- Canadian politics and political economy, federalism, and North American integration • Canadian provincial politics • Canadian and comparative public policy analysis and evaluation, including security, resource issues and particulalry hydroelectric energy policy • Indigenous-state relations in Canada
- 2009 “Site C, Déja Vu or Something New?,” contribution to FORUM: Site C: Considering the Prospect of Another Dam on the Peace River, BC Studies 161 (Spring).
- 2008 “The Political Economy of Canadian Hydro-Electricity.”Canada’s Resource Economy in Transition: The Past, Present, and Future of Canadian Staples Industries. M. Howlett and K. Brownsey. Toronto, Emond Montgomery.
- 2007 “The Political Economy of Canadian Hydro-Electricity: Between Old “Provincial Hydros” and Neoliberal Regional Energy Regimes.” Canadian Political Science Review 1(1).
- 2005 Netherton, Alexander, Allen Seager, and Karl Froschauer, Eds. In/Security: Canada in the Post-9/11World. Burnaby, Centre for Canadian Studies, Simon Fraser University.
- 2005 with Allen Seager. Introduction. In/Security: Canada Responds to the Post-9/11World. Netherton, Seager and Froschauer. Burnaby, Centre for Canadian Studies, Simon Fraser University.
- 2001 “Paradigm and Shift : A Sketch of Manitoba Politics,” In Keith Brownsey and Michael Howlett, (eds.) The Provincial State. 2nd Edition (Peterborough: Broadview).
- 1999 with Michael Howlett and M. Ramesh. The Political Economy of Canada. Second Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
- 2013 Participant, Generation West: The Future of Electricity in Western Canada, sponsored by the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Ramada Hotel, Regina, Saskatchewan, December 10-11, 2013.
- 2012 “MegaProjects: Ideological Prisms, Coalitions, Venues, and Outcomes” Presented to the Institute for Coastal Research Symposium – Pipelines, Coalmines, People and Fish!, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, Nov 23, 2012.
- 2011 “Manitoba Hydro and the Emergence of the Modern Provincial State,” Annual Conference of the Prairie Political Science Association, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, September 24, 2011.
- 2006 “Security, Nationalism, and North American Integration: Post 9/11 Outcomes,” Annual Conference of the British Columbia Political Studies Association, Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo BC, May 5, 2006.
- 2003 “Between Old Provincial “Hydros” and Neoliberal Energy Regimes: Electricity Energy Policy Studies in Canada,” presentation to the Workshop on Natural Resources Policy, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Dalhousie University, June 1 2003.
- 2003 “Policy Paradigms, Path Dependency, Innovation and Change: Manitoba Hydro Politics 1977-88.,” Annual Conference of the British Columbia Political Studies Association, Simon Fraser University, May 2, 2003.
- 2002 “(Which) Security First?: The Impact of the ‘War on Terrorism’ on Canada’s Energy and Environmental Policies,” presentation to Simon Fraser University Centre for Canadian Studies Conference In/Security: Canada in an International World, SFU Harbour Centre, Nov. 8, 2002.
- 2002 Governance of Continental Energy Policy, presented to the Globalization, Multilevel Governance and Democracy: Continental, Comparative and Global Perspectives Conference, May 3-4, School of Policy Studies, Conference Room 202, Queen’s University, Kingston
- 2001 “Paradigm Shift? The Bush Energy Plan and Contestation over Canadian Energy Policy,” Paper presented to the Canada-France Seminar on International Canadian Studies, Simon Fraser University, July 18, 2001.
- 2001 “Paradigm and Shift: An Interpretation of Manitoba Politics,” Annual Conference of the British Columbia Political Studies Association, Langara College, May 5, 2001.
- 1999 “Unfinished Business: Manitoba’s Northern Hydro Strategy Across Time and Space,” Paper presented to the Simon Fraser University Centre for Canadian Studies BC 2000 Conference, SFU Harbour Centre, November 12, 1999.
- 1999 “Restructuring the Infrastructure: The British Columbia Task Force on Electricity Market Reform and Paradigm Change,” Annual Conference of the British Columbia Political Studies Association, University of British Columbia, May 14, 1999.
- 1998 “International Electricity Trade and Paradigm Shift: Paper Presented to Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and SFU Institute for Governance Studies Conference, Power Grab: The Future of BC Hydro, Vancouver, January 10, 1998
- 1997 “Paradigms, Regions and Regimes: The Case of Electrical Energy Policy,“ Annual Conference of the British Columbia Political Studies Association, Capilano College, May, 1997.
- 2001 with Allen Seager, “British Columbia,” in Encarta
- Chair, BC Political Science Annual Conference and Articulation Committee Meeting, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo Campus, May 12-13, 2016.
- CoChair, with Don Alper, Nadine Fabbi and Karl Froschauer of Conference on Convergence and Divergence in North America: Canada and the United States, Harbour Centre, October 29-30, 2004.
- CoChair, with Allen Seager, In/Security: Canada in an International World, Conference sponsored by the Simon Fraser University Centre for Canadian Studies at SFU Harbour Centre Nov. 7-9, 2002.
- Organizing Committee, Simon Fraser University Centre of Canadian Studies Conference “BC 2000. Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards,” Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC. November 11-13.
- Organizer, Institute of Governance Studies (IGS) and Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives on BC Hydro, “Power Grab: the Future of BC Hydro,” Vancouver, January 10, 1998