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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

David Bell

Politics and Policy

University   York University
E-Mail Address   dvjbell@yorku.ca
Phone Number   (416) 736-2100, ext. 77095
Office Location   032 McLaughlin College
Office Hours   By appointment


Education

B.A., Political Science (York); A.M. (Harvard); Ph. D. Political Science (Harvard)

Biography

David Bell