Linda Ann White
Vice-Principal, Woodsworth College
BackgroundLinda White B.A. Hons (Victoria), M.A. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Areas of research include comparative social and family policy, particularly early childhood education and care and maternity/parental leave; gender and public policy; comparative welfare states; ideas, norms, and public policy development; and federalism, law and public policy. Currently completing a book project, Constructing Paradigm Change in Early Childhood Education and Care: Rational and Cultural Influences on Policy Change, that analyzes the expansion early childhood education and care policies in liberal welfare states. She has published extensively on comparative social policy in journals such as Canadian Journal of Political Science, Canadian Public Policy, Comparative Political Studies, French Politics, Governance, International Journal of Constitutional Law, International Political Science Review, Journal of European Public Policy (with Ailsa Henderson), and the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. She is the co-editor with Peter Graefe and Julie Simmons of Overpromising and Underperforming? Understanding and Evaluating New Intergovernmental Accountability Regimes(forthcoming 2012), co-author with Jacquetta A. Newman of Women, Politics, and Public Policy: The Political Struggles of Canadian Women (Oxford U.P. Canada, 2006; 2012), the co-editor with Richard Simeon, Robert Vipond, and Jennifer Wallner of The Comparative Turn in Canadian Politics (UBC Press, 2008), and the co-editor, with Peter H. Russell, François Rocher, and Debra Thompson of Essential Readings in Canadian Government and Politics (Emond Montgomery, 2010).
EducationB.A., University of Victoria
M.A., Queen's University
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Research InterestsComparative Welfare States
Social and Family Policy
Gender and Public Policy
Ideas, Norms, and Policy Development
Federalism, Law, and Public Policy
BooksPeter Graefe, Julie Simmons, and Linda White. Overpromising and Underperforming? Understanding and Evaluating New Intergovernmental Accountability Regimes. Toronto: U of T Press
Jacquetta A. Newman and Linda A. White. Women, Politics, and Public Policy: The Political Struggles of Canadian Women. 2nd ed. Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada
Linda White, Richard Simeon, Robert Vipond, and Jennifer Wallner, eds. (2008) The Comparative Turn in Canadian Politics. Vancouver: UBC Press.
Linda White and Jacquetta A. Newman (2006) Women, Politics, and Public Policy: The Political Struggles of Canadian Women. Toronto: Oxford U.P. Canada.