Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly

Membre externe


  • Comparative politics
  • Urban politics and governance
  • Comparative urban politics and policies
  • Comparative border cities and regions



Informations biographiques

Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly joined the School of Public Administration in 2001. He is a political scientist, specializing in comparative and urban politics. He worked for the French public sector for 10 years, including postings with the French Small Business Administration and the Nord Pas-de-Calais Regional Council. Prior to his appointment at UVic, Emmanuel was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario from 1999-2000, and Assistant Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame from 2000-2001.

At UVic’s School of Public Administration he is Jean Monnet Chair in European Urban and Border Region Policy, Director of the European Studies minor and of the European Union Centre for Excellence.


Journal Articles

  • Beyond the Border Action Plan: A Context Canada-United States Law Journal (2013)
  • The Post 9/11 Canada/US Border, a New Border? A Canadian perspective International Journal (summer 2012) pp. 943-954. Commentary on Warren Magnusson “The Politics of Urbanism,
  • Seeing Like a City” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, (2012) (in press)
  • “The State of Borders and Borderlands Studies in 2009: A Historical View and a View from the Journal of Borderlands Studies” Eurasian Border Review. 1/1 Spring 2010. Pp. 1-17.
  • “Metropolitan Cooperation, Theory and Practice, Looking at Vancouver, BC, Canada” Regions and Cohesion, Berghahn, NY, USA (2010), pp. 78-100.
  • “In the increasingly global economy, are borderland regions public management instruments?” International Journal of Public Sector Management, 25.6/7, pp. 483-491.
  • “Forms and Functions of Cross-Border Urban Regions” working papers series, Local Government Institute, SPA, University of Victoria and Centre de Politiques de L’Europe du Nord (CPEN) Political Science Institute, Lille, France.
  • “Are World Cities Sustainable – looking at Vancouver,” Þjóðarspegill (Icelandic Journal of Social Sciences) 10 (2009), pp. 24-39, with Leo Siu.
  • Vancouver: The Sustainable City, (2008) Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol. 30.2.

Books, Chapters, Monographs

  • Encyclopaedia of Border Dispute, ABC-Cleo, CA, USA, signed contract for three volumes – in press.
  • Border Security and Globalization- Security’s impact on border policies Lead Editor, with Don Alper (Western Washington University), Victor Konrad (Carleton University) and Anthony Payan (University of Texas El Paso and Rice University) University of Ottawa Press 2013, signed contract, delivery 2014)
  • Brunet-Jailly, Emmanuel (2013) “Power, Politics and Governance of Borderlands - the Structure and Agency of Power” in Theorizing Borders Through Analyses of Power Relationships edited by Gilles, Peter, Koff, Harlan, Maganda, Carmen and Schulz, Christian, eds. Bruxelles: P.I.E.-Peter Lang: pp. 29-44.
  • Securing Borders In Europe and North America,” in Companion on Border Studies, ed. H. Donnan and T. Wilson. Blackwell (2012) pp. 100-119.
  • Frontières en Politique, L'Archicube (2012 - Ecole Normale Supérieure de France, Paris)
  • Local Government in a Global World – Australia and Canada in Comparative Perspectives  Equal Editor with John Martin, La Trobe University, Australia, University of Toronto Press (2010).
  • “Metropolitan Cooperation, Theory and Practice, Looking at Vancouver, BC, Canada” Regions and Cohesion, Berghahn, NY, USA (2010), pp. 78-100.
  • Vancouver, a World City? Under consideration at University of Waterloo Press, and University of British Columbia Press in preparation
  • “Participation of Urban Poor in Vancouver, Canada,” in Andrew Sancton and Dean Chen, Participation in Canada and Chine, University of Ottawa Press, Ottawa, Canada (under review).
  • The Emergence of Cross-Border Regions and Canadian United States Relations” in Mark Amen (2010/11) Cities and Global Governance, Ashgate, pp. 86-108. 


Papers, Lectures

  • “What role for local elected officials in performance measurement policies?” Infonex, Victoria, March 2005.
  • “Cities in globalisation: Okinawa and Toronto” Annual Meeting of the Canadian-Japanese Association, November 2004.
  • “Cities and decentralization in Denmark and Sweden” Department of Political Science, University of Lund, Sweden, August 2004.


  • Conceptualizing border security,’ University of Sherbrooke, QC. Security Issues at the Canada/US Border, August 20-25, 2013.
  • 'Border Security from Pacific Coast to Prairies,’ University of Sherbrooke, QC. Security Issues at the Canada/US Border, August 20-25, 2013.
  • ‘Reflection on Inter-disciplinarity in Border Research’ EastBorderNet Berlin Confence, January 09-12, 2013.
  • ‘Formal and Informal Governance in Cross-Border Regions’ Unpacking Cross-border Governance, University of Luxembourg, September 06-07, 2012.
  • Borders and Borderlands – Understanding XXI century borders and borderlands’ Visiting invitation at Border Policy Research Institute, Western Washington University, WA, USA, April 9-10, 2012.
  • The Life of Frontiers in the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences.” Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion annual conference at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, December 2011.
  • The Life of Frontiers: Borders and Borderlands” at Hatfield College. University of Durham Institute for Advanced Study public lecture, UK. November 2011.
  • “Border –Lands; is security seeping into other border policies? Lyndon Johnson Library, University of Texas, Huston, TX. US. February 2011


Prix et distinctions
  • 2014-2017 European Union Center of Excellence, Uvic lead, $850,00
  • 2013-2019 SSHRC Partnership Grant “Borders in Globalization” (Principal Investigator), $3.89 million
  • 2012 – 2013 French Government, “visiting Professor fellowship” for Fall 2012, CRNS Pacte/IGA, University of Grenoble, France, $20,000
  • 2012 - 2014 SSHRC Insight Development Grant – “The Icesave dispute: grassroots activism, participatory governance, and the mobilization of resistance in Iceland” (Co-applicant with Helga K. Hallgrimsdottir)  $33,037.
  • 2012 – 2013 UVic-IRG Civic engagement in Iceland 2008-2012, $3,800.
  • 2012 – 2013 SSHRC parternship grant Letter of Intent for ‘Borders in Globalization’ $20,000. 
  • 2012-2017 Jean Monnet Center of Excellence $100,000 (successful)
  • 2011-2015 European Union Framework Program 7 “Evolving Concept of Borders” as part of the Grenoble groups/PACTE Euros 675,000 / Euros 25,000
  • ADMN 423: Local Government in BC
  • ADMN 445: Urban and Regional Economics
  • ADMN 465: Local Government Policy
  • ADMN 478/578: European Union Urban Policies
  • ADMN 479/579: European Border Region Policies
  • ADMN 520: Managing Complex Policy
  • ADMN 523: Special Topics in Public Sector Management
  • ADMN 548: Special Topics in Public Policy
  • ADMN 578: European Union Urban Region Policies
  • ADMN 579: European Union Border Region Policies
  • ADMN 551: Administrative Law and Federalism
  • ADMN 553: Understanding Cities
  • ADMN 602: Research Methods in Public Administration