Concordia University

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Patrik Marier, PhD

Professor, Political Science
Research Chair in Aging and Public Policy, Political Science

Office: S-H 1225-61 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5187
Email: patrik.marier@concordia.ca
Website(s): Research Chair in Aging and Public Policy

Dr. Patrik Marier obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He holds a Concordia University Research Chair in Aging and Public Policy and held a Canada Research Chair in Comparative Public Policy between 2005 and 2015.

Dr. Marier’s research focuses on the impact of aging populations on a number of public policy fields including pensions, healthcare, and labour policy across comparative cases. He is currently completing a book length manuscript on how Canadian provinces are preparing themselves to face the consequences and opportunities of an aging population. Dr. Marier has also written numerous publications on the politics of pension reforms in industrialized countries.

The CURC in Aging and Public Policy seeks to achieve three broad objectives. First, it aims to cement and enhance the development of collaborative research projects in public policy on issues related to aging. Second,the CURC in Aging and Public Policy will facilitate the continuation of and add depth to three major research projects focused on the autonomy of seniors, caregiving and pension policy. Finally, it will develop a speaker series devoted to policy issues surrounding aging and workshops in social gerontology.

Dr. Marier is the Scientific Director of CREGÉS, a university research centre housed at the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-CentralMontreal. It is a unique centre devoted to the field of social gerontology that encourages the development of research and innovating practices. The centre has more than 50 members, 33 of which are regular members. This includes university researchers from 11 different disciplines and six Quebec universities (Concordia, Laval, McGill, Université de Montréal, UQAM and UQTR).

Dr. Marier is also responsible for a research pillar in the FRQSC Team Aging, Social Exclusion, and Solidarities (VIES), a collaborator in the Ageing Communication Technologies partnership grant (ACT), a member of CIRANO, and a member of PERFORM. 

Education

PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Research interests

Public Policy; Public Administration; Social Gerontology; Social Policies; Pension Policies; Comparative Public Policy


Research activities

Ongoing Research Grants

IRSPM Programme de soutien aux nouvelles initiatives (Annette Leibing,PI). Measuring Loss of Autonomy – Ageing, Functionality, and the Politics of Care, $15 580,2015-2016.

 

FQRSC Soutien aux infrastructures de recherche des Instituts et des Centres affiliés universitaires du secteur social (SI) (Responsible – 57 members), Regards sur la vieillesse et le vieillissement: de l'expérience singulière aux enjeux collectifs, $866 957, 2014-2019.

- Sole infrastructure to receive an A assessment.


SSHRC (PI with Philippe Apparicio, Annette Leibing,and Anne-Marie Séguin, all co-investigators). The Politics of Social Gerontology, $294 352, 2014-2019.

 

FQRSC Soutien aux Équipes de recherche (co-investigator and responsible for the public policy axe, Anne-Marie Séguin, PI), L’inclusion sociale des personnes âgées. Enjeux de reconnaissance et de redistribution, $480 454,2014-2018.

 

Canada Research Chair in Comparative Public Policy ($500 000), 2010-2015.


Selected publications

Books

Marier, Patrik (ed.) (2012). Le vieillissement de la population et les politiques publiques : enjeux d’ici et d’ailleurs. Québec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval;

Marier, Patrik (2008). Pension Politics: Consensus and Social Conflict in Ageing Societies. London: Routledge. 

Peer-reviewed journals

Cooper, Chris and Patrik Marier (2015). Does it Matter Who Works at the Center? A Comparative Policy Analysis of Executive Styles. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis


Patrik Marier, Stephanie Paterson & Mariel Angus (2014). From Quacks to Professionals: The Importance of Changing Social Constructions in the Policy-Making Process. Policy Studies, 35(4):413-433.

Marier, Patrik (2013). Who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune? Comparing Canada’s and EU’s Expansionary Role in Pensions. Canadian Public Administration, 56(2): 322-337.

Marier, Patrik (2012). Squeezing Social Partners to Embrace Reforms: The Case of Private Earnings Related Pension Schemes. Global Social Policy,12(3): 316-331.

Marier, Patrik (2009). The Power of Institutionalized Learning: The Uses and Practices of Commissions to Generate Policy Change. Journal of European Public Policy, 16(8): 1204-1223.

Marier, Patrik and Suzanne Skinner (2008). The Impact of Gender and   Immigration on Pension Outcomes in Canada. Canadian Public Policy, 34(s1): 59-78.

