Concordia University

Brooke Jeffrey, PhD

Professor, Political Science

Office: S-H 1225-53 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2131

Brooke Jeffrey’s research is broadly focused on federalism and Canadian public administration. Her current work on Canadian federalism examines the potential impact of the Harper government’s ‘open federalism’ policies on social welfare, intergovernmental relations and national unity. She also investigates federalism from a comparative perspective, most recently examining the role of federalism in political integration and its impact on the internal cohesion of political parties in the European Union. Dr. Jeffrey’s current research interest concerning Canadian public administration focuses on public service reform, in an ongoing project that explores issues of accountability and transparency in light of recent structural changes in Canada’s public service.

A former senior public servant, Dr. Jeffrey has been a consultant to several parliamentary committees and associations, and served on the Prime Minister’s Blue Ribbon Committee for the Outstanding Senior Public Servant Awards.

Research interests

Public Administration and Canadian Politics.

Teaching activities

POLI 351     Canadian Federalism

POLI 365     Canadian Public Administration

POLI 398W  Political Participation in Canada

POLI 406     Advanced Seminar in Comparative Federalism

POLI 618     Canadian Public Administration

POLI 622     Comparative Public Administration

POLI 624     Public Administration and Intergovernmental Affairs

Selected publications

Dismantling Canada: Stephen Harper's New Conservative Agenda. ( MQUP, 2015)

Divided Loyalties: The Liberal Party of Canada 1984-2008 (University of Toronto Press, 2010).

"Caught in the Crossfire: The Disappearing Liberals" in Pammett and Dornan (eds.) The Canadian Federal Election of 2011.

"Lost Opportunity: The Invisible Liberals", in Pammett and Dornan, eds. The Canadian General Election of 2008.  ( Toronto: Dundurn, 2009). pp. 63-97.

"From Collaborative Federalism to the New Unilaterlalism: Implications for the Welfare State" in Michelman and DeClercy, (eds.) Continuity and Change in Canadian Politics. ( Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006). pp.117-145.

"Canadian Federalism as an Instrument of Political Integration: Lessons for the European Union?" in Europe: What Kind of Integration?, ( Genoa: Franco Angelli, 2001). pp. 366-405.
Hard Right Turn: The New Face of Neoconservatism in Canada. (Toronto: Harper Collins, 1999.)

Strange Bedfellows, Trying Times: The 1992 Referendum, (Toronto: Key Porter, 1992).

Breaking Faith: The Mulroney Legacy. ( Toronto: Key Porter, 1990)

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