Christopher Gore is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University. In addition to a PhD from the University of Toronto, he holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Science and Environment...
Christopher Gore is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University. In addition to a PhD from the University of Toronto, he holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto, and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences (B.Sc. Env.) from the University of Guelph. Chris’ doctoral research, supported by an IDRC Doctoral Research Award, focused on the multilevel politics and process of energy sector reform in the East African country of Uganda. This research builds on Chris’ globally comparative and Canadian research interests in the politics, policy, and administration of urban and environmental issues.
During the course of his graduate studies, Chris also engaged in several professional activities. He held an internship with the (former) Global Environment Unit at the World Bank in Washington D.C., and also co-authored a globally comparative report on decentralization for United Nations-Habitat. Domestically, Chris has authored and co-authored research reports for Health Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. For example, in 2002, Chris co-authored a Commissioned Report for the Walkerton Inquiry, which examined the administration of drinking water services in Ontario, and in 2005, he collaborated on a report reviewing Ontario’s environmental assessment system.
Chris maintains an active research agenda relating to the politics, policy and administration of urban and environmental issues in North America, and Africa. Areas of present and future research include: environmental and natural resource policy; the politics of energy and climate change; comparative urban governance; privatization of environmental services; tensions between local, national, and global interests in urban and environmental management, service delivery, and public sector reform. Chris is Book Series co-editor [with Dr. Richard Stren (Emeritus, University of Toronto)] for a new Palgrave Macmillan book series, Urban Politics in a Global Society.