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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

June 2017

Academic Presentations

Sedef Arat-Koç. “Class, ‘Culture’ and Geopolitics in the New Populism in Turkey: From ‘Passive Revolution’ to a Turkish-Islamic ‘One-Nation’ Project.” Presented in the session G12(b) Deconsolidation Panels: The New Populist Right II, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) / cross-listed as panel session III.B.X.1 The New Populist Right (Part 2), 50th anniversary conference of the Society for Socialist Studies, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Tuna Baskoy. “Canadian Telecommunications Ombudsman and Market Governance.”  Presented at Populism, Heterodoxy, and Globalization: the 6th Post Keynesian Cross-Border Conference.  Buffalo: SUNY Buffalo State, 19-20 June 2017.

Peter Constantinou. “I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now: Towards Pedagogy and Curriculum for Training Political Staff.” Presented in the session K11 Political Staff, Public Policy and Administration, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Bryan Evans. “The Ideational and Structural Foundations of Economic Policy in and Age of Austerity.” Presented in the micro-paper roundtable session G15: Austerity and Its Alternatives, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) / cross-listed as roundtable panel session II.C.X.1 Globalization, Socialism and American Empire: Political Economy, Labour and the State (celebrating the work of Professor Leo Panitch), 50th anniversary conference of the Society for Socialist Studies, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Bryan Evans and Stephanie Ross. “Policy Analysis and Advocacy in the Canadian Labour Movement: When the Force of Argument is Not Enough.” Presented in the session Law, Politics, and the State, 4th annual conference of the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 02 June 2017.

Carlo Fanelli was a panellist in session III.B.4 Reading Capital Today, 50th anniversary conference of the Society for Socialist Studies (SSS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Grace-Edward Galabuzi was a panellist in session XXX.C 50th Anniversary Plenary: Socialism Historically and Today, 50th anniversary conference of the Society for Socialist Studies (SSS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Abbas Gnamo. “The Oromo vs. the Ethiopian State: A Socio-Historical Analysis of Oromo Protests and Resistance." Presented in the panel 3-12 Making Citizens, Making Subjects, Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 02 June 2017.

Robert Marshall. “Social Media, Immaterial Labour and Surveillance.” Presented in the panel session III.A.2 Electronic Rule, Surveillance, and Resistance, 50th anniversary conference of the Society for Socialist Studies (SSS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University,  01 June 2017.

Cameron Anderson and Michael McGregor. “National Identity and the Two Sides of Partisanship: The Case of the 2015 Canadian Federal Election.” Presented in session F11(b) Deconsolidation Panels: Citizens, Security and Partisanship, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Colin Mooers. “Citizenship, Fetishism and Political Marxism.” Presented in the session III.A.5 Legacies of Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942-2016) – Part 1, 50th anniversary conference of the Society for Socialist Studies (SSS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University,  01 June 2017.

Cheryl Collier and Tracey Raney. “Regulating Sexual Harassment in the House: A Gendered Analysis of Canada's Member-to-Member Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment. Presented by Tracey Raney in the session N15 Equity in the Workplace, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 1 June 2017.

John Patty (University of Chicago) and Daniel Rubenson. “A Theory of Sprezzatura: Signaling with Multidimensional Types.” Presented at the 7th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association. Milan, Italy: 22-24 June 2017.

Daniel Rubenson and Peter Loewen (UofT). “Does Telling Legislators What Their Constituents Think Lead to Better Representation?” Presented at the 7th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association. Milan, Italy, 22-24 June 2017.

John Shields. Presented in the micro-paper roundtable session G15: Austerity and Its Alternatives, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

David E. Smith. Panellist (Institutional Reform) in the roundtable session A14(a) Evaluating the Trudeau Government: Promises vs. Performance, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

David E. Smith. “The Challenge of Modernizing an Upper Chamber of a Federal Parliament in a Constitutional Monarchy: the Senate of Canada in the 21st Century.” Presented at the 2017 State of the Federation Conference. Kingston: Queen’s University Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, 16-17 June 2017.

Presentations by Students

Andrea Noack, Leah F. Vosko, Rebecca Casey, Parvinder Hira-Friesen, and Meghan Edwards (Public Policy and Administration MA program). “Examining the Effectiveness of Investigations within the Employment Standards Act.” Presented in the session G12(c)/L12(a) Elements of the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap in Ontario, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Maria Gintova (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies). “Understanding Government Use of Social Media in Canada: Opportunities and Barriers.” Presented in the session F12(a)/K12(b) The Online Citizen: Information and Engagement, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Meghan Joy (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies [will graduate Spring 2017]). “Austerity and Age Friendly Cities in Toronto.” Presented in the session G11(a) Issues in Canadian Political Economy, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Meghan Joy (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies [will graduate Spring 2017]). Presented in the micro-paper roundtable session G15: Austerity and Its Alternatives, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Theo Nazary (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies). “The Political Behaviour of First Nations Youth: Case Study of Whitefish River First Nation.” Presented in the session F14(b) Youth Political Engagement, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Faisal Shaheen (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies [will graduate S 2017]). “Decolonizing development on the front lines of urban South Asia, the role of the 'Scholar Practitioner'.” Presented in session 3.2.2. Colonizing and Decolonizing Development in Canada and Abroad, Annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 02 June 2017.

