Newsletter of the School of Political Studies

Winter 2022-2023

In this edition:

- Quick notes from our International, Political, and Policy Studies Association, and from the Political Studies Graduate Students Association.
- Interview with David Carpentier, doctoral candidat, about his newly published book "La métropole contre la nation?" 
- News from our members (prizes, nominations, and publications).
- Welcome to our new professors Veldon Coburn et Efe Peker!
- In memoriam: Professor Emeritus Caroline Andrew.

Message from the International and Political Studies Student Association:

The International, Political and Policy Studies Student Association (IPPSSA) is the representative body of students in Political Science, Public Administration (PAP), and International Studies & Modern Languages (EIL) at the University of Ottawa. IPPSSA maintains one of the largest student memberships on campus, and serves a diverse student body with an active and vibrant calendar of academic and social activities!

IPPSSA is a recognized student government (RSG) that acts as a liaison for students to their respective faculties, the University of Ottawa Students' Union (UOSU) and the University Administration. IPPSSA is led by a team of elected and appointed students from the membership of our RSG that is responsible for running IPPSSA for the duration of the school year.

In conjunction with its role in liaising with the faculty and the UOSU, IPPSSA is responsible for a variety of social and academic events, such as 101 Week, Model Parliament, the Public Policy Conference, U.S. Trip, Internship Program, and more! Make sure to check out our initiatives and opportunities on our social media or our website.

Message from the Political Studies Graduate Student Association:

The Political Studies Graduate Students Association (PSGSA) has several missions. The first is to provide a platform for the discussion of issues common to Political Studies graduate students. The Association also aims to bring students together to discuss pedagogical, administrative and legal issues that affect the student population. Finally, it seeks to promote research in political studies, as well as to organize academic and social activities to enrich university life. 

This year, the PSGSA executive committee is composed of four interim members: Lou Raisonnier (as representative of the PhD students in Political Science), Kyle G. Cayouette (as representative of the Master's students in Political Science), Dominic Bélisle (as representative of the Master's students in Public Administration) and Piers Eaton (as union steward). These members will serve as student representatives until a General Assembly determines the student representatives for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

The PSGSA is also looking to fill the following positions: 

  • President 
  • Vice President 
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer 
  • Representative of the PhD in Political Science members
  • Representative of the PhD in Public Administration members
  • Representative of the members of the Master's degree in Political Science
  • Representative of the members of the Master's degree in Public Administration 
  • Union stewards (2)

Stay tuned for the date of our next General Assembly!

Upcoming events and job opportunities:

The School of Policy Studies of the University of Ottawa wishes to fill one (1) regular tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate in Public Management.
Please refer to our website for further detail. 

 - Organised by the Konrad Adenauer Research Chair in Empirical Democracy Studies, with Chair holder Prof. Daniel Stockemer and Ph.D.candidate Nick Bordeleau:
CALL FOR PAPER for an Interdisciplinary Workshop on Conspiracy Theories and Their Believers. 
"A World of Conspiracies: Understanding Beliefs in Conspiracy Theories in Comparative Perspective"
Thu, 5 Oct 2023 – Fri, 6 Oct 2023 at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa. 
Deadline for the submission of a proposal: April, 30th, 2023. 

 - Webinar moderated by Professor Ryan Katz-Rosene and presented by CÉPI/CIPS and RÉPI/IPEN"Paying for a Warming World: Contemporary Challenges in Climate Finance After COP27"
March 1, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:30pm EST

Conférence hybride francophone moderated by Professeur Éric Champagne 
"Entre cohésion et silos : la gouvernance et la gestion du risque de la Stratégie nationale de construction navale."
Wednesday, march 15 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
FSS 5028 and Zoom. 

Book talk organised by Queen's University Department of Political Studies and the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity of Professor André Lecours' latest book: "Nationalism, Seccessionism, and Autonomy". 
Thursday, March 2nd  2:30-4:00 PM EST, Dunning Hall, Room 11 | 94 University Ave. Kingston, ON.

