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Prof. Jane Jenson, PhD

Prof. Jane Jenson, PhD
Université de Montréal
Department of Political Science
CP 6128, succ. Centre-Ville
Montreal, Quebec
Canada, H3C 3J7
Phone +1 514-744-4809
Fax +1-514-343 2360
E-Mail jane.jenson@umontreal.ca
Homepage https://pol.umontreal.ca/repertoire-departement/professeurs/professeur/in/in13601/sg/Jane%20Jenson/
Jane Jenson's research and publications span a broad range of topics related to policy analysis, including social movements, relations between Quebec and the rest of Canada, citizenship, diversity, feminist studies, family policy, childcare and care for the elderly. Her interests always focus on questions of social solidarity and social justice: what people owe each other and what people believe they owe each other and to what forms of sharing they are committed.

In March 2001, she was awarded the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Governance. The Chair aims to increase understanding of social policy, citizenship practices and social cohesion in Canada and Europe. In particular, it analyzes new political institutions, especially supra-national ones that are shaping the future, and their impact on citizenship practices. The first area of research development involves theorizing and analyzing the connections between new forms of social and political rights and emerging practices of governance. The second research area seeks to analyze the consequences of shared sovereignty, as is underway in the European Union and North America, for citizenship and governance.

Jane Jenson contributes an important comparative perspective on Canada and the European Union with regard to their multi-level governance institutions, their concepts of the welfare state as well as their policies vis-a-vis diverse and pluralist societies. Her expertise helps the IRTG’s doctoral researchers to understand the restructuring of the citizenship regimes and modes of fostering social cohesion in Canada and the European Union. Her research contributions are especially important for Research Area 1 and 2.

Academic Career


Study of sociology and political science at McGill University and University of Rochester

Graduation / Academic Degrees

PhD from the University of Rochester
BA Honours from McGill University

Current Position(s)

Research Chair in Citizenship and Governance (CCCG)
since 1993
Full Professor, Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal

Position(s) Held

British Academy Visiting Professor, Queen’s University, Belfast
Bernheim Chair in Peace and Citizenship Studies, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Visiting Professorships at the Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Augsburg, European University Institute Florence, Sciences-Po Paris, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair in Canadian Studies at Harvard University
Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Full Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa

Relevant (International) Research Experience

Member of the Scientific Committee, Commission on Accommodation Practices Related to Cultural Differences (also known as the Bouchard-Taylor Commission)
Advisory committee, RECWOWE (Réseau d’excellence sur la réconciliation du travail et du welfare) financed by the European Union in the 6th Framework Program (FP 6), Coordination, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Ange Guépin, Nantes, France

Major Research Grants, Scholarships and Awards

Prix d'excellence de la Société québécoise de science politique (SQSP)
Fellow, Trudeau Foundation
Senior Fellow, Successful Societies Program, Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR) - $40,000 per annum
Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Governance, Tier 1 - $40,000 per annum
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

Memberships and other relevant Activities

Director of the Family Network, Canadian Policy Research Networks, Inc.
Director of Lien social et Politiques, a social policy journal, based in Montreal and with an editorial committee also based in France

