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Christa Scholtz

Associate Professor
PhD, Princeton University

christa [dot] scholtz [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Research interests

Aboriginal policy and politics, comparative politics, Canadian politics, Canadian and comparative federalism, Canadian constitutionalism

Publications

2013. “First Nations Public Administration”, in Charles Conteh and Ian Roberge (eds.). Canadian Public Administration in the 21st Century. New York: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group)

2013. “Federalism and Policy Change: An Analytic Narrative of Indigenous Land Rights Policy in Australia (1966-1978)”. Canadian Journal of Political Science 46 (2): 397-418

  • Shortlisted for the 2014 John McMenemy Prize, awarded annually by the Canadian Political Science Association for the best article published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science

2010. “Land claim negotiations and indigenous claimant legibility in Canada and New Zealand”. Political Science 62 (1): 37-61

2009. “The Influence of Judicial Uncertainty on Executive Support for Negotiation in Canadian Land Claims Policy”. Canadian Journal of Political Science 42 (2): 417-442

2006. Negotiating Claims: The Emergence of Indigenous Land Claim Negotiation Policies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. New York: Routledge

 

Conference Papers

2012. Aboriginal Consensus Building and the Charlottetown Accord.  “Reflections on Things Past: The Legacy of the Charlottetown Accord Negotiations 20 Years Later." Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick, October 24-26.

2012. Federalism, Enforcement Costs, and Indigenous Land Rights in Australia and Canada. Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meetings, Edmonton, Alberta, June.

2011. Aboriginal People and the Charlottetown Accord: Political Mobilization and Aboriginal Support for Constitutional Change. Workshop No. 25 'Indigenous Politics: Mobilization, Representation, Internationalization' at the ECPR Joint Sessions in St. Gallen, Switzerland, April

2011.  Aboriginal Public Administration. Canadian Public Administration in the Twenty-First Century Conference, Glendon College, York University, May 13-14.

2010. Land claims Negotiations and Indigenous Claimant Legibility in Canada and New Zealand. Paper presented at conference “Canada and New Zealand: Connections, Comparisons and Challenges”, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, February.

2009.  Land Claim Negotiations and Indigenous Claimant Legibility in Canada and New Zealand. Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meetings, Ottawa, Ontario, May.

Courses (Mostly) Regularly Taught:

POLI 222 Canadian Political Processes and Behaviour

POLI 371 Canadian Federalism

POLI 372 Aboriginal Politics and Policy in Canada

POLI 631 Comparative Federalism

Grants

2009-2014 Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture, Gouvernement du Québec (FQRSC). Etablissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs. Aboriginal Politics and the Charlottetown Constitutional Accord: Diversity and Consensus