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Stephen Azzi

Associate Professor

Degrees:BA (Carleton), MA (Ottawa), PhD (Waterloo)
Office:2435R RB

Stephen Azzi is one of the original core faculty members of the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management. Previously, he worked as aide to four members of Parliament. In the Department of National Defence, he served as speechwriter for the minister, as policy analyst on Canada’s international policy review, and as intelligence officer responsible for analyzing Islamist terrorism in Asia. From 2005 to 2011, he was associate professor at Laurentian University, where he taught US history and foreign policy. At Carleton, he has taught in the Political Management program, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, the School of Canadian Studies, the Department of History, and the Department of Political Science.

Professor Azzi’s research specialties are prime ministerial leadership in Canada, Canada–US relations, and Canadian economic and cultural nationalism.

Select publications

Reconcilable Differences: A History of Canada–US Relations. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2014. 312 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 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. (with Norman Hillmer)

“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)

“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.

View bio at the Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management.