Jonathan Rose, Queen's University

Jonathan Rose

|Department of Political Studies,

Queen's University





I started teaching full time in the Department of Political Studies after having completed my M.A. and Ph.D at Queen's and my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto.

In 2008, I was the Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington.  I have also taught at the International Study Centre in the UK, Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan where I was the Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies.  In 2010, I taught graduate courses at Charles University in Prague and University of Economics in Slovakia. 

From April 2006 to June 2007 I was on leave from Queen's to serve as the Academic Director of Ontario Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform, an experience that taught me a lot about the capacity of fellow citizens.  It also lead to a new stream of research for me examining the effectiveness of citizens' assemblies as deliberative bodies.  The culmination of this work is a book written with Andre Blais, R. Kenneth Carty, Patrick Fournier and Henk van der Kolk called When Citizens Decide:  Lessons From Citizens Assemblies (London:  Macmillan, 2011).

In the past,  I have taught courses undergraduate and graduate courses on Canadian federalism and Canadian politics, courses on political parties, intergovernmental relations, and public policy here and at other universities.  This year I am teaching both sections of the first year course and a fourth year lecture course on electoral systems.  In second term, I will teach a fourth year course on political communications.   Clicking on the teaching link above will take you to the course web pages. Clicking on the course evaluation link above will tell you about some of my strengths and weaknesses (gulp!) as a teacher. 

My research interests are broadly defined as Canadian politics and public policy but I'm specifically interested in the role of the mass media in democracies and the uses of state communication. I have written a book on the latter called Making "Pictures in Our Heads" Government Advertising in Canada. (Praeger: Westport, CT: 2000) and a number of articles on advertising and politics.  I also provide advice to the Ontario Auditor General to help enforce legislation regulating government advertising. 

Some of my major administrative work includes Chair of the Queen's University International Centre Council (1998-2006) and Undergraduate Chair of the Department of Political Studies (2004-06). This year I am Educator in Residence at the Centre for Teaching & Learning, Chair of the Teaching Space Complex Building Committee and also serve on the Publications Review Board for McGill-Queen's University Press.



Jonathan Rose

Department of Political Studies,

Queen's University,

Kingston , Ontario, K7L 3N6

1-613- 533-6225

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