Research interests: British Columbia politics and government; BC environmental and natural resources policy; Canadian public policy; global environmental issues (climate change, biodiversity loss); migratory bird policy.
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Jeremy Wilson completed his BA and MA at the University of Alberta and Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia. He has taught at the University of Victoria since 1974-75. Over the course of his career Dr. Wilson has done research and written on a variety of topics, including political psychology, British Columbia electoral patterns, the BC Legislature, media coverage of elections, the politics of hydro-electric development, BC forest policy, the politics of wilderness preservation in BC, and the Canadian environmental movement. Information on major publications can be viewed in the research section of the webpage.
He has recently embarked on a new research project focused on transnational migratory bird policy. This project will explore the evolution and impact of transnational arrangements such as the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network and the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. See the research section for more details.
Dr. Wilson has taught courses in a number of different areas, including Canadian politics and government, public policy, public opinion and voting behaviour, empirical research methods, and global environmental policy and politics. See the courses section of this website for current offerings.
He lives in Victoria with his partner Georgie, an English and Theatre teacher. In their spare time they kayak, bike and hike, watch birds, travel, and try to take in as many plays and as much live music as possible.
Dr. Wilson teaches courses on Canadian and environmental politics.
- Wilson, Jeremy. Talk and Log: Wilderness Politics in British Columbia. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1998.
- Cashore, B., Hoberg, G., Howlett, M. Rayner, J., and Wilson, J. In Search of Sustainability: British Columbia forest policy in the 1990's. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2001.
- A Research Proposal
- 'The Commission for Environmental Cooperation and North American Migratory Bird Conservation: the Potential of the NAAEC Citizen Submission Procedure.' Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy. V. 6 (3) (Sept. – December 2003).
- '“Internationalization” and the Conservation of Canada’s Boreal Ecosystems: Exploring Pathways of Transnational Influence.’ Canadian-American Public Policy. 56 (December 2003). (Actual publication, summer 2004).
- ‘For the Birds? Neoliberalism and the Protection of Biodiversity in British Columbia,’ BC Studies . 142/143 (Summer/Autumn 2004).
- “‘New’ and ‘old’ modes of environmental governance: the evolution of the North American waterfowl bird policy regime.” A paper presented to the annual meetings of the Western Political Science Association, Albuquerque New Mexico, March 17, 2006.
- “Borders, birds, and bureaucrats: evolving modes of private-public interaction and the search for effective migratory bird conservation regimes.” A lecture in the Internationalization and Public Policy series, Monk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, March 29, 2006.
- “Sticks, Carrots, and Sermons (and Workshops, too): Environment Canada and Calls for a Robust Bird Conservation Toolkit.” Chapter 6 in Innovation, Science, Environment, ed. by Glen Toner (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008)
- “Institutional interplay and effectiveness: assessing efforts to conserve western hemisphere shorebirds.” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, May 7, 2008.