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Luke Flanagan

Luke Flanagan
Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science, Science Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 Canada
Phone: (709) 864-8182
Email: lflanagan[at]mun[dot]ca (or search here)

PhD (Edinburgh) BA (Hons) (Lincoln, UK)

Areas for Student Research Supervision
Intergovernmental Relations
Institutional, Structural and Political Change
Territorial and Comparative Politics
Historical Institutionalism

Examples of Recent Courses Taught
POSC 1010: Issues in Canadian Politics
POSC 2800: Introduction to Canadian Politics and Government
POSC 3800: Federalism in Canada

Dr. Flanagan's broad research interests relate to sub-national intergovernmental relations. He is interested in the factors that lead political actors to cooperate on a horizontal basis. His work often utilises a historical institutional perspective. His doctoral research addressed the question of a political union of Canada’s three Maritime provinces between 1960 and 1980. He is currently developing research on the attitudes towards interprovincial cooperation within the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador from a historical standpoint. He is seeking to determine why the Government of Newfoundland engaged with regional cooperation, for example the Atlantic Premiers Conference in 1956 only to withdraw in 1965. He is also developing a contemporary re-evaluation of Atlantic cooperation for a seminar in conjunction with the Memorial University’s Harris Centre. In addition to this work, he is also engaged in broader historical research focused on Canadian soldiers based in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex during the First World War. At the present time he is working with Bexhill Museum on the Canadian aspect of their First World War commemoration exhibit. Furthermore, while in Newfoundland he is researching connections between the province and East Sussex during the same period.

Select Publications (Under Review)
Canadians in Bexhill-on-Sea during the First World War: A Reflection of Canadian Identity? Submitted to British Journal of Canadian Studies

The Political Union Debate in Canada’s Maritime Provinces, 1960-1980: Why did a Union Not Happen? Submitted to Acadiensis