Faculty: Dr. Paul Barker

Associate Professor, School of Leadership and Social Change
Office: BR 212
Email: pfbarker@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-432-8353 ext 28278

Academic Background

  • B.A., Queen’s University
  • M.P.A., Queen’s University
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto

Research and Scholarly Interests

Canadian politics, public policy, federal-provincial relations


  • Political Science 1020E – Introduction to Political Science
  • Political Science 2220F/G – Government Policy
  • Political Science 2230E – Canadian Government and Politics
  • Political Science 2246E – Public Administration
  • Political Science 2286F/G – Policy Analysis

Representative Publications

  • “Bureaucracy in the Blakeney Decision-Making Process,” Prairie Forum 31: (Spring 2006).
  • “The Case Against a Strong Federal Role in Health Care,” in M. Charlton & P. Barker, eds., Crosscurrents: Contemporary Political Issues ( Toronto : Thomson Nelson. 2006).
  • “Acceptable Law, Questionable Politics,” in M. Westmacott & H. Mellon, eds., Political Dispute and Judicial Review: Assessing the Work of the Supreme Court of Canada (Toronto : Thomson Nelson, 2000).