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Expert(s) for : political sociology
For many years now, my research has concerned public policy, with specific attention to social policy from a comparative perspective. My work has focused on regulatory models for the wage-employment relationship (the rapport salarial). In this I deal with the Canadian situation, while using a comparative approach to achieve the proper perspective.
I initially included social protection in studies of wage-employment relationships, but now treat it as a field of its own, as my analysis increasingly concentrates on the political treatment of the unemployed. This has been a strategic sphere of the recomposition of the social State since the 1980s and, even more, since the early 2000s. I first make comparisons within Canada (between the provinces) and with the United States, and then with Europe, dealing in terms of determinants of the transformation of social policy.
I have recently reversed the focus of my analysis. While I previously examined public intervention in its relationship to the jobless, I have now shifted my attention to analyzing the disadvantaged (poverty, exclusion and precarious work).
In addition, over the past thirty years, the transformation of Canadian federalism has also become an important topic for me. I address the constitutional question from the angle of the recomposition of the State as the structure for exercising power, studying it in terms of its relationship to social determinations (regional spaces, nationalities, identities), but also to the renewal of forms of expression of public policy, like the new public management. Once again, the field of social and tax policy is a major component.
Since 2008, I have been the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science.