This series — drawing on comparative research by CETD collaborators — seeks to spark new ways of thinking and stimulate action on pressing public policy issues.

The series was prepared for the conference “Canada and Europe: Converging or Diverging Responses to International and Domestic Challenges?” held at Carleton University on March 10-11, 2016. The conference was sponsored by the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD) and the Faculty of Public Affairs Research Month at Carleton University. CETD receives funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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(A) Canada-Europe Relations: A New Era of Enhanced Cooperation?

I. Opportunities and Challenges in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation

Armand de Mestral (McGill University): “The Canada-European Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA): A Convergence of Canadian and EU Interests”

Ljiljana Biuković (University of British Columbia): “Between a Rock and A Hard Place: Canada’s Trade and Investment Policy Choices from NAFTA to CETA”

II. Crisis Management and the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership

Joan DeBardeleben (Carleton University): Russia’s integration initiatives: Dilemmas for the European Union”

III. Europe and Canada Respond to Challenges of Environmental Sustainability

Matthew Paterson (University of Ottawa): “The European experience of climate change policy-making: Lessons for Canada”

IV. Challenges in Migration and Integration of Immigrants

Andrew Geddes (University of Sheffield (UK)): “The fragmentation of the European migration system”

Elke Winter (University of Ottawa): “Balancing Citizenship Rights in an Age of Globalization”

(B) Europe and Canada: Facing New Social and Political Challenges

V. After the Euro Crisis

Patrick Leblond (University of Ottawa): “A Canadian Perspective on the Euro Area’s New Financial Governance Regime”

Tatjana Muravska (University of Latvia): “EU Newer Member States: Monetary Integration Maturity”

George Ross (Université de Montréal): “Saving the Euro: Policies, Institutions, and Politics in the Eurozone Crisis”

VI. Inclusive Growth, Social Innovation, and Social Inclusion

 Céline Bellot (Université de Montréal): La question de l’inclusion sociale au Québec

VII. Challenges of Democratic Legitimacy: Confronting Citizen Apathy and the Democratic Deficit 

Lawrence LeDuc (University of Toronto): “Voice vs. Votes: Adapting the Institutions and Processes of Direct Democracy to Improve Citizen Engagement and Participation”

 VIII. Democratic Governance and Multi-Level Systems

Arthur Benz (Technical University Darmstadt (Germany): “Policy coordination between different levels of government: What have we learned from Canada-Europe comparative research?”

Jörg Broschek  (Wilfred Laurier University): “The Politics of Boundary Control in Multi-Level Systems: Europe and Canada Compared”