Linda A. White

University of Toronto
Political Science & School of Public Policy and Governance

Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
100 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M5S 3G3
lwhite@chass.utoronto.ca

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The Politics of School Choice: How Financing and Governance Affect Equality of Access in 21st Century Education Systems This research project (co-investigators Clark Banack, Jim Farney, and Phil Triadafilopoulos) tracks important shifts in state scope and delivery mechanisms regarding primary and secondary education. The study explores changes in education delivery in Canada across provinces and territories; measures the scope and substance of change in comparison to a number of other industrialized countries; and then observes how financing and governance affect inequality and democratic citizenship in 21st century education systems.

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White, Linda A. Forthcoming. Constructing Policy Change: Early Childhood Education and Care in Liberal Welfare States. University of Toronto Press.
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Perlman, Michal, Petr Varmuza, and Linda A. White. 2016. “Path-Dependent Policy Making and Unlicensed Childcare: Lessons from Ontario.” In Caring for Children: Social Movements and Public Policy in Canada. Eds. Rachel Langford, Susan Prentice, and Patrizia Albanese. Vancouver: UBC Press
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White, Linda A. and Susan Prentice. “Understanding the Role of Experts and Evidence in ECEC Policy Change in Canadian Provinces.” Canadian Public Administration 59, 1: forthcoming 2016.
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White, Linda A. Adrienne Davidson, Heather Millar, Milena Pandy, and Juliana Yi. “Policy Logics, Framing Strategies, and Policy Change: Lessons from Universal Pre-K Policy Debates in California and Florida.” Policy Sciences, forthcoming.
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White, Linda A., Susan Prentice, and Michal Perlman. “The Evidence Base for Early Childhood Education and Care Program Investment: What We Know, What We Don’t Know.” Evidence and Policy (fast track January 2015).
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White, Linda A. 2014. “Understanding Canada’s Lack of Progress in Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Intergovernmental Dynamics of Children’s Policy Making in Canada.” International Journal of Children’s Rights 22: 164-188.
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White, Linda A.. 2014.“Federalism and Equality Rights Implementation in Canada.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 44, 1: 157-182.
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Friendly, Martha and Linda A. White. 2012. “ ‘No-lateralism’: Paradoxes in Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in the Canadian Federation.” Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness and Legitimacy. 3nd ed. Eds. Grace Skogstad and Herman Bakvis. Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada: 183-202.
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White, Linda A. and Susan Prentice. 2013. “When the Evidence Doesn’t Matter: Evidence-based Policy-making and Early Learning and Care in Canada.” Evidence-Based Policy-Making in Canada. Ed. Shaun Young. Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada.
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White, Linda A. 2013. “Understanding Canada’s Lack of Progress in Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Intergovernmental Dynamics of Children’s Policy Making in Canada.” International Journal of Children’s Rights (forthcoming).
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White, Linda A. and Martha Friendly. 2012. “Public Funding, Private Delivery: States, Markets, and Early Childhood Education and Care in Liberal Welfare States—Australia, the UK, Quebec, and New Zealand.” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 14, 4: 292-310.
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White, Linda A. 2012. “Must We All Be Paradigmatic? Social Investment Policies and Liberal Welfare States.” Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 45, No. 3: 1-27.
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Newman, Jacquetta A. and Linda A. White. Women, Politics, and Public Policy: The Political Struggles of Canadian Women. 2nd ed. Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada, 2012.
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Graefe, Peter, Julie Simmons, and Linda A. White, eds. 2012. Overpromising and Underperforming? Understanding and Evaluating New Intergovernmental Accountability Regimes. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
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White, Linda A. 2011. “Institutional “Stickiness” and Ideational Resistance to Paradigm Change: Canada and Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Policy.” In Policy Paradigms, Transnationalism and Domestic Politics, ed. Grace Skogstad. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
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White, Linda A. 2011. “The Internationalization of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Issues: Framing Gender Justice and Child Well-being.” Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions 24 (2): 285-309.

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy
Governance
Social Policy SECONDARY
Comparative Public Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Keywords

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FAMILY POLICY GOVERNANCE COMPARATIVE WELFARE STATES SOCIAL POLICY GENDER AND PUBLIC POLICY