Recent News & Articles

New book chapter: „Self-rule vs. Shared Rule: Canada as a Case of Comparative Federalism”. In Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad (eds.): Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness and Legitimacy. Fourth Edition. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 31-58.

August 5, 2020

This is a new chapter prepared for the fourth edition of Canadian Federalism, edited by Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad. More information at:

Policy Brief: The Federalization Of Trade Policy

May 5, 2020

A short summary of our ongoing research on federalism and trade policy prepared for 50 Shades of Federalism. For an English version: A French version was published with Centre d’analyse politique - Constitution et fédéralisme:

New Edited Volume: The Multilevel Politics of Trade, edited by Jörg Broschek and Patricia Goff. Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2020.

January 20, 2020

The Multilevel Politics of Trade presents a timely comparative analysis of eight federations (plus the European Union) to explore why some sub-federal actors have become more active in trade politics in recent years.

New Journal Article on Federalism and Energy Policy in Canada (in German): „Reforms at Risk: Die Energietransformation im kanadischen Bundesstaat an der Wegscheide“, in: Der Moderne Staat – Zeitschrift für Public Policy, Recht und Management, 12. Jg., Heft 2/2019, S. 313-328

December 11, 2019

Reforms at Risk: Die Energietransformation im kanadischen Bundesstaat an der Wegscheide [Reforms at Risk: Energy Policy Transformation in Canada at the Crossroads] Abstract Early efforts to transform Canadian energy policy in light of emerging concerns over climate change can be traced back to the 1980s.

Presentation at the State of Bavaria Office in Montreal

May 3, 2019

On May 3, 2019, I visited the State of Bavaria Office in Montreal to give a talk about Canadian federalism, followed by a stimulating discussion with a delegation of public servants and policy practitioners from Bavaria.

Trade Panel at McGill University

March 21, 2019

I was pleased to share research findings from our project on federalism and trade policy at the 24th Annual Conference of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Federalism & Canada’s Shifting Political Landscape, organized by Daniel Beland.

International Conference on Trade Policy at ENAP in Montreal, March 21-22, 2019

March 21, 2019

On March 21 and 22, 2019, I participated at the conference Trump and Us. The resurgence of economic nationalism, trade negotiations, and the “progressive” agenda: issues and strategies, organized by Stéphane Paquin and Hubert Rioux (École nationale d’administration publique).