Byron Sheldrick, Associate Professor,
Department of Political Science, University of Guelph
Sheldrick’s research focuses on
i) the interplay between law and politics, and
ii) the political economy of welfare state restructuring. Within that
context, his work examines social movement politics particularly as
the affect social democratic governments in power. This includes an
examination of the strategic choices social democratic parties, such
as the NDP, make in both designing electoral appeals and also how they
develop and implement new policy initiatives, particularly in the area
of social policy. His research has examined the NDP at the provincial
level, particularly in Ontario and Manitoba, but also the British Labour
Bibliography of Dr. Sheldrick’s Research on Social Democracy
Byron Sheldrick. “The Politics of Innoculation: The Manitoba
NDP and the Third Way” in Bryan Evans and Charles Smith (editors).
The End of Expansion? The political economy of Canadian Provinces
and Territories in a neo-liberal era. Toronto: University of Toronto
Byron Sheldrick. “The British Labour Party: In Search of Identity
Between Labour and Parliament” in Bryan Evans and Ingo Schmidt
(eds). Social Democracy After the Cold War. (Edmonton: Athabasca
University Press, 2012)
Byron Sheldrick. “The Manitoba Community Economic Development
Lens: Local Participation and Democratic State Restructuring”
in John Loxley, Jim Silver, and Kathleen Sexmith (eds) Doing Community
Economic Development (Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2007) pp. 209-219.
Byron Sheldrick. “The Left in Canada” in Joan Grace and
B. Sheldrick. Canadian Politics: Democracy and Dissent (Toronto:
Pearson Education, 2006), pp. 300-320.
Byron Sheldrick. “New Labour and The Third Way: Democracy, Accountability
and Social Democratic Politics” Studies in Political Economy
67 (2002), 133-144.
Byron Sheldrick. “The Contradictions of Welfare to Work: Social
Security Reform in Britain” Studies in Political Economy,
62 (2000), 99-122.
Byron Sheldrick. Welfare Reform Under Ontario’s NDP: Social Democracy
and Social Group Representa¬tion”, Studies in Political
Economy. 55(1998), 37-63.