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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

January 2015

Academic Presentations

Tuna Baskoy.  “Social Provisioning Process, Market Instability, and Managed Competition.”  Presented in the Association for Evolutionary Economics session L2: The Business Enterprise, Market Governance, and the Social Provisioning Process of the Allied Social Science Associationsconference, 05 January 2015.

Bryan Evans. “Social Democracy in the New Age of Austerity.Presented at the Hamilton launch of Orchestrating Austerity, ed. Donna Baines and Stephen McBride (Fernwood Publishing 2014). Hamilton: Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 29 January 2015.

John Shields and Adnan Türegün. “Settlement and Integration Research Synthesis.”  Presented at the Launch of the CERIS Research Synthesis Reports:  New Directions in Migration Research.  Toronto: York University, 23 January 2015.

David E. Smith.  “The New Potential for Parliamentary Bicameralism.”  Presented at the Conference on Senate Reform.  Ottawa:  University of Ottawa, 28 January 2015.


Daniel Rubenson. Visiting scholar, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, January 2015.

Ronald K. Vogel.  Appointed to the Editorial Board of the refereed journal Urban Affairs Review in January 2015 for a three-year term.


Neil Thomlinson has been named a 2015 recipient of the Deans’ Service Award


Miriam Anderson has been awarded a SSHRC Insight Development of $74,890 for the two-year project (01 June 2014 to 31 May 2016), “Sustaining Women's Gains Made During Peace Negotiations.”

Carolyn Johns [in collaboration with Debora VanNijnatten (WLU) and Adam Thorn (Ryerson)] received a one-year project grant of $15,000 (starting in Novemer2014) from the International Joint Commission for the project “Testing a Framework for Assessing the Effectiveness of Programs and Other Measures under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.”

Daniel Rubenson has been awarded a grant of $12,980 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Program to support the project “Connecting Experimenters and Formal Theorists.” The period of the grant is 01 January to 31 Dec 2015.

John Shields and Harald Bauder (Geography & Environmental Studies) are co-leads [collaborating with Charity-Ann Hannan (doctoral candidate, Policy Studies)] on the project “Towards a living wage for all: Who is advocating for illegalized migrant workers?”  The project has been awarded a SSHRC sub-grant of $8,950 from the SSHRC Program Development Grant “Policy Engagement at Multiple Levels of Governance: A Case Study of the Living Wage and Minimum Wage Policy.” PI: Bryan Evans.

Publications - Published

Patrice DutilWe should cast out the caricature of John A. Macdonald and respect him as the founder he was” (op. ed.). National Post, 11 January 2015.

Carlo Fanelli and Bryan Evans, ed.  Neoliberalism and the Degradation of Education  – Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research 26 (2015).  Yearly edition (co-edited with Carlo Fanelli). Edmonton: Athabasca University Press, 2015.

  • “Capitalism in the Classroom: The Commodification of Education” (with Carlo Fanelli).  Neoliberalism and the Degradation of Education  – Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research 26 (2015): 11-22.

Carlo Fanelli.  “Critical Education and Insurgent Pedagogies: An Interview with E. Wayne Ross.”  Neoliberalism and the Degradation of Education  – Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research 26 (2015): 405-424.

Matthew Flisfeder.  "Communism." In The Zizek Dictionary, ed. Rex Butler. New York: Routledge, 2014. (Previously reported as Accepted for Publication)

Christopher Gore and Govind Gopakumar. “Infrastructure and Metropolitan Reorganization: An exploration of the relationship in Africa and India.” Journal of Urban Affairs. DOI: 10.1111/juaf.12180 (29 December 2014). [Reported as “Accepted for Publication” in the January 2014 DIGEST]

Sorpong Peou.  “Democratization and Human Rights in Southeast Asia.” In Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization, ed. William Casey, 38-53. New York and Oxon, UK: Routledge, 2015.

Sorpong Peou and Stein Kuhnle, ed. Human Security after 20 Years.  Special issue: Asian Journal of Peacebuilding 2:2 (2014): 143-215.

  • Lloyd Axworthy, Knut Vollebaek, Stein Kuhnle and Sorpong Peou. “Human Security at 20 - Lysoen Revisited. Human Security after 20 Years (Sorpong Peou and Stein Kuhnle, ed.). Special issue: Asian Journal of Peacebuilding 2:2 (2014): 143-149.

John Shields, Valerie Preston, Ted Richmond, Yuko Sorano, Erika Gasse-Gates, Debbie Douglas, John Campey, and Lesley Johnston. “Knowledge Mobilization/Transfer and Immigration Policy: Forging Space for NGOs – The Case of CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre.” Journal of International Migration and Integration, January 2015 online (hard copy forthcoming).

John Shields and Adnan Türegün (with Research Assistance by Sophia Lowe). “Settlement and Integration Research Synthesis 2009-2013.” A CERIS Report submitted to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ottawa, 2014.  On-line publication January 2015.

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Sorpong Peou “The Limits and Potential of Liberal Democratization in Southeast Asia.” Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs 33:3 (2014): forthcoming.

Sorpong Peou.  “Cambodia: From Isolation to Involvement in Regional Community Building.”  In Regional Community Building in East Asia: Countries in Focus, ed. Lee Lai To, Nguyen Hong Son and Zarina Othman.  New York: Routledge, forthcoming, 2015.

Sorpong Peou.  “Peace Through Retribution or Reconciliation? Some Insights and Evidence from Southeast Asia.”  In Dimensions of Peace, ed. Oliver P. Richmond, Sandra Pogodda and Jasmin Ramovic.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming, 2015.

Thomas Pogge (Yale) and Mitu Sengupta.  “The Sustainable Development Goals: a Plan for Building a Better World?” Journal of Global Ethics 11:1 (2015): 56-64. DOI: 10.1080/17449626.2015.1010656 (forthcoming).

Harald Bauder and John Shields (ed.). Immigrant Experience in North America. Toronto:  Canadian Scholars Press Inc., forthcoming Spring 2015.

Stephen McBride, John Shields and Stephanie Tombari. “Cities, Climate Change and the Green Economy.” In Work in a Warm World, ed. Carla Lipsig-Mummé and Stephen McBride, 195-213. Montréal and Kingston: Queen’s University Press, forthcoming.

Myer Siemiatycki.  “Non-Citizen Voting Rights and Urban Citizenship in Toronto.” Journal of International Migration and Integration 16:1 (2015): 81-97. [Reported as published online (DOI: 10.1007/s12134-014-0333-9) in the April 2014]

Publications - Under Contract

Matthew Flisfeder. Postmodernism and Blade Runner. New York: Bloomsbury, under contract.