Intérêts de recherche et sélection de publications /

Research interests and selected PUBLICATIONS

Governance and Sustainable Urban Transport in the Americas

This volume explores the governance patterns of three cities of the Americas, Seattle, Montreal, and Curitiba, which all present different but interesting  cases in dealing with  sustainable urban transport challenges. The authors study empirical  data from these three cities to analyze how specific governmental and policy instruments (planning, consultation and market mechanisms for example) were  implemented in each case. Through concepts coming from policy studies and  sociology, for example,  such as path dependency, institutional culture  and transaction costs, the three cities are also looked at in a broader perspective in order to better understand how they deal differently with  their common challenges.

RESEARCH  INTERESTS:  

Governance and

Public Administration

Instruments de politiques environnementales /   Environmental Policy instruments 

Governance and Sustainable Urban Transpo

Transport durable / Sustainable transportation:

Assisted Death Policies

  • L’aide médicale à mourir 2011 :  présente son mémoire à  l’Assemblée nationale, à la Commission  spéciale sur la question de mourir dans la dignité.

Autres sujets de recherche actuels / Other current research interests

  • Hermeneutics

  • The Legacy of Marshall McLuhan

  • Institutional Economics

  • Size and Scope as Socio-Economic Determinants of institutions 

 

In addition to the research interests mentioned above , I am currently interested in two additional themes.

  Having been interested in the study of bureaucracy and organizations of large size for a good portion of my  professional life, I am working presently on the multi-dimensional and policy  effects of the increasing size of institutions and organizations , viewed as a  long term and historical development.

   As for the second theme, it focuses on interpretive methods - hermeneutics in particular- and how they can be used to better understand socio-economic trends through the understanding of contemporary films

En plus des intérêts de recherche déjà mentionés, je m'intéresse actuellement à deux thématiques additonnelles.

           Ayant passé une bonne partie de ma vie professionnelle à étudier la bureaucratie et les organisations de grande taille, je m'intéresse actuellement à l'étude des effets multi-dimensionnels, en matière de politiques publiques en particulier, de     l'accroissement de la taille de nos organisations et institutions, considéré comme un phénomène historique de long terme. 

           Pour ce qui est du deuxième thème, il porte sur les méthodes interprétatives- l'herméneutique en particulier- et comment elles peuvent nous aider à  comprendre certaines  évolutions socio-économiques , en particulier à travers l'étude des films comtemporains.