Patrick Smith

Professor
Political Science

Areas of interest

Research and Supervision Fields:

STATUS: NOT ACCEPTING NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS

-Local Government
-Comparative Urban Public Policy

Teaching Streams:

-Public Policy and Democratic Governance

Education

  • BA (honours), McMaster University
  • MA, McMaster University
  • PhD, London School of Economics

Biography

Patrick Smith is professor and the current director of the Institute of Governance Studies. His research interests include public policy and administration, local and metropolitan governance, global cities, political parties and elections, electoral reform, local democracy, Canadian and B.C. government/politics, federalism and constitutional reform. He is currently engaged in research on comparative urban and regional/metropolitan governance, subnational (city/province-state) global policy making, Cascadia, aboriginal policy, political parties, voters and recent Canadian elections: federal, provincial, and local.

Publications

2017. “Vancouver”. In D. Roussopoulos (ed.) The Rise of Cities. Montréal: Black Rose Books.

2016. Local Government in Canada: Ninth Edition. Toronto: Nelson (edited with C. Richard Tindal, Susan Tindal and Kennedy Stewart).

Courses

This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.