Cultural Policy Research Network

Cultural Policy Research Network

The Centre on Governance has been active in research for several years. Since 1995, the Centre’s researchers have been working on many topics such as cultural policy in Canada and elsewhere, culture and social cohesion, and local cultural policies.

Over the years, the Centre has developed strong ties with the community and developed collaborative projects and occasional associations with many actors in the cultural sector such as the City of Ottawa’s service for culture and leisure, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and the Canadian Coalition for the Arts, to name only a few of these past and occasional partners.

In 2016, Public Administration researchers working on culture regrouped in a thematic network in order to further the potential of the cultural research conducted at the Centre. This initiative seeks to stimulate partnerships, to sustain exchanges and to promote the research on cultural policy that is conducted at the centre.

Current research projects revolve around these themes:​



Affiliated Researchers

Affiliated Professors

Visiting professors


Student researchers:

Selected Publications and Activities

Nelson, R. (2020). “The Museum Community and Community Museum Governance” in Governance Review. Vol. 17(1): pp. 45-66.

Nelson, R. (2020). « La politique de l’emploi comme instrument de politique culturelle implicite : le cas des musées communautaires du Nouveau-Brunswick » dans Culture et gouvernance locale. Vol. 6(2) : pp. 76-91.

Paquette, J. (2020). “France and the Restitution of Cultural Goods: The Sarr-Savoy Report and Its Reception” in Cultural Trends, Vol. 29(4): pp. 1-20.

Dick, B., Jeannotte, S. and Hill, K. (2019). “Positioning Culture Within Canadian Municipalities” in Culture and Local Governance. Vol. 6(1): pp. 1-22.   

Jeannotte, S. (2019). “Municipal Cultural Planning and Cultural Indicators: Charting the Course” in Cultural Management: Science and Education. Vol 3(1): pp. 1-22.  

Jeannotte, S. (2019). “Caretakers of the Earth: Integrating Canadian Aboriginal Perspectives on Culture and Sustainability into Local Plans” in International Journal of Cultural Policy. Vol. 23(2): pp. 199-213.  

Paquette, J. (2019). Cultural Policy and Federalism. Pulgrave Edts, London, 229 pages.

Paquette, J and Beauregard, D. (2019). “Governing Intangible Heritage: Intergovernmentalism and the Structuration of Intangible Heritage Governance in Hong Kong” in Hong Kong Studies, Vol. 2(2): pp. 14-30.

Patrimoine et éthique publique: enjeux politiques et professionnels de la représentation et de la communication du patrimoine, Revue Éthique publique, Volume 19(2), Nota Bene. Directeur de publication : Jonathan Paquette.

Paquette, J. (2019). « La politique muséale du Québec : trajectoire historique et évolution d’un service public » dans Politiques et sociétés, Vol. 38(2) : pp. 129-147.

Paquette, J and Di Wang. (2018). “Safeguarding Memory as Intangible Heritage: Experiences and Stories of Life in Honk Kong’s Social Housing Estates” in International Journal of Intangible Heritage, Vol. 14: pp. 1-22.

Paquette, J., Lacassagne Aurélie et Nelson, R. (2018). « Patrimoine et territorialisations : les imaginaires culturels du territoire dans la région des Laurentides au Québec » dans Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue d’études canadiennes, Vol. 52)1) : pp. 193-216.

Paquette, J. (2018). Creatives in Critical Times: Cultural Workers, Artists and Collective Action as Creativity. Blue Book of Culture and Technology, Social Sciences Academic Press.

Paquette, J. (2018). « Musées et identités à l’ère des quêtes de reconnaissance : Le Hong Kong Museum of History, entre colonialisme et cosmopolitisme » dans Musées, mutations…Université de Bourgogne / Observatoire de coopération de l’information muséale. pp. 165-187

Radaelli, E. et Paquette, J. (2018). “Who is Writing About Cultural Policy and Arts Management?” in Arts and Cultural Management: Critical and Primary Sources. Vol. 1. Bloomsbury Publishing, London. pp. 1-15,   

Paquette, J et Nelson, R. (2017). « Éthique et politiques du patrimoine : regards sur la notion de responsabilité » dans Éthique publique, Vol. 19(2) : pp. 1-15.

Paquette, J. (2017). “Reflections on Public Culture: An Interview” in The Journal of Arts, Management, Law and Society.Vol. 47(4): pp. 290-294.

Paquette, J. and Beauregard, D. (2017). “Cultural Policy in Political Science Research” in The Routledge Companion to Cultural Policy. Routledge, United Kingdom: pp. 1-20.  

Paquette, J. and Nelson, R. (2017). “Behind Closed Doors: The Uses of Social Media in Museum Transformation and Development Project” in Applying Systems Thinking in Museum Management and Operations: Theory and Practice. Edited by Ann Love and Yuha Jung, Rowman and Littlefield.

Gunter, C. (2017). “Ecomuseums: Challenging Temporality through Community Reappropriation” in The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society. Vol. 47(4): pp. 259-273.

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