Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University
Meghan Joy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University. Their research interests include the politics of population aging, theories and practice of progressive politics and policy in cities, and the political economy of the nonprofit sector. These topics are combined in Meghan’s ongoing research agenda, which examines the ways in which municipalities and nonprofit actors develop and implement age-friendly policies and programs in Canada’s largest urban centres. They also conduct research on the social innovation agenda and its impact on the nonprofit sector (with Dr. John Shields), ‘progressive’ urban politics and policy (with Dr. Ronald K. Vogel), and the design and implementation of sanctuary city policies (with Dr. Mireille Paquet, Dr. John Shields, Dr. Graham Hudson, and Dr. Adil Atak). Recent publications include her new book The Right to an Age Friendly City: Redistribution, Recognition, and Senior Citizen Rights in Urban Spaces (MQUP, 2020) and article “Beyond Neoliberalism: A Policy Agenda for a Progressive City” (with Dr. Ronald K. Vogel, Urban Affairs Review, 2021).
Various topics related to urban politics and policy, aging policy, and changing state-nonprofit sector relations.
- Joy, M. 2021. “Neoliberal Rationality and the Age Friendly Cities and Communities Program: Reflections on the Toronto Case.” Cities, 108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2020.102982
- Joy, M. and Vogel, R. 2021. “Beyond Neoliberalism: A Policy Agenda for a Progressive City” Urban Affairs Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/1078087420984241
- Joy, M. 2020. The Right to an Age Friendly City: Redistribution, Recognition, and Senior Citizen Rights in Urban Spaces. Montreal, Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press
- Joy, M. and Shields, J. 2020. “The Political Economy of the Non-profit Sector” Ed. Whiteside, H. Canadian Political Economy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 215-233.
- Joy, M. Marier, P. and Séguin, A-M. 2020. “Age Friendly Cities: A panacea for aging in place?” Eds. Billette, V., Marier, P. and Séguin, A-M. Getting Wise about Getting Old: Debunking Myths about Aging. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. 64-72
- Joy, M., Shields, J. and Cheng, S.M. 2019. “Social Innovation Labs: A Neoliberal Austerity Driven Process or Democratic Intervention?” Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research 30 (2): 35-54
- Joy, M. (2018). "Problematizing the Age Friendly Cities and Communities Program in Toronto", Journal of Aging Studies. 47-49-56.
- Joy, M., Marier, P. and Séguin, A-M.(2018). "La démarche villes-amies des ainés. Un remède universel pour vieillir chez soi?". Les vieillissement sous la loupe: entre mythes et réalités. Laval: Presses de l'Université Laval (in press).
- Joy, M. and Shields, J. (2018). Austerity in the Making: Reconfiguring Social Policy through Social Impact Bonds. Policy & Politics (in press).
- Joy, M. (2018). “Les Municipalités amies des ainés et l’austérité à Toronto”, Pluriâges (in press).
- Joy, M. and Shields, J. (2017). “Austerity and the Non-profit Sector: The Case of Social Impact Bonds” in The Austerity State. Eds. McBride, S.and Evans, B. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 309-329.
- Joy, M. and Shields, J. (2016) “The Immorality of Innovation – The Tale of Social Impact Bonds.” Politics & Policy Journal Blog: https://policyandpoliticsblog.com/2016/10/05/the-immorality-of-innovation-the-tale-of-social-impact-bonds/#more-3194 (Published October 5, 2016).
- Joy, M. and Mustachi, J. (2016) "Equity Planning through Gender-sensitive Planning: The Case of Toronto's Safer City Guidelines". Progressive Planning: The Magazine of Planners Network, Winter (206).
- Joy, M. and Vogel, R. K. (2015) “Toronto’s Governance Crisis: A Global City Under Pressure”. Cities, 49: 35-52.
- Joy, M. and Shields, J. (2014) “Social Impact Bonds” / “Les obligations à impact social”. Public Sector Management / Management Secteur Public 25(3): 10-13.
- Joy, M. and Shields, J. (2013) “Social Impact Bonds: The Next Phase of Third Sector Marketization?” Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research 4(2):39-55.