MacRae, Heather Cluster Member
Heather MacRae's research interests include Europeanization, the politics of the EU, gender regimes and German politics. Dr. MacRae has completed research on the interaction of various policy and institutional levels in re-shaping the German gender regime. Currently her research is investigating the gendered implications of transportation policies in the European Union. Media Experience: Dr. MacRae accepts inquiries from media working in TV, Radio and Print formats.
- Comparative Politics
- Public Policy
- European Integration
- Gender Politics
Mahon, Rianne Cluster Member
Rianne Mahon holds the CIGI chair in comparative family and social policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. Her earlier work focused on unions and labour market restructuring in Canada and Sweden. Over the past decade she has produced numerous articles and book chapters on the politics of childcare at multiple scales. Dr. Mahon's current SSHRC funded research project looks at policy learning in a multi-scalar world: Canada, Korea, Sweden and the OECD’s reconciliation agenda ($87,034). As part of this project, she is working with Australian, British and Swedish colleagues on care in a globalizing world from a multi-scalar perspective.
- Rescaling the state and politics;
- Child care policy in Sweden
Marier, Patrik Cluster Member
Patrik Marier’s research focuses broadly on the impact of changing demographic structures on reforms to the welfare state in comparative contexts. His earlier work examined the politics of pension reform in a number of countries including Sweden, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Dr. Marier’s current research looks more broadly at the impact of aging populations on a number of public policy fields including education, health care, and labour policy across comparative cases. With Dolores Pushkar (Department of Psychology, Concordia), Dr. Marier has facilitated the organization of the Concordia Ageing Research Network which has brought a number of Concordia scholars together to examine the comparative impact of ageing from a multidisciplinary perspective. Media Experience: Dr. Marier has a great deal of experience responding to TV, Radio and Print Media inquiries.
- Comparative Public Policy
- Comparative Welfare State
- Public Administration
Elaine Weiner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at McGill University. Her major fields of interest lie in the intersection of gender, culture, and Central and East European societies. Dr. Weiner is currently researching the adoption and implementation of equal opportunity legislation in East Central Europe from the standpoints of both its institutional and individual stakeholders, with a particular focus on the Czech case.
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Ania Zbyszewska is a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, School of Law (United Kingdom). She obtained her doctorate in Law and Society from University of Victoria Faculty of Law (Canada) in November 2012. She researches the intersection of law and politics, particularly in relation to the laws regulating labour market and employment in the context of the European Union (EU) and its post-socialist members. Drawing on feminist theories of law and political economy, she is also interested in how law manages th
- EU Labour and Employment Policy and Regulation;
- Law and Gender;
- Feminist Political Economy;
- Multilevel Regulation;