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St-Martin, Denis

Full Professor

  • Holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration


  • Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B.
St-Martin, Denis

Research expertise

I am a professor and researcher in the field of administration and public policy. In my work I study collective action institutions and the dilemmas that arise when the rational pursuit of individual interests leads to irrational results for the public good. My current research concerns problems of parliamentary self-regulation in terms of ethics and conduct, and increasing the autonomy of finance ministers in the G20 countries as a way of ensuring commitment to fiscal discipline policies.

I also hold the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration.

Areas of expertise


  • Denis Saint-Martin (2009). “ L’institutionnalisation d’un champ d’expertise contesté : la régulation de l’éthique parlementaire aux États-Unis et en Europe”, Cahiers internationaux de sociologie, No.126, pp.21-37.
  • Denis Saint-Martin, avec Frederick Thompson (2006). Public Ethics and Governance: Standards and Practice in Comparative Perspective. New York: Oxford-Elsevier Press.
  • Denis Saint-Martin (2005). “Path Dependence and Self-Reinforcing Processes in the Regulation of Ethics in Politics”. International Journal of Public Management, Vol.8, no.2, pp.4-22 Denis Saint-Martin (2004). Building the New Managerialist State: Consultants and the Politics of Public Sector Reform. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
  • Denis Saint-Martin (2004). “Managerialist Advocate or Control Freak? The Janus-face Office of the Auditor General of Canada”. Administration publique du Canada, vol.46, no.5, pp.654-677.

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