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Jane Jenson


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Jane Jenson is a political scientist whose current research interests and publications cover a wide spectrum of topics, including citizenship (especially social citizenship), social policy, social movements, diversity and gender studies.

She is particularly active in the analysis of changes to social policy paradigms in the direction of the social investment perspective in Canada and the European Union. Jenson is frequently consulted on these matters by governments, NGOs and research groups in Quebec, Canada and the European Union.


  • F.E.L. Priestley Lecturer in the History of Ideas, University College, University of Toronto, 2007
  • Fellow, Trudeau Foundation, 2005–08
  • Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Governance, 2001
  • Member, Royal Society of Canada, 1989
  • Présidente, Société québécoise de science politique, 1999–2000

Relevant Publications

  • Jenson, J. "‘Different’ but not ‘exceptional’: Canada's permeable fordism." Can. Rev. Sociol. 26, no. 1 (1989): 69–94.

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