Christopher Gore

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Christopher Gore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration in the Faculty of the Arts at Ryerson University. He is involved in research and teaching on the topics of African politics and agriculture, infrastructure and energy in Africa and Canada, Internet governance, and climate change.[1][2]


Gore has a PhD and MA in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto, as well as an Honours BBS in Environmental Sciences from the University of Guelph. His doctoral research was supported by an IDRC Doctoral Research Award and focused on energy sector reform in Uganada and multilevel politics. He also held an internship with the former Global Environment Unit at the World Bank.[3]


Gore has written and collaborated on research papers for Health Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. He is also a co-editor of a Palgrave Macmillan book series entitled Urban Politics in a Global Society.[3]

Other publications and articles Gore is credited with include[3]:

  • Review of The New Scramble for Africa, Pádraig Carmody. [Cambridge, UK, and Maiden, MA: Polity Press, 2011]. Global Environmental Politics 12:2 (May 2012): 117-119.
  • "Strengthening capacity for sustainable livelihoods and food security through urban agriculture among HIV and AIDS affected households in Nakuru, Kenya" (with Nancy Karanja, Fiona Yeudall, Sanwel Mbugua, Mary Njenga, Gordon Prain, Donald Cole, Aimee Webb, Daniel Sellen, and Jennifer Levy). International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 8 (2010): 40-53.
  • "The Limits and Opportunities of Networks: Municipalities and Canadian Climate Change Policy." Review of Policy Research 27:1 (2010): 27-46.
  • Review of The Limits of Boundaries. Why City-Regions Cannot Be Self-Governing by Andrew Sancton. Canadian Journal of Political Science 42:3 (September 2009): 811-813.
  • "Local Government Response to Climate Change: Our Last, Best Hope?" (with Pamela Robinson). In Changing Climates in North American Politics: Institutions, Policymaking and Multilevel Governance, ed. Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer, 137-158. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.
  • Environmental Challenges and Opportunities: Local-Global Perspectives on Canadian Issues, ed. (with Peter Stoett). Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2009.
  • “Introduction” (with Peter Stoett). In 'Environmental Challenges and Opportunities: Local-Global Perspectives on Canadian Issues', ed. Christopher Gore and Peter Stoett, 1-12. Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2009.
  • “Summary of Themes: Moving Forward” (with Peter Stoett). In Environmental Challenges and Opportunities: Local-Global Perspectives on Canadian Issues, ed. Christopher Gore and Peter Stoett, 327-331. Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2009.
  • "Healthy urban food production and local government." In Healthy City Harvests: Generating Evidence to Guide Policy on Urban Agriculture, ed. Donald Cole, Diana Lee-Smith & George Nasinyama, 49-65. Lima, Peru: CIP/Urban Harvest and Makerere University Press, 2008.
  • "Electricity and privatisation in Uganda: The origins of the crisis and problems with the response." In Electric Capitalism: Recolonising Africa on the Power Grid, ed. David McDonald, 359-399. Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council; London: Earthscan, 2008.
  • “Environment and Development in Uganda: Understanding the Global Influence on Domestic Policy.” In Environmental management in global context: Perspectives from the South, ed. Jordi Díez & O.P. Dwivedi, 155-181. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2008.
  • “Barriers to Canadian Municipal Response to Climate Change” (with Pamela Robinson). Canadian Journal of Urban Research 14:1 (Summer 2005): 102-121.
  • “Shifts in environmental governance in Canada: how are citizen environment groups to respond?” (with Beth Savan and Alexis Morgan). Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 22:4 (August 2004): 605-619.
  • “Volunteer Environmental Monitoring and the Role of Universities: The Case of Citizens’ Environment Watch” (with Beth Savan and Alexis Morgan). Environmental Management 31:5 (May 2003): 561-568.
  • Decentralization in Global Perspective. A review of twenty-eight country experiences (with Richard Stren). Report submitted to UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya. October 2002.
  • Drinking Water Services: A Functional Review of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (with James Merritt). Commissioned Paper 5. Report submitted to the Government of Ontario, Walkerton Inquiry, 2002.
  • “Policy Implications of the Kyoto Protocol for Canada: An Overview” (with Steven Bernstein).Isuma: Canadian Journal of Policy Research 2:4 (Winter 2001): 26-36.
  • “Resource Security and the Canada-US Pacific Salmon Dispute.” Environment and Security 4 (2000): 57-72.

Fun Fact

Gore is an outdoor canoeing enthusiast.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 ICANN 45 Interview. ICANNWiki. Retrieved 2012 October 25.
  2. Christopher Gore. Genomics Sector Innovation Network. Retrieved 2012 November 9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Christopher Gore. Ryerson University. Retrieved 2012 November 9.