Jean Mercier co-authors book on sustainable urban transport
Jean Mercier ’82 PhD (PA) co-authored Governance and Sustainable Urban Transport
in the Americas. The book, published by Palgrave-Pivot, explores the
governance patterns of three cities in the Americas: Seattle, Montreal, and
Curritiba, Brazil. Utilizing theories such as path dependency, institutional
culture, and transaction costs, the authors explore how each of these cities
responds differently to common challenges in sustainable urban transport.
Mercier is an adjunct professor of political science
at the l’Université Laval. Recently retired from teaching, Mercier has spent
his entire academic career at l’Université Laval, where he previously served as
chair of the Department of Political Science. He has received more than 20
research grants, authored five books, and published a substantial number of
articles. His current research focuses on public policy, sustainable urban
transport, greenhouse gas reduction policies, assisted death policies, and
more information about Mercier’s new book at the Palgrave-Macmillan
Read more about Mercier’s academic career on his personal website.