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CURRENT PhD STUDENT(ABD), WORKING TITLES OF DISSERTATION

Ricardo Vernet
"Forging Democracy from Below: The Case of the Peasantry"

Ryan Dean
"(De)Securitizing the Arctic"

Jen Sidorova
"Merging Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Arctic: North American exceptionalism?"

Benjamin Adu Gyamfi
"Public Policy, Agenda Setting and Policy Adoption: Ghana's Local Governance, Education and Health Policies in Perspective"

Sara Skinner
"The Logic of Violence Meets the Illogic of Response? Understanding the Linkages Between Forms of Violence and Logics of Response"

Andrew Basso
"Destroy Them Gradually: A Typology of Displacement Atrocities"

Elizabeth Pando Burciaga
"Immigration and Care: How Canada and Chile Respond to the Care Crisis"

Nigel Cones
"Recovering Individual Autonomy: From Libertarian Paternalism to the Self-Constituted Individual in Kant to Foucault"

Mark Harding
"Judicial Review and Elected Responses in Commonwealth Regimes"

Chance Minnett-Watchel
"LGBT Politics in the Province of the 'Severely Normal': An Examination of the roles of Political Culture, Ideology, and Institutions in Alberta Policy-Making"

Lauren Moslow
"Regime Formation in the New Circumpolar North"

Julie Croskill
"Capturing the Women's Vote?  Assessing Female Gender Affinity in Vote Choice in Canada and Australia"

COMPLETED PhD DISSERTATIONS, 2003-PRESENT (BY CONVOCATION DATE)

2017
David Torre
"The Energy Frontier: Exploring the Future of Commercial Nuclear Power in Canada, Finland, and Germany"
Supervisor: Dr. James Keeley

Mariana Hipolito Ramos Mota
"From Delegation to Limits on Presidential Power: Brazil in Comparative Perspective"
Supervisor: Dr. Pablo Policzer

2016
Tim Anderson
"The Statesmanship of Sir John A. Macdonald and Louis Riel"
Supervisor: Dr. Tom Flanagan; Co-Supervisor: Dr. Anthony Sayers

Janine Giles
"The Gender Gap in Political Knowledge in Canada"
Supervisor: Dr. Brenda O'Neill

2015
Adam Cote
"Social Securitization Theory"
Supervisor: Dr. James Keeley

2014
Katrine Beauregard
"Gender Gaps in Political Participation in a Cross-National Perspective: The Gendered Effects of Political Institutions"
Supervisor: Dr. Brenda O'Neill

Dave Snow
"Failure to Reproduce: Assisted Reproductive Technology Policy in Canada"
Supervisor: Dr. Rainer Knopff

2013
Paul Fairie
"Elite Strategy, Social Structure and Catholic-Protestant Cleavage in the Canadian Provinces"
Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Young

2012
Michael Zekulin
"A Growing Disconnect: Can the Contemporary Terrorism Literature Explain Domestic Home-Grown Terrorism?"
Supervisor: Dr. Gavin Cameron

Daniel Fitzsimmons
"Tipping the Scales of Conflict:  Defence Policy Decision-Making in the Canadian Federal Cabinet"
Supervisor:  Dr. James Keeley

Alex McDougall
"The Politics of Protection and Extraction:  An Examination of the Origin and Development of State Power in Latin America"
Supervisor: Dr. Steve Randall

2011
Heather Exner
"The Arctic in International Affairs:  Security in the Circumpolar Region"
Supervisor: Dr. Rob Huebert

Gamal Selim
"Egypt's Democratic Transition and the Rise of Semi-Authoritarianism: The Interplay Between Structural and Agential Factors
Supervisor: Dr. Tareq Ismael

2010
Andrew Banfield
"Legislative vs. Judicial Checks and Balances: Rights Policy in Canada and Australia"
Supervisor:  Dr. Rainer Knopff

Scott Fitzsimmons
"The Art of  Private Warfare:  A Normative Theory of the Military Performance of Modern Mercenary Forces"
Supervisor: Dr. Rob Huebert

David Coletto
"A Matter of Quality? Candidates in Canadian Constituency Elections"
Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Young

Marco Navarro-Genie
"Longing for the Fifth Race: Esoteric Racialist Revolutionaries in Hispanic America, 1910-35"
Supervisor:  Dr. Tom Flanagan

2009
Jared Wesley
"Solving the Prairie Paradox: Codes and Party Politics in Alberta, SK. And MB"
Supervisor: Dr. Keith Archer

2008
Mark Milke
"Limits on Deliberate Democracy in Canada:  A Study of Political Culture and How Attitudes Towards the United States Shape Canadian Public Policy Debates"
Supervisor: Dr. Tom Flanagan

Kai Xu
"NGOs and Environmental Politics in China"
Supervisor: Dr. Ron Keith

2007
Dennis Baker
"Not Quite Supreme:  the Courts and Coordinate Constitutional Interpretation"
Supervisor: Dr. Rainer Knopff

2006
Morgan Nyendu
"Enhancing the Participation of Traditional Authorities (Chiefs) in Ghana’s Democratic Decentralization Programme: A Case Study of the South Tongu District Assembly of the Volta Region"
Supervisor: Dr. Donald Ray

2005
Tracey Raney
"The Rise of the ‘Civic’ Citizen: A Comparative Study of Political Identity in the EU and Canada"
Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Young

2004
Kari Roberts
"Russia-U.S. Relations Under Yeltsin, 1992-1999"
Supervisor: Dr. Bohdan Harasymiw

2003
Edward James Maher
"Regional Health Authorities and Federalism: Australia and Canada"
Supervisor: Dr. Roger Gibbons