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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

July 2019

Academic Presentations

Michael McGregor, Cameron Anderson and Scott Pruysers. “Partisanship, Motivated Reasoning and the Notwithstanding Clause: The Case of Provincially Imposed Redistricting in the City of Toronto.”  Presented in session Mo. 132: Ideology and Partisanship of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology.  Lisbon, PT: 15 July 2019.

Meghan Joy, John Shields, and Siu Mee Cheng.  “Social Innovation Labs: Canadian SIL Landscape and Policymaking Implications.” Presented in Session 2 of Panel T05P08: Policy Actors and Instruments at the International Public Policy Association (IPPA) 4th International Conference on Public Policy.  Montreal: Concordia University, 28 June 2019.

John Shields.  “The Missing Family, an Immigration Policy Deficit: Why Family Matters.”  Presented in session W110: Putting Family First: Implications for Migration and Integration Policy and Practice at the International Metropolis Conference – The Promise of Migration: Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation.  Ottawa: Shaw Centre, 26 June 2019.

John Shields.  Panelist.  “Knowledge Mobilization in the Immigration and Settlement Sector: Revisiting Goals and Learning from Practices.” CERIS Community Forum.  Toronto: Central YMCA, 19 June 2019.

Neil Thomlinson.  “Canada’s Governance Structure.”  Presented to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Ukraine Reform Conference and Decentralization Study Tour.  Toronto: Courtyard by Marriott, 01 July 2019.

Ronald K. Vogel.  “The Governance of World Cities: Power, Politics and Economics in the City Still Matter.”  Presented in the session: The Challenges of Metropolitan City Governance of Track 4: Governing Cities – Cities and Democracy, at the EURA/UAA Conference City Futures IV.  Dublin, Ireland: University College Dublin (UCD), 20 June 2019.

Conference Participation

John Shields.  Chair. “Knowledge Mobilization in the Immigration and Settlement Sector: Revisiting Goals and Learning from Practices.” CERIS Community Forum.  Toronto: Central YMCA, 19 June 2019.

Meghan Joy and Ronald K. Vogel.  Chairs.  Panel T08P08: Critical Urban Policy at the International Public Policy Association (IPPA) 4th International Conference on Public Policy.  Montreal: Concordia University, 26-27 June 2019.

Ronald K. Vogel.  Discussant.  Session 1: Critical Urban Theory of Panel T08P08: Critical Urban Policy at the International Public Policy Association (IPPA) 4th International Conference on Public Policy.  Montreal: Concordia University, 26 June 2019.

Ronald K. Vogel.  Moderator.  Session 2: Critical Urban Policy of Panel T08P08: Critical Urban Policy at the International Public Policy Association (IPPA) 4th International Conference on Public Policy.  Montreal: Concordia University, 27 June 2019.

Events

John Shields organized a meeting with the Committee for Labour and Social Matters of the German Bundestag at Ryerson University on 21 June 2019. This was a high-profile political delegation from the German Parliament representing the range of parties in the Bundestag. Discussions centred on the politics of immigration issues regarding labour and social matters in Canada and their relevance for Germany.

Grants

The following grants, previously announced in this DIGEST, have now been announced publicly at: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/results-resultats/recipients-recipiendaires/index-eng.aspx  

  • Bryan Evans (PI), Lori Turnbull (Dalhousie, co-applicant), and Adam Wellstead (Michigan Tech, collaborator) have been awarded a SSHRC Insight Grant in the amount of $94,322 for the project “Policy Innovation Labs: The Evolution of Policy Capacity in Canadian Government.” [announced internally in the April DIGEST]
  • Christopher Gore (PI), Jennifer Brass (Indiana University); Lauren MacLean (Indiana University) and Elizabeth Baldwin (University of Arizona) have won a SSHRC Insight Grant in the amount of $226,475 for the project entitled “Political Participation and Electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.” [announced internally in the May DIGEST]
  • Janet M. Lum and Sepali Guruge (co-PI) and Lu Wang (PI) have been awarded a SSHRC Insight Grant in the amount of $183,558.00 for the project entitled “Examining transnational health practices and healthcare access among older immigrants in Canada.” [announced internally in the June DIGEST]
  • Daniel Rubenson (co-Principal Investigator) has been awarded a SSHRC Partnership Grant together with Laura Stephenson (PI, Western University), Allison Harell (co-PI, UQAM) and Peter Loewen (co-PI, University of Toronto) in the amount of $5.93 million, including $2.5 million from SSHRC and $3.43 million from partners. The grant will fund the Consortium on Electoral Democracy/Consortium de la démocratie électorale (C-Dem) over a seven year period. [announced internally in the March DIGEST]

Publications - Published

Erica Field, Erica (Duke University), Leigh Linden (University of Texas at Austin), Ofer Malamud (University of Chicago), Daniel Rubenson, and Shing-Yi Wang (University of Pennsylvania). "Does Vocational Education Work? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mongolia." National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER Working Paper No. 26092 (July 2019).

Peter John Loewen (UofT) and Daniel Rubenson (ed.).  Duty and Choice: Voter Turnout and Choice in the World's Electoral Systems.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019. [reported as forthcoming in the October 2017 DIGEST]

  • Peter John Loewen (UofT), Daniel Rubenson and Maxime Héroux-Legault (Concordia).  “Choice and Duty: The Evolution of the Study of Voting and Voters.”  In Duty and Choice: Voter Turnout and Choice in the World's Electoral Systems, ed. Peter John Loewen and Daniel Rubenson, 3-18.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019.  [reported as forthcoming in the October 2017 DIGEST]
  • Peter John Loewen (UofT), Daniel Rubenson and André Blais (Montréal).  “The Future of Election Studies and the Study of Elections.”  In Duty and Choice: Voter Turnout and Choice in the World's Electoral Systems, ed. Peter John Loewen and Daniel Rubenson, 274-85.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019.  [reported as forthcoming in the October 2017 DIGEST]

Riley Bushell and John Shields.  “The Third Sector, Settlement, and Social Inclusion in Canada and Germany.” In The Promise of Migration: A Companion to the International Metropolis Conference 2019, Ottawa, Canada, ed. Harald Bauder, 18-26.  Toronto: Ryerson University Graduate Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies (ISS) in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), 2019.

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Rob Goodman.  " 'I Tremble with My Whole Heart': Cicero on the Anxieties of Eloquence." European Journal of Political Theory (forthcoming).