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Banting, Keith

Banting, Keith 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.
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Fields of expertise
  • Federalism and Constitutional Change
  • State and Society
  • Canada in Comparative Perspective
  • Social Policy Reform
  • Health Policy and Federalism
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InstitutionSchool of Policy Studies, Queen’s University
Professional statusFull Professor

Crawford, Mark

Crawford, Mark 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.
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Fields of expertise
  • Canadian Politics
  • Comparative Federalism
  • Constitutional Politics
  • Political Economy
  • Political Theory
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InstitutionAlthabasca University, Department of Political Science
Professional statusAssistant Professor

Lecours, André

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).
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Fields of expertiseNationalism; federalism; decentralization
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InstitutionUniversity of Ottawa, School of Political Studies
Professional statusAssociate Professor

Leuprecht, Christian

Leuprecht, Christian 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 ...
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Fields of expertisedemography, Germany, federalism, civil-military relations, political sociology
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InstitutionRoyal Military College of Canada
Professional statusAssociate Professor

Payrow Shabani, Omid

Payrow Shabani, Omid 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.
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Fields of expertiseSocial and Political Philosophy, Theories of Justice and democracy, critical theory, Minority rights and the European Union.
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InstitutionUniversity of Guelph, Department of Philosophy
Professional statusAssociate Professor

Pilon, Dennis

Pilon, Dennis 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.
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Fields of expertise
  • Canadian politics
  • BC politics
  • comparative democratization and electoral reform
  • media and citizen engagement
  • class analysis
  • working class politics
  • sexuality politics
  • democratiz ...
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria
Professional statusAssistant Professor

Wood, Donna

Wood, Donna Donna E. Wood is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. She has a Master of Public Management from the University of Alberta and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Before embarking on a research career in 2003 she worked for over twenty-five years for the Alberta and Northwest Territories governments in Canada, providing policy advice and directing income support, social services, apprenticeship, training, and employment programs. With Dr. Amy Verdun she co-edited a special issue of Canadian Public Administration (June 2013, Volume 56, No. 2) comparing the governance of social programs in Canada and the European Union. She has published on federalism and labour market policy in Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union. She is currently undertaking research comparing how Canadian provinces govern the public employment service following the devolution of this responsibility from the federal government in 1996.
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Fields of expertise
  • Comparative politics
  • Canadian federalism
  • European governance
  • Employment policy
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria
Professional statusAdjunct Assistant Professor



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