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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

September 2015

Academic Presentations

Bryan Evans and Carlo Fanelli.  “Dead Money, Living Wage: Responding to the ‘Gloves Off’ Economy.”  Presented at The Living Wage Movement: Responding to the Low Wage Economy, a panel sponsored by the Global Labour Research Centre.  Toronto: York University, 24 September 2015.

Matthew Flisfeder. “The Neoliberal Subject: What Social Media Reveals.” Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication. Winnipeg: University of Winnipeg, 18 September 2015.

Christopher Gore. “Comparing East African cities: Nairobi, Kampala, and Dar es Salaam.” Presented in the Short Course: “Comparative Approaches to the City” at the American Political Science Association Annual Conference.  San Francisco, CA, 02 September 2015.

Christopher Gore. “National Policy Change from Below? Understanding conditions when cities lead.” Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA, 05 September 2015.

Sorpong Peou.  “Building an Asia-Pacific Security Community from a Human Security Perspective.” Keynote address at the 2015 Congress of the Asian-Political and International Studies Association.   Phnom Penh: 11-12 September 2015.

Daniel Rubenson. “Do Property Rights Make People More Trusting and Prosocial? Field Experimental Evidence From Mongolia.” Invited presentation to Department of Political Studies and Canadian Opinion Research Archive. Kingston: Queen's University, 24 September 2015.

Daniel Rubenson.  “Land Property Rights and Political and Micro Economic Behaviour: A Proposal for a Research Agenda.” Invited presentation to the Human Nature Group meeting, New York NY, 25-27 September 2015.

Daniel Rubenson (with Peter Loewen, UofT). “Property Rights and Trust.” Presented in the Experiments in Political Economy panel at the Annual Meetings of the American Political Science Association. San Francisco, CA: 03-07 September 2015.

Daniel Rubenson [with Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University), Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma (Princeton University), Thomas Fujiwara (Princeton University), and Cecilia Pe Lero (University of Notre Dame)]. "Policy Deliberation and Voting Behavior: Evidence From a Field Experiment in the Philippines.”  Presented in the Experiments on Campaigns & Elections panel at the Annual Meetings of the American Political Science Association.  San Francisco, CA: 03-07 September 2015.

Mitu Sengupta.  Review of Julian Culp’s Global Justice & Development.  Presented in an “Author Meets Critics” session at the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) Annual Conference. Washington D.C., 12 September 2015.

Mitu Sengupta.  “Focus: 2010 Commonwealth Games: New Delhi.” Presented in Workshop #2: “State Strategies for Leveraging Sports Mega-Events,” Leverhulme Project.  São Paulo, SP, Brasil: Escola de Educação Física e Esporte – Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 04 September 2015.

John Shields.  “ ‘Illegalized’ Workers and the Struggle for a Living Wage: Advocating for the Core Precarait.” Presented at The Living Wage Movement: Responding to the Low-Wage Economy, a panel sponsored by the Global Labour Research Centre.  Toronto:  York University, 24 September 2015.

John Shields.  “Family Matters? Neoliberalism and Canadian Immigration Policy Change.” Presented in the session: Re-thinking Immigration Through a Family Lens at the International Metropolis 2015 Conference: Migrants: Key Players in the 21st Century.  Mexico City: National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 7-11 September 2015.

David E. Smith participated in the Independent Officers Colloquium. Ottawa:  University of Ottawa Faculty of Law,  24-25 September 2015.   

David E. Smith.  Invited presentation to the Clerks of the Senate of Canada on their professional development day.  Ottawa, 19 September 2015.

Neil Thomlinson and Sean Conway.  Panellists: “Is Democracy in Decline?  Restoring our Canada.”  50+ Festival Series.  Toronto: Ryerson University, 20 September 2015.


Tracey Raney and Tim Nieguth (Laurentian University) have been awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant of $74,044.00 for the period 2015-2017 for a project entitled “The True (Blue) North: the Prime Minister and Canadian Nation-Building since 2006.”

Mitu Sengupta is a partner in a Leverhulme Foundation International Network Project grant of £84,000 for the period 2014-16 for a project entitled “State Strategies for Leveraging Legacies from Sports Mega-Events.” PI: Jonathan Grix (Birmingham); Partners: David Black (Dalhousie), Laurence Chalip (Illinois), Scarlett Cornelissen (Stellenbosch), Mitu Sengupta (Ryerson), Bob Stewart (Victoria, Melbourne).

Conference Participation

Mitu Sengupta.  Session Chair, “Conceptualizing Well-Being Concretely.” Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) Annual Conference. Washington D.C., 12 September 2015.

Publications - Published

Tuna Baskoy.  “Social provisioning process, market instability, and managed competition.”  In Advancing the Frontiers of Heterodox Economics: Essays in Honor of Frederic S. Lee, ed. Tae-Hee Jo & Zdravka Todorova, 248-64. London and New York: Routledge, 2015.

Jacquie Chic contributed to the submission made by Ryerson’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to the Ministry of Labour's public consultation on the Employment Standards Act. The focus of her contribution was precarious workers and human rights implications arising out of the existing legislation.  September 2015.

Patrice Dutil. "Crowdsourcing as a new instrument in the government's arsenal: Explorations and considerations." Canadian Public Administration 58:3 (September 2015): 363-383.

Pamela Robinson and Christopher Gore. “Municipal climate reporting: Gaps in monitoring and implications for governance and action.” Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 2015. DOI: 10.1177/0263774X15605940. [announced as forthcoming in the November 2013 DIGEST]

Carolyn Johns and Rebecca Teare. “The State of Policy Research in the Great Lakes Basin: A Review of Publications in the Journal of Great Lakes Research in the Past 40 Years.” Journal of Great Lakes Research 41:3 (September 2015): 697-706.

Tracey Raney and Michelle Meagher. “Gender in the Aftermath: Starbuck and the Future of Woman in Battlestar Galactica.” Chapter 3 in Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Post-apocalyptic T.V. and Film, ed. Barbara Gurr, 45-58.  New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.