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Johns, Carolyn

Johns, Carolyn

Politics

Doctorate:

PhD (Comparative Public Policy): McMaster

Office:

JOR706

Telephone:

(416) 979-5000 x 6146

Biography:

Dr. Carolyn Johns is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration. She holds a PhD in Comparative Public Policy from McMaster University, as well as a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Public Policy and Administration from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from the University of Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Arts [B.A. (Hons)] in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr. Johns is currently the Principal Investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant; Director of the Great Lakes Policy Research Network; Chair of the Geoffrey Bruce Fellowships in Canadian Freshwater Policy; and an Executive Committee member of Ryerson Urban Water.

Research Interests:

Research interests include environmental policy, water policy, intergovernmental administrative relations, public administration, network analysis and policy capacity issues in the public sector.

Current Courses:

Carolyn Johns teaches public administration, public policy and environmental policy at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition, she has taught in both the First Nations and the Fire Services partnership programs.

Selected Publications:

  • “Water Governance Indicators: Challenges and Prospects for Improving Transboundary Lake Governance.” In Transboundary Lake Governance, ed. Velma Grover and Gail Krantzberg, 11-37.  City: Science Publishers, 2018 (forthcoming).
  • “Transboundary Environmental Governance and Water Pollution in the Great Lakes Region: Recent Progress and Future Challenges.”  In Transboundary Environmental Governance Across the World's Longest Border, ed. Stephen Brooks and Andrea Olive, 77-112.  East Lansing Michigan: Michigan State University Press, 2018 (forthcoming).
  • “Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Analysis” (with Gregory J. Inwood). Ch. 11 in Policy Analysis in Canada, 2nd ed., ed. Laurent Dobuzinskis and Michael Howlett, 233-254. Bristol, UK.: Policy Press, 2018.
  • “Environmental regime effectiveness and the North American Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement” (with Adam Thorn and Debora VanNijnatten).  International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (January 2018): 1-19. Online first.  DOI: 10.1007/s10784-018-9385-1
  • “The Great Lakes, Water Quality and Water Policy in Canada.” In Water Policy and Governance in Canada, ed. Steven Renzetti and Diane Dupont, 159-178. New York: Springer Publications, 2017.
  • "Intergovernmental Policy Capacity and Practice in Canada” (with Patricia O’Reilly and Greg Inwood).  Policy Work in Canada: Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities, ed. Michael Howlett, Adam Wellstead and Jonathan Craft, 100-110.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.
  • “Transboundary Governance Capacity in the Great Lakes Basin” (with Debora VanNijnatten, Kathryn Bryk Friedman, and Gail Krantzberg). International Journal of Water Governance 4:1 (2016): 7-32.
  • Testing a Framework for the Effectiveness of Programs and other Measures Related to the Implementation of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement” (with Debora VanNijnatten and Adam Thorn). Research paper commissioned by the International Joint Commission, 30 October 2015.
  • “Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: Comparative Analysis and Future Research Frontiers” (with Greg Inwood).  Canadian Public Administration 59:3 (September 2016): 382-404.
  • “Great Lakes Water Policy: The Cases of Water Levels and Water Pollution in Lake Erie” (with Mark Sproule-Jones).  In Canadian Environmental Policy and Politics: Prospects for Leadership and Innovation, 4th ed., ed. Debora VanNijnatten, 252-277.  Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • “Subnational Diplomacy in the Great Lakes Region: Towards Explaining Variation between Water Quality and Quantity Regimes” (with Adam Thorn). Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 21:3 (September 2015): 195-211.
  • “The State of Policy Research in the Great Lakes Basin: A Review of Publications in the Journal of Great Lakes Research in the Past 40 Years” (with Rebecca Teare). Journal of Great Lakes Research 41:3 (September 2015): 697-706.
  • Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis (with Gregory J. Inwood, eds.). Toronto: University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2014.
    • “Why Study Commissions of Inquiry?” (with Gregory J. Inwood). Introduction in Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis, ed. Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, 3-19. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2014.
    • “The Theoretical Framework: Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change” (with Gregory J. Inwood). In Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis, ed. Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, 20-48. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2014.
