Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Chris Abbott

Doctoral Student
MA Political Science (Waterloo); HBA Political Science (Toronto)

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, C421   

Supervisor: G. Amyot



Research Interests

My research interests lie in the field of comparative political economy. Specifically, I am interested in the politics of ideational and institutional change, the distributional consequences of particular economic policies, and the tensions between capitalism and democracy in the 21st century.

Brief Biography

Chris is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University where he specializes in Comparative Politics and Canadian Politics. Chris has an MA in Political Science from the University of Waterloo, and an HBA in Political Science from the University of Toronto.

Publications & Presentations

Abbott. 2017. “Privatizing by Other Means: Corporatization and Public Water in Canadian Municipalities.” Concordia Political Science Graduate Conference. Montreal, Quebec. April 10, 2017.

Abbott. 2015. “The Future of Racial Profiling in Canada: Bill C-51 and Hereditary Guilt.” Journal of The Royal Canadian Military Institute Vol. 75 No. 6.


2018 – Queen’s Graduate Award, Queen’s University, SGS

2018 – Queen’s University Entrance Tuition Scholarship, Queen’s University, SGS

2016 – The Society Scholarship, Criminology & Sociology Undergraduate Review, University of Toronto