Faisal Shaheen (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies [will graduate S 2017]). “Capacity building of lower tier state actors, the role of the 'Scholar Practitioner'.”  Presented in the panel session 2.1.2 Innovations in Scholarship and Research Collaboration, Annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Faisal Shaheen (Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies [will graduate S 2017]). “Non-State Actors, substituting for services or supplementing planning? Evidence from Urban South Asia.” Presented in the session C7(b) State Analysis: Policy and Problems, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Appointments

Tracey Raney joined the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN) in May 2017.  FIIN is comprised of a global network of scholars engaged in gendered analyses of institutions and institutional change, and in the study of feminist institutional theory and methods.

Awards

Cathy Crowe was made a Member of the Order of Canada by His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on 30 June 2017.  From the Toronto Star:

Toronto Cathy Crowe is one of the recipients, a street nurse and social justice advocate helping homeless people on a local and national level.

“To me, it’s a sign of progress,” she said. “Somewhere, people at that level are honouring and respecting me, but really, for me, it’s all about the issues.”

Crowe has written extensively about homelessness in Canada, been involved in multiple documentary films and teaches classes at Ryerson University. She is the co-founder of the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee, an organization that promulgated homelessness to be a national disaster in 1998.

“It’s monumental and historic, hopeful,” said Crowe.

The 64-year-old was born in Cobourg, Ont., moving to Toronto in 1970 to become a nurse — a position she’s held for 45 years, she said.

Crowe added that if she had one wish, it would be for the reimplementation of a national housing program for seniors, students and people with disabilities.

“We’re getting close to getting it,” she said. “The Prime Minister is developing a national housing strategy.”

See News on Department website.

Deborah Newman was awarded an Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies by Niagara College on 21 June 2017.  She delivered the Convocation Address to new graduates from the School of Academic and Liberal Studies, and the School of Justice and Fitness Studies.  She encouraged grads to “dream big,” sharing her own career journey, from the front lines of correctional services as a probation and parole officer, all the way up the ranks to the office of deputy minister.

See News on Department website, and the Niagara College website. 

Conference Participation

Sedef Arat-Koç co-organized session IV.B.1 Rise of Fascism? Crises in Liberal Democracy, 50th anniversary conference of the Society for Socialist Studies (SSS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Toronto: Ryerson University, 02 June 2017.

Sedef Arat-Koç was Chair and Discussant for session G11(b) Deconsolidation Panels: The New Populist Right, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) / cross-listed with the session III.A.X.1 The New Populist Right, 50th anniversary conference of the Society for Socialist Studies, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June, 2017.

Peter Constantinou was Discussant for session K14 Evaluation and Public Administration, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June, 2017.

Patrice Dutil was Discussant for session K11 Political Staff, Public Policy and Administration, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Bryan Evans. Chaired the panel session “Management Strategies.” 4th annual conference of the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June, 2017.

Bryan Evans. Chaired panel session G12(a) “Issues in Precarious Political Economy.” 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June, 2017.

Grace-Edward Galabuzi served on the Program Committee of the Society for Socialist Studies (SSS), planning the 50th anniversary conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 30 May – 02 June 2017.

Abbas Gnamo chaired the bi-lingual panel 1-3 Literature of Resistance and the Psychology of Black and White, Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 31 May 2017.

Greg Inwood was Discussant for session K12(a) Building Policy Capacity, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Carolyn Johns Chaired session F12(a)/K12(b) The Online Citizen: Information and Engagement, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Colin Mooers organized session III.A.5 Legacies of Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942-2016) – Part 1, and session IV.B.2 Legacies of Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942-2016) – Part 2, 50th anniversary conference of the Society for Socialist Studies (SSS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University,  01, 02 June 2017.

Daniel Rubenson Chaired the political economy and formal theory panel Competence, 7th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association, Milan, Italy, 22-24 June 2017.

John Shields Chaired the workshop session G11(c)/L11(a) Conceptualizing and Measuring Insecurity in Canada: The Politics of Precariousness - Issues in Precariousness and Migration, 89th annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, (CPSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 1 June 2017.

