Martin Hering is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University. His major fields of interest are European and comparative politics, comparative public policy, the development of welfare states, and European integration. He is particularly interested in understanding how institutions and policies change in highly unfavorable settings. In his work, he has tried to understand why “frozen” institutions become unstable, why political parties change their long-standing preferences, and why interest groups and voters accept unpopular policy decisions. His current research focuses on the politics of old-age security in countries with multipillar pension systems.
Reports, Opinions & Research by this author:
Analysis and Opinion
Following the release of our research report, Public Service Transformed, The Mowat Centre was invited... Read More
Matthew Mendelsohn & Noah Zon
In March, the federal government announced a new approach to their investments in skills training.
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Sunil Johal & Jennifer Gold
By Jennifer Gold and Sunil Johal
Published in: The Guardian
Canadian academics say behavioural insights... Read More