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

  • Eleonora Redaelli, University of Oregon (2019)
  • Kate Mattocks, University of East Anglia(2019)

Doctorate Program


Master's Program

  • Di Wang
  • Mathew William James Kennely
  • Xiangyu Sun
  • Won Min Seo
Selected Publications and Activities



Jonathan Paquette. (2019). Cultural Policy and Federalism. London: Palgrave.


Jonathan Paquette. (2016). Cultural Policy, Work and Identity. The Creation, Renewal and Negotiation of Professional Subjectivities. London: Routledge.


Jonathan Paquette and Eleonora Redaelli (2015). Arts Management and Cultural Policy Research. London: Palgrave



Articles and chapters


Paquette, J., Wang, D., & Seo, W. M. (2019). Safeguarding memory as intangible heritage: experiences and stories of life on Hong Kong's social. housing estates.  International Journal of Intangible Heritage.14, 87-99.


Paquette, J., Lacassagne, A., & Nelson, R. (2018). Legacy and territory: cultural imaginary of land in the region of Laurentides in Quebec. Journal of Canadian Studies. Revue d’études canadiennes. 52(1), 193-216.


Jeannotte, M. S. (2017). Caretakers of the Earth: integrating Canadian Aboriginal perspectives on culture and sustainability into local plans. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 23(2), 199-213


Paquette, J., Beauregard, D., & Gunter, C. (2017). Positivism as cultural policy: art and social change in the works of Comte and Saint-Simon. Modern & Contemporary France25(1), 15-30.


Paquette, J., & Beauregard, D. (2017). Cultural policy in political science research. In The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy (pp. 39-52). Routledge.


Jeannotte, M. S. (2016). Story-telling about place: Engaging citizens in cultural mapping. City, Culture and Society7(1), 35-41.


Jeannotte, M. S., & Duxbury, N. (2015). Advancing knowledge through grassroots experiments: Connecting culture and sustainability. The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society45(2), 84-99.


Jeannotte, M. S. (2015). Transforming communities through the arts: a study of three Toronto neighbourhoods. Cultural Trends, 24(2), 197-201.


Duxbury, N., & Jeannotte, S. (2015). Table of Contents for Special Double Issue on Cultural Mapping in Planning and Development Contexts. Culture and Local Governance, 5(1-2).


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