The concept of superdiversity, introduced just over a decade ago, helps us understand the increasing social complexity of contemporary urban life. It represents a new way of 'seeing' cities as places of rapidly changing and intersecting forms of difference. In this presentation, Daniel Hiebert (University of British Colombia) will explore a new website that he has created along with three academic colleagues (Steven Vertovec, at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Cultural Diversity; Alan Gamlen, at Monash University, and Paul Spoonley, at Massey University). The website assembles a wide array of data from three different countries to provide users with interactive tools to visualize urban superdiversity and, hopefully, to think about social change. It also enables users to explore the relationship between social difference and socio-economic outcomes. He will end by considering the challenging issue of presenting information to a wider public that includes many people who are highly skeptical of 'experts' and 'facts'.
Nationalism defines members of a nation in opposition to “others” (Druckman, 1994). By doing so, it draws the informal boundaries of the nation. Typically, scholars have identified two types of boundaries, those that are civic and those that are ethnic (Lecours, 2000). These different criteria to define who belongs to the nation have been associated with important implications for social and political dynamics. On the one hand, populations in countries with more ethnic conceptions of who belongs (in comparison to more civic ones) appear to express with more negative views about immigration (Kunovich, 2009). On the other hand, immigrants in countries with more civic conceptions of who belongs appear to express stronger sense of belonging (Simonens, 2016). Although international comparisons have examined how different countries draw those informal boundaries and their implications for views about immigration, little attention has been paid to how boundary drawing can vary within a nation, or more specifically how boundary drawing might vary between minority and majority nations in plurinational states. How much do majority and minority nationalisms differ in the way they draw their boundaries of who belongs? And what are the implications in shaping their relationships with immigration and ethnocultural diversity? This paper explores these questions by examining the cases of Quebecers and other Canadians. In order to explore these different questions, the paper relies on a survey of 5000 respondents conducted in the fall 2017 measuring how Quebecers and other Canadians define who belongs to the nation (respectively Quebec and Canada).
This series aims to examine our scientific approaches so we can imagine how we can better meet the challenges posed in an age of pluralism. This talk in the series, "Making Immigration Political without Politicizing Immigration?" features Catherine Xhardez of Sciences Po Paris and Université Saint-Louis, Brussels and discussant Chedly Belkhodja, Principal, School of Community and Public Affairs. Free and open to the public.
This year’s conference will feature presentations from an impressive lineup of researchers, industry representatives, prevention specialists, and treatment specialists, who will discuss effective and innovative approaches to gambling and present strategies for healthy approaches and positive growth.
In the present context of widespread attacks on intellectual and political expertise, Plato’s aristocratic radicalism deserves a more charitable reading than it has been given by liberals.
This talk,"Reconciliation is not a goal to be achieved but a way of living together" features Paulette Regan, former Director of Research for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada with discussant Daniel Salée, Department of Political Science and the School of Community and Public Affairs. Part of the series, "Science in the Age of Pluralism," which aims to examine our scientific approaches so we can imagine how we can better meet the challenges posed in an age of pluralism. Free and open to the public.
The centrality of de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex and her attention to gender oppression have over-shadowed her broader political vision. In Emancipatory Thinking, Elaine Stavro brings together her existential insights and materialist disposition that underpin her activism and help her navigate the dilemmas raised by revolutionary thinking in the post-war and post-'68 periods. Drawing from a range of work, including novels, autobiographical writings, philosophic essays, Stavro explains freedom as a movement requiring both personal and collective transformation. Applying de Beauvoir’s problematic of embodied and situated subjectivity to recent debates within gender, literary, sociological, cultural and political studies, Emancipatory Thinking provides a lens to explore the current political and theoretical landscape.
A 2-day introduction for leaders of business and social innovation, designers, facilitators, technologists and... anyone who has an innovation challenge or opportunity that would benefit from the collective genius of the people in the system
This Human Interaction Laboratory is a six-day (five night) residential program. Its unique experiential design consists of small and large group sessions whereby a semi-structured learning environment will assist you in developing your competencies in the following areas:
The conference aims to develop knowledge about all aspects of gambling and to stimulate discussion and further research — bringing together top scholars to present and discuss the latest trends and findings on gambling and commercial gaming. Topics cover a broad variety of disciplines including economics, public policy, mathematics, social sciences, psychology and treatment.
Main Conference July 19-20, 2019, Pre-Conference July 17-18, 2019
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