Stephen McBride joined the Department of Political Science on July 1, 2010. His research deals with issues of comparative public policy , globalization, and political economy. He is the author of Not Working: State, Unemployment and Neo-conservatism in Canada (1992 – winner of Smiley Prize 1994), and Paradigm Shift: Globalization and the Canadian State (2001; 2nd edition 2005, winner of the 2007 Weller Prize) and is co-author of Dismantling a Nation: Canada and the New World Order (1993; 2nd edition 1997) and (with Heather Whiteside) Private Affluence, Public Austerity: Economic Crisis and Democratic Malaise in Canada (2011). Stephen has also co-edited several volumes including: Relations of Global Power: Neoliberal Order and Disorder (2010); The OECD and Transnational Governance (2008);and International Trade and Neoliberal Globalism: Towards Reperipheralisation in Australia, Canada and Mexico(2008). His current research includes projects on employment policy regimes in the aftermath of the financial and economic crisis; and the impact of climate change adaptation and mitigation policies on the world of work.
705 – Global Public Policy
780 - Selected Political Problems I: Political Economy of North America
Research and Supervision
I am happy to supervise student research in the areas of public policy, political economy and globalization.
Listed below are recent sources of research funding and some of my current and past research projects:
As Principal Investigator
- Globalization and the New Political Economy of Un/employment
2010-13. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council , Standard Research Grant, $72,194.
- Private Sector Participation in International Dispute Settlement
2006-10 . Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Standard Research Grant,
As a Co-Investigator
- Work in A Warming World
2010-2015. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Community University Research Alliance grant,”( Principal Investigator: Carla Lipsig Mumme [York University]. Own role: co-investigator and member of grant executive committee. $1 million
- Re-defining public services in British Columbia: challenges to economic security and alternative policies
2003-2008 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Community University Research Alliance grant, (Principal co-investigators: Marjorie Griffin Cohen[Simon Fraser University] and Seth Klein [CCPA]; own role: co-investigator and Executive member). $1 million
- Neo-liberal Globalism and its challengers: sustainability in the semi‑periphery
2000-2006 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Major Collaborative Research Initiative, (Principle Investigator: Gordon Laxer, University of Alberta; Own role: co‑investigator). $1.4 million
Stephen McBride and Heather Whiteside, Private Affluence, Public Austerity: Economic Crisis and Democratic Malaise in Canada, (2011), Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.
Gary Teeple and Stephen McBride eds., Relations of Global Power: Neoliberal Order and Disorder. (Toronto: UTP Higher Education, 2010)
- Gary Teeple and Stephen McBride eds., Relations of Global Power: Neoliberal Order and Disorder.( Toronto: UTP Higher Education, 2010)
- Rianne Mahon and Stephen McBride eds. The OECD and Transnational Governance (Vancouver UBC Press, 2008)
- Paul Bowles, Ray Broomhill, Theresa Guttierez-Haces and Stephen McBride eds. International Trade and Neoliberal Globalism: Towards Reperipheralisation in Australia, Canada and Mexico ( London: Routledge, 2008)
- Simon Lee and Stephen McBride, eds, Neo-liberalism, State Power and Global Governance.( Dordrecht, Netherlands, Springer, 2007)
- Marjorie Griffin Cohen and Stephen McBride( eds.) Global Turbulence: Social Activists’ and State Responses to Globalization (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003)
Articles in Refereed Journals:
- Stephen McBride, "The Scope and Limits of a Public-Private Hybrid: Dispute Settlement under NAFTA Chapter 19". New Political Economy. Internet version 2011; print version 2012.
- Rianne Mahon and Stephen McBride. “Standardizing and Disseminating Knowledge: The Role of the OECD in Global Governance”, European Political Science Review, 2009.1:1. 83-101
- Stephen McBride and Kathleen McNutt, “Devolution and Neoliberalism in the Canadian Welfare State: Ideology, National and International Conditioning Frameworks, and Policy Change in British Columbia”, Global Social Policy.August 2007, 177-201
- Stephen McBride, “Reconfiguring Sovereignty: NAFTA Chapter 11 Dispute Settlement Procedures and the Issue of Public-Private Authority”, Canadian Journal of Political Science, December 2006, 755-775
- Stephen McBride, “Quiet Constitutionalism in Canada: The International Political Economy of Domestic Institutional Change”, Canadian Journal of Political Science, 36(2):2003, 251-273
- Stephen McBride, “The Global Economic Crisis” in Christopher Kukucha and Duane Bratt, Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2011)
- Stephen McBride, “The New Constitutionalism: International and Private Rule in the New Global Order” in Gary Teeple and Stephen McBride, eds. Relations of Global Power: Neoliberal Order and Disorder. (Toronto: University of Toronto Higher Education, 2010)
- Stephen McBride and John Irwin, “Deregulating Child Labour in British Columbia” in M. Gleason, L. Paris, T. Myers, and V. Strong-Boag, eds. Vulnerable Children and Youth in Canada, the United States and Australia (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010), 230-243
- Stephen McBride, “Autoridad privada en la solución de controversias dentro del TLCAN”, In Teresina Gutierrez-Haces, ed. Lo que queda del Tratado de Libre Comercio de Américo del Norte. Su legado y trascendencia. (Mexico City: UNAM Press, Forthcoming)
- Stephen McBride. "The Political Economy of Neoliberalism in North America", in Jeffrey Ayres and Laura Macdonald eds. Contentious Politics in North America:National Protest and Transnational Collaboration Under Continental Integration, (London: Palgrave, 2009) 16-34
Stephen McBride, "N.A.F.T.A. and Regional Institutionalization: Privileging the Private" in Imtiaz Hussain, ed. North America at the Crossroads: N.A.F.T.A. After 15 Years (México, DF: Universidad Iberoamericana, 2009), 277-98
Stephen McBride, Kathleen McNutt and Russell Williams, "Policy Learning? The OECD and Its Jobs Study" in Rianne Mahon and Stephen McBride eds. The OECD and Global Governance (Vancouver UBC Press, 2008), 152-169
- John Irwin, Stephen McBride, Tanya Strubin, Child and Youth Employment Standards: The Experience of Young Workers Under British Columbia’s New Policy Regime (Vancouver: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Office, 2005)