Research Groups

Research Groups

THE EU AND CANADA AS GLOBAL ACTORS

Lead Researchers: Frédéric Mérand (Université de Montréal) and Ruben Zaiotti (Dalhousie University)

  • The EU as a global actor
  • Cooperation in international conflict resolution
  • Cooperation between Europe and Canada in the international sphere
  • Consequences for Canada of new European security and defence initiatives
  • Burden-sharing in the transatlantic community

ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND COMPETITION

Lead Researchers: Kurt Hübner (University of British Columbia, economic aspect) and Armand de Mestral (McGill University, legal aspect)

  • Legal issues involved in Canada-EU economics
  • Economic, monetary, and financial integration
  • The Eurozone crisis
  • Negotiations toward a Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Canada-EU open skies and air transport policies

DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT AND POLICY COORDINATION IN MULTILEVEL SYSTEMS

Lead Researchers: Joan DeBardeleben (Carleton University) and Amy Verdun (University of Victoria)

  • Democratic participation
  • Accountability and responsiveness in multilevel governance systems
  • Voter turnout, electronic voting, and youth participation
  • Constitutional change, parliaments, and multilevel policy-making

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Lead Researchers: Joan DeBardeleben (Carleton University) and Inger Weibust (Carleton University)

  • Environmental policy coordination
  • Climate change and energy policy
  • Emissions trading and carbon markets
  • Public attitudes and activism
  • Food quality and security

IMMIGRATION AND SOCIAL POLICY

Lead Researchers: Oliver Schmidtke (University of Victoria) and Jane Jenson (Université de Montréal)

  • Citizenship, immigration, and multicultural policy challenges
  • New social risks
  • Labour market integration
  • Population ageing
  • Work-family balance

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