Dr. Doug Brown
St. Francis Xavier University
Department of Political Science

dbrown@stfx.ca; 902-867-3910; fax 902-867-3243
Nicholson Hall 722


Douglas Brown is Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

A native of Nova Scotia, he graduated with a B.A. Honours in History and Political Science at Mount Allison University (1975), Masters of History at Queen’s University (1978) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science, University of Melbourne (2000). Dr. Brown attended the University of Melbourne on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship.

He is a continuing Fellow and former Executive Director (1993-96) of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada and a former Adjunct Professor in the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University 1994-2005, and the Department of Political Science, Concordia University, 2001.

Dr. Brown has over 20 years experience in the practice and analysis of Canadian intergovernmental relations, including with the Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1980-88. In 2002-03 Dr. Brown served as Research Director for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada.  (see http://www.exec.gov.nl.ca/ royalcomm/)

His main research interest is in Canadian and comparative federalism and intergovernmental relations, in particular economic policy-making, fiscal federalism and regional development.

He is the author and editor of over 30 publications related to Canadian and comparative federalism, including as co-editor of the series Canada: The State of the Federation published by the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations from 1989 to1996 (See http://www.queensu.ca/ iigr/pub/archive/SOTF.html ).

Other publications include:  Market Rules: Economic Union Reform and Intergovernmental Policy-Making in Australia and Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000) (see http://www.mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=902). Also, co-authored with Herman Bakvis and Gerald Baier Contested Federalism: Certainty and Ambiguity in the Canadian Federation (Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press. 2009) (See http://www.oupcanada.com/catalog/ 9780195425291.html)

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