Chris Abbott

Chris Abbott

Doctoral Candidate


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

Political Studies

Doctoral Candidate


Supervisors: Grant Amyot and Kyle Hanniman

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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.


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

Selected Publications

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.