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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activities

April 2014

Academic Presentations

Bryan Evans and Adam Wellstead (Michigan Technological University. “Understanding the Factors Shaping the Production of NGO Policy Advice.” Presented at the International Research Society for Public Management Conference (IRSPM) 2014 — Intersections: Governance, Democracy, Accountability.  Ottawa: Carleton University, 9-11 April 2014.

Bryan Evans and John Shields. “Is Anybody Listening? Understanding the Place of Nonprofit Voice in Provincial Immigration Policy Engagement.” Presented at the International Research Society for Public Management Conference (IRSPM) 2014 — Intersections: Governance, Democracy, Accountability.  Ottawa: Carleton University, 9-11 April 2014.

Christopher Gore.  “Public Opinion on Great Lakes Environmental and Energy Policy:  A Canada-US Comparison.” Panel presentation of research results.  Washington, DC:  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Canada Institute, 17 April 2014.

Duncan MacLellan.  “Will Community Building and Promoting Governance in the Toronto District School Board Offset Austerity?”  Presented at Capitalism in the Classroom: Neoliberalism, Education and Progressive Alternatives.  Toronto, 04 April 2014.

Claus Rinner, Duncan MacLellan, Krista Heinrich and Kathryn Barber. “Place-Based Policy-Making with Area-Based Composite Indices-Conceptual Challenges and Community Uptake of ‘Wellbeing Toronto’.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  Tampa, Florida, 08 April 2014. [Note: Kathryn Barber is a doctoral candidate in the Policy Studies PhD program.]

Tim Nieguth and Tracey Raney. “Reconfiguring Canadian Identity: The National Symbolic Order in a Conservative Canada.”  Presented at the 39th Annual British Association for Canadian Studies Conference, Warrior or Peacemaker? The Battle over Canada’s Identity, 1914-2014.  London, UK: 25-26 April 2014.

Mitu Sengupta.  “Rethinking Sustainability Beyond 2015.”  Presented at the Global Justice & Global South Conference, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, 25-27 April 2014.

Mitu Sengupta.  “South-South Cooperation and the Emerging Post-2015 Agenda.”  Presented at Human Development in the Global South: Emerging Perspectives in the Era of Post-Millennium Development Goals, Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi, India, 28-29 April 2014.

Ian Cunningham, Donna Baines, John Shields and Wayne Lewchuck. “Austerity, ‘Precarity’ and the Nonprofit Workforce – A Comparative Study of the UK and Canada.”  Presented at the 32nd International Labour Process Conference.  London, UK:  King’s College, University of London, 7-9 April 2014.

Myer Siemiatycki and Sean Marshall.  “Who Votes in Toronto Municipal Elections?: Findings from the 2003, 2006, and 2010 City Elections.”  Presented at the Maytree Foundation Get Out the Vote Conference.  Toronto, 01 April 2014.

Meghan Joy and Ronald K. Vogel.  “Toronto’s Governance Crisis: A Global City Under Pressure.”  Presented at the Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas: 21 March 2014.  [Note: Meghan Joy is a doctoral candidate in the Policy Studies PhD program.]

Ron Vogel. “Toronto’s Governance Crisis: A Global City Under Pressure.” Presented at the Department of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville (KY): 16 April 2014.

Appointments

Ron Vogel has been appointed Visiting Professor in the Centre for Local Government, University of Technology, Sydney for July 1 to Aug. 20, 2014.

Awards

David E. Smith has won the 2014 Canada Prize in the Social Sciences awarded by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences for his book Across the Aisle: Opposition in Canadian Politics (University of Toronto Press).

Conferences / Events

Bryan Evans. Discussant, Panel E1: “Special Interest Group on the Third Sector.”  2014 conference of the International Research Society on Public Management.  Ottawa: Carleton University, 9-11 April 2014.

As the lead of the Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community, Janet Lum collaborated with the Health System Performance Research Network to organize the workshop Integrating Health and Social Care for High Needs Populations: Challenges and Opportunities for the Health Professions featuring Professor Mike Saks, international Research Professor at University Campus Suffolk.  Toronto: 17 March 2014.

Grants

Bryan Evans is Principal Investigator of a 4-year SSHRC Partnership Development Grant ($170,962) for the project “Policy Engagement at Multiple Levels of Governance: A Case Study of the Living Wage and Minimum Wage Policy.”

Publications - Published

Sarah Banas Mills, Christopher Borick, Christopher Gore, and Barry Rabe. “Wind Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region: Current Issues and Public Opinion.”  Issues in Energy and Environmental Policy 8 (April2014): 1-18.  Ann Arbor, MI:  Energy & Environmental Policy Initiative – Center for Local, State and Urban Policy, University of Michigan.

Cassarah Brown, Christopher Borick, Christopher Gore, Sarah Banas Mills, and Barry Rabe. “Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing in the Great Lakes Region: Current Issues and Public Opinion.” Issues in Energy and Environmental Policy 9 (April2014): 1-18.  Ann Arbor, MI:  Energy & Environmental Policy Initiative – Center for Local, State and Urban Policy, University of Michigan.

Emma Maack, Sarah Banas Mills, Christopher Borick, Christopher Gore, and Barry Rabe.  “Environmental Policy in the Great Lakes Region: Current Issues and Public Opinion.”  Issues in Energy and Environmental Policy 10 (April 2014): 1-25.  Ann Arbor, MI:  Energy & Environmental Policy Initiative – Center for Local, State and Urban Policy, University of Michigan.

Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, eds.  Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2014.

  • Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, “Why Study Commissions of Inquiry?” Ch. 1 in Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis, ed. Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, 3-19. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2014.
  • Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, “The Theoretical Framework: Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change.” Ch. 2 in Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis, ed. Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, 20-48. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2014.
  • Gregory J. Inwood, “Of Leaps of Faith and Policy Change: The Macdonald Royal Commission.” Ch. 6 in Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis, ed. Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, 113-29. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2014.
  • Patricia L. O’Reilly, “The Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada: Laying the Groundwork or a Missed Opportunity for Policy Change?” Ch. 10 in Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis, ed. Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, 193-211. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2014.
  • Carolyn M. Johns, “The Walkerton Inquiry and Policy Change.” Ch. 11 in Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis, ed. Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, 214-43. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2014.
  • Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, “Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis.” Ch. 13 in Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis, ed. Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn M. Johns, 261-301. Toronto: University of Toronto Press and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2014.

Tim Nieguth and Tracey Raney.  “Guarding the Nation: Reconfiguring Canada in an Era of Neo-Conservatism.” In Canada: The State of the Federation 2012 Regions, Resources and Resiliency.  Working Paper Series, Paper #10, pp.1-19.  Kingston: Queen’s University Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, 2014.

Myer Siemiatycki.  “Non-Citizen Voting Rights and Urban Citizenship in Toronto.”  Journal of International Migration and Integration (30 April 2014).  DOI: 10.1007/s12134-014-0333-9