Interview with our doctoral student David Carpentier for the release of his book "La métropole contre la nation? La politique montréalaise d'intégration des personnes immigrantes."

Hi David! Could you briefly present yourself and your research?

I am a PhD candidate at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. My research focusses on municipal governance, immigration and citizenship, nationalism, Canadian and Québécois politics, as well as public policy. For my PhD thesis, I analyse the representations of the host society within municipal integration policies of immigrants. Specifically, I investigate large metropolis in pluri-national contexts where several national construction projects compete.

You have recently published a book. Congratulations! What is your book about why this subject?

The monograph’s title, published last October in the Presses de l’Université du Québec’s collection Politeia, is La metropole contre la nation? La politique montréalaise d’intégration des personnes immigrantes (The Metropolis against the nation? Montreal’s integration policy of immigrants). It offers an in-depth analysis of the role and intervention of the city of Montreal and its juxtaposition with Québec’s integration public policy from 2006 until today.

The analysis of public documents and interviews conducted with elected officials and civil servants shows that the municipality bypasses the state of Québec’s practices and discourses inspired by interculturalism since the 1980’s. Instead, the metropolis embraces Canadian multiculturalism and its understanding of a political community comprised of individuals equal before the law and without majoritarian culture.

Based on my personal and professional experiences, I have chosen this topic after seeing how challenges related to integration and togetherness were not addressed or thought about in the same way by Montreal and the state of Québec. I wanted to understand this contrast and its political implications.

Why did you choose to publish a book during your doctorate rather than using your research as publication material?

I have published this book to highlight my master’s research in political science at the University of Québec in Montreal. The reformatting of my master’s thesis in a book seemed to me a great way to share the results of my analysis and to contribute to public debates on several hot topics in a Québec context.

The publication of the manuscript allowed me to organize several roundtables with fellow researchers and political actors, to publish open letters in the press, to obtain radio interviews and to meet political decision makers. I don’t think that this all would have been possible with simply publishing my master’s research as scientific articles. These experiences have enabled me to somehow get away from the monotony of PhD life – and I’m very grateful for that.

What has your publication process been like? How have you chosen your publishing house?

It took many steps to publish with a Québec university publishing house. Being a laureate of the Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Foundation Prize for the best thesis on Québec’s political life and being a recipient of a publication support scholarship helped tremendously. The University of Québec Press and its Politeia collection was for me an obvious choice as it is an essential publication venue for political scientists studying Canada and Québec.

The rest of the process was more or less linear: submission of a first draft of the manuscript, signing the convention with the editor, editing and re-working the manuscript, sending the revised manuscript, minimal edits after receiving the copyedited manuscript, sending the manuscript to print, and finally distributing it to bookstores and libraries. In my case, the whole process took 7 months and does not include the subsequent promotion of the book in academic circles and the wider public.

What would you recommend to students who would like to publish a scientific book?

Publishing a scientific book requires time, perseverance, and significant autonomy. My first advice to students wishing to publish would therefore be to understand your motivation – both personal and professional – and to ask yourselves what contribution you want to make.

A second advice would be to pay particular attention to the planning of this project, which usually serves to highlight findings from a master’s or doctoral thesis. It could be useful to communicate this project to your research advisor relatively early in the process so to gear your research project with that in mind.

A final advice would be to build a solid network of mutual aid. Asking colleagues and professors for advice and feedbacks seems to me a guarantee of success. Depending on each individual disposition, this also serves to break the potential isolation which is often consubstantial to the process of publishing a book.

Awards and nominations

Guillaume Deschênes-Thériault, Ph.D. candidate: Presse Francophone Recognition Award for the column of the year (Letters of mandate: demonstrating leadership in official languages).

