Recent News & Articles

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).

New book: Configurations, Dynamics and Mechanisms of Multilevel Governance

February 12, 2019

Co-edited with Nathalie Behnke and Jared Sonnicksen, this volume provides a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge trans-Atlantic contributions to the multiple perspectives of research on governing and governance in multilevel systems.

My new contribution for the "Yearbook on Federalism" (in German) is out.

December 6, 2018

My new contribution for the „Yearbook on Federalism“ (in German) is out: **„Reformpolitik im Australischen Föderalismus: Eine vergleichende Perspektive” [The Politics of Reform in Australian Federalism] In: Europäisches Zentrum für Föderalismus-Forschung Tübingen (Hrsg.

Pleased to announce that my Canada Research Chair has been renewed.

November 16, 2018

See Wilfrid Laurier University’s Press release for more information at

New publication for the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) with Patricia Goff

October 24, 2018

International trade agreements increasingly affect the jurisdictions of Canadian provinces, and the federal government cannot enforce implementation in those fields. Since the 1980s, the provinces have assumed a more active role in trade negotiations.