Local Government ProgramWestern Social Science

Full Time Faculty

Chris Alcantara

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Associate Professor
calcanta@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85171
SSC 4144
Office Hours
By Appointment
Research Interests

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


Martin Horak

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(PhD Toronto)

Position: Associate Professor and
Director, Local Government Program
Email: mhorak@uwo.ca

Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85002
Office: SSC 4217
Research Interests
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.

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Joseph Lyons

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(PhD Western)
Position: Assistant Professor
Email
Telephone: 519 661 2111 x 85168
Office: 4162

Research Interests
Local government, Multilevel Governance, Special Purpose Bodies

 

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Andres Perez

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(PhD Carleton University)
Position: Professor
Email: aperez@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519 661 2111 85154
Office: SSC 4164

Research Interests
Dr. Perez is interested in religion and politics in Latin America, and the politics of Liberation Theology and Critical Political Science

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Andrew Sancton

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(DPhil and BPhil Oxford)
Position: Professor
Email: asancton@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 82985
Office: SSC 4133
Research Interests
Municipal amalgamations, central local-relations, local-government policy-making, electoral redistribution

Professor Sancton specializes in the study of Canadian urban politics and local government and has written extensively on this subject. In recent years he has been both a consultant and an expert witness. He acted in these capacities in the debates about municipal amalgamation in Toronto and Montreal.

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Zack Taylor

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(PhD, University of Toronto)
Position: Assistant Professor
Email: zack.taylor@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 X 85169
Office: SSC 4166
Research Interests

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