List of Publications

a) Publications in refereed journals and book publications
(co-authored with Mireille Paquet): “Canada’s changing citizenship regime through the lens of immigration and integration.”, in: E. Goodyear-Grant, R. Johnston/W. Kymlicka/J. Myles (eds.), Federalism and The Welfare State in a Multicultural World (Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press).
(co-authored with Nora Nagels): “Social Policy Instruments in Motion. Conditional Cash Transfers from Mexico to Peru”, Social Policy & Administration 52:1, 323–342.
(co-edited with Yasmine Ergas and Sonya Michel) Reassembling Motherhood: Procreation and Care in a Globalized World (New York: Colombia University Press).
(co-authored with George Ross): "Reconsidering Jacques Delors’ Leadership of the European Union", Journal of European Integration 39:2, 113-127.
"Modernising the European Social Paradigm. Social Investments and Social Entrepreneurs", Journal of Social Policy 46:1, 31-47.
"Social Politics Puzzling. Governance for Inclusive Growth and Social Investment", in: Christopher Deeming/Paul Smyth (eds.), Reframing Social Policy. Social Investment for Sustainable and inclusive growth (Bristol: Policy Press), 273-294.
"Developing and spreading a social investment perspective. The World Bank and OECD compared", in: Anton Hemerijck (ed.), The Uses of Social Investment(Oxford: Oxford University Press), 207-215.
(co-authored with Bérengère Marques-Pereira and Nora Nagels): "Peut-on professionnaliser et institutionnaliser le féminisme sans les féministes? Les cas du Chili et du Pérou", in: Petra Meier/David Paternotte (eds.), La professionnalisation des luttes pour l’égalité: genre et féminisme (Louvain-la-Neuve: Academia L’Harmattan), 87-108.
"Historical Transformations of Canada's Social Architecture: Institutions, Instruments and Ideas", in: Keith Banting/John Myles (eds.), Inequality and the Fading of Redistributive Politics (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), 43-64.
(co-authored with Ron Levi) “Narratives and Regimes of Social and Human Rights. The Jack Pines of the Neoliberal Era”, in: Peter A. Hall/Michèle Lamont (eds.), Social Resilience in the Neoliberal Era (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 69-98.
(co-authored with Marcos Ancelovici) “Standardization for Transnational Diffusion. The Case of Truth Commissions and Conditional Cash Transfers”, International Political Sociology 7:3, 294-312. [An earlier version was published as “La standardisation et les mécanismes du transfert transnational”, Gouvernement et action publique 1 (2012), with Marcos Ancelovici, 37-58]
“Diffusing Ideas for After Neoliberalism: The Social Investment Perspective in Europe and Latin America”, Global Social Policy 10:1, 59-84.
"Lost in Translation. The Social Investment Perspective and Gender Equality", Social Politics 16:4, 446-83.
"Making Sense of Contagion: Citizenship Regimes and Public Health in Victorian England", in: Peter A. Hall/Michèle Lamont (eds.), Successful Societies, How Institutions and Culture Affect Health (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 201-225.
“Writing Women Out, Folding Gender In. The European Union ‘Modernises’ Social Policy”, Social Politics 15:2, 1-23. [Also published in La Rivista delle Politiche Sociali 2 (2009)]
(co-authored with Bérengère Marques-Pereira and Éric Remacle) L'état des citoyennetés en Europe et dans les Amériques (Montréal: Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal).
(co-authored with Stephanie Rousseau) "Contesting the Boundaries of Citizenship: Politics and Policies in Contemporary Latin America", Canadian Journal of Latin America and Carribean Studies 31:62, 9-14.
(co-authored with Martin Papillon) “Challenging the Citizenship Regime: The James Bay Cree and Transnational Action”, Politics & Society 28:2 (2000), 245-264. [Republished in: Jules Duchastel (ed.), Fédéralismes et mondialisation: l'avenir de la démocratie et de la citoyenneté (Montréal: Athéna, 2003), 133-150]
(co-authored with Susan Phillips) “Regime Shift: New Citizenship Practices in Canada”, International Journal of Canadian Studies 14, 111-135.
“Naming nations: Making nationalist claims in Canadian public discourse”, Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 30:3, 337-358.
“Gender and Reproduction: Or, Babies and the State”, Studies in Political Economy 20 (1986), 9-46. [Republished in M. Patricia Connelly & Pat Armstrong (eds), Feminism in Action: Studies in Political Economy (Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, 1992]
“’Different’ but not ‘Exceptional’: Canada’s Permeable Fordism,” Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 26:1, 69-94.

Training of Young Researchers

Dissertations Currently Supervised

Maroine Bendaoud: Réaménager l’État-providence canadien: Les politiques provinciales d’habitation destinées aux ménages à revenu modeste (Université de Montréal)

Ahmed Hamila: Les demandeurs d’asile dans l’Union européenne, cotutelle Université de Montréal – Université libre de Bruxelles, (co-directrice).

Holly Grant: Finance Ministries and the Politics of Social Policy Reform in Comparative Perspective, Université de Montréal, en redaction (Career: Boursier, J-A-Bombardier, CRSH.)

Nordin Lazreg: Retracer la formation d’un réseau transnational de promoteurs en pour l’Amérique latine (1993-2014), Université de Montréal (co-directrice).

Sophie Schram: The Politics of Trade Policy. Framing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement in Political Discourse in France and Quebec (2006-2014), Universität Trier (co-directrice)

Nicolay Valkov: Metamorphoses of Social Capital: Associational Culture in Bulgaria, Université de Montréal, en rédaction.

Julian Vallée: La diffusion des idées économiques dans les réseaux altermondialistes: une comparaison de Via Campesina, ATTAC et Maquila Network. Université de Montréal, en rédaction (co-directrice).

