Katherine Fierlbeck


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Email: K.Fierlbeck@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-6631
Mailing Address: 
Department of Political Science, Rm 344, Henry Hicks Bldg Dalhousie University, 6299 South Street PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Canadian political thought
  • Canadian social union
  • Comparative health policy
  • Health care politics
  • Healthcare governance
  • Human rights (theory, institutions, politics)
  • Network governance
  • New or experimental governance
  • Republican political thought



  • University of Alberta (B.A. Hon.)
  • York University (M.A.)
  • Cambridge University (Ph.D.)

Katherine Fierlbeck works in the areas of public policy and political theory. She teaches classes in the history of political thought, Canadian political thought, the philosophical development of human rights, neo-romanticism, and the politics of health care.

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Dr. Fierlbeck is cross-appointed to the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, the Department of International Development Studies, and the European Studies Program. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Healthy Populations Institute, and is on the research committee for the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy. Dr. Fierlbeck is Director of the Jean Monnet Network for Health Law and Policy (http://jmhealthnet.org/), an EU-funded network promoting research on health law and policy across Europe and North America.