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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

February 2016

Academic Presentations

Sedef Arat-Koç.  “The Middle East in Turkey and Turkey in the Middle East: Challenges for Democracy and Peace.”  Toronto: Ryerson University – Middle East and North America Group, 04 February 2016.

Tuna Baskoy. "Information Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Market Governance: A Post-Keynesian Economics View." Presented in Session G8 "Employee Treatment, Technology, Business Cycles and Growth," EEA 2016 - The 42nd Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association. Washington DC.:  27 February 2016.

Christopher Gore.  “National Policy Change from Below? Understanding the Conditions when African Cities Lead.”  Presentation at Ardhi University, Institute of Human Settlement Studies, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 18 February 2016.

Daniel Rubenson.  “Recent Research on Electoral Systems and Electoral Reform.”  Invited presentation to the Democratic Reform Unit, Privy Council Office of Canada, Ottawa, 09 February 2016.

Daniel Rubenson.  “Leadership and Expectations: Explaining the 2015 Federal Election.”  Invited presentation to the School of Political Studies. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 01 February 2016.

Daniel Rubenson.  “Canadians' Views on Federalism, Institutional Reform, and Climate Change.” Invited presentation to the Privy Council Office of Canada. Ottawa, 09 February 2016.

Daniel Rubenson.  “Policy Deliberation and Voter Persuasion: Experimental Evidence from an Election in the Philippines.” Invited presentation to the Department of Political Science.  Chicago: University of Chicago, 18 February 2016.

Mitu Sengupta.  “The Sustainable Development Goals: Implications for Global Health.” An invited presentation at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 17 February 2016.

Myer Siemiatycki. “Cross-Cultural Bridging and Betrayal: The Polish-Jewish Identities of Julian Tuwim.”  Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research. Portland, Oregon: 19 February 2016.

Jenny Carson (Ryerson History Department) and Myer Siemiatycki. “Resisting Precarity in Toronto's Municipal Sector: The Justice and Dignity for Cleaners Campaign.” Invited presentation (by Jenny Carson) at CUPE Ontario University Workers Committee Conference. Toronto: 19 February 2016.

Myer Siemiatycki.  “Inequality & Inclusion in the City.”  An invited at the Emancipating the Municipality Forum. Oshawa: University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, 10 February 2016.

Conference Participation

Tuna Baskoy.  Discussant and Chair.  Session G8 "Employee Treatment, Technology, Business Cycles and Growth" of EEA 2016 - The 42nd Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association. Washington DC.:  27 February 2016.


Myer Siemiatycki [P.I.] has been awarded a Ryerson Centre for Labour Management Relations (CLMR) research grant of $6,500 for the project Gig or Rigged?: Work In The Sharing Economy.

The sharing economy is the latest dramatic convergence of new technology and corporate innovation to transform consumer and labour markets. This project explores the sharing economy’s impact on work and workers. Does work in the sharing economy now resemble the autonomy, creativity and fulfilment associated with the term ‘gig’, now increasing promoted as the nomenclature of choice over ‘job’? Or is the sharing economy rigged against workers, leading to new forms of labour exploitation?

Publications - Published

Patrice Dutil.  “Laurier in Quebec: A Battle on Six Fronts.” Inside Policy (February 2016): 13-14.

Bryan Evans and Adam Wellstead (Michigan Tech).  “The Policy Role of Non-Government Actors: In From The Cold?”  Canadian Government Executive 22:2 (02 February 2016): 10-11.

Sandra Lim.  “Individualism and Populism in Frank Capra’s Meet John Doe (1941).”  Senses of Cinema 78 (February 2016).

A. Paul Williams, Janet Lum, Frances Morton-Chang, Kerry Kuluski, Allie Peckham, Natalie Warrick, Alvin Ying.  “Integrating Long-Term Care into a Community-Based Continuum:  Shifting from ‘Beds’ to ‘Places’.”  IRPP Study 59 (February 2016).

Sorpong Peou. “Peace Through Retribution or Reconciliation? Some Insights and Evidence from Southeast Asia.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Disciplinary and Regional Approaches to Peace, ed. Oliver P. Richmond, Sandra Pogodda and Jasmin Ramovic, 336-349. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Daniel Rubenson [with Stuart Soroka (University of Michigan), Peter Loewen (University of Toronto) and Patrick Fournier (Université de Montréal)]. “The Impact of News Photos on Support for Military Action.” Political Communication, DOI: 10.1080/10584609.2015.1133745, published online 06 Feb 2016 [announced as forthcoming in the November 2015 DIGEST].

Mitu Sengupta.  “The Sustainable Development Goals: An Assessment of Ambition.”  Global Policy (09 February 2016) [re-published from E-International Relations (18 January 2016)].

Mitu Sengupta.  Review of Global Justice and Development by Julian Culp, 215 pp. (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Ethical Theory and Moral Practice02 February 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s10677-016-9700-2.


Publications - Accepted for Publication

Matthew Flisfeder and Clint Burnham.  “Love and Sex in the Age of Capitalist Realism: On Spike Jonze’s Her (2013).” Cinema Journal. Forthcoming.