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Koop, Royce

Professor, Political Studies


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Canadian Politics

Behavioral/Social Sciences

Political Parties

Behavioral/Social Sciences

Municipal Government

Behavioral/Social Sciences

Local Government

Behavioral/Social Sciences


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Intergovernmental Relations

Behavioral/Social Sciences

Political Participation

Behavioral/Social Sciences

Electoral Systems

Behavioral/Social Sciences


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Canadian Studies

Behavioral/Social Sciences

Comparative Government

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Comparative Politics

Behavioral/Social Sciences


Behavioral/Social Sciences


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Research Description

I conduct research on political parties (particularly their grassroots organizations), representation, municipal politics, federalism, and online political communication. My recent book, Grassroots Liberals: Organizing for Local and National Politics (UBC Press 2011), explores Liberal constituency organizations at both the national and provincial levels. My forthcoming co-edited volume, Canadian Parties and Elections (also from UBC Press) examines changes in Canada's national politics since 1993.

Teaching Description

I teach courses primarily in Canadian government and politics. In 2012-13 I will teach POLS 2070 (Introduction to Canadian Government) and POLS 3670 (Canadian Political Parties).

Public/Media (Non-Technical) Description

I conduct research on Canadian politics, political parties (including the federal Liberal Party, Conservative Party, and NDP), municipal politics, and federalism. I also research online political communication in Canada, including partisan blogging and other forms of online engagement.

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