John Shields Chaired the session Law Politics and the State. 4th annual conference of the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 02 June 2017.

Myer Siemiatycki. Chaired the panel session Working in the Gig-Economy. 4th annual conference of the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Myer Siemiatycki. Discussant for the panel session Resistance in/to the Gig-Economy. 4th annual conference of the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto: Ryerson University, 01 June 2017.

Publications - Published

Patrice DutilPrime Ministerial Power in Canada: Its Origins under Macdonald, Laurier and Borden.  Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017.

Patrice Dutil.  “The Erosion of Canada's Democratic Institutions.” Inside Policy (26 June 2017).

Cameron Anderson and Michael McGregor. “Persuasion, Partisanship and Evaluations of National Conditions and Governmental Impact: An Experimental Study.”  American Review of Canadian Studies 47:1 (January 2017): 53-73. [Reported as forthcoming in the October 2016 DIGEST]

Alexandra Dobrowolsky, Fiona MacDonald, Tracey Raney, Cheryl Collier and Pascale Dufour, eds. Finding Feminisms, a special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Political Science 50:2 (June 2017).

  • Alexandra Dobrowolsky, Fiona MacDonald, Tracey Raney, Cheryl Collier and Pascale Dufour. “Finding Feminism(s) in Canadian Political Science Scholarship: Diversity and Resistance in an Era of Global Uncertainty [Introduction]” Finding Feminisms, a special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Political Science 50:2 (June 2017): 403-410.

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Patrice Dutil and David MacKenzie.  Embattled Nation: Canada’s Wartime Election of 1917.  Toronto: Dundurn Press, forthcoming October 2017.

Stephen McBride and Bryan M. Evans, ed.  The Austerity State.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming 19 October 2017 [collection reported as “forthcoming” in December 2016 DIGEST; contributions listed here].

  • Bryan M. Evans and Stephen McBride, “The Austerity State: An Introduction.”  Ch. 1 in The Austerity State, eds. Stephen McBride and Bryan Evans, 3-24. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
  • Bryan M. Evans, “Constructing Economic Policy Advice in an Age of Austerity.” Ch. 10 in The Austerity State, eds. Stephen McBride and Bryan Evans, 219-242. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
  • Meghan Joy and John Shields, “Austerity and the Non-profit Sector: The Case of Social Impact Bonds.” Ch. 14 in The Austerity State, eds. Stephen McBride and Bryan Evans, 309-329. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. [Reported in January 2017]
  • Stephen McBride and Bryan M. Evans, “Conclusion.” Ch. 15 in The Austerity State, eds. Stephen McBride and Bryan Evans, 330-336.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.

Bryan M. Evans and Stephen McBride, ed.  Austerity: The Lived Experience.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming 05 November 2017 [collection reported as “forthcoming” in December 2016 DIGEST; contributions listed here].

  • Bryan M. Evans and Stephen McBride, “Austerity as Lived Experience: An Introduction.”  Ch. 1 in Austerity: The Lived Experience, eds. Bryan Evans and Stephen McBride, 3-16. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
  • Bryan M. Evans and Stephen McBride, “Manufacturing the Common Sense of Austerity.” Introduction to Part I: Theory and Ideology in Austerity: The Lived Experience, eds. Bryan Evans and Stephen McBride, 17-19. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
  • Bryan M. Evans and Stephen McBride, “Austerity on the Ground.” Introduction to Part II: Impact and Consequences in Austerity: The Lived Experience, eds. Bryan Evans and Stephen McBride, 121-123. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
  • Bryan M. Evans, Stephen McBride, and Jacob Muirhead, “Austerity and the Low Wage Economy: Living and Other Wages.” Ch. 8 in Austerity: The Lived Experience, eds. Bryan Evans and Stephen McBride, 164-194. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
  • Susan Barrass and John Shields, “Immigration in an Age of Austerity: Morality, the Welfare State and the Shaping of the Ideal Migrant.” Ch. 9 in Austerity: The Lived Experience, eds. Bryan Evans and Stephen McBride, 195-221. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. [Reported in January 2017]
  • Bryan M. Evans and Stephen McBride, “The Old Strategies Don’t Work. So What’s Possible?” Introduction to Part III: Class, Resistance, and Alternatives in Austerity: The Lived Experience, eds. Bryan Evans and Stephen McBride, 249-250. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
  • Bryan M. Evans, “Social Democracy and Social Pacts: Austerity Alliances and their Consequences.” Ch. 13 in Austerity: The Lived Experience, eds. Bryan Evans and Stephen McBride, 293-316. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
  • Stephen McBride and Bryan M. Evans, “Conclusion.” In Austerity: The Lived Experience, eds. Bryan Evans and Stephen McBride, 344-354. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.