PhD, Carleton University
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Brooke Jeffrey’s research is broadly focused on federalism and Canadian public administration. Her current work on Canadian federalism examines the potential impact of the Harper government’s ‘open federalism’ policies on social welfare, intergovernmental relations and national unity. She also investigates federalism from a comparative perspective, most recently examining the role of federalism in political integration and the internal cohesion of political parties in the European Union. Dr. Jeffrey’s current research interest concerning Canadian public administration focuses on public service reform, in an ongoing project that explores issues of accountability and transparency in light of recent structural changes in Canada’s public service.
In the future Dr. Jeffrey plans to explore in more detail the implications of the Federal Accountability Act for senior managers in the public service, with particular attention to the oversight role of parliamentary committees. A former senior public servant, Dr. Jeffrey has been a consultant to several parliamentary committees and associations, and served on the Prime Minister’s Blue Ribbon Committee for the Outstanding Senior Public Servant Awards.
POLI 351 Canadian Federalism
POLI 365 Canadian Public Administration
POLI 398W Political Participation in Canada
POLI 498F Advanced Seminar in Comparative Federalism
POLI 618/813A Canadian Public Administration
POLI 624/815F Public Administration and Intergovernmental Affairs