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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

July 2018

Academic Presentations

Miriam Anderson and Marc Valade. “After Arusha: A Women’s Advocacy Network as Transformative Capital." Presented at the conference Exit Arusha? Governance, Peace and Development in Burundi. Belgium: University of Antwerp, 05-06 July 2018.

Colin Mooers.  Panellist.  Mexico’s Left Turn?: Mexico’s Election and Beyond in the Trump Era.  Toronto: 15 July 2018.

Daniel Rubenson (with Chris Dawes (New York University)). “For club or country: A half million person group identity experiment.”  Invited presentation at the second annual IAST-Sciences Po Paris Workshop on Political Economy and Political Science.  Toulouse: Institute for Advanced Study, 06 July 2018.

Meghan Joy, John Shields and Siu Mee Cheng. “Social Innovation Labs: A Democratic Intervention or an Austerity Inspired Neoliberal Tool?” Presented in the session What Influences Quality of Democracy? Focusing on Factors and Policies, at the 25th World Congress of Political Science: Borders and Margins. Brisbane, Australia, 22-25 July 2018.

Myer Siemiatycki. " 'We, Polish Jews': The Troubled Poetry, Identities, and Legacy of Julian Tuwim, 1894-1953.” Presented at the XIth Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies. Krakow, Poland: 17 July 2018.

Ronald K. Vogel.  “The Toronto School and Critical Urban Study.” Roundtable presentation in the panel Sh!t Is Hot up in the 6 Right Now (Drake) – the Toronto School of Urban Thinking at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology. Toronto, 18 July 2018.

Ronald K. Vogel.  “Canada’s Federal Model and Local Government.”  Invited presentation to the FCM - Mayors Delegation from Ukraine. Toronto, 24 July 2018.

Appointments

Daniel Rubenson has been appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Political Science.  He has served on the Editorial Board since 2013.

Conference Participation

Miriam Anderson participated in the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security symposium Bridging Theory & Practice. Washington DC: Georgetown University, 11-12 July 2018.

John Shields was Chair of the session: What Influences Quality of Democracy? Focusing on Factors and Policies at the 25th World Congress of Political Science: Borders and Margins. Brisbane, Australia, 22-25 July 2018.

Grants

Myer Siemiatycki and Michael McGregor have been awarded a 2018-2019 Fall/Winter Work Study Research Assistant by the Ryerson OVPRI Research Assistant Program for their “Ontario School Trustee Candidates Research Project,” the details of which were reported in the May 2018 DIGEST.

Publications - Published

Tuna Baskoy.  “Thorstein B. Veblen’s Philosophy of Technology and Modern Capitalism.” In The Future of Engineering: Philosophical Foundations, Ethical Problems and Application Cases, ed. Albrecht Fritzsche and Sascha Julian Oks, 137-149.  New York: Springer International Publishing AG, 2018. [Reported as forthcoming in March 2017 DIGEST]

Bryan 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, 2018. [Reported as forthcoming in the September 2017 DIGEST]

  • Bryan Evans and Carlo Fanelli. “Ontario in an Age of Austerity: Common Sense Reloaded.” In The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity: Perspectives from Canada’s Provinces and Territories, ed. Bryan Evans and Carlo Fanelli, 128.160.  Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018. [Reported as forthcoming in the September 2017 DIGEST]

Janet M. Lum. The Straight Dope on Cannabis and Older People. Toronto: ON, Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community, July, 2018.

Mitu Sengupta. “Transformational Change or a Tenuous Wish List: A Critique of SDG-1?” Social Alternatives 37:1 (2018): 12-17. [Special issue on the Sustainable Development Goals, ed. Noha Shawki.] –[Reported as forthcoming in the November 2017 DIGEST]

Jessica Praznik and John Shields, An Anatomy of Settlement Services in Canada: A Guide. A Paper of the Building Migrant Resilience in Cities (BMRC) Project. Toronto: York University, 03 July 2018.

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Mitu Sengupta. “Western Academic Activism and Poverty Research: What’s not to like?” In Dimensions of Poverty, ed. Valentin Beck, Henning Hahn, and Robert Lepenies.  Springer (forthcoming).

Mitu Sengupta. “Reflections on Sustainable Development Goals from the Perspective of Developing Countries: Transformative Change or Business as Usual?” In India’s Social Sector and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Critical Reflections, ed. R. Govinda.  Routledge (forthcoming).