B.A. (Hons.) (University of Alberta)
M.A., Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Office Location: AQ 6035A
Dr. Laycock focuses his research on political ideologies, democratic theory, Canadian party politics, and public policy. His most recent book is Reviving Social Democracy: the Near Death and Surprising Rise of the Federal NDP (2014), co-edited with Lynda Erickson.
His published works include Populism and Democratic Thought in the Canadian Prairies (1990), The New Right and Democracy in Canada: Understanding Reform and the Canadian Alliance (2001); Representation and Democratic Theory (2004) and articles or chapters on populism, direct democracy, the Reform and Alliance Parties, the federal NDP, and the politics of biotechnology. With Dr. Michael Howlett, he edited The Puzzles of Power: Introductory Readings in Political Science (1994 and 1998), and Regulating Next Generation Agri-Food Bio-Technologies: Lessons from European, North American and Asian Experiences (Routledge, 2012). With Dr. Howlett and Dr. Laurent Dobuzinskis, he edited Policy Studies in Canada: The State of the Art (1996) and Policy Analysis in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2007).