Associate Professor and 2015-16 Interim Director
Linda White is Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and Governance, an Associate Professor of Political Science, and is an affiliate of the Centre for the Study of the United States. Her areas of research include comparative welfare states, comparative social and family policy, particularly early childhood education and care and maternity and parental leave; gender and public policy; ideas, norms, and public policy development; and federalism, law and public policy. Among her current endeavours is a book project, Constructing Policy Change in Early Childhood Education and Care in Liberal Welfare States, that analyzes the expansion early childhood education and care policies in liberal welfare states. She has published extensively on comparative social policy in journals such as Canadian Journal of Political Science, Canadian Public Policy, Comparative Political Studies, French Politics, Governance, International Journal of Children’s Rights, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Journal of European Public Policy (with Ailsa Henderson), Publius, and the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. She is the co-author with Jacquetta A. Newman of Women, Politics, and Public Policy: The Political Struggles of Canadian Women (Oxford U.P. Canada, 2006; 2012), the co-editor (with Peter Graefe and Julie Simmons) of Overpromising and Underperforming? Understanding and Evaluating New Intergovernmental Accountability Regimes (UTP, 2013) and the co-editor with Richard Simeon, Robert Vipond, and Jennifer Wallner of The Comparative Turn in Canadian Politics (UBC Press, 2008).
The Policy Process
Department of Political Science
Comparative Welfare States , Social and Family Policy, Gender and Public Policy, Ideas, Norms, and Policy Development, Federalism, Law, and Public Policy