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Canadian Excellence

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Aboriginal Property Rights and Economic Development on Canadian Indian Reserves

  • 2010. Beyond the Indian Act: Restoring Aboriginal Property Rights. (Co-authored with Tom Flanagan and Andre Le Dressay), Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. A summary of the book can be found here (PDF). The book was published in french by Septentrion in 2012 and is available here.
  • 2008. "Privatize Reserve Lands? No. Improve Economic Development Conditions on Canadian Indian Reserves? Yes." Canadian Journal of Native Studies Vol. 28 No. 2 pp. 421-427.

  • 2008. "Aboriginal Policy Reform and the Subsidiarity Principle: A Case Study of the Division of Matrimonial Real Property on Canadian Indian Reserves." Canadian Public Administration Vol. 51, No. 2, Summer pp. 317-333. An abstract of this article can be found here.

  • 2007. "Reduce Transaction Costs? Yes. Strengthen Property Rights? Maybe: The First Nations Land Management Act and Economic Development on Canadian Indian Reserves." Public Choice Vol. 132, No. 3-4, September pp. 421-432. An abstract of this article can be found here.

  • 2006. "Indian Women and the Division of Matrimonial Real Property on Canadian Indian Reserves." Canadian Journal of Women and the Law Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 513-533. An abstract of this article can be found here.

  • 2006. "Customary Land Rights on Canadian Indian Reserves." (With Tom Flanagan). In Self Determination: The Other Path for Native Americans Edited by Terry Anderson, Bruce Benson, and Tom Flanagan. Standford University Press, pp. 134-158.

  • 2005. "Certificates of Possession and First Nations Housing: A Case Study of the Six Nations Housing Program." Canadian Journal of Law and Society Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 183-205. An abstract of this article can be found here.

  • 2005. "Individual Property Rights on Canadian Indian Reserves: A Review of the Jurisprudence." (With Tom Flanagan). Alberta Law Review Vol. 42, No. 4, April pp. 1019-1046.

  • 2004. "Individual Property Rights on Canadian Indian Reserves." (With Tom Flanagan). Queens Law Journal Vol. 29, No. 2, Spring pp. 489-532. Winner of the David Watson Memorial Trust and Award, which is awarded annually for "the paper published in the Queen's Law Journal judged to make the most significant contribution to legal scholarship." Details of the award are here.

  • 2003. "Individual Property Rights on Canadian Indian Reserves: The Historical Emergence and Jurisprudence of Certificates of Possession." Canadian Journal of Native Studies Vol. 23 No. 2 pp. 391-424.

Aboriginal Self-Government

  • 2014.. "The Dynamics of Intra-Jurisdictional Relations in the Inuit Regions of the Canadian Arctic: An Institutionalist Perspective." (With Gary N. Wilson). Regional and Federal Studies. 24 (1): 43-61. You can download a copy of the paper here (ungated).

  • 2012. "Mixing Politics and Business in the Canadian Arctic: Inuit Corporate Governance in Nunavik and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region." (With Gary N. Wilson). Canadian Journal of Political Science Vol. 45 No. 4, December pp. 781-804. You can download an ungated copy here.  Copyright holder is Cambridge University Press and you can find the journal here. This article was one of four papers shortlisted for the 2013 McMenemy Prize for the best paper published in English or French in volume 45 of the Canadian Journal of Political Science.

  • 2012. "Institutional Design and the Accountability Paradox: A Case Study of Aboriginal Accountability Regimes in Canada." (With Zac Spicer and Rob Leone). Canadian Public Administration Vol. 55 No. 1, March pp. 69-90. An abstract of this article can be found here.

  • 2010. "Aboriginal Self-Government Through Constitutional Design: A Survey of Fourteen Aboriginal Constitutions in Canada." (With Greg Whitfield). Journal of Canadian Studies Vol. 44 No. 2, Spring pp. 122-145. An abstract of this article can be found here.

Canadian Politics (Experiments; Public Policy; Voting Behaviour)

  • Forthcoming. "The Candidate Effect: Does the Local Candidate Matter?" (with Jason Roy). Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties. Available online only (advance access but gated) from here. For a limited time, you can download a free and ungated copy of the article here.

  • 2014. "Reforming Election Dates in Canada: Towards an Explanatory Framework." (with Jason Roy). Canadian Public Administration. 57 (2):  256-274. You can download a copy of the paper here (gated).

