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Dr. Paul Barker

Dr. Paul Barker

Division of Social Sciences
Office: BR 212
Telephone: (519) 432-8353 ext 28278

Academic Background

  • B.A., Queen's University
  • M.P.A., Queen's University
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto

Research and Scholarly Interests

Canadian politics, public policy, federal-provincial relations


  • Political Science 1020E Introduction to Political Science
  • Political Science 2220F/G Government Policy
  • Political Science 2230E Canadian Government and Politics
  • Political Science 2246E Public Administration
  • Political Science 2286F/G Policy Analysis

Representative Publications

  • "Bureaucracy in the Blakeney Decision-Making Process," Prairie Forum 31: (Spring 2006)
  • "The Case Against a Strong Federal Role in Health Care," in M. Charlton & P. Barker, eds., Crosscurrents: Contemporary Political Issues ( Toronto : Thomson Nelson. 2006).
  • "Acceptable Law, Questionable Politics," in M. Westmacott & H. Mellon, eds., Political Dispute and Judicial Review: Assessing the Work of the Supreme Court of Canada ( Toronto : Thomson Nelson, 2000).