Carey Doberstein’s (PhD, UofT) various research interests are united by a focus in studying both the democratic and policy implications of collaborative forms of governance that include citizens and civil society actors in policy planning and decision-making, with a particular focus on urban or local government issues. He also maintains a research programme using experimental methods, including surveys of citizens and public servants, as well as participatory planning simulations related to urban development, housing, and homelessness.
Doberstein is Associate Editor of Canadian Public Administration, where he leads the Book Review and New Frontiers sections.
He holds a SSHRC Insight Grant (2018-2023) for designing and evaluating collaborative governance through experimentation.
Areas of research:
Governance: homelessness; housing; health care; drug policy; and other urban or local issues that have multi-level governance challenges; NEW: arms-length agencies in Canada
Public administration: survey research and experimentation focused on public servant behaviour in Canada (often in collaboration w/ Étienne Charbonneau at ENAP in Montreal)
Public/citizen engagement and local democracy: survey research and local planning simulations
For publications, see my Google Scholar page.
Fall 2021: POLI 405c/504e: Urban Governance and Policy in Canada
Winter 2022: POLI 101: Government of Canada; POLI 302 Public Administration