Current Projects

Projects at various stages of development (working titles).


  • Policy Advice and the Westminster Tradition:  Policy Advisory Systems in Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. With John Halligan. Under contract with Cambridge University Press.
  • Issues in Canadian Governance (eds).  With Amanda Clarke. In Press with Emond.
  • Policy Work at the Center of Government: Policy Making and Canada’s Central Agencies.


  • Trans-boundary Policy Advisory Systems. With Matt Wilder.
  • The Twin Faces of Public Sector Design.  With Amanda Clarke. (Revise and Resubmit, Governance: an international journal of policy, administration, and institutions )
  • Homeostatic and Thermostatic Approaches to Understanding Policy Advisory System Change.  Working paper for IPSA. July 21-25, 2018 | Brisbane, Australia
  • What exactly ‘is’ a central agency?

Book Chapters (under review/in press)

  • Craft, J., Esselment, A. The Prime Minister’s Office, in Regional Dynamics of Institutional Change and Policy Development in the Harper Era. Farney and Simmons (eds).
  • Craft, J. Canadian ‘Exempt Staffs’, in Ministers, Minders and Mandarins: An International Study of Relationships at the Executive Summit of Parliamentary Democracies. Eichbaum and Shaw (eds.).