Commentary (September 2013) by Ivan F Dumka, CETD intern and PhD candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria

This contribution is intended to synthesize the findings of research undertaken in Canadian Public Administration, June 2013, Volume 56 No 2, entitled “Comparing Modes of Governance in Canada and the EU: Social Policy in Multilevel Systems”. Multilevel coordination of social policy in Canada and the European Union is compared in order to analyze the similar challenges the two systems face, and how they might learn from each other.