Jonathan Craft

Associate Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
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Main Bio

Jonathan Craft is an Associate Professor with the Department of Political Science and Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. He is also the founding director of Policy Ready, a research and learning platform focused on revitalizing public sector policymaking. Jonathan specializes in comparative public policy and administration, policy analysis and Canadian politics. He is particularly interested in the study of the policy process, political-administrative relations, policy advice, and the intersection of technology and policymaking.

He is the author of Policy Advice and the Westminster Tradition (Cambridge University Press, with John Halligan, 2020);Backrooms and Beyond: Partisan Advisers and the Politics of Policy Work in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and is a co-editor of Policy Work in Canada: Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities (University of Toronto Press, 2017). Before joining the University of Toronto, he worked as a federal public servant and a Legislative Assistant at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. For a full list of courses taught, publications, and current research projects please visit his website.


Governance and Institutions
The Policy Process
Politics and Policy Analysis
Introduction to Canadian Politics
Introduction to Public Policy
Politics and Policy Analysis