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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

September 2017

Academic Presentations

Miriam Anderson and David Malet. “Transnational Non-State Actors in International Security: Advancing a Structural Theory.” Presented in session TB08: Non-State Actors, Power, and Global Politics at the 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations: The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises, Barcelona, Spain: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 16 September 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.

Bryan Evans.  “In the Service of Austerity: Social Dialogue and Partnership In the Post Crisis Era.”  Presented in session SA03: Authoritarian Neoliberalism: Austerity and Structural Reform of Social Welfare at the 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations: The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises, Barcelona, Spain: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 16 September 2017.

Megan Joy and John Shields. “Austerity in the Making: Reconfiguring Social Policy through Social Impact Bonds.” Presented in session SA03: Authoritarian Neoliberalism: Austerity and Structural Reform of Social Welfare at the 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations: The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises, Barcelona, Spain: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 16 September 2017.

David E. Smith. “The Senate and the Canadian Constitution.”  Presented at the Canadian Study of Parliament Group seminar The New Senate.  Ottawa: 15 September 2017.

Ron Vogel.  “Who is the City For? Constructing a Progressive Urban Policy Agenda.”  Lecture and discussion, Urban Studies Program (co-presented with the Department of Political Science” Burnaby, BC: Simon Fraser University, 27 September 2017.  Click here for podcast.

Awards

Patrick Gill, a part-time MPPA student, was recipient of a 2017 Ontario Graduate Policy Research Challenge Award, which recognizes high-quality graduate student research relevant to postsecondary education, training and labour market policies in Ontario. Recipients are given an opportunity to discuss policy issues raised in their research with Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) staff and present key findings at an Award Ceremony organized by MAESD.

Conference Participation

Bryan Evans.  Discussant.  Session TC03: Authoritarian Neoliberalism: Austerity and Structural Reform at Global, Regional and National Levels at the 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations: The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises, Barcelona, Spain: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 14 September 2017.

John Shields.  Chair.  Session TC03: Authoritarian Neoliberalism: Austerity and Structural Reform at Global, Regional and National Levels at the 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations: The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises, Barcelona, Spain: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 14 September 2017.

Grants

Bryan M. Evans and Carlo Fanelli have been awarded a standard grant of $8,000 from the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program to facilitate the publication, with McGill-Queen’s University Press, of The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity: Perspectives from Canada’s Provinces and Territories.

Mike McGregor (PI), co-investigators Cameron Anderson (Western), Éric Bélanger (McGill), Sandra Breux (INRS), Jack Lucas (Calgary), Scott Matthews (Memorial), Anne Mévellec (Ottawa), Aaron Moore (Winnipeg), Laura Stephenson (Western), Erin Tolley (Toronto), and collaborator Olivia Chow (Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson), have been awarded a SSHRC Insight Award valued at $281,536 for the period 2017-2021, for the project: Canadian Municipal Election Study.  The project was ranked 1st of 84 applications to the Political Science and Public Administration committee of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Publications - Published

Tuna Baskoy. “Heterodox Theories of Business Competition.” In The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics, ed. Tae-Hee Jo, Lynne Chester, and Carlo D'Ippoliti, 213-25 (ch. 15). London and New York: Routledge, 2018.

Patrice Dutil.  “John A. Macdonald was Canada, in his day and age. His name should endure” [op. ed.]  CBC News, 31 August 2017.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Audrey Laporte (UofT), Adrian Rohit Dass (UofT), Kerry Kuluski (UofT), Allie Peckham (UofT), Berta Whitney (UofT), Janet Lum (Ryerson), A. Paul Williams (UofT).  “Factors Associated with Residential Long-Term Care Wait-List Placement in North West Ontario.”  Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement 36:3 (September 2017): 286-305.

Meghan Joy and John Shields.  “Austerity and the Non-profit Sector: The Case of Social Impact Bonds.” In The Austerity State, ed. Stephen McBride and Bryan Evans, 309-229. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. [Reported as forthcoming in the January 2017 DIGEST]

David Trick and Jinli Yang. Mining existing surveys to develop better performance metrics for Ontario colleges and universities.  Funded through the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund.  Toronto, May 2017.

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Bryan M. Evans and Carlo Fanelli, ed. The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity: Perspectives from Canada’s Provinces and Territories.  Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, forthcoming.

Audrey Laporte (UofT), Adrian Rohit Dass (UofT), Kerry Kuluski (UofT), Allie Peckham (UofT), Berta Whitney (UofT), Janet Lum (Ryerson), A. Paul Williams (UofT).  “Factors Associated with Residential Long-Term Care Wait-List Placement in North West Ontario.”  Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement 36:3 (September 2017) : 286-305.

Laura Stephenson, Michael McGregor, and Aaron Moore. “Sins of the Brother: Partisanship and Accountability in Toronto 2014.” In Accountability and Responsiveness at the Local Level: Views from Canada, eds. Sandra Breux and Jérôme Couture. Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, forthcoming.

André Blais, (Université de Montréal), Peter Loewen (UofT), Daniel Rubenson, Laura Stephenson (Western) and Elisabeth Gidengil (McGill).  “Information on party strength and strategic voting: Evidence of non-effects from a randomized experiment.” In The Many Faces of Strategic Voting, ed. John Aldrich, André Blais and Laura Stephenson.  Ann Arbor, MI:  University of Michigan Press, forthcoming.

Cara Wong [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI@UC)], Jake Bowers (UI@UC), Daniel Rubenson, Mark Fredrickson (UI@UC), and Ashlea Rundlett (UI@UC). “Maps in People's Heads as a New Measure for Context.” Political Science Research and Methods, forthcoming.