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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

September 2018

Academic Presentations

Laura Stephenson (Western) and Michael McGregor. “Blurred Lines: Cross-Level Influences on Municipal Vote Choice.”  Presented in the Local Elections session at Democracy and its Discontents: the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Boston, MA: 01 September 2018.

Daniel Rubenson [with Peter Loewen (UofT) and John McAndrews (UofT)].  “When do politicians pursue more policy information?”  Presented on the panel Do Politicians and Policy Makers Respond to New Information? at Democracy and its Discontents: the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Boston, MA: 01 September 2018.

Daniel Rubenson.  “The Socio-Economic Effects of Exclusive Use Land Rights: Evidence From the Mongolian Peri Urban Rangeland Project.” Invited presentation at the Peri-Urban Rangeland Project Stakeholder Workshop, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: 12 September 2018.

Daniel Rubenson [with Peter Loewen (UofT)].  “When do politicians pursue more policy information?” Presented in Section 5b: Experiments on Political Information Provision at the annual meeting of the Prairie Political Science Association, Banff, AB: 16 September 2018.

Daniel Rubenson [with Chris Dawes (New York University)].  “For Club or Country: A Half Million Person Group Identity Experiment.”  Presented in Section 6b: Group Identities and Political Behaviour at the annual meeting of the Prairie Political Science Association, Banff, AB: 16 September 2018.

John Shields. “Facilitating Legal Quality Employment Mobility through Nonprofit, Government and Business Cooperation: The Case of ACCES Employment – Toronto, Canada.” Presented in the workshop F1: Labour Mobility in North America at the Second Annual Metropolis North America Migration Policy Forum.  Mexico City, 28 September 2018.

Myer Siemiatycki. Panelist. “Poland and the Jews: Past, Present and Future.” 2018 Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto: 02 September 2018.

David E. Smith.  “Renewal of the Canadian Senate: Where to from Here?”   IRPP Round Table, Ottawa, 27 September 2018.

David Trick.  “Issues in higher education system design: Lessons from Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Ireland and New Zealand.”  Presented at the annual retreat of Ontario Colleges Committee of Presidents, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON, 24 September 2018.

Blogs

Carlo Fanelli and Bryan Evans. ”Fight For A Living Wage This Labour Day” (Blog).  Huffington Post,, 02 September 2018.

Conference Participation

Daniel Rubenson.  Panel chair: Section 6b: Group Identities and Political Behaviour of the annual meeting of the Prairie Political Science Association, Banff, AB: 16 September 2018.

John Shields.  Moderator: Workshop E1: Corporate Partnerships – The Way Forward to Innovative Employment Solutions for Refugees/Vulnerable Migrants.  Second Annual Metropolis North America Migration Policy Forum.  Mexico City, 28 September 2018.

Events

John Shields was part of a small group of Ryerson University faculty that met on September 18th with a delegation from the Public Employment Service in Sweden led by Mikael Sjöberg, Sweden’s Director General in Toronto. The main purpose of the visit was to gain knowledge regarding the Canadian system for labour migration and refugees in relation to integration on the labour market.

Grants

John Shields is co-investigator – with P.I. Usha George (Ryerson) – on a successful SSHRC Partnership Development Grant of $193,482 for the project entitled “A Partnership Approach to Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Toronto and Mississauga: The Role of Social Capital.”

Publications - Published

Patrice Dutil.  Review of Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of Canada, 1867–1917 by E.A. Heaman (Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 2017): 582 pp.  Canadian Journal of Political Science 51:3 (September 2018): 711-12.

Dennis Pilon, Roger Keil, Bryan Evans and Greg Albo. “Turning Doug Ford’s attack on Toronto into a movement for democratic renewal” (op. ed). Toronto Star, 29 August 2018.

Cameron Anderson, Peter Loewen and Michael McGregor. “Implementation intentions, Information, and Voter Turnout: An Experimental Study.” Political Psychology 39:5 (October 2018): 2089-1103. [Reported as forthcoming in the October 2017 DIGEST]

Ben Allen Stevens (UofT), Md Mujahedul Islam (UofT), Roosmarijn de Geus (UofT), Jonah Goldberg (UofT), John R. McAndrews (UofT), Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki (Harvard University), Peter John Loewen (UofT) and Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson). "Local Candidate Effects in Canadian Elections.” Canadian Journal of Political Science.  Published online: 28 August 2018.

Mitu Sengupta.  “What can human rights add to the fight against corruption? Some lessons from India.” In Discourse on Rights in India: Debates and Dilemmas, ed. Bijayalaxmi Nanda and Nupur Ray, 151.176. New York: Routledge 2019. [Reported as forthcoming in the May 2017 DIGEST]

Adnan Türegün, Rupaleem Bhuyan, Nancy Mandell, and John Shields.  “State of the Art in Research on, and Services for, Immigrant Women, Youth, and Seniors – Knowledge Synthesis Report.”  IWYS – A Research and Knowledge Mobilization Project on the Settlement Outcomes–Services Nexus. (Toronto: CERIS, September 2018): 55 pp.

John Shields and Omar Lujan. “Immigrant Youth in Canada: A Literature Review of Migrant Youth Settlement and Service Issues – Knowledge Synthesis Report.” IWYS – A Research and Knowledge Mobilization Project on the Settlement Outcomes–Services Nexus. (Toronto: CERIS, September, 2018): 29 pp.

Myer Siemiatycki.  “New ‘People’s Party’ about personal power.”  Toronto Star op. ed., 19 September 2018, A15. Online as “New 'People's Party' about dividing people and personal power.”