    • “The Walkerton Inquiry and Policy Change.” In Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis, ed. Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, 214-43. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2014.
    • “Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis” (with Gregory J. Inwood). In Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis, ed. Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, 261-301. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2014.
  • Intergovernmental Policy Capacity in Canada:  Inside the Worlds of Finance, Environment, Trade, and Health (with Gregory J. Inwood and Patricia L. O’Reilly).  Montréal and Kingston:  McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012. 
  • “Transboundary Water Pollution Efforts in the Great Lakes: The Significance of National and Sub-national Policy Capacity.”  In Environmental Governance on the 49th Parallel: New Century, New Approaches,  ed. Barry Rabe and Stephen Brooks, 63-82.   Washington, DC:  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Canada Institute, 2010.
  • “Water Pollution Policy in Canada” (with Mark Sproule-Jones).  In Canadian Environmental Policy and Politics: Prospects for Leadership and Innovation, 3rd ed., ed. Debora Vannijnatten and Robert Boardman, 216-35.  Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • “Water Pollution in the Great Lakes Basin: The Global-Local Dynamic.”  In Environmental Challenges and Opportunities: Local-Global Perspectives on Canadian Issues, ed. Christopher Gore and Peter Stoett,  95-129.  Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2009.
  • Canadian Water Politics: Conflicts and Institutions, ed. (with Mark Sproule-Jones and B. Timothy Heinmiller).  Montréal and Kingston:  McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.
    • “Introduction.”  In Canadian Water Politics: Conflicts and Institutions, ed. Mark Sproule-Jones, Carolyn Johns, and B. Timothy Heinmiller, 3-15.  Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.
    • “Water as a Multiple-Use Resource and Source of Political Conflict” (with Mark Sproule-Jones, and B. Timothy Heinmiller).  In Canadian Water Politics: Conflicts and Institutions, ed. Mark Sproule-Jones, Carolyn Johns, and B. Timothy Heinmiller, 19-55.  Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.
    • “Institutions for Water Resource Management in Canada” (with Ken Rasmussen).  In Canadian Water Politics: Conflicts and Institutions, ed. Mark Sproule-Jones, Carolyn Johns, and B. Timothy Heinmiller, 59-89.  Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.
    • “Non-point Source Water Pollution Institutions in Ontario before and after Walkerton.”  In Canadian Water Politics: Conflicts and Institutions, ed. Mark Sproule-Jones, Carolyn Johns, and B. Timothy Heinmiller, 203-239.  Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.
    •  “Conclusion: Institutions and Water Governance” (with B. Timothy Heinmiller and Mark Sproule-Jones).    In Canadian Water Politics: Conflicts and Institutions, ed. Mark Sproule-Jones, Carolyn Johns, and B. Timothy Heinmiller, 308-331.  Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.
  • "Case Studies and the Case Study Method in Canadian Public Administration."  In Professionalism and Public Service: Essays in Honour of Kenneth Kernaghan, ed. David Siegel and Ken Rasmussen, 304-327.  Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 2008.
  • “Formal and Informal Dimensions of Intergovernmental Administrative Relations in Canada” (with Gregory J. Inwood and Patricia L. O'Reilly). Canadian Public Administration 50:1 (Spring 2007): 21-41.
  • “Intergovernmental Innovation and the Administrative State in Canada” (with Gregory J. Inwood and Patricia L. O'Reilly). Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions 19:4 (October 2006): 627-49.
  • "Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations." In Canadian Politics: Democracy and Dissent, ed. Joan Grace and Byron Sheldrick, 85-116. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada Inc., 2006.
  • "Looking Back, Looking Forward: the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management 1994-2004," (with Gordon Draper). Toronto: Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management, 2004.
  • “Intergovernmental Officials in Canada” (with Gregory J. Inwood and Patricia L. O'Reilly). In Canada: the State of the Federation 2002: Reconsidering the Institutions of Canadian Federalism, ed. J. Peter Meekison, Hamish Telford and Harvey Lazar, 249-284. Montréal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004.
  • Reflections on the Second Four Years: The Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management 1998-2002. Toronto: Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management, August 2003.
  • Current Good Practices and New Developments in Public Sector Management: A Portfolio (co-edited with S. Agere and A. Stevenson). London: Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management and the Commonwealth Secretariat, September 2002.
  • Policy Instruments to Manage Non-point Source Water Pollution: Comparing the United States and Ontario. Paper Commissioned for Part II of the Walkerton Inquiry 2001. Toronto: Queen's Printer Ontario, 2002. 

 

Spoken Languages:

English