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Mooers, Colin

Mooers, Colin

Politics

Doctorate:

PhD (Social and Political Thought): York (Can.)

Office:

JOR814

Telephone:

(416) 979-5000 x 6168

Biography:

Dr. Mooers is Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University, which he served as Chair from 2001 to 2006, and as Interim Chair in 2011/12. A member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, he is also affiliated to the York-Ryerson Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture, which he served as Graduate Director for the Ryerson MA and PhD programs from 2006 to 2011.

In addition to a PhD in Social and Political Thought from York University (Canada), Professor Mooers holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours-Philosophy) from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Arts (Philosophy) from the University of Toronto).

Research Interests:

Colin's areas of research and publishing include: the political economy of capitalism, political theory, social movements, theories of citizenship, and the public sphere.

Current Courses:

Colin’s major areas of undergraduate teaching are in political theory, theories of the state, organization theory, globalization and governance. His graduate teaching is in core theories in cultural studies.

Selected Publications:

  • The New Imperialists: Ideologies of Empire (as contributing editor). Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2006.
    • “Introduction: The New Watchdogs.” In The New Imperialists: Ideologies of Empire, ed. Colin Mooers, 1-8.  Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2006.
    • “Nostalgia for Empire: Revising Imperial History for American Power.”  In The New Imperialists: Ideologies of Empire, ed. Colin Mooers, 111-135.  Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2006.
  • “Multiculturalism and the Fetishism of Difference.” Socialist Studies 1:2 (December 2005).
  • “Beyond Civil Society: Citizenship and Class in an Age of Globalization.” (manuscript under preparation).
  • “Multiculturalism and Citizenship: Some Theoretical Reflections.” Working Paper Series of the Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS) – Toronto. Working Paper 37 (March 2005).
  • "What's Left After the Cultural Turn." Review Essay. Historical Materialism 11:3 (2003): 215-224.
  • "Dialectics at a Standstill: The Art of David Mabb." In The Factory as it Might Be or the Hall of Flowers, curated by James Patten. Windsor: Art Gallery of Windsor, 2003.
  • "The New Fetishism: Citizenship and Finance Capital." Studies in Political Economy 66 (Fall 2001): 59-84.
  • Restructuring and Resistance: Canadian Public Policy in the Age of Global Capitalism (co-edited with Mike Burke and John Shields). Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2000.
  • "Beyond Left and Right? The Self-Limiting Politics of the Third Way.” In Restructuring and Resistance: Canadian Public Policy in the Age of Global Capitalism, ed. Mike Burke, Colin Mooers and John Shields, 318-337. Halifax, N.S.: Fernwood Publishing, 2000.
  • "Can We Still Resist? Globalization, Citizenship Rights and Class Formation." In Citizens or Consumers? Social Policy in a Market Society, ed. David Broad and Wayne Anthony, 285-298. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 1999.
  • "Theories of Revolution in Light of 1989 in Eastern Europe” (with Colin Barker). Cultural Dynamics 9:1 (March 1997): 17-43.
  • "The Politics of Hegemony: Democracy, Class and Social Movements" (with Alan Sears). Transformation: Marxist Boundary Work in Theory, Economics, Politics and Culture 1 (Spring 1995): 216-242.
  • "The New Social Movements and the Withering Away of State Theory," (with Alan Sears). In Organizing Dissent: Theory and Practice of the New Social Movements, ed. William K. Caroll, 52-68. Toronto: Garamond Press, 1992.
  • The Making of Bourgeois Europe: Absolutism, Revolution and the Rise of Capitalism in England, France and Germany. London: Verso, 1991. Published in Turkish as Burjuva Avrupa'nin Kurulu. Translated by Bahadir Sina Sener. Ankara: Dost Kitabevi, 1997, 2000.

Spoken Languages:

English, Spanish