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Jonathan Malloy

Canadian political institutions; Religion and politics

Degrees:BA (Waterloo) MA (Queen's) PhD (Toronto)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1189
Office:B640 Loeb


Jonathan Malloy is Chair of the Department of Political Science and is also cross-appointed to the School of Public Policy and Administration. His teaching and research interests focus on Canadian political institutions, Ontario politics, and religion and politics.

His research on Parliament has focused particularly on parliamentary committees and he served as president of the Canadian Study of Parliament Group from 2009-13. More recent work has also focused on prime ministers and political leadership. His most recent major publications are two books on Ontario politicsThe Politics of Ontario, co-edited with Cheryl Collier, the first text on Ontario government and politics in two decades, and Fighting for Votes, co-authored with William Cross, Tamara Small and Laura Stephenson, the first ever book-length study of a provincial election in Canada.

Past research projects include government coordination agencies for social movements and identity groups in Canada and Australia, leading to his 2003 book Between Colliding Worlds: The Inherent Ambiguity of Government Agencies for Aboriginal and Women’s Policy, and work on religion and politics, particularly the politics of evangelical Christians. As part of his evangelical research he was a visiting Fulbright Chair at Duke University in 2007. He continues to take a particular interest in comparing Australian and Canadian political institutions and was a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University in 2016.

He currently serves on the board and executive committee of the Canadian Political Science Association.

He joined Carleton University in 2000 after receiving his PhD from the University of Toronto, following earlier degrees from the University of Waterloo and Queen’s University. In 1992-93 he was an Ontario Legislative Intern, an experience that changed his life and set the direction of his professional career.

He is from Elmira, Ontario.

Selected Publications

The Politics of Ontario, edited with Cheryl Collier. (University of Toronto Press, 2017).

Fighting for Votes: Parties, the Media, and Voters in an Ontario Election, with William P. Cross, Tamara A. Small and Laura B. Stephenson  (University of British Columbia Press, 2015)

“The Relationship Between the Conservative Party of Canada and Evangelicals and Social Conservatives” in J. Farney and D. Rayside, eds., Conservatism in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2013)

“Between America and Europe: Religion, Politics and Evangelicals in Canada” Politics, Religion and Ideology 12:3 (2011)

“Mulroney’s Shadows: The Many Images of Canada’s Eighteenth Prime Minister,” Canadian Political Science Review 4:1 (March 2010)

Between Colliding Worlds: The Ambiguous Existence of Government Agencies For Aboriginal and Women’s Policy (University of Toronto Press, 2003)

“High Discipline, Low Cohesion? The Uncertain Patterns of Canadian Parliamentary Parties,” Journal of Legislative Studies 9:3 (Winter 2003)