Professor André Lecours: Research Excellence Award from the Faculty of Social Sciences and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Professor Monica Gattinger: Appointed as a member of the Ontario Ministry of Energy's Electrification and Energy Transition Panel


Santoire, B. (2022). Résolution 1325 et gouvernance globale : l’agenda Femmes, Paix et Sécurité (fps) en tant que norme internationale. Études internationales53(1), 121–136.

Cantwell-Chavez, D. (2022). Book Review: The New Climate Activism: NGO Authority and Participation in Climate Change Governance. International Journal77(2), 384–386.

Brown, S., & Rosier, M. COVID-19 vaccines and global health diplomacy: Canada and France compared. In COVID-19 and Foreign Aid (pp. 222-245). Routledge.

Katz-Rosene, R., Heffernan, A., & Arora, A. (2023). Protein pluralism and food systems transition: A review of sustainable protein meta-narratives. World Development161, 106121.
Arel, D., & Driscoll, J. (2023). Ukraine's unnamed war: Before the Russian invasion of 2022. Cambridge University Press.

Stockemer, D., & Sundstrom, A. (2022). Youth without Representation: The Absence of Young Adults in Parliaments, Cabinets, and Candidacies (p. 207). University of Michigan Press.

Burni, A., Stockemer, D., & Hackenesch, C. (2023). Contagious politics and COVID-19: does the infectious disease hit populist supporters harder?. Contemporary Politics, 1-26.

Stockemer, D., & Halikiopoulou, D. (2023). Multiple routes to immigration scepticism: The association between individual grievances and anti
immigrant attitudes in Canada, Germany and the USA. International Migration.

Rebecca Jane Hall, Leah F Vosko, Veldon Coburn, Indigenous Access to Social Assistance and Identity: A Gendered Relational Reading of Settler Colonial Containment in Shubenacadie Indian Band v. CanadaSocial Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, Volume 29, Issue 4, Winter 2022, Pages 1520–1543,

Thomas, D. P., & Coburn, V. (Eds.). (2022). Capitalism and dispossession: Corporate Canada at home and abroad. Fernwood Publishing.

Donoghue, S., Katz-Rosene, R. Evaluating the comprehensiveness of municipal climate change adaptation plans in Ontario, Canada. 
Reg Environ Change 23, 44 (2023).

Best, J. (2022). Varieties of ignorance in neoliberal policy: or the possibilities and perils of wishful economic thinking. Review of International Political Economy29(4), 1159-1182.

Best, J. (2022). Uncomfortable knowledge in central banking: Economic expertise confronts the visibility dilemma. Economy and Society51(4), 559-583.

Gattinger, M. (2022). 12 Canada–United States Energy Relations. Scholars, Missionaries, and Counter-Imperialists: The American Review of Canadian Studies, 1971-2021, 168.

Laliberté, A. (2022). Entangled Multiple Modernities and the Variety of Secular States. Asia and the Secular: Francophone Perspectives in a Global Age10, 19.

Laliberté, A. The Legacy of an Accommodative Secularism: Religions and Taiwan’s Responses to COVID-19. Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies14(1), 75-108.

Laliberté, A. (2022). The Buddhist Association of China and Constitutional Law in Buddhist Majority Nations. Buddhism and Comparative Constitutional Law, 285.

Lecours, A., & Kerr, S. (Eds.). (2023). Multinationalism and Covid-19. Taylor & Francis.

Lecours, A. (2022). Nationalism and the strength of secessionism in Western Europe: Static and dynamic autonomy. International Political Science Review43(5), 730-744.

Lecours, A., & Béland, D. (2022). Federalism and the politics of oil and gas pipelines in Canada (Alberta) and the United States (Texas). 
Politics & Policy50(3), 487-502.

Mévellec, A., & Burlone, N. (2022). La place des villes dans le système d’action publique québécois, ou l’impossibilité d’ignorer les villes. La ville inclusive: Dans les pas de Caroline Andrew.

Mévellec, A., & Burlone 1, N. (2022).
Gouvernance et réformes territoriales. Revue Gouvernance19(1), 1-2.

