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Stephen Azzi

Professor (cross-appointed Political Management)

Degrees:B.A. (Carleton), M.A. (Ottawa), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3115
Office:2435R RB

Professor Azzi is accepting graduate students in history; please contact him to inquire about specific areas of supervision.

Current research

  • Political leadership
  • Canadian-American relations
  • Canadian economic and cultural nationalism

Teaching interests

  • Prime ministerial leadership in Canada
  • Institutions and governance
  • Strategic communications
  • Canadian-American relations
  • US foreign policy

Selected publications

Reconcilable Differences: A History of Canada–US Relations. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2014. 328 pp.

“Foreign Investment and the Paradox of Economic Nationalism.” In Modern Canada, 1945 to Present, edited by Catherine Briggs. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. 244-257.

“Evaluating Prime Ministerial Leadership in Canada: The Results of an Expert Survey.” Canadian Political Science Review 7, no. 1 (2013): 13-23. (co-authored with Norman Hillmer)

“Evaluating Prime-Ministerial Performance: The Canadian Experience.” Chapter 11 in Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives, edited by Paul Strangio, Paul ’t Hart, and James Walter. London: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. 242-263. (co-authored with Norman Hillmer)

“The Nationalist Moment in English Canada.” Chapter 11 in Debating Dissent: Canada and the Sixties, edited by Lara Campbell, Dominique Clément, and Gregory S. Kealey. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. Pp. 213-228, 327-332.

“The Strange Afterlives of Canadian Prime Ministers.” Chapter 4 in Former Leaders in Modern Democracies: Political Sunsets, edited by Kevin Theakston and Jouke de Vries. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Pp. 54-77.

Walter Gordon and the Rise of Canadian Nationalism. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999. 328 pp.