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Publications and Research Activities

Donald Barry, Bob Applebaum, and Earl Wiseman, Fishing for a Solution: Canada's Fisheries Relations with the European Union 1977-2013 (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2014), pp. xvi, 178.

Brianna Heinrichs, MA Student, Debating climate change is a great way to spend a Saturday night, blog post for Joseph Howe Institute, June 24, 2014.

Barry Cooper, "Geopolitics and the Ukrainian Crisis."  In Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI): The Dispatch, Summer 2014, Volume XII, Issue II, p. 6-7.

Melanee Thomas and Lisa Young, "Women (Not) in Politics: Women's Electoral Participation."  In Canadian Politics, 6th Edition, edited by James Bickerton and Alain-G Gagnon. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Tim Anderson (PhD Candidate) gave a talk titled "Taking Stock of our Chief Founding Father, Sir John A. Macdonald" as the Guest Speaker at an event hosted by the Canadian Club of Calgary, on April 16th, 2014 at The Ranchmen's Club.  

Brenda O'Neill's 2013 conference paper "The Political and Civic Participation of Canadian Women" has been nominated for the Jill Vicker's Paper Prize. The decision will be announced at the 2014 CPSA Meeting in May.

Maureen Hiebert's paper "R2P as National Security Thesis: Atrocity Prevention and the Goldilocks Problem" has been nominated for Best Paper in International Relations at the Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 2-6, 2014.

Brenda O'Neill, Elisabeth Gidengil, Catharine Côté and Lisa Young, "Freedom of religion, women's agency and banning the face veil: the role of feminist beliefs in shaping women's opinion" in Ethnic and Racial Studies, published online March 6, 2014,  DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2014.887744, available at

Sarah Jordaan has had a multi-author (lead author Adam Brandt) policy forum published in the journal Science

"Methane Leaks from North American Natural Gas Systems", Policy Forum Energy and Environment, Science 14 February 2014: Vol. 343 no. 6172 pp. 733-735, DOI:10.1126/science.1247045. The paper argues that natural gas (NG) is a potential "bridge fuel" during the transition to a decarbonized energy system: It emits less carbon dioxide during combustion than other fossil fuels and can be used in many industries. However, because of the high global warming potential of methane (CH4, the major component of NG), climate benefits from NG use depend on system leakage rates. Some recent estimates of leakage have challenged the benefits of switching from coal to NG, a large near-term green house gas (GHG) reduction opportunity. Also, global atmospheric CH4 concentrations are on the rise, with the causes still poorly understood.