School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Publications from the School of Policy Studies

For policy-related scholarship authored or edited by instructors and fellows of the School of Policy Studies, please browse the list of recent publications below.


Recent and Forthcoming Titles

Learning Outcomes, Academic Credit and Student Mobility [JPG]

Learning Outcomes, Academic Credit and Student Mobility
Edited by Christine Arnold, Mary Wilson, Jean Bridge and Mary Catherine Lennon
[2020 - Forthcoming]

 
 
COVID-19 and Trade Policy: Why Turning Inward Won’t Work [JPG]

COVID-19 and Trade Policy: Why Turning Inward Won’t Work
By Richard Baldwin and Simon Evenett
[2020]

 
Canadian Politics Today: Democracy, Diversity and Good Government [JPG]

Canadian Politics Today: Democracy, Diversity and Good Government
By Livianna Tossutti, Eric Mintz, Kathy L. Brock, and Doreen Barrie
[2020]

Canada: The State of the Federation 2017 [JPG]

Canada: The State of the Federation 2017
Edited by Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant and Kyle Hanniman
[2019]

 
 
A Man of Parliament Selected Speeches from Joe Clark [JPG]

A Man of Parliament - Selected Speeches from Joe Clark
Edited by Jonathan Rose and Hugh Mellon
[2019]

 
Federalism and the Welfare State in a Multicultural World book cover [JPG]

The Politics of Canadian Foreign Policy
Edited by Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Richard Johnson, Will Kymlicka, and John Myles
[2018]

Identities Trust and Cohesion in Federal Systems book cover [JPG]

Identities, Trust, and Cohesion in Federal Systems
Edited by Jack Jedwab and John Kincaid
[2018]

 
Indigenous Nationals, Canadian Citizens book cover [JPG]

Indigenous Nationals, Canadian Citizens
Edited by Thomas J. Courchene
[2018]

 
A Canadian Heathcare Innovation Agenda book cover [JPG]

A Canadian Healthcare Innovation Agenda
Edited by A.Scott Carson, and Kim Richard Nossal
[2018]

 
A Canadian Heathcare Innovation Agenda book cover [JPG]

 


COVID-19 Working Groups

In late 2019 the world began to bear witness to the birth of a new virus that initially rivalled that of the SARS pandemic from the early 2000s but that quickly began to surpass it in strength and sheer number of people infected worldwide. As the numbers climbed, countries around the globe started the process of containment and began to 'close their doors' in an attempt eradicate the virus. 

As months passed, the numbers grew larger and it was clear that getting back to normal would require more work than initially thought.  What will 'normal' look like when this is over?  What lies ahead?  

The COVID-19 Working Groups brought together like-minded faculty, students, and community members to explore ways in which we could 'build back better' in a post-COVID world.  The groups were organized across broad policy spectrums:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Health and Healthcare
  • Governance
  • Mental Health
  • Security

As a result of the work done by these working groups a series of White Papers has been produced. 


In addition to the White Paper series, a series of op-eds from the Governance Working Group were published in the Ottawa Citizen that offered key insights into the operation of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government using core principles of federalism, constitutionalism, the rule of law, ministerial responsibility and accountability. The articles examined how our governing institutions are shaping and being shaped by the Coronavirus challenge and what it portends for the governance of Canada and Canadians, executive accountability and the office of the Deputy Prime Minister.