Spencer McKay

Spencer McKay

Buchanan Post-Doctoral Fellow in Canadian Democracy

Political Studies

Queen's University

Spencer's research focuses primarily on how democratic theory can inform the (re)design of democratic institutions. As Buchanan Post-Doctoral Fellow, he is beginning a new project that examines both continuity and change in democratic institutions by examining processes of democratic reform in Canada. Spencer's other ongoing projects, including a book manuscript entitled Democratizing Referendums, focus on referendums and ballot initiatives in the history of political thought and in contemporary democratic theory.