David McGrane

    • Associate Professor, Political Studies
    • St. Thomas More College
    • 1437 College Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W6
    • Phone: 306.966.8924
    • dmcgrane@stmcollege.ca
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    Education | Research Interests | Research Projects | Selected Publications
    Teaching Responsibilities | Administrative Responsibilities


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

    Research Interests

    • Canadian Politics
    • Federalism
    • Saskatchewan Politics
    • Québécois Nationalism
    • Multiculturalism and Immigration
    • Canadian Political Parties
    • Federal NDP



    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

    • David McGrane and Neil Hibbert, eds. Applied Political Theory and Canadian Politics. University of Toronto Press, 2019. 
    • David McGrane, Loleen Berdahl, and Scott Bell. “Moving Beyond the Urban/Rural Cleavage: Measuring Values and Policy Preferences Across Residential Zones in Canada”, Journal of Urban Affairs, Volume 39, Number 1, (2017), pp. 17-39.
    • Michael M. Atkinson, Stephen White, Loleen Berdahl, and David McGrane. “Are Canadians Stealth Democrats? An American Idea Comes North”, American Review of Canadian Studies, Volume 46, Number 1, (2016), pp. 55-73.
    • David McGrane and Loleen Berdahl, "A Social Democratic Province? An Examination of Saskatchewan Public Opinion in 2011-2012," Journal of Canadian Studies, Volume 49, Number 1, (2015), pp. 95-127.
    • Stephen White, Michael M. Atkinson, Loleen Berdahl, and David McGrane. "Policies towards Aboriginal Peoples: Attitudinal Obstacles and Uphill Battles", Canadian Journal of Political Science, Volume 48, Issue 2, (2015), pp. 281-304.
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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, Loleen Berdahl, and Kirk Clavelle, "Priming the Voter: Assessing the Implications of Economic Perceptions on Evaluations of Leaders and Parties", Canadian Political Science Review, Volume 9, Number 1, (2015), pp. 92-111.
    • Jason Roy and David McGrane, "Explaining Canadian Provincial Voting Behaviour: Nuance or Parsimony", Canadian Political Science Review, Volume 9, Number 1, (2015), pp. 75-91.
    • David McGrane and Loleen Berdahl. "Social Unionism, Public Relations, and Support for Unions: A Case Study of Public Opinion in Saskatchewan, Canada", Global Labour Journal, Volume 6, Number 1, (2015), pp. 62-78.
    • Loleen Berdahl, Stephen White, David McGrane, and Michael A. Atkinson. "Symbols, Self-Interest and Labour Policy Attitudes: Evidence from Saskatchewan", Industrial Relations/Relations industrielles, Volume 69, Number 4, (2014), pp. 665-686.
    • David McGrane, "Bureaucratic champions and Unified Childcare Sectors: Neo-liberalism and Inclusive Liberalism in Atlantic Canadian Childcare Systems", International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, Volume 8, Number 1, (2014), pp. 1-20.
    • David McGrane, Remaining Loyal: Social Democracy in Quebec and Saskatchewan, Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014.
    • David McGrane, Stephen White, Loleen Berdahl, Michael Atkinson, "Leadership, Partisan Loyalty, and Issue Salience: The 2011 Provincial Election in Saskatchewan"Canadian Political Science Review, Volume 7, Number 1, (2013), pp. 1-12.
    • David McGrane and Loleen Berdahl, "Small Worlds No More: Reconsidering Provincial Political Cultures in Canada",Regional and Federal Studies, Volume 23, Issue 4, (2013), pp. 479-493.
    • David McGrane (editor), New Directions in Saskatchewan Public Policy, Canadian Plains Research Centre Press, 2011.
    • David McGrane, "From Liberal Multiculturalism to Civic Republicanism: An Historical Perspective on Multiculturalism in Manitoba and Saskatchewan", Canadian Ethnic Studies, Volume 43, Number 1-2, (2011), pp. 81-108.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • David McGrane, "A Mixed Record: Gender and Saskatchewan Social Democracy", Journal of Canadian Studies, Volume 42, Number 1, (Winter 2008), pp. 179-203.
    • David McGrane, "The 2007 Provincial Election in Saskatchewan", Canadian Political Science Review, Volume 2, Number 1, March/April 2008, pp. 64-71. 
    • 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.
    • David McGrane, "Western Alienation or Mere Critique of Federal Government Policies?: Saskatchewan Social Democrats' View of Federalism from 1900 to Present", International Journal of Canadian Studies, Volume 32, (2005), pp. 205-235.

    The pdfs for the articles are available at http://www.professordavidmcgrane.ca/publications.html

    Teaching Responsibilities

    • Introduction to Political Science
    • Provincial Politics
    • Canadian Political Thought
    • Multiculturalism
    • Federalism
    • Canadian Political Parties and Social Movements

    Administrative Responsibilities

    • Department Head, STM Political Studies
    • Member of STM Academic Planning Committee
    • Member of STM Tenure and Promotions Committee
    • Member of STM Executive of Faculty Council
    • Member of STM Faculty Council Bylaws Committee