Research and Supervision
Peter Graefe's research interests flow from a broad interest in Canadian political economy and public policy, and include: social and economic development policies in Quebec and Ontario; provincial social assistance policies; and federal and provincial intergovernmental relations strategies.
- PhD. Université de Montréal, 2003
- MA York University, 1996
- BA (Hons.) McGill University, 1995
- Peter Graefe, Julie M. Simmons and Linda A. White (eds.) 2013. Overpromising and Underperforming: Understanding and Evaluating New Intergovernmental Accountability Regimes. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 336 pp.
Refereed Journal Articles (selected)
- Simmons, Julie M. and Peter Graefe 2013 "Assessing the Collaboration That Was “Collaborative Federalism” 1996-2006".Canadian Political Science Review, 7, 1, 25-36.
- Hudson, Carol-Anne and Peter Graefe 2011 [Fall 2012]. The Toronto Origins of Ontario’s 2008 Poverty Reduction Strategy: Mobilizing Multiple Channels for Progressive Social Policy Change. Canadian Review of Social Policy 65-66, 1-15.
- Graefe, Peter and Mario Levesque 2010. Accountability and Funding as Impediments to Social Policy Innovation: Lessons from the Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities. Canadian Public Policy, 36, 1, 45-62.
- Graefe, P. and A. Bourns 2009. The gradual defederalization of Canadian health policy. Publius: The Journal of Federalism 39, 1, 287-309.
- Graefe, P. 2006. The Social Economy and the American Model. Global Social Policy, 6, 2. 197-219.
- Graefe, P. 2006. State Restructuring, Social Assistance and Canadian Intergovernmental Relations: Same Scales, New Tune.Studies in Political Economy, 78, 93-117.
- Graefe, P. 2006. Social Economy Policies as Flanking for Neoliberalism: Transnational Policy Solutions, Emergent Contradictions, Local Alternatives. Policy and Society, 23, 3, 69-86.
- Graefe, P. 2005. The contradictory political economy of minority nationalism. Theory and Society, 34, 5-6, 519-549.
Book Chapters and Reports (since 2008)
Graefe, P. 2015. Quebec Nationalism and Quebec Politics, from Left to Right. In C. Smith & B. Evans (eds.) Transforming Provincial Politics: The Political Economy of Canada’s Provinces and Territories in the Era of Neoliberalism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
- Graefe, Peter. 2014. Development policies in Ontario and Quebec: Thinking about Structures of Representation. In L. Turgeon, M. Papillon, J. Wallner & S. White (eds) Canada Compared: Methods and Perspectives on Canadian Politics. Vancouver: UBC Press, 271-291.
- Graefe, P. 2014. L’État canadien. In A-G. Gagnon (ed.) La politique québécoise et canadienne. Une approche pluraliste. Quebec: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 37-66.
Graefe, Peter and Brent Toye 2014. Minority Nationalism in a Time of Austerity. In Stephen McBride and Donna Baines (eds.)Orchestrating Austerity. Halifax: Fernwood.
- Graefe, P. & R. Laforest 2013. Ontario and social policy reform: From offside to offensive?. In M. Mendelsohn, J. Hjartarson & J. Pearce (eds) Canada: The State of the Federation 2010 – Shfiting Power: The New Ontario and What it Means for Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 125-143.
- Graefe, P. & A. Orasch 2013. Family Policy in Ontario and Quebec: Different from Afar or Far from Different,” in J-F. Savard, A. Brassard & L. Côté (eds) Quebec Ontario Relations: A Shared Destiny (Quebec: Presses de l’Université du Quebec), 145-165.
Levesque, M. & P. Graefe. 2013. “Not Good Enough: Canada’s Stalled Disability Policy,” in C. Stoney & G. B. Doern (eds) How Ottawa Spends 2013-2014. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 172-183.
- Graefe, P. 2012. Whither the Quebec Model? Boom, Bust and Quebec Labour,” in J. Peters (ed.) Boom, Bust and Crisis: Labour, Corporate Power and Politics in Canada. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing. 125-141.
- Graefe, P. 2012. Québec Labour: Days of Glory or the Same Old Story. In S. Ross & L. Savage (eds.) Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing. 62-74.
- Bourns, A. & P. Graefe 2011. “Implementing a National Vision”: The Romanow Report’s Three Federalisms. In M. Behiels & F. Rocher (eds.) The State in Transition: Challenges for Canadian Federalism. Ottawa: Invenire Books. 197-216.
- Graefe, P. 2010. The politics of social and economic development in Quebec. In S. Gervais, C. Kirkey & J. Rudy (eds.) Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies for the Twenty-First Century. New York: Oxford University Press. 357-370
- Graefe, P. 2009. Les stratégies de relance et le projet de démocratiser l’économie. In É. Montpetit (ed.) La Crise et la gauche. Montréal : Boréal. 121-133.
- Graefe, P. 2008. The Spending Power and Federal Social Policy Leadership: A Prospective View, IRPP Policy Matters, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 53-106.