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  • Canadian Government
  • Public Policy
  • Comparative Politics
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  • B.A., University of Victoria
  • M.A., Queen's University
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto

Linda White

Associate Chair, Special Projects (Faculty Research and Awards), Department of Political Science


Linda White is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her areas of research include comparative welfare states; comparative social and family policy, particularly early years, primary and secondary education; gender and public policy; ideas, norms, and public policy development; and federalism, law and public policy. She has published extensively on comparative public policy in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Governance, Journal of European Public Policy, Publius, and Social Politics. She is the author, most recently, of Constructing Policy Change: Early Childhood Education and Care in Liberal Welfare States (UTP, 2017), among other co-authored and co-edited books. Professor White obtained her B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Victoria, her M.A. from Queen’s University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.

Research Interests

  • Comparative Welfare States
  • Social and Family Policy
  • Gender and Public Policy
  • Ideas, Norms, and Policy Development
  • Federalism, Law, and Public Policy

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