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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

November 2017

Academic Presentations

Miriam Anderson.  “Promoting Women's Equality in States Emerging from War.”  Presented at the workshop Transnational Networks in Post-Conflict Stabilization and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Washington, DC:  Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 07 November 2017.

Mariam Anderson.  “From the Margins to the Mainstream: Burundian Women's Launch into Formal Politics from the Arusha Peace Talks (2000-2005).” Presented at the Institute for African Studies.  Washington, DC: George Washington University, 27 November 2017.

Pamela Palmater delivered the 2017 Dr. Bernie Vigod Memorial Lecture in Huma Rights at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, on 02 November 2017.  Click here for details.

Sorpong Peou. “ASEAN at 50: Still Making Miracles or Moribund?” Special guest address to Congress 2017 of the Asian Political and International Studies Association.  Phitsanulok, Thailand: Naresuan University, 20 October 2017.

Appointments

Miriam Anderson served as Visiting Scholar at the Institute for African Studies at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University (Washington DC) for the month of November.

Pamela Palmater was appointed to the Community Advisory Group of the Ontario Human Rights Commission for a one-year, renewable, term effective 01 November 2017. Click here for details.

Awards

Pamela Palmater received the inaugural Atlantic Human Rights Centre Award for Excellence in Human Rights at a ceremony at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, on 02 November 2017.  Click here for details.  Her address, the Vigod Lecture in Human Rights, was subsequently the subject of a feature story in the Winter 2018 edition of Connections, the St. Thomas University Alumni magazine.  An abbreviated version of the article appeared on the Alumni News website.

This is not (yet) an award, but news that a book containing contributions by Department authors has made it to the shortlist for the Ontario Legislature’s Speaker’s Book Award.

The book is: Cheryl Collier and Jonathan Malloy, ed.  The Politics of Ontario.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. 
The contributions are:

  • Bryan Evans. “The Commanding Heights of Power and Politics in Ontario.”  In The Politics of Ontario, ed. Cheryl Collier and Jonathan Malloy, 100-118.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
  • Tracey Raney.  “The Ontario Legislature: Living Up to its Democratic Potential Amidst Political Change?”  In The Politics of Ontario, ed. Cheryl Collier and Jonathan Malloy, 81-99.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
  • Myer Siemiatycki.  “Ontario’s Multiple Identities: Politics & Policy in a Diverse Province.”  In The Politics of Ontario, ed. Cheryl Collier and Jonathan Malloy, 274-292.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.

Conference Participation

Sorpong Peou. Discussant. “Politics of Internal Migration and International Migration, Transnationalization of Migration and Diaspora Politics” (Panel).  Congress 2017 of the Asian Political and International Studies Association.  Phitsanulok, Thailand: Naresuan University, 20 October 2017.

Sorpong Peou. Discussant. “In and Around the Sea of Southeast Asia I: ASEAN and Regional Maritime Issues” (Panel). Annual Conference organized by the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies.  Toronto: York University, 27 October 2017.

Sorpong Peou. Discussant.  “In and Around the Sea of Southeast Asia II: ASEAN and Regional Maritime Issues” (Panel). Annual Conference organized by the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies.  Toronto: York University, 27 October 2017.

Myer Siemiatycki. Moderator.  “Living Under the Same Roof” (Panel Session).  Integrating Our Voices: Centering Stories of Migration conference.  Toronto: Ryerson University, 25 November 2017.

Events

Miriam Anderson co-hosted the two day workshop “Transnational Networks in Post-Conflict Stabilization and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.”  Washington, DC: Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 07-08 November 2017.

Grants

Miriam Anderson (co-applicant) and David Malet [PI (George Washington University)] were awarded, for a one year term, a grant of $15,000 USD by the Center for International Business and Education for the project Transnational Networks in Post-Conflict Stabilization and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Tracey Raney (PI) has been awarded a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant with Cheryl N. Collier (co-applicant; University of Windsor) for the project: "Violence against women in politics: building knowledge and networks to improve gender equality in Canada's legislatures." The grant amount is $24,561.00 for the period 01 Dec 2017 thru 30 Nov 2018, and is in partnership with Equal Voice, a national multi-partisan, non-profit organization that works to improve gender equality in Canada's legislatures. The project will explore and develop policy solutions to the problems of violence and sexual harassment against women in Canadian politics. 

