Joseph Lyons

Assistant Professor 
Director, Local Government Program

Joesph Lyons

PhD, Western University
Telephone: 519.661.2111 ext. 85168
E-mail: jlyons7@uwo.ca
Office: Social Science Centre 4162


Selected Publications

Books

  • 2020. Zachary Spicer, Joseph Lyons, and Kate Graham. Local Government in Practice: Cases in Governance, Planning, and Policy. Toronto: Emond.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • 2016. “The Independence of Ontario’s Public Health Units: Does Governing Structure Matter?” Healthcare Policy 12(1): 71-83.
  • 2015. "Local Government Structure and the Co-ordination of Economic Development Policy." Canadian Journal of Political Science.48(1): 173-193.
  • 2015. "Conservation Authority Board Composition and Watershed Management in Ontario." Canadian Public Administration. 58(2): 315-332.

Book Chapters

  • 2018. Joseph Lyons and Zachary Spicer. “Accountability and Local Collaborative Governance.” In Accountability and Responsiveness at the Municipal Level: Views from Canada, edited Sandra Breaux and Jérôme Couture, 177-199. Montreal & Kingston: MQUP.

Case Studies

  • 2020. Zachary Spicer, Joseph Lyons, and Kate Graham. “Banning Single-Use Plastics.” In An Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy in Canada, 3rd edition, edited by Paul Muldoon et al., 307-309. Toronto: Emond.
  • 2020. Zachary Spicer and Joseph Lyons. “The Ingredients for Innovation in Small Town Ontario: Leadership and Culture.” Policy Ready Digital Government Case Study Series.
  • 2020. Zachary Spicer, Joseph Lyons, and Kate Graham. “Water Fluoridation and Evidence-Based Policy-Making.” In An Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy in Canada, 3rd edition, edited by Paul Muldoon et al., 304-306. Toronto: Emond.

Recent Conference/Lectures/Seminar Presentations

  • 2018. “Ontario Municipal Elections 2018: Enhancing Local Democracy.” University of Guelph, Department of Political Science Speaker Series. October 15.
  • 2017. “Public Health Governance as a Determinant of Health” (Panel Presentation). The Ontario Public Health Conference, Toronto, ON. March 30.
  • 2014. "Watershed Management in Ontario: Does Conservation Authority Board Composition Affect Responsiveness?" Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. February 11.
  • 2013. "Conservation Authority Board Composition and Policy Implementation." Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Victoria, B.C., June 6.