. John's).
- Comparative politics
- Political parties
- Western Europe
- European Union
Keith Banting is holder of the Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy. His main area of expertise is in the field of public policy in Canada and other western nations. More specifically, he works on issues of ethnic diversity, multiculturalism, and the welfare state. Professor Banting was a Research Coordinator for the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada and member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
- Federalism and Constitutional Change
- State and Society
- Canada in Comparative Perspective
- Social Policy Reform
- Health Policy and Federalism
Mark Crawford's research expertise includes Canadian constitutionalism, political identity and citizenship, as well as evolving debates concerning the future of health care, social policy, and the welfare state in a globalizing world. For more information visit also his blog.
- Canadian Politics
- Comparative Federalism
- Constitutional Politics
- Political Economy
- Political Theory
André Lecours is Associate Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. His main research interests are Canadian politics, European politics, nationalism (with a focus on Quebec, Scotland, Flanders, Catalonia and the Basque country) and federalism. Dr. Lecours is the editor of New Institutionalism, Theory and Analysis published by the University of Toronto Press in 2005, the author of Basque Nationalism and the Spanish State (University of Nevada Press, 2007), and the co-author (with Daniel Béland) of Nationalism and Social Policy. The Politics of Territorial Solidarity (Oxford University Press, 2008).
As a political demographer at the Royal Military College of Canada, Christian Leuprecht is particularly interested in the political, cultural, social, economic and security implications of population change and migration. His current major project concerns political mobilization and radicalization leading to violent extremism, especially among youth and minority communities, with a focus on examining the individual, collective, and structural determinants of resilience among at-risk communities. Dr. Leuprecht is also doing work on comparative civil-military relations and military sociology with a particular interest in the relationship between the security sector and demographic as well as value changes in democratic societies insofar as these affect recruitment, retention, military affairs, transformation, and reform. In this regard, he is particularly interested in the relationship between the provision of security and democratic governance of deeply diverse societies. He continues t ...
Omid Payrow Shabani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph. In general, he has been interested in bridging the gap between the theoretical framework of critical theorists and liberal nationalists in order to be able to address concrete questions of policy making in multicultural societies from the normative perspective of constitutional patriotism. Currently, Dr. Shabani has become interested the ascending role of religion in politics and what it implies for basic tenets of liberalism like the state/church separation principle and the idea of public reason. In this connection he is interested in what form this problematic has taken in the EU's member-states like France and Germany.
Dennis Pilon's work touches on many aspects of comparative elections and democratization, including questions of institutional reform, voter turnout, citizen engagement, deliberation and media, and the role of economic inequality in these processes.
- Canadian politics
- BC politics
- comparative democratization and electoral reform
- media and citizen engagement
- class analysis
- working class politics
- sexuality politics
- democratiz ...
Dr. Wood is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. She completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2008; before embarking on an academic career she worked for over twenty-five years for the Governments of Alberta and the Northwest Territories providing policy advice and directing provincial/territorial income support, social services, apprenticeship, training, and employment programs, including their intergovernmental dimensions. Her postdoctoral research compares the governance of employment and training policy in Canada with approaches used in the European Union. She has published on labour market policy in Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union, and has recently completed work with the OECD comparing flexibility with accountability in employment policy in Belgium, Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands.
- Comparative politics
- Canadian federalism
- European governance
- Employment policy