Episode 2 - Policy Coordination During the COVID Crisis

Episode 2 - Policy Coordination During the COVID Crisis

September 30, 2020

How do governments in federations coordinate responses to emergency situations like COVID-19?

We examine the intergovernmental coordination practices used in Germany and Australia - two countries that received international attention for their success in controlling the first wave of Coronavirus - and assess what lessons might be learned from these experiences.

Joining us on this episode:

Professor Nathalie Behnke, Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the Institute of Political Science of the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.

Professor Alan Fenna, Professor of Politics at Curtin University, Western Australia

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Episode 1 - Federalism and Coronavirus in North America

Episode 1 - Federalism and Coronavirus in North America

June 12, 2020

We explore how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted federal governance dynamics in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, and assess the implications of the crisis on the federations in North America.

Joining us on this episode:

The Honourable Bob Rae, Former Premier of Ontario.

Professor John Kincaid, Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service, President of the Center for the Study of Federalism, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania.

Professor Laura Flamand, Research Professor at the Center for International Studies and Founding Director of the Network for the Study of Inequalities, El Colegio de Mexico, Ciudad de México.

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