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Meghan Joy

Assistant Professor, Political Science


Meghan Joy
Office: S-H 1225-63 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2156
Email: meghan.joy@concordia.ca


My research explores: the policy and politics of population aging in urban areas; urban politics, policy and theory; and changing relations between the state and nonprofit organizations. 

These topics of interest were combined in my doctoral thesis, which explored the politics of Age Friendly Communities in the City of Toronto, with a focus on the changing roles and capacities of local government and nonprofit organizations in a sociopolitical context of public sector restructuring. I am currently extending this research to other large cities in Canada. 

I also continue to research policy trends such as social impact bonds and social innovation labs and their impact on the nonprofit sector. Finally, I have an ongoing research agenda that explores 'progressive' urban politics. 

I am interested in supervising graduate students on various topics related to urban politics and policy, aging policy, and changing state-nonprofit sector relations.  


Teaching activities

POLI 487 Issues in Urban Governance


POLI 352 Comparative Urban Politics and Government


POLI 349 Political and Social Theory and the City


POLI 636/805 Theories of Public Policy and Public Administration



Publications


             Joy, M. 2021. “Neoliberal Rationality and the Age Friendly Cities and Communities Program: Reflections on the Toronto Case.” Cities,108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2020.102982

Joy, M. and Vogel, R. 2021. “Beyond Neoliberalism: A Policy Agenda for a Progressive City” Urban Affairs Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/1078087420984241

            Joy, M. 2020. The Right to an Age Friendly City: Redistribution, Recognition, and Senior Citizen Rights in Urban Spaces. Montreal, Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Joy, M. and Shields, J. 2020. “The Political Economy of the Non-profit Sector” Ed. Whiteside, H. Canadian Political Economy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 215-233.

Joy, M. and Shield, J. 2020. “Debate: How do Social Impact Bonds Economize Social Policy.” Public Money & Management 40(3): 1-3.  

Joy, M. Marier, P. and Séguin, A-M. 2020. “Age Friendly Cities: A panacea for aging in place?” Eds. Billette, V., Marier, P. and Séguin, A-M. Getting Wise about Getting Old: Debunking Myths about Aging. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. 64-72

            Joy, M., Shields, J. and Cheng, S.M. 2019. “Social Innovation Labs: A Neoliberal Austerity Driven Process or Democratic Intervention?” Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research 30 (2): 35-54.

            Joy, M. 2018. “Problematizing the AgeFriendly Cities and Communities Program in Toronto”, Journal of Aging Studies, 47: 49-56. 

Joy, M., Marier, P. and Séguin, A-M. 2018.  “La démarche villes-amies des aînés. Un remède universel pour vieillir chez soi?”. Eds. Billette, V., Marier, P. and Séguin, A-M. Les vieillissement sous la loupe :entre mythes et réalités. Laval: Presses de l'Université Laval. 75-84.  

Joy, M. and Shields, J. 2018. Austerity in the Making: Reconfiguring Social Policythrough Social Impact Bonds”. Policy& Politics, 46 (4): 681-695.   

Joy, M. 2018. “Les Municipalités amies des ainés et l’austérité à Toronto”, Pluriâges, 8(1).  

            Joy, M. and Shields, J. 2017. “Austerity and the Non-profit Sector: The Case of Social Impact Bonds” in The Austerity State. Eds. McBride, S. and Evans, B. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 309-329.

            Joy, M. and Mustachi, J. 2016. "Equity Planning through Gender-sensitive Planning: The Case of Toronto's Safer City Guidelines". Progressive Planning: The Magazine of Planners Network, Winter(206).

            Joy, M. and Vogel, R. K. 2015. “Toronto’s Governance Crisis: A Global City Under Pressure”. Cities, 49: 35-52.

            Joy, M. and Shields, J. 2014. “Social Impact Bonds” / “Les obligations à impact social”. Public Sector Management / Management Secteur Public 25 (3): 10-13.

            Joy, M. and Shields, J. 2013. “Social Impact Bonds: The Next Phase of Third Sector Marketization?” Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research 4(2):39-55.


Participation activities

engAGE (Concordia's Centre for Research on Aging): http://www.concordia.ca/research/aging.html

L’équipe de recherche VIES (Vieillissements, exclusions sociales et solidarités)

Austerity and its Alternatives 

Canadian Political Science Association

International Political Science Association 

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