Publications


Books

David Rayside, Jerald Sabin and Paul EJ Thomas. 2017. Religion and Canadian Party Politics. Vancouver: UBC Press. Book webpage


Peer-reviewed articles

Paul EJ Thomas and Jerald Sabin. 2019. “Candidate Messaging on Religious Issues in the 2016-17 Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race.” Canadian Journal of Political Science. [Online preview]. Article

John R McAndrews, Feodor Snagovsky, and Paul EJ Thomas. 2019. “How Citizens Judge Extreme Legislative Dissent: Experimental Evidence from Canada on Party Switching.” Parliamentary Affairs. [Online preview]. Article

Paul EJ Thomas and JP Lewis. 2019. “Executive Creep in Canadian Provincial Legislatures.” Canadian Journal of Political Science. 52(2): 363-383 Article

Paul EJ Thomas, Peter Loewen and Michael MacKenzie. 2013. “Fair isn’t Always Equal: Constituency Population and the Quality of Representation in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Political Science. 46(2): 273-293. Article


Chapters in edited collections

Paul EJ Thomas and Stacey Frier. 2018. “Campaigning to change the law.” In Exploring Parliament, eds Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Louise Thompson. Oxford University Press. Book webpage

Paul EJ Thomas. 2017. “Democratizing the Legislative Branch of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.” In Improving Democratic Governance in Newfoundland and Labrador, eds. Alex Marland and Lisa Moore. St. John’s: ISER Books and The Telegram (St. John’s). Book webpage

Paul EJ Thomas and Graham White. 2015. “Evaluating Provincial and Territorial Legislatures.” In Provinces: Canadian provincial politics, 3rd Edition, ed. Christopher J. C. Dunn. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Book webpage


Reports

Paul EJ Thomas and Michael Morden. 2019. Party Favours: How Federal Election Candidates are Chosen. Toronto: The Samara Centre for Democracy. Report

Paul Thomas and John Foster. 2007. AIDS, Development and Canadian Policy: Achieving universal global access to prevention, care, treatment and support by 2010. Ottawa: North South Institute. Paper


Other publications

Charlie Feldman and Paul EJ Thomas. 2019. “Parliamentary Business Seminar on Parliamentary Diplomacy.” Canadian Parliamentary Review, 42(1): 29-33. Article 

Kelly Blidook, Jane Hilderman, Gary Levy, Johnathan Malloy, Jack Stilborn, and Paul EJ Thomas. 2016. “Roundtable – Parliamentary Reform: Where We’ve Been and Where We Might Be Going.” Canadian Parliamentary Review 39(1): 4-13. Article

Paul EJ Thomas. 2015. “The Study of Canadian Legislatures.” Public Sector Management. 26(1): 20-21. Article

Paul EJ Thomas. 2007. “Measuring the Effectiveness of a Minority Parliament.” Canadian Parliamentary Review, 30(1):22-31. Article


Conference presentations

Paul Thomas. 2019. Cohesion through participation: Rethinking party discipline in Westminster democracies. CPSA Annual Conference, University of British Columbia.

Paul Thomas and JP Lewis. May 2018. “Comparing provincial legislative performance in Canada.” CPSA Annual Conference, University of Saskatchewan.

Paul Thomas. March 2018. “Convergent evolution? Commonality and divergence among all-party group systems in the United Kingdom.” British Political Studies Association 68th Annual Conference, Cardiff, UK.

JP Lewis and Paul Thomas. June 2017. “Canadian Provincial Legislatures and the threat of Executive Creep.” CPSA Annual Conference, Ryerson University.

Jerald Sabin, Paul Thomas and David Rayside. June 2017. “Religion and the 2017 Conservative Party leadership race.” CPSA Annual Conference, Ryerson University.

Paul Thomas. 2017. “Cooperation without consequence? A review of participation in All-Party Parliamentary Groups by members of the House of Lords versus members of the House of Commons.” Political Studies Association 67th Annual International Conference, Glasgow, UK, April 10-12. Paper. Presentation.

John McAndrews, Feodor Snagovsky, and Paul Thomas. 2017. “Citizens’ Attitudes Toward Legislator Independence: Experimental evidence from Canada.” Political Studies Association 67th Annual International Conference, Glasgow, UK, April 10-12. Presentation.

Paul Thomas. 2015. “Cooperation in a time of conflict: Exploring the growth of all-party groups in Canada.” Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Ottawa, June 2 – 4. Paper, Presentation

Paul Thomas. 2015. “Reaching across the aisle: explaining the rise of All-Party Parliamentary Groups in the United Kingdom.” Political Studies Association 65th Annual International Conference, Sheffield, UK, March 30 – April 1. Paper, Presentation.

