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Political Science at UWindsor

Dr. Lydia Miljan

Dr. Lydia Miljan

Associate Professor

Email: lmiljan@uwindsor.ca
Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2361
Office: Chrysler Hall North 1155


I have worked in policy research for over 30 years, first in the not-for-profit sector and then in academia. Upon receiving my Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in 2000, I joined the Department of Political science in 2001. I have taught a wide variety of courses and done some administrative work as Director of the Bachelor of Arts and Science program and as Assistant Provost for Interfaculty Studies.

  • POLS 1000   Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics
  • POLS 2120   Environmental Policy and Politics
  • POLS 2130   Public Opinion, Mass Media, and Canadian Democracy
  • POLS 2750   Research Methods in Political Science
  • POLS 3200   Political Parties and Elections
  • POLS 4210   Seminar in Canadian Public Policy
  • POLS 4220   Seminar in Public Policy Analysis
  • POLS 4880   Special Topics: Public Policy Analysis
  • POLS 8000   Scope and Approaches to Political Science
  • POLS 8220   Canadian Public Policy
  • POLS 8100   Quantitative Methods in Political Science

During the last few years my research has focused on electoral reform and municipal policy. I have three current research projects: Primate politics; municipal emergency preparedness for pandemic responses, and the future of journalism in the digital age.  

  • Miljan, Lydia. 2021. Public Policy in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 8th edition. (forthcoming).
  • Miljan, L. (Contributing editor). 2018. The Consequences of Electoral Reform in British Columbia. Vancouver: The Fraser Institute. 
  • Miljan, L. & Jackson, T. 2018. "Electoral Rules and Fiscal Policy Outcomes in British Columbia,"in The Consequences of Electoral Reform in British Columbia: An International Comparison of Ballots and Voting Rules, Miljan, L. (ed.), Vancouver; Fraser Institute, 24 pp. 
  • Miljan, L. & Jackson, T. 2018. "The Impact of Proportional Representation on British Columbias Legislature and Voters", in The Consequences of Electoral Reform in British Columbia: An International Comparison of Ballots and Voting Rules, Miljan, L, (ed.), Vancouver: Fraser Institute, 30 pp. 
  • Miljan, L. & Alchin, G. 2018. "Proportional Representation in Practice,” in The Consequences of Electoral Reform in British Columbia: An International Comparison of Ballots and Voting Rules, Miljan, L, A. (ed.), Vancouver: Fraser Institute, 25-56. 
  • Miljan, L., & Alchin, G. 2018. "Designing a referendum question for British Columbia", in The Consequences of Electoral Reform in British Columbia: An International Comparison of Ballots and Voting Rules, Miljan, L, A. (ed.), Vancouver: Fraser Institute, 1-24. 
  • Miljan, L, A.  2017."What is the problem that electoral reform will solve?" in Should we change how we vote? Evaluating Canada's Electoral System, Potter, A.; Weinstock, D.; Loewen, P.(eds), Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 94-110. 
  • Miljan, L. 2017. Measuring the Impact of the 2017 Election on Uncertainty in British Columbia, Vancouver: Fraser Institute. 
  • Miljan, L.(ed.) 2016. Counting votes: Essays on Electoral Reform. Vancouver: Fraser Institute. 
  • Miljan, L., & Jackson, T. 2016. “The Consequences of the alternative vote” in Counting votes: Essays on Electoral Reform, Miljan L., (ed). Vancouver: Fraser Institute, 45-80. 
  • Miljan, L. & Spicer, Z. 2015. De-amalgamation in Canada: Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Vancouver: Fraser Institute. 
  • Miljan, L. & Spicer, Z. 2015. Municipal Amalgamation in Ontario. Vancouver: Fraser Institute. 
  • Miljan, L. 2014. Supreme Court Coverage in Canada: A Case Study of media coverage of the Whatcott decision, Onati Socio-Legal Series, 4: 685-708.