Edward A. Koning

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Phone number: 
519 824 4120 x58939
MCKN 509
Education (doctoral degree): 
Queen’s University, Political Studies

Edward Koning (PhD, Queen’s University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. Most of his research investigates the politics of immigration, specifically in North West Europe and North America.

His main interests are the politics of immigrants’ social rights and the role of populist anti-immigrant parties. He is the author of Immigration and the Politics of Welfare Exclusion (forthcoming with University of Torontor Press), and the holder of a SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

Some of his other recent publications have appeared in Comparative European Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Journal of Public Policy.

  • E.A. Koning (forthcoming). Immigration and the Politics of Welfare Exclusion: Selective Solidarity in Western Welfare States. Forthcoming with University of Toronto Press.
  • E.A. Koning (2017). ‘Selecting, Excluding, or Investing? Exploring Party and Voter Responses to Immigrant Welfare Dependence in 15 West European Welfare States.’ Comparative European Politics, 15(4): 628-660.
  • E.A. Koning (2017). ‘Making Xenophobia Matter: The Consequences of the 2002 Elections for Dutch Immigration Politics’. In K.G. Banting & W. Kymlicka (eds.) The Strains of Commitment: The Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies(pp. 268-299). Oxford University Press.
  • E.A. Koning (2016). ‘The Three Institutionalisms and Institutional Dynamics: Understanding Endogenous and Exogenous Change’. Journal of Public Policy, 36(4): 639-664.
  • E.A. Koning (2011). ‘Ethnic and Civic Dealings with Newcomers: Naturalization Policies and Practices in 26 Immigration Countries’. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43(11): 1974-1992.