Paul Thomas. 2014. “Why can they all just get along? Exploring influences on cross-party cooperation among backbench politicians in the Canadian, British Parliaments and Scottish Parliaments.” 23rd World Congress of Political Science, Montreal, July 20-24. Paper, Presentation

Paul Thomas. 2014. “Why can they all just get along? Exploring influences on cross-party cooperation among backbench politicians in the Canadian and British Parliaments. Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Brock University, May 27 – 29. Paper, Presentation

Paul Thomas and Jerry Sabin. 2013. “Faith organizing, party politics, and the exceptionalism of abortion in the Harper Era.” Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Victoria, June 2 – 4. Paper, Presentation

Jane Hilderman and Paul Thomas. 2013. “Climbing the Ladder of Dissent: Backbench Influence in the Canadian House of Commons.” Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Victoria, June 2 – 4. Paper, Presentation

David Rayside, Jerry Sabin and Paul Thomas. 2012. “Faith and Party Politics in Alberta.” Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Alberta, Edmonton, June 12 – 14. Paper.

Paul Thomas. 2012. “Courts of last resort: The judicialization of Asian Canadian politics 1878 to 1913.” Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Alberta, Edmonton, June 12 – 14. Paper, Presentation

Paul Thomas. 2011. “Less Responsible? Assessing the Comparative Turn in Canadian Legislative Studies.” Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, May 16-18. Paper, Presentation

Paul Thomas, Peter Loewen and Michael MacKenzie. 2011. “Does Size Matter? Constituency Population and Quality of Representation in Canada and the UK.” Bell Chair Graduate Student Conference: “Democracy at a Crossroads?” Carleton University, Ottawa, February 10-11. Presentation

Paul Thomas. 2010. “Are all networks created equal? A study of patterns of participation within the transnational advocacy network seeking to increase access to treatments for HIV/AIDS in developing countries.” Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Concordia University, Montreal, June 1-3. Paper; Presentation; Data sources; Country dataset; Organization dataset

Paul Thomas and JP. Lewis. 2010. “A Tale of Two Leaders (and a Recession): Leadership Performance and Public Perception During the Recent Global Economic Crisis. Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Concordia University, Montreal, June 1-3. Paper; Presentation

Paul Thomas. 2007. “A glimpse of the future? What the minority governments of the 38th and 39th Parliaments can teach about electoral reform.” Canadian Political Science Association, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, May 30 – June 1. Paper; Presentation; Dataset


Invited presentations

Paul Thomas. 2019. Private Member’s Business and Legislative Capacity. Seminar on the Legislative Role of Parliamentarians. Canadian Study of Parliament Group, Ottawa.

Paul Thomas. 2019. Party Switching in Historical Context: Methods and Findings. Parliamentarians before the 21st Century: Evolution of participation, politics and parliamentary practices. Canadian Society for Parliamentary History, Ottawa.

Paul Thomas. 2018. “Parliamentary Diplomacy in Canada: Dynamics, Drivers, and Concerns.” Seminar on Parliamentary Diplomacy: Multiplying Channels for Influence. Canadian Study of Parliament Group, Ottawa.

Paul Thomas. 2018. Differences of Degree or Kind? Evaluating the capacity and performance of Canada’s provincial legislatures. Bell Chair in Canadian Parliamentary Democracy, Ottawa.

Paul Thomas. 2015. “Legislative Reform in Canada: a Question of Capacity?” Conference on Parliamentary Reform. Canadian Study of Parliament Group, Ottawa, May 22. Presentation

Paul Thomas. 2014. “Party caucuses: The foundation of Canadian Parliamentary Democracy?” Inside the Party Caucuses: Trends and Developments, Canadian Study of Parliament Group, Ottawa, October 17. Presentation

Paul Thomas. 2014. “Graham White’s Contribution to Legislative Studies: Documenting the Evolution of Westminster in Canada.” Conference in Honour of Graham White, University of Toronto, May 30. Conference schedule

David Rayside, Jerry Sabin and Paul Thomas. 2012. “Faith and Party Politics in Alberta.” Alberta Election 2012: Continuity or Seismic Shift?, University of Toronto, May 14. Presentation

Paul Thomas. 2012. “Across Enemy Lines: a Study of All-Party Groups in Canada and the UK.” Bell Chair Lunch and Learn, Carleton University. March 8. Presentation

David Rayside, Paul Thomas and Jerry Sabin. 2011. “Sex-Ed in Ontario: Religious Mobilization and Socio-Cultural Anxiety.” Walter Gordon Symposium. Massey College, University of Toronto, March 23. Presentation

Paul Thomas. 2008. “With Greater Parliamentary Power Comes Greater Government Responsibility? The role of Standing Committees and the Senate in the 38th and 39th Parliaments,” Minority Report: The Effects of Minority Government in Canada since 2004, Wilfrid Laurier University, February 8. Presentation

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