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Department of Political Science COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of our faculty, staff and students remain our number one priority. Until the current provincial lockdown is lifted, the department will be operating remotely. Staff will respond to your email inquiries during our regular office hours, 8am-4pm.


PhD Candidate John Kennedy - New Publication
Third year PhD Candidate John Kennedy has co-authored a new publication entitled, "Does Federalism Prevent Democratic Accountability? Assigning Responsibility for Rates of COVID-19 Testing", published in Political Studies Review. The paper, co-authored with Anthony Sayers (University of Calgary) and Christopher Alcantara, draws upon democracy check data collected by C-Dem, which is co-led by Dr. Laura Stephenson. Congratulations John!


Professor Taylor and PhD Candidate Vanhooren – New Publication
Dr. Zack Taylor and PhD Candidate Shanaya Vanhooren have published an article in Canadian Public Administration on the regulation of election campaign finance in Canadian municipalities. Comparing campaign finance regimes in the ten provinces, they find considerable variation in the sophistication and stringency of the rules governing donation to, fundraising by, and expenditure by candidates and third-party organizations. Congratulations Shanaya!