Abrams, T., & Orsini, M. (2022). Waves of Ableism: Affective Arrangements in the Time of COVID-19. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies11(3), 154-180.

Orsini, M. (2022). Who needs to (un) know? On the generative possibilities of ignorance for autistic futures. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 1-18.

Salter, M. B. (2022). 1 Introduction: A Body, a Soul, and a Passport. In Rights of Passage (pp. 1-10). Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Salter, M. B. (2022). Quantum Sovereignty+ Entanglement. Quantizing International Relations: A Human Science for World Politics, 262-279.

Champagne, É., Eddie, M. H., Mulaire, M., Comeau, G. S., Chiasson, G., Letendre, S., ... & d'Ornellia-NJ, M. M. (2022). Gouvernance communautaire: innovations dans le Canada français hors Québec. University of Ottawa Press.

Burstein, M., Champagne, É., Tassonyi, A., Andrew, C., Chiasson, G., Sancton, A., ... & Gilbert, A. (2022). The unimagined Canadian capital: challenges for the Federal Capital Region. University of Ottawa Press.

Cooper, C. A. (2022). Encouraging bureaucrats to report corruption: human resource management and whistleblowing. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration44(2), 106-130.

Cooper, C. A., Marier, P., & Halawi, A. (2022). The politics of senior bureaucratic turnover in the Westminster tradition: Trust and the choice between internal and external appointments. Public Policy and Administration37(2), 179-202.

Ferland, B. (2022). The role of women’s descriptive representation on same-gender and proximity voting among women. European Journal of Politics and Gender5(2), 232-249.

Frowd, P. M. (2022). Borderwork Creep in West Africa’s Sahel. Geopolitics27(5), 1331-1351.

Frowd, P. M. (2022). The Politics of Non-State Security Provision in Burkina Faso: Koglweogo Self-Defence Groups’ Ambiguous Pursuit of Recognition. African Affairs121(482), 109-130.

Katz-Rosene, R., & Szwarc, J. (2022). Preparing for collapse: the concerning rise of “eco-survivalism”. Capitalism Nature Socialism33(1), 111-130.

Bilodeau, A., White, S., Ma, C., Turgeon, L., & Henderson, A. (2023). Marginalized, but not demobilized: Ethnic minority protest activity when facing discrimination. International Political Science Review.

Bilodeau, A., White, S., Turgeon, L., & Henderson, A. (2022). Ethnic minority belonging in a multilevel political community: the role of exclusionary experiences and welcoming provincial contexts in Canada. Territory, Politics, Governance, 1-20.

Turgeon, L., Doris, J., Gagnon, A. G., & Caruso, J. L. (2022). Varieties of employment equity architectures in Canada: An interprovincial comparison. Canadian Public Administration65(1), 188-205.

King, A., Coburn, V., Vosko, L., Hall, R., Lyubchenko, O., & Noack, A. (2022). Determining the “Core of Indianness:” A Feminist Political Economy of NIL/TU, O v. BCGEU. aboriginal policy studies10(1).

Coburn, V., & Moore, M. (2022). Occupancy, Land Rights and the Algonquin Anishinaabeg. 
Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique55(1), 1-18.

Doering, J., & Peker, E. (2022). How Muslims respond to secularist restrictions: reactive ethnicity, adjustment, and acceptance. Ethnic and Racial Studies45(15), 2956-2977.

Peker, E. (2022). Finding religion: Immigration and the populist (re) discovery of Christian heritage in western and Northern Europe. Religions13(2), 158.

Our professors

We welcome Professor Veldon Coburn and Professor Efe Peker!

Professor Veldon Coburn: School of Political Studies - Institute of Research and Aboriginal Studies

Professor Efe Peker: School of Political Studies – School of Sociological and Anthropological studies

In Memoriam

We regret the passing of our Professor Emeritus Caroline Andrew. She had been deeply involved at the University for more than 30 years. Her work in urban and feminist studies has shaped her national reputation. We offer our full condolences.