Principal Investigators

Dr. Peter Clancy of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia and Dr. Mario Levesque of Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick.

Peter Clancy

My work centres on the interplay of economic and political interests in a variety of settings, including business politics and resource industries. This includes wildlife, forests, petroleum, minerals, fisheries and water. The geo-political fields for these inquiries include Canada and its regions (Northern, Atlantic and Prairie in particular) as well as Australasia. Relationships between resource owners, users and markets figure in most of these studies, with state policy as a crucial mediating form. Extended Biography

Mario Levesque

My teaching and research focus on public policy analysis and public administration largely within the Canadian context and related to environmental and disability policy. Specifically, my aim is to understand the composition of and how nested institutional arrangements matter for changes in public policy and governance regimes by illuminating the interplay between actors and institutions in public policy processes. Extended Biography


This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.