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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activities

October 2014

Academic Presentations

Patrice Dutil.  “Sur les traces de Sir John A. Macdonald à Toronto.” Présenté à Société d’histoire de Toronto, 5 October 2014

Daniel Rubenson.  “Policy Deliberation and Voting Behavior: A Campaign Experiment in the Philippines” [with Gabriel López-Moctezuma (Princeton University), Thomas Fujiwara (Princeton University), Cecilia Pe Lero (University of Notre Dame) and Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University)].  Presented at the meetings of the Experiments in Governance and Politics research network.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, 17-18 Oct 2014.

Daniel Rubenson.  “The Microeconomics of Household Poverty: Evidence From the Mongolian Peri-Urban Property Rights Project.”  Presented at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Washington DC, 21 Oct 2014.

Daniel Rubenson.  “Evaluating the Mongolian Peri-Urban Property Rights Project.”  Presented at the MCC Mongolia Rangeland Data Analysis and Interpretation Workshop, USDA-ARS Research Unit at the Jornada Experimental Range.  Albuquerque, NM:  University of New Mexico, 22-25 Oct 2014.

Meghan Joy and John Shields.  “Austerity and the Non-profit Sector: The Case of Social Impact Bonds.”  Presented at the conference Manufacturing and Framing Austerity.  Hamilton: McMaster University, 30 October – 01 November 2014

Susan Barrass and John Shields.  “Immigration in an Age of Austerity: Morality, the Welfare State and the Shaping of the Ideal Migrant.”  Presented at the conference Manufacturing and Framing Austerity.  Hamilton:  McMaster University, 30 October – 01 November 2014.

Myer Siemiatycki.  “Resisting Precarity in Toronto's Municipal Sector.”  Presented at the Centre For Labour Management Relations, The Good Jobs Research Symposium.  Toronto:  Ryerson University, 2 October 2014.

Myer Siemiatycki.  “Making Sense of Toronto City Politics: Mission Impossible?”  Presented at the School of Policy Studies, Policy Speakers Series.  Kingston:  Queen's University, 24 October 2014.

Myer Siemiatycki.  “Canada: Immigration Nation.”  Presented to the Symposium Perspectives on Living, Working and Regulating in a Multicultural Society.  Toronto:  College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, 30 October 2014.

Events

Myer Siemiatycki organized and hosted the Third Annual Jack Layton Lecture, Canada's Cities: Canada's Future presented by Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi.  Toronto:  Ryerson University, 22 October 2014.

Publications - Published

Patrice Dutil and Roger Hall, eds. John A. Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies.  Toronto: Dundurn, 2014.

  • Patrice Dutil and Roger Hall. “A Macdonald for Our Times." In John A. Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies, ed. Patrice Dutil and Roger Hall, 13-24.  Toronto: Dundurn, 2014.
  • Patrice Dutil.  “Macdonald, his ‘Ottawa Men’ and the Consolidation of Prime Ministerial Power (1867-1873).” In John A. Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies, ed. Patrice Dutil and Roger Hall, 282-311.  Toronto: Dundurn, 2014.
  • Patrice Dutil and Sean Conway, “A Legacy Lost: Macdonald in the Memory of his Successors.” In John A. Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies, ed. Patrice Dutil and Roger Hall, 379-405.  Toronto: Dundurn, 2014.

Carlo Fanelli. “Under Pressure: How Public Policy is Constraining Ontario Municipalities.” Toronto: CCPA, October 2014.
The paper was the subject of media coverage:  Carol Goar, “Mayoral candidates fight over details, not dreams.”  Toronto Star, 23 October 2014.

Jesse Root, Erika Gates-Gases, John Shields and Harald Bauder. “Discounting Immigrant Families: Neoliberalism and the Framing of Canadian Immigration Policy Change.” RCIS (Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement) Working Paper  2014:7 (October 2014).

Myer Siemiatycki and Sean Marshall.  “Who Votes in Toronto Municipal Elections?”  Maytree Foundation Report, October 2014, 44pp.