Neil Thomlinson

Neil Thomlinson teaches in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. His area of research is local government and the politics of sexuality, with secondary interests in Canadian politics, the Third Sector, and Canadian public policy.

Thomlinson, Neil. “Church governance: on bringing ‘politics’ (back) in.”  The Hinge: A Journal of Christian Thought for the Moravian Church. 13(2) (Spring 2006): 2-18; and “The author’s final word,” 28-31.

Cukier, Wendy; Thomlinson, Neil. “Two-tier health care, education and policing: a comparative analysis of the discourses of privatization.” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 47(1) (January 2005): 87-126

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Thomlinson, Neil. “Race and faith in the Moravian Church.”  The Hinge: A Journal of Christian Thought for the Moravian Church. 10(2) (Summer 2003): 21-26.


Laboring for Rights : Unions and Sexual Diversity Across Nations. Edited by Gerald Hunt. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, c1999. HD6285 .L33 1999.

Publisher’s Synopsis

Thomlinson, Neil. Review of Laboring for Rights: Unions and Sexual Diversity Across Nations. Labour/le Travail. 48 (Fall 2001): 322-324. HD8101 .L22

Thomlinson, Neil. Review of Frédéric Martel’s The Pink and the Black: Homosexuals in France Since 1968. Canadian Journal of Sociology Online (September-October 2000).


Thomlinson, Neil. “When right is wrong: municipal governance and downloading in Toronto.” p.226-260.

In Restructuring and Resistance: Canadian Public Policy in an Age of Global Capitalism. Edited by Mike Burke, Colin Mooers and John Shields. Halifax : Fernwood Publishing, 2000. Ch. 11. HC79.C3 R47 2000

Thomlinson, Neil. “Gay concerns and local governments.” p.115-136. In The Politics of the City: A Canadian Perspective. Edited by Timothy Thomas. Scarborough, Ont.: I.T.P. Nelson, 1997. JS1708 .P655 1997


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