I am a professor in the political science department at the Université de Montréal and associate-dean – academic personnel – at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
I completed a Ph.D. in comparative and Canadian public policy at McMaster University in 1999. My current research centres on the behavior of policy actors (interest groups, civil servants, public opinion …) and on the politics of scientific expertise in Europe and North America. My publications cover several subject areas, including contaminated soil, biotechnology, energy, climate change and public health. I currently receive research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
In 2006, my book, Misplaced Distrust, won the American Political Science Association’s Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize for the best book on environmental politics and policy. My latest book, In Defense of Pluralism, was published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press.
- New article in Regulation & Governance with two great students: Does business influence government regulations? New evidence from Canadian impact assessments
- My TEDxMontreal is finally available: La politique justifie-t-elle cynisme et désillusion?
- Thoughts shared with Mathieu-Robert Sauvé : La pandémie révèle une politique efficace UdeM Nouvelles, March 27, 2020.
- “Is Canada a country divided?“, (with Loleen Berdahl), The Conversation, June 2019.
- “The Canadian Agendas Project” (with Jean-Philippe Gauvin), in Comparative Policy Agendas: Theory, Tools, Data, eds. Frank R. Baumgartner, Christian Breunig, and Emiliano Grossman, Oxford University Press 2019.
- “Interview on Explora following my talk at C2 Montréal“, 28 mai 2019.
- “Les algorithmes: occasions pour la science politique“, UdeMNouvelles, 27 novembre 2018.