Professor Tracey Raney (with co-author Cheryl Collier) were shortlisted for the John McMenemy Prize, which is awarded annually by the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) to the author(s) of the best article, in English or French, published in that year's volume of the Canadian Journal of Political Science. Their paper, “Canada's Member-to-Member Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment in the House of Commons: Progress or Regress?” appeared in CJPS 51:4 (December 2018): 795-815. It is one of three papers shortlisted.
The citation for the short-list reads:
The article by Cheryl N. Collier and Tracey Raney provides a very up-to-date analysis of gender relations in the House of Commons. It deals specifically with violence against women in politics. This theoretically innovative article draws on feminist institutionalism to deconstruct the process of applying the Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Commons: Sexual Harassment Between Members. The analysis shows that the institutional norms preceding the application of the Code of Conduct are still present when cases of sexual harassment occur. In other words, the authors show that the new institutional framework imposed by the Code of Conduct has not succeeded in undoing the gender relations instituted within the Canadian Parliament. Not only is the theme of this article very topical, but it is also forward-looking because it provides a new theoretical perspective on the functioning of the Canadian Parliament.
The award was established in honour of the long-serving Administrative Editor of the journal, Professor John McMenemy (Wilfrid Laurier University).
Prize Jury Members:
(U of Calgary, Co-editor)