Publications - Published

Miriam Anderson.  Review of Rape Loot Pillage: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict by Sara Meger (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016): 248p. Perspectives on Politics 15:4 (December 2017): 1114-1115.  https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537592717003024

Miriam Anderson.  Response to Sara Meger, Review of Windows of Opportunity: How Women Seize Peace Negotiations for Political Change by Miriam J. Anderson (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).  Perspectives on Politics 15:4 (December 2017): 1118-1119. https://doi.org/10.1017/S153759271700305X

Adam Wellstead, Bryan Evans and Halina Sapeha. “Policy Advice from Outsiders: The Challenges of Policy Co-construction.”  International Journal of Public Administration September 2017.  https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2017.1354023. [reported as “forthcoming” in the August 2017 DIGEST]

Bryan Evans and Stephanie Ross. “Policy Analysis and Advocacy in the Canadian Labour Movement: When the Force of Argument is Not Enough.”  In Policy Analysis in Canada, 2nd ed., ed. Laurent Dobuzinskis and Michael Howlett, 331-350.  Bristol, UK.: Policy Press, 2018.

Tyrone A. Perreira (UofT), Whitney Berta (UofT), Audrey Laporte (UofT), Liane Ginsburg (York), Raisa Deber (UofT), Gillian Elliott (UofT), Janet Lum (Ryerson).  “Shining a Light: Examining Similarities and Differences in the Work Psychology of Health Support Workers Employed in Long Term Care and Home and Community Care Settings.”  Journal of Applied Gerontology. (06 Nov 2017). https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464817737622

James A. McAllister.  Review of Fiscal Federalism and Equalization Policy in Canada: Political and Economic Dimensions by Daniel Béland, André Lecours, Gregory P. Marchildon, Haizhen Mou, and M. Rose Olfert (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017): pp. 160.  Canadian Public Administration Reviews Online, 22 November 2017.

Patricia O’Reilly and Laura Hogeboom.  “The Framing and Implementation of Law: Assisted Death in Canada.” 11 Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law 11:3 (November 2017): 699-722.

Sorpong Peou. “Cambodia’s Politics of Survival Threatens Democracy.” East Asia Forum 21 November 2017.

Sorpong Peou. “The Politics of Survival in Cambodia: National Security for Undemocratic Control.” In National Security, Statecentricity, and Governance in East Asia, ed. Brendan M. Howe, 81-106. Series: Security, Development and Human Rights in East Asia. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. [reported as “forthcoming” in the July 2017 DIGEST]

Stephanie Procyk, Wayne Lewchuk and John Shields (ed.).  Precarious Employment: Causes, Consequences and Remedies. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2017.
[reported as “forthcoming” in the October 2017 DIGEST]

  • Wayne Lewchuk, Stephanie Procyk, John Shields. “Precarious Employment, Families and Communities.” In Precarious Employment: Causes, Consequences and Remedies, ed. Wayne Lewchuk, Stephanie Procyk and John Shields, 2-15.  Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2017.
  • John Shields, Ian Cunningham, Donna Baines “Precarious Undertakings: Serving Vulnerable Communities through Non-profits Work.” In Precarious Employment: Causes, Consequences and Remedies, ed. Wayne Lewchuk, Stephanie Procyk and John Shields, 31-43.  Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2017.
  • Ian Cunningham Donna Baines and John Shields. “Worker voice and representation for the precarious workforce in non-union CVS organisations during austerity.”  In Precarious Employment: Causes, Consequences and Remedies, ed. Wayne Lewchuk, Stephanie Procyk and John Shields, 123-136.  Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2017.

Sean Patterson, Jenny Carson and Myer Siemiatycki. “Cleaners Against Precarity: Lessons from a Vulnerable Workforce.”  In Precarious Employment: Causes, Consequences and Remedies, ed. Wayne Lewchuk, Stephanie Procyk and John Shields, 109-122.  Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2017.

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Bryan Evans and John Shields. “The Third Sector, the Neo-Liberal State, and Beyond: Reshaping Contracting and Policy Advocacy”. In The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration, 3rd ed., ed. Christopher Dunn, 489-500. Toronto:  Oxford University Press (forthcoming March 2018).

Mitu Sengupta.  “Transformational Change or a Tenuous Wish List: A Critique of SDG-1?” Social Alternatives [Special issue on the Sustainable Development Goals, ed. Noha Shawki] (forthcoming).