Canada Research Chair in International and Comparative Political Economy
Research Projects
Globalization, international negotiations and federalism

Globalization, international negotiations and federalism

The general objective of this research focus is to grasp the impact of federalism on international negotiations and the role of federate states in the negotiations and implementation of international treaties. A further specific objective is to develop a theory of the effects of federalism, the effects of the division of powers between federal governments and federated states, on international negotiations. The results of this research will shed light on debates in international economics regarding the role of internal institutions in the negotiation and implementation of international commitments.
Globalization, the resilience of governments, and the variety of models of capitalism

Globalization, the resilience of governments, and the variety of models of capitalism

Globalization, global competition and the success of liberalism have prompted several researchers to assert that the various existing models of capitalism have been converging toward the neoliberal model, reputed as being the best able to perform in the context of globalization. However, the projections stemming from these theories have only rarely been verified empirically. Therein lies the overarching objective pursued by the Chair in relation to this research focus – namely, to perform a deeper comparison of models of capitalism in order to validate their persistence as well as the resilience of social-democratic models grappling with globalization. The main thrust of this focus will be to create a major base of comparative data. The results of this research will afford many lessons concerning the resilience of governments in dealing with globalization and will provide valuable insights to policymakers about reforms worth pursuing.
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Stéphane Paquin



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La Chaire en bref :
La Chaire de recherche du Canada en économie politique internationale et comparée (CRÉPIC), dont le professeur Stéphane Paquin est le titulaire, propose deux axes de recherche fondamentaux.
Le premier axe de recherche porte sur la relation entre l’État et le marché, et plus particulièrement sur la résilience des États, notamment des pays sociaux-démocrates, face à la mondialisation. Cet axe s’intéresse à la question de la variété des modèles de capitalisme ainsi qu’à la réforme de l’État dans les pays de l’OCDE.
Le deuxième axe de recherche porte sur les négociations internationales, le fédéralisme et la gouvernance à paliers multiples, et plus précisément sur le rôle des États fédérés dans la négociation et la mise en œuvre de traités internationaux, surtout ceux qui concernent le commerce et les changements climatiques. 

The Chair in snapshot:
The Canada Research Chair in International and Comparative Political Economy (CRÉPIC), held by Professor Stéphane Paquin, is dedicated to two main research focuses.
The first research focus centres on the relationship between the state and the market, and especially on the resilience of governments – in particular, those of the social-democratic countries – as they confront globalization.
It also takes up the question of the variety of models of capitalism along with the issue of government reform in the OECD countries.
The second research focus embraces international negotiations, federalism and multi-level governance. Furthermore, it specifically covers the role of federated states in the negotiation and implementation of international treaties, particularly those governing trade and climate change.

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