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Faculty Research

Lorna Stefanick, Ph.D.



Selected research publications and presentations

Accountability, Democracy, and Public Administration

Meenal Shrivastava and Lorna Stefanick, eds. 2015. Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.

Joy Fraser, Manijeh Mannani, Lorna Stefanick. 2015. “Petroleum, Patriarchy, and Power: Women’s Equality in Canada and Iran” Meenal Shrivastava and Lorna Stefanick, eds., Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.

Gabrielle Slowey and Lorna Stefanick. 2015. “Development at what cost? First Nations, Ecological Integrity, and Democracy” in Meenal Shrivastava and Lorna Stefanick, eds. Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.

Meenal Shrivastava and Lorna Stefanick. 2015.“Framing the debate on Democracy and Governance in an Oil Driven Economy” in Meenal Shrivastava and Lorna Stefanick, eds., Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.

Lorna Stefanick. 2015. “Alberta’s Energy Paradigm: Prosperity, Security, and the Environment.” in Meenal Shrivastava and Lorna Stefanick, eds. Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.

Lorna Stefanick. 2015. “Blurring the Boundaries of Private, Partisan, and Public Interests: Accountability in an Oil Economy.” Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.

Meenal Shrivastava and Lorna Stefanick. 2012. “Do Oil and Democracy only clash in the Global South?: Petro Politics in Alberta Canada” reportage in New Global Studies, vol. 6, no.1, Article 5, May 2012, pp. 27.

Lorna Stefanick. 2011. Controlling Knowledge: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy in a Networked World Athabasca: Athabasca University Press.

Lorna Stefanick. 2010. “Government outsourcing of service provision: be careful what you wish for” in Canadian Debates in Public Administration, Robert Leone and Frank Ohemeng, eds. Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications, 2010.

Lorna Stefanick. 2009. “Alberta's Ombudsman: Following Responsibility in an Era of Outsourcing,” in Canadian Ombudsman, Stewart Hyson, ed., Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.

Lorna Stefanick. 2007. “Outsourcing and Transborder Data Flows: the Challenge of Protecting Personal Information Under the Shadow of the USA Patriot Act,” International Review of Administrative Sciences, vol. 73.

Lorna Stefanick. 2006. The State of Public Administration Programming in Canadian Universities, research report commissioned by the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration in association with The Canada School of Public Service.

The Virtual World and Cyber Communities

Lorna Stefanick and Karen Wall. 2015. “Democracy and Identity in the Digital Age” in Raphael Foshay, Identity, Agency, and the Digital Nexus. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press, 2015.

Lorna Stefanick, Controlling Knowledge: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy in a Networked World Athabasca: Athabasca University Press, 2011.

Lorna Stefanick and Edward C. Lesage Jr. 2005. “Limitations to Developing Virtual Communities in the Public Sector: A Local Government Case Study,” Canadian Public Administration, vol. 48, no. 2.

Lorna Stefanick. 2004. “Alberta’s MuniMall: Engagement for Better Governance and Decision-Making,” in Michael McConkey and Patrice Dutil, eds., Making Connections: Municipal Governance Priorities Today, The Institute of Public Administration of Canada New Directions No. 13.

John Sinclair, Lorna Stefanick, Jack Novack. 2003. “Online Learning: A new partnership delivers national local government program,” in Municipal World, June 2003, with John Sinclair and Jack Novack.

Edward C. Lesage Jr., Lorna Stefanick, Christine Marles, Stanley Varnhagen, Brenda Belokrinicev. 2001. “Local Government Administrators Use of Information Communications Technology,” presented in the “Exploring the E-Frontier: Public Administration in a Knowledge Society,” section of the Institute of Public Administration in Canada National Conference, Edmonton.

Conservation, Environmental Activism and Policy

Lorna Stefanick, Rodrigo Gonzalez, et Nadia Sanchez Pascal. 2012. “En busca del paraiso: migración por amenidad y la crisis de crecimiento de los pueblos de montaña del Oeste Canadiense,” Jornadas Argentino Canadienses de Politicas Regionales, volumen 21, 2012.
reprinted in Adriana M. Otero (ed.) Gobernanza y Cambios Territoriales: experiencias comparadas de migracion de amendida en las Americas, Ceplades-Turismo, Facultad de Turismo: Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina, 2012.

Lorna Stefanick. 2010. “The Path to Progress or Paradise Lost?: Planning for Amenity Migration in the Canadian Rockies” presented at Global Change and the World's Mountains, Perth Scotland.

Lorna Stefanick. 2009. “Transboundary Conservation: Citizens, Security, and Cross Border Collaboration” Journal of Borderlands Studies vol. 24. no. 2.

Lorna Stefanick. 2009. “Who Speaks for the Environment? Alberta’s Oil Sands and the Boreal Forest Ecosystem” presented at the Association for Canadian Studies in the US Biennial Conference, San Diego.

Lorna Stefanick. 2009. Petro Politics and Transnational Environmental Activism” presented at the International Political Studies Triennial Conference, Santiago, Chile.

Lorna Stefanick. 2008. “The Search for Paradise: Amenity Migration and the Growing Pains of Western Canadian mountain towns,” presented at the New Zealand Political Science AGM, Auckland NZ.

Lorna Stefanick. 2002. “New Social Movements and the Environmental Policy Process: The Case of Alberta’s Castle Wilderness Area,” in Joanna Everitt and Brenda O'Neill eds. Citizen Politics: Research and Theory in Canadian Political Behaviour, Don Mills: Oxford University Press.

Lorna Stefanick. 2001. “Baby Stumpy and the War in the Woods: WCWC and Environmental Radicalism in BC,” BC Studies no. 130.

Lorna Stefanick. 2001. “Environmentalism and Environmental Actors in the Canadian Forest Sector,” in Michael Howlett (ed.), Canadian Forest Policy: Regimes, Policy Dynamics and Institutional Adaptations. University of Toronto Press.

Lorna Stefanick and Kathleen Wells. 2000. “Alberta’s Special Places 2000: Conflict, Consultation, and the Castle Crown Wilderness,” in Stephen Bocking. ed. in Canadian Perspectives on Biodiversity. Peterborough: Broadview University Press.

Lorna Stefanick. 1998. “Administration, Organization, and the Environment: Will a Face-lift Suffice or Does the Patient Need Radical Surgery?” Canadian Public Administration, vol. 41, no.1.

Lorna Stefanick and Kathleen Wells. 1998. “Saving the Buck or Saving the Space: Canadian Federalism and the Devolution of Responsibility for Environmental Protection,” in How Ottawa Spends, 1997-1998 Ottawa: Carleton University Press.

Lorna Stefanick. 1998. “Analyzing Conservation Cases in the Rural West,” Round Table discussion at the Western Social Science Association’s AGM, Denver, Colorado, April 1998.

Updated March 12 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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