Kaisa Vuoristo: The Success of Sexularism: How the "Veil Affairs" Transformed French Republican Ideology and Public Discourse (2004-2014) (since 2013, Doctoral Researcher IRTG Diversity, Cotutelle, École normale supérieure Cachan, France)

Finished Dissertations

Ezz-Edine Choukri: Modernité et gouvernance mondiale: les cas de l'amincissement de la couche d'ozone et du changement climatique, Université de Montréal, 1998 (Career: professeur, American University of Cairo, Egypte)

Chalmers Larose: Militiantisme transnational? Syndicats et groupes environnementalistes devant les accords de libre échange nord-américain, Université de Montréal, 2000 (co-directrice). 2010: membre de la Chaire de recherche en immigration, ethnicité et citoyenneté, UQAM

Mohamad Alameddine: État, société et conditionnalité; la réforme économique en Égypte, 1975-1997, Université de Montréal, 2000.

Éric Desrosiers: Les citoyens du village global. Des changements de pratiques démocratiques au Canada à l'ère de la mondialisation. Université de Montréal, 2001 (Career 2010: reporter, Le Devoir, Montréal.)

Isabelle Petit: De la volonté de créer une identité euro-communautaire. Une étude des discours et interventions de la Commission européenne dans le secteur de l’éducation (1955-1995) (Career: Université de Montréal, 2002. 2010: Directrice exécutive, Centre d’excellence sur l’Union européenne, Université de Montréal – McGill University.)

Anca-Elena Mot: Analyse historico-structurelle du processus de restauration capitaliste dans les pays ex-communistes, Université de Montréal, 2002 (co-directrice) (Career 2010: professeure, École nationale des études politiques et administratives, Bucarest, Romanie.)

Isabelle Giraud: Mouvements de femmes et changements de régimes genrés de représentation politique au Québec et en France 1965-2004, Université de Montréal / Université de St-Quentin- en-Yvelines, 2005 (Career: 2010: Maîtresse de conférences, Université de Genève.)

Sauver-Pierre Etienne: Élites politiques, États et rapports transnationaux de pouvoir en Haïti (1967-2004), Université de Montréal, 2005

Paul Prosperi: The Politics of Multiculturalism Reform in Canada: Institutions, Ideas and Public Agenda, 2006 (Career 2010: professeur, Langara College, Vancouver, BC.)

Isabelle Beaulieu: Stabilité politique, autoritarisme et État rentier: le cas de la Malaysia. Université de Montréal, 2006 (Career 2010: conseillière politique, Consulat-général des États-Unis à Montréal)

Aude-Claire Fourot: Les gestions politiques de l'intégration des immigrants dans les villes françaises et canadiennes, Université de Montréal, 2008 (Career 2010: boursière postdoctorale CRSH à Sciences po, Paris et à MIT.)

Ana Vila: Protective Liberalisation: The state and the Mexican Petrochemical Industry, Université de Montréal, soutenance décembre 2009

Bastien Sibille: Visions d’État: Deux systèmes d’informations géographiques dans la ‘gouvernance’, Université de Montréal, 2009 (Career 2010: Maître de conférences, Université Lille II.)

Thomas Gulian: Vers une décentralisation des régimes de citoyenneté français et canadien: une comparaison de la gestion de la diversité ethnique à Marseille et Montréal, 2009 (Career 2010: CEGEP Maisonneuve)

Guillaume Legault: La laïcité en France et au Québec : les trajets historiques vers les commissions Stasi et Bouchard-Taylor, 2011

Marie-Claire Major: La “crise” du recensement canadien en 2010: pourquoi se mobiliser pour s’opposer à un changement méthodologique?, 2012

Mireille Paquet: Les provinces et la fédéralisation de l’immigration au Canada, 1990-2010, 2013 (Career 2010 : Boursière J-A-Bombardier, CRSH.)

Cem Utku Duyulmus: Social Policy Reforms in Turkey: Uses of Europe, 2013 (Career: Boursier, CRSH.)

Rachel Sarrasin: Dynamiques de constitution de la communauté antiautoritaire au Québec, 2000-2010, 2014 (Career 2010: Boursière CRSH.)

Anne Lachance: Vers la fin du modèle suédois? : une étude des réformes des politiques d'éducation et de santé, 2014

Maria Teresa Cappiali: Activism and participation among people of migrant background : discourses and practices of inclusiveness in four italian cities, 2015

Christine Paré: Les ONGs et l’égalité des sexes. Le cas du Mali (2016)
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