519-661-2111 X 85171
Collective Action and the Dynamics of Cooperation, Institutional Design and Change, Structure and Agency, Historical Institutionalism, Rational Choice, Concept-Building, Elite Interviews, Archival Research, Experiments
Position: Associate Professor
On Sabbatical until July 2018
|Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85002
Office: SSC 4223
Local and urban politics (Canadian and comparative), organizational behaviour, environmental politics.
Martin Horak specializes in local and urban politics in North America and Europe, and has a particular interest in local democracy, local institutional change, and the politics of the environment. He has done research on the performance of the municipal government of Prague in the post-communist era.
|Position: Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Local Government Program
||Telephone: 519 661 2111 x 85168
Local government, Multilevel Governance, Special Purpose Bodies
Joe Lyons became Director of the Local Government Program in July 2017. Having taught in the program since 2013, he has a strong appreciation for its unique and important role in training local government administrators. Joe is responsible for all academic aspects of the program, including its curriculum and admission and progression requirements.
Joe's teaching and research interests are in the areas of local government institutions and management. He is especially interested in special-purpose bodies and has published research comparing their performance with general-purpose governments.
|(PhD Carleton University)|
|Telephone: 519 661 2111 85154
Office: SSC 4164
|(PhD, University of Toronto)|
|Position: Assistant Professor
|Telephone: 519-661-2111 X 85169
Office: SSC 4166
Canadian and Comparative Politics and Public Policymaking, Contemporary and Historical Development of Multi-level Governance and Planning of North American Cities, Political and Electoral Geography