Selected Publications

Recent Papers/Presentations


Conference Organization

Research Affiliations






Research / Writing / publishing

Research Interests

  • 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

Selected Publications

Selected Papers/Presentations

  • 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

Conference Organization

  • 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