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Andrew Stark

Andrew Stark

Professor of Strategic Management, Department of Management, University of Toronto-Scarborough
Professor of Political Science

Degrees:

PhD, Harvard University
AM, Harvard University
MSc, London School of Economics
BA (Hons.), University of British Columbia

Phone:

(416) 978-3654

Bio

Andrew Stark is a Professor of Strategic Management in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto-Scarborough, with cross-appointments to the Strategic Management area at Rotman and Department of Political Science.  Andrew draws on normative theory – political, moral and legal theory – to analyze controversial public issues. He is the author of: Conflict of Interest in American Public Life (Harvard University Press, 2000), The Limits of Medicine (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Drawing the Line: Public and Private in America (Brookings Institution Press, 2010), and The Consolations of Mortality: Making Sense of Death (Yale University Press, 2016). His articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, among others.

Other Info

Op- eds in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post; essays and reviews in The New Republic, the Times Literary Supplement, Saturday Night, the Public Interest and other periodicals

Academic Positions

  • 1996-2001

    Associate Professor, University of Toronto

  • 1992-1996

    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

  • 1990-1991

    Guest Scholar, Brookings Institution

Non-Academic Positions

  • 1985-1989

    Policy Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister of Canada

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Inverting Donaldson's Framework: An Approach to International Conflicts of Cultural and Economics Norms

    Business Ethics Quarterly

    Issue:October

    2015

    Pages: 535-558

  • Charting a Democratic Future in China

    Dissent

    Issue:Summer

    2012

    Pages: 18-24

  • Global Justice, Historial Justice: Looking at the Two Debates in Tandem

    Political Theory

    Issue:October

    2012

    Pages: 543-572

  • The Distinction Between Public, Nonprofit and For-Profit: Revisiting the 'Core Legal' Approach

    Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

    Issue:January

    2011

    Pages: 3-26

  • Business in Politics: Lobbying and Corporate Campaign Contributions

    in George Brenkert and Tom Beauchamp, eds., Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics, Oxford University Press

    2009

  • The Consensus School, Its Critics, and Welfare Policy: A Study of American Political Discourse

    Journal of Politics

    2009

  • Benefit versus Numbers versus Helping the Worst-Off: An Alternative to the Prevalent Approach to the Just Distribution of Resources

    Utilitas

    2008

  • Canada's Upside-Down World of Public-Sector Ethics

    International Public Management Journal

    2006

  • Forever or Not

    Wilson Quarterly

    2006

  • In Sickness and in Health: What to do About Private Health Insurance in America

    Dissent

    2005

  • Why Are Some Conflicts of Interest In Medicine So Uniquely Vexing

    in Conflict of Interest: Challenges and Solutions in Business, Law, Medicine and Public Policy, ed. Don Moore, Daylian M. Cain, Max Bazerman and George Loewenstein

    Cambridge University Press

    2005

  • Getting the Health Care Debate Right

    Public Interest

    2003

  • The Double Irony of Health Insurance Regulation in America

    Society

    2003

  • What's Natural? Touring the Boundaries of Medical Necessity

    Wilson Quarterly

    2003

  • Beyond Choice: Rethinking the Post-Rawlsian Debate Over Egalitarian Justice

    Political Theory

    Issue:February

    2002

  • What is the New Public Management?

    Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

    2002

  • What's Wrong with Private Funding for Public Schools?

    Dissent

    Issue:Winter

    2001

  • America, the Gated?

    Wilson Quarterly

    Issue:Winter

    1998

  • Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What's Wrong with Private Gain from Public Office?

    American Political Science Review

    Issue:March

    1997

  • Limousine Liberals, Welfare Conservatives: On Belief, Interest and Inconsistency in Democratic Discourse

    Political Theory

    Issue:August

    1997

  • What is a Balanced Committee? Democratic Theory, Public Law and the Question of Fair Representation on Quasi- Legislative Bodies

    NOMOS (Yearbook of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy), (Eds) W. Kymlicka and I. Shapiro

    1997

  • The Appearance of Official Impropriety and the Concept of Political Crime

    Ethics

    Issue:January

    1995

  • What's the Matter with Business Ethics?

    Harvard Business Review

    Issue:May/June

    1993

  • Corporate Electoral Activity, Constitutional Discourse and the Conceptions of the Individual

    American Political Science Review

    Issue:September

    1992

  • English-Canadian Opposition to Quebec Nationalism

    in R.K. Weaver (Ed.), The Collapse of Canada? (Brookings Institution)

    1992

  • 'Political Discourse' Analysis and the Debate over Canada's Lobbying Legislation

    Canadian Journal of Political Science

    Issue:September

    1992

  • Public-Sector Conflict-of-Interest in Canada and the U.S.A.: Differences in Understanding and Approach

    Public Administration Review

    Issue:September/October

    1992

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • The Consolations of Mortality: Making Sense of Death

    Yale University Press

    2016

  • Drawing the Line: Public and Private in America

    Brookings Institution Press

    2010

  • The Limits of Medicine

    Cambridge University Press

    2006

  • Conflict of Interest in the Professions

    (edited with Michael Davis)

    New York: Oxford University Press

    2001

  • Conflict of Interest in American Public Life

    Harvard University Press

    2000

Research and Teaching Interests

Teaches courses in Business-Government Relations and Management Ethics. Research interests include business, government and medical ethics, corporate governance, business-government relations, public administration and public policy in the U.S. and Canada.

Honors and Awards

  • 2011-2012

    Fulbright Senior Research Scholar Award,

  • 1994-1995

    Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, Washington, D.C.

  • 1991-1992

    Fellow, Harvard University Program in Ethics and the Professions

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