Marier, Patrik (2008). Empowering Epistemic Communities: Specialised politicians, policy experts, and policy reform. West European Politics, 31(3): 513-533.

Marier, Patrik (2005). Where did the Bureaucrats Go? Role and Influence of the Public Bureaucracy in the Swedish and French pension reform debate. Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions, 18(4): 521-544.

Peer-reviewed specialized study

Marier, Patrik (2010). Improving Canada’s Retirement Saving: Lessons from Abroad, Ideas from Home. IRPP Study, No. 9. Montréal: Institute for Research on Public Policy. 

Book chapters

Marier, Patrik and Anne-Marie Séguin (2015). ‘Demography and Aging,’ Daniel Béland and Pierre-Marc Daigneault (eds.) Perspectives on Provincial Social Assistance in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. P. 339-352.

Komp, Kathrin and Patrik Marier (2015). ‘The state in ageing Canada: From old age policies to life-course policies,’ in Kathrin Komp and Stina Johansson (eds.), Population ageing from a life-course perspective:A critical and international approach. Bristol: Policy Press: 221-235.

Marier, Patrik (2014). ‘Les systèmes de retraite québécois et suédois: approches différentes, résultats similaires’ in Stéphane Paquin and Pier-Luc Lévesque (eds.), Sociale-démocratie 2.0: Le Québec comparé aux pays scandinaves. Montréal :Presses de l’Université de Montréal. P. 231-248.

Marier,Patrik (2012). ‘Policy Feedback and Learning’, in E. Araral, S. Fritzen, M.Howlett, M. Ramesh, and X. Wu (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of PublicPolicy (London : Routledge). 

Marier, Patrik (2011). ‘Des« nouveaux » objectifs de gouvernance pour les retraites?’, in Nathalie Burlone and Christian Rouillard (eds.), L’État et la société civile sous le joug de la gouvernance (Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval). P. 51-67.

Marier, Patrik and Suzanne Skinner* (2008). ‘Orienting the Private/ Public Mixof Pensions,’ in Daniel Béland and Brian Gran (eds.), Public and Private Social Policy: Health and Pension Policies in a New Era (New York: Palgrave MacMillan). P. 45-69.

In the media

11/03/2015.Pas de midi sans info with Jacques Beauchamp on employing Age related coststructures for municipal services.

 

19/02/2015.Participation in 11 brief interviews across local radio stations in Canada onCBC Morning News programs on older workers planning to remain on the labourmarket beyond retirement age.


18/11/2014.Participation à l’émission Isabelle Maréchal au 98,5 FM sur le thème, Pourquoi est-ce souvent négatif quand on parle des vieux? Pourquoi vieillir est-il mal vue? http://www.985fm.ca/lecteur/audio/pourquoi-est-ce-souvent-negatif-quand-on-parle-de-248390.mp3

 

21/10/2014.Éric Grenier. Le défi urbain. Québec Sciences. Novembre, p. 15

 

30/09/2014.Karl Rettino-Parazelli. Comment remédier à notre myopie collective. Le Devoir,B1 et B5. http://www.ledevoir.com/economie/actualites-economiques/419807/entretiens-concordia-innovation-comment-remedier-a-notre-myopie-collective

 

30/09/2014.Entretien avec Mario Dumont sur LCN sur les retraites.

 

30/09/2014.Entretien avec Pierre Cantin au Canal TVA, Argent.

 

26/06/2014.Rémi Leroux. Début de l’épargne-retraite pour tous. Protègez-vous. http://www.protegez-vous.ca/debut-de-lepargne-retraite-pour-tous.html

 

Été/Automne2014. Bien Vieillir : Un objectif à portée de tous ? Canal Savoir. http://www.canalsavoir.tv/emission/bien_vieillir

 

14/05/2014. CTV @ Noon to promote the ACFAS event “Bien Vieillir”.

 

19/03/2014. Devrait-on retarder l’âge de la retraite, OPEN Télé, MaTV.

 

15/01/2014. Louis Tanguay, Retraite:S’inspirer de l’étranger, Finance et Investissement. http://www.finance-investissement.com/nouvelles/industrie/retraite-s-inspirer-de-l-etranger/a/54697/2


Teaching activities

Courses

POLI 330                 Principles of Public Administration
POLI 604                 Comparative Public Policy
POLI 607/815B        Ageing and Public Policy
POLI 622                 Comparative Public Administration
POLI 636/805          Theories of Public Policy and Public Administration

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