  • 2012. "The Election Timing Advantage: Empirical Fact or Fiction?" (With Jason Roy). Electoral Studies. Vol. 31 No. 4 December pp. 774-781. A summary of the article can be found here

  • 2005. "The Harmonization Accord: Stakeholder Influence on the Canada-Wide Standard for Dioxins and Furans." Journal of Canadian Studies Vol. 29, No. 2, Spring pp. 156-178. An abstract of this article can be found here.

Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (Modern Treaties)

  • 2013. Negotiating the Deal: Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. You can order a copy of the book here.  

  • 2009. "Old Wine in New Bottles? Instrumental Policy Learning and the Evolution of the Certainty Provision in Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements." Canadian Public Policy Vol. 35 No. 2 September pp. 325-341. An abstract of this article can be found here.

  • 2009. "Claiming the City: Cooperation and Making the Deal in Urban Comprehensive Land Claims Negotiations in Canada." (With Jen Nelles). Canadian Journal of Political Science Vol. 42 No. 3 September pp. 705-727. An abstract of this article can be found here.

  • 2008. "To Treaty or Not to Treaty? Aboriginal Peoples and Comprehensive Land Claims Negotiations in Canada." Publius: The Journal of Federalism Vol. 28, No. 2, Spring pp. 343-369. An abstract of this article can be found here.

  • 2007. "Explaining Aboriginal Treaty Negotiation Outcomes in Canada: The Cases of the Inuit and the Innu in Labrador." Canadian Journal of Political Science Vol. 40, No. 1, March pp. 185-207. An abstract of this article can be found here.

Federalism, Intergovernmental Relations, and Multilevel Governance

  • Forthcoming. "Canadian First Ministers' Conferences and Heresthetic Strategies: Explaining Alberta's Position on Multiculturalism at the 1971 Victoria Conference." (with Jim Walz and Renan Levine). Journal of Canadian Studies.

  • Forthcoming. "Explaining the Emergence of Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Relations in Settler Societies: A Theoretical Framework." (with Jen Nelles). Urban Affairs Review. You can download an ungated copy here.

  • 2014. "Indigenous Peoples and the State in Settler Societies: Towards a More Robust Definition of Multilevel Governance." (With Jen Nelles). Publius: Journal of Federalism. (44) 1: 183-204. A summary of the article can be found here.

  • 2013. "Ideas, Executive Federalism and Institutional Change: Explaining Territorial Inclusion in Canadian First Ministers' Conferences." Canadian Journal of Political Science. Vol. 46 No. 1 March, pp. 27-48. You can download an ungated copy here. Copyright holder is Cambridge University Press and you can find the journal here.

  • 2012. "Responding to Policy Change from Above: Municipal Accountability and Transparency Regimes in Ontario." (With Rob Leone and Zac Spicer). Journal of Canadian Studies. Vol. 46 No. 1, Winter pp. 112-137. An abstract of this article can be found here.
  • 2011. "Strengthening the Ties that Bind? An Analysis of Aboriginal-Municipal Intergovernmental Agreements in British Columbia." (With Jen Nelles). Canadian Public Administration Vol. 54 No. 3, September pp. 315-334. A copy of this article (ungated) can be found here. This article is the winner of the J.E. Hodgetts Award for the best article in English appearing in the 2011 issues of the Canadian Public Administration Journal. The press release is here.

Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian State

  • 2010. “Indigenous Contentious Collective Action in Canada: The Labrador Innu and their Occupation of the Goose Bay Military Air Base.”  Canadian Journal of Native Studies Vol. 30 No. 1, Spring pp. 21-43. 

  • 2009. "Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia: From Impoverished to Restored Societies?" (With Iain Kent). In British Columbia Politics and Government. Edited by Michael Howlett, Dennis Pilon, and Tracy Summerville. Edmond Montgomery Publications, pp. 267-286.

Territorial Governance in the Canadian North

  • Forthcoming. "Something Old or Something New? Territorial Development and Influence within the Canadian Federation." (With George Braden and Michael Morden). 2011 IIGR State of the Federation, The Changing Federal Environment: Rebalancing Roles. Edited by Nadia Verrelli. Kingston: Institute for Intergovernmental Relations.

  • 2013. "Preferences, Perceptions, and Veto Players: Explaining Devolution Negotiation Outcomes in the Canadian Territorial North." Polar Record. Vol. 49 No. 2 pp. 167-179. You can download an ungated copy here.  Copyright holder is Cambridge University Press and you can find the journal here.

  • 2012. "Assessing Devolution in the Canadian North: A Case Study of the Yukon Territory." (With Kirk Cameron and Steven Kennedy). Arctic. Vol. 65 No. 3, September pp. 328-338. The article (ungated) can be found here.