Jean Monnet Chair 2016-2019

Innovative Governance


The Jean Monnet Chair in Innovative Governance grant was led by Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly and UVic’s School of Public Administration with Tara Ney and advised by Oliver Schmidtke and Amy Verdun. The aim of the Jean Monnet Chair in Innovative Governance was to internationalize, and to Europeanize three graduate programs at UVic’s School of Public Administration, in order to better introduce students to policy processes of European integration in comparative perspectives. 

Our the course of the three year Chair, Dr. Brunet-Jailly and his team at UVic created two new courses; introduced three new, Europeanized units of course work to an existing course; supervised a number of MA, MPA, and PhD students; launched a public student lecture series on policy making in comparative perspectives; and hosted a workshop and conference with the Government of British Columbia and the office of the Ombudsman of British Columbia in 2018. The Jean Monnet Chair in Innovative Governance, in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the European Union, and the University of Victoria School of Public Administration also hosted a research and practice forum on “Complaint System Design for the Public Sector: Trends and Innovations from International Jurisdictions”, as part of the “Co-Construction Justice: Citizen-centred Designed for Public Service Complaint Systems”.

New Courses

As part of the Jean Monnet Chair in Innovative Governance, two new courses were created.

ADMN 470

Intergovernmental Relations Comparing the EU & Canada

Dr. Brunet-Jailly speaks about the new course ‘Intergovernmental Relations: Comparing the European Union and Canada’.

This course explores the coexistence of governments, and the complexities of policy making and governance arising from these relationships.

ADMN 525

Leadership and Community Development

Dr. Brunet-Jailly talks about ADMN 578, a course he developed as a Jean Monnet Chair.

This course explores leadership in civil society, community development, and social identity, as well as the various tools for developing strategic priorities and planning frameworks for organization and communities.

New Course Material

This chair also introduced new, Europeanized content to an existing course.

DR 509

Dispute Resolution

In Europeanizing the content, three specialized units were added to the course:
-Out of Court Settlement of Consumer Disputes in the European Union
-Widening Consumer Access: the Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
-Resolving Disputes on the European Online Dispute Resolution Form (ODR)

Teaching and Supervision

The following list includes the successful graduates whose thesis defenses were held as public lectures from 2016-2020 (Dr. Brunet-Jailly was either the supervisor, co-supervisor, or external examiner for each student).

  1. Tatiana Shaban (PhD Political Science) – “EU Regional Cooperation and Governance of Its Eastern Neighbourhood” – August 23, 2019
  2. Katharina Herman (MPA – Thesis) – “Governing Cross-Border Sharing of Genetic Data: A New Border Frontier (European Union, China, and Global Alliance) – Fall 2019 with public talk on January 10, 2020
  3. Joel Holdaway (MADR – Report) – “Beyond LGN Bunkering (Comparing Vancouver, Singapore, Rotterdam, Long Beach) – December 4, 2019
  4. Sarah Li Chu (MPA – Report) – “Smart Cities Approach: The Opportunity and Possibility of Data Driven Communities (Comparing EU’s Estonia, Somerville, US) – June 14, 2019
  5. William Monkhouse (MPA – Report) – “Analysis of the State of Immunity Act (Comparing Argentina, Belgium, Italy, Spain, UK, and US)” – Fall 2019 with public talk on January 15, 2020
  6. Lauranne Jacobs (PhD Political Geography) – “Gouverner la Frontière. Innovation dans la coopération transfrontalière des territoires alpins” – September 14, 2017
  7. Graeme Crouch (PhD Political Science) – “Rethinking Europeanization: Twinning and NGO Cooperation in Eastern Europe” – Fall 2019

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