Professor and Canada Research Chair in Multilevel Governance/Chaire de recherche du Canada en gouvernance multi-paliers
BA, MA McGill, DPhil Oxon
Methodology and statistics, public policy, Canadian politics
Multilevel governance, municipalities, federalism, secession
(Ed.) (With Andrew Sancton) Foundations of Governance: Municipal Government in Canada’s Provinces (Toronto: IPAC-University of Toronto Press, 2009).
(Ed.) (With Christian Leuprecht) Canada: The State of the Federation 2004 Municipal-Federal-Provincial Relations in Canada (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press for the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, 2006).
The Struggle for Quebec (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999).
(Ed.) Stretching the Federation: the Art of the State in Canada (Kingston, Ontario: Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, 1999).
(Ed.) (With John Trent and Guy Lachapelle) Quebec-Canada: New Challenges and Opportunities (Ottawa: Ottawa University Press, 1996).
The Breakup of Czechoslovakia (Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University, 1994).
The Secession of Quebec and the Future of Canada (McGill-Queen's University Press/Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 1995).
(Ed.) (With Douglas Brown) Canada: State of the Federation 1992 (Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University, 1992).
(Ed.) (With Douglas Brown and Dwight Herperger) Constitutional Commentaries: An Assessment of the 1991 Federal Proposals (Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University, 1992).
(Ed.) Confederation in Crisis (Lorimer, 1991).
Articles/Chapters in Books
“Canada: A Creaking System,” in N. Steytler, ed., A Global Dialogue on Federalism Volume 6: Local Government and Metropolitan Regions in Federal Systems (Ottawa: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009).
“Governance of Megacities in Federal Orders,” in John Kincaid and Rupak Chattopadhyay, eds., Local Government in Federal Systems, Vol. 4 of Unity in Diversity: Learning from Each Other (New Delhi: Viva Books and Forum of Federations, 2008).
“Canada: A Creaking System,” in Raoul Blindenbacher and Chandra Pasma, eds., Dialogues on Local Government and Metropolitan Regions in Federal Countries, A Global Dialogue on Federalism Booklet Series, Volume 6 (Ottawa: Forum of Federations and International Association of Centers for Federal Studies, 2007).
“Qu’est-ce Qu’un “Bon” Gouvernement?” in Francois Pétry, Éric Bélanger and Louis M. Imbeau, eds., Le Parti Liberal: Enquête sur les réalisations du gouvernement Charest (Québec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2006).
“Open Federalism and Canadian Municipalities,” in Keith G. Banting, Roger Gibbins, Peter M. Leslie, Alain Noel, Richard Simeon and Robert Young, Open Federalism: Interpretations, Significance (Kingston: Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, 2006).
“Jean Chrétien’s Québec Legacy: Coasting then Stickhandling Hard,” in Lois Harder and Steven Patten, eds., The Chrétien Legacy: Politics and Public Policy in Canada (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006).
(With André Blais, and Martin Turcotte) “Direct or Indirect? Assessing two approaches to the measurement of strategic voting,” Electoral Studies, 24 (2005).
“Jean Chrétien’s Québec Legacy: Coasting then Stickhandling Hard,” Review of Constitutional Studies, 9: 1&2 (2004).
“Secession as Revolution,” Homo Oeconomicus, 21:2 (2004).
“The Politics of Paying for Cities in Canada,” in Paul Boothe, ed., Paying for Cities: the Search for Sustainable Municipal Revenues (Edmonton: The Institute for Public Economics, 2003).
“Managing Interdependence in a Federal Political System: Comments,” in Thomas J. Courchene and Donald J. Savoie, eds., The Art of the State: Governance in a World Without Frontiers (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2003), 153-59.
“Pour la rationalité dure,” Sociologie et Sociétés, XXXIV #1 (printemps 2002), 125-32 (Special issue on La théorie du choix rationnel contre les sciences sociales).
(With André Blais) “Why do people vote? An experiment in rationality,” Public Choice, 99 (1999).
“A Most Politic Judgement,” Constitutional Forum, 10:1 (Fall 1998).
"1939: Maritimers Rise to War," in N. Hillmer and R. Bothwell, 1939 (Canadian Committee for the History of the Second World War, 1996).
