Research Area(s)

  • Saskatchewan Politics
  • Political Marketing
  • Immigration and Multiculturalism
  • Childcare Policy
  • Voters and Canadian Elections
  • The Federal NDP under the Leadership of Jack Layton and Thomas Mulcair
  • Canadian Political Theory
  • Canadian Political Parties

Education

  • Carleton University (Ph.D., Political Science)
  • York University (M.A., Political Science)
  • University of Regina (B.A. with Honours, Political Science)

Research Projects

  • Comparison of social democracy in Québec and Saskatchewan
  • Bilateral agreements between provinces and the federal government
  • Government policies concerning immigration and multiculturalism across the four Western Canadian provinces
  • Daycare policies of provincial governments across Canada
  • Voter behaviour in Canadian provincial elections
  • The Federal NDP under the leadership of Jack Layton and Thomas Mulcair - Funded by SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Selected Publications and Presentations

Books

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

  • David McGrane. “Liberals versus Social Democrats: Electoral Competition Among Centre-left Parties in Canada” in Why the Left Loses: The Decline of the Centre-left in Comparative Perspective, Rob Manwaring and Paul Kennedy (eds.), University of Bristol Policy Press, 2017, pp. 39-52. Purchase this book from the publisher.
  • David McGrane. "Election Preparation in the Federal NDP: The Next Campaign Starts the Day after the Last One Ends" in Permanent Campaigning Canada, Alex Marland, Thierry Giasson, and Anna Lennox Esselment (eds.), Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017, pp. 145-183. Purchase this book from the publisher.
  • David McGrane, "Ideological Modernization and Professionalization: The NDP Under Jack Layton and Tom Mulcair" in Canadian Parties in Transition, Fourth Edition, Alain-G. Gagnon and A. Brian Tanguay (eds.), Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017, pp. 168-184. Purchase this book from the publisher.
  • David McGrane, "From Third to First and Back to Third: The 2015 NDP Campaign" in The Canadian Federal Election of 2015, Jon Pammett and Christopher Doran (eds.), Toronto: Dundurn Publishing, 2016, pp. 85-116. Purchase this book from the publisher.
  • David McGrane, "Centrism, Ideological Polarization, and the Provincial Voter" in Provinces: Canadian Provincial Politics, Third Edition, Christopher Dunn (ed.), Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016, pp. 183-218. Purchase this book from the publisher.
  • David McGrane, "National Unity Through Disengagement: The Harper Government's One-Off Federalism" in How Ottawa Spends, 2013-2014: The Harper Government: Mid-Term Blues and Long-Term Plans, Christopher Stoney and Bruce Doern (eds.), Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013, pp. 114-126. Purchase this book from the publisher.
  • David McGrane, "Political Marketing and the NDP's Historic Breakthrough" in The Canadian Federal Election of 2011, John Pammett and Christopher Doran (eds.) Toronto:  Dundurn Publishing, 2011, pp. 77-110. Purchase this book from the publisher.
  • David McGrane, "Which Third Way? A Comparison of the Romanow and Calvert MDP Governments from 1991 to 2007" Saskatchewan Politics:  Crowding the Centre, Howard Leeson (ed.) Regina:  Canadian Plains Research Center, 2008, pp. 143-164. Purchase this book at Amazon.ca.
  • David McGrane, "Limiting Fiscal Capacity?: The Relationship between Transfer Payments and Social Spending in Canadian Provinces from 1988 to 2002" in Constructing Tomorrow's Federalism, edited by Ian Peach, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2007, pp. 51-88. Purchase this book at Amazon.ca.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Democracy in Canada and the United States
  • Provincial Politics and Policy
  • Politics of Canadian Diversity
  • Canadian Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
  • Canadian Elections and Political Parties

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member of STM Teaching Committee