Professor Baker is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Calgary. His research focuses on the separation of powers, particularly the relationship between the courts and the representative branches. His book...
Professor Sheldrick studied Political Science at Carleton University before going to law school at the University of Toronto. He then returned to the study of Political Science, completing his MA and PhD at York University in Toronto. He previously taught in the Law department at Keele University in the U.K., and the Department of Politics at the University of Winnipeg. His research straddles the intersection of law and political science. His overall approach is informed by political economy and the conceptualization of political phenomena in terms of their relationship to economic factors. He is interested in social movements, particularly anti-poverty groups, and their mobilization around the welfare state and community economic development initiatives. He has a deep interest in issues related to human rights and social justice, and the incorporation of law into the organization of states.
Byron is currently working on a research related to the restructuring of local governance around concepts of engagement and collaboration, as well as projects examining the restructuring of legal aid systems and the concept of legal empowerment.
Canadian politics, Canadian public policy, administrative law, social movements
“Administrative Law and Public Governance:An Overlooked Dimension of Governance” in O.P. Dwivedi, Tim Mau, and Byron Sheldrick. The Evolving Physiology of Government: Canadian Public Administration in Transition (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2009), pp. 353-374.
“Community Economic Development: Governance and State-Civil Society Relations” In John Loxley (ed) Transforming or Reforming Capitalism: Towards a Theory of Community Economic Development (Halifax: Fernwood Publishing). 2007, pp. 87-108
Perils and Possibilities: Social Activism and the Law (Halifax: Fernwood Press, 2004)
“Judicial Review and the Allocation of Health Care Resources in Canada and the United Kingdom” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 5(2003) 147-164.
“The Contradictions of Welfare to Work: Social Security Reform in Britain” Studies in Political Economy, 62 (2000), 99-122.