(With André Blais, Christopher Fleury, and Miriam Lapp) "Do People Vote on the Basis of Minimax Regret?" Political Research Quarterly (1995).
"'Maybe Yes, Maybe No': The Rest of Canada and a Quebec 'Oui'," in Douglas Brown and Jonathan Rose, Canada: The State of the Federation 1995 (Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University, 1995).
"How do Peaceful Secessions Happen?" Canadian Journal of Political Science (1994).
"The Political Economy of Secession: The Case of Quebec," Constitutional Political Economy (1994).
"Political Competition and Economic Competitiveness," in Bryne Purchase, ed., Policymaking and Competitiveness (School for Policy Studies, Queen's University, 1994).
"What is Good About Provincial Governments?" in Mark Charlton and Paul Barker, eds., Crosscurrents: Contemporary Political Issues, 2nd ed. (Nelson, 1994).
"Organized Groups and the (Mis)transmission of Public Preferences," in A. Breton, G. Galeotti and R. Wintrobe, eds., Preferences and Democracy (Kluwer Academic, 1993).
"Le Canada Hors Quebec: Voudra-t-il Coopérer avec un Quebec Souverain?" in Alain Gagnon and Francois Rocher, eds., Réploques aux Détracteurs de la Souveraineté du Quebec (VLB Editeur, 1992).
(With S.M. Forsyth) "Leaders' Communications in Public-Interest and Material-Interest Groups," Canadian Journal of Political Science (1991).
"Budget Size and Bureaucratic Careers," in André Blais and Stéphane Dion, eds., The Budget-Maximizing Bureaucrat (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1991).
"Effecting Change: Do We Have the Political System to Get Us Where We Want to Go?" in Bruce Doern and Bryne Purchase, eds., Canada at Risk? Canadian Public Policy in the 1990s (C.D. How Institute, 1991).
"Tectonic Plates and Political Competition," in R. Wintrobe et al, eds., The Competitive State (Kluwer Academic, 1991).
(With Ruth Abbott) "'Cynical and Deliberate Manipulation?' Child Care and the Reserve Army of Female Labour in Canada," Journal of Canadian Studies (1989).
"Political Scientists, Economists, and the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement," Canadian Public Policy (1989).
(With Peter McDermott) "Employment Training Programs and Acculturation of Native Peoples in Canada's Northwest Territories," Arctic (1988).
"'...and the people will sink into despair': Reconstruction in New Brunswick, 1942-1952," Canadian Historical Review (1988).
"The Canada-US Agreement and its International Context," in Marc Gold and David Leyton-Brown, eds., Trade-Offs on Free Trade: The Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (Carswell, 1988).
"Remembering Equal Opportunity: Clearing the Undergrowth in New Brunswick," Canadian Public Administration (1987).
"Canadian-United States Free Trade: Economic Realities and Political Choices," in A.R. Riggs and Tom Velk, eds., Canadian-American Free Trade: Historical, Political and Economic Dimensions (Institute for Research on Public Policy, 1987).
"Teaching and Research in Maritimes Politics: Old Stereotypes and New Directions," Journal of Canadian Studies (1986).
(With André Blais and Philippe Faucher) "La Dynamique de l'Aide Financière Directe de Gouvernement Federal a l'Industrie Manufacturiere au Canada," Canadian Journal of Political Science (1986).
"L'Edification de l'Etat Provincial et le Developpement Regional au Nouveau-Brunswick," Egalité (1985).
(With Philippe Faucher and André Blais) "The Concept of Province-Building: A Critique," Canadian Journal of Political Science (1984).
(With Philippe Faucher and André Blais) "L'Aide Financière Directe au Secteur Manufacturier au Quebec et Ontario, 1960-1980," Journal of Canadian Studies (1983).
"Business and Budgeting: Recent Proposals for Reforming the Revenue Budgetary Process," Canadian Public Policy (1983).
"Planning for Power: The New Brunswick Electric Power Commission in the 1950s," Acadiensis (1982).
"Reining in James: The Limits of the Task Force," Canadian Public Administration (1981). "Sociology in Finnish Forest Research," Forestry Chronicle (1980).
"Steven Lukes' Radical View of Power," Canadian Journal of Political Science (1978).
"National Identification in English Canada: Implications for Quebec Independence," Journal of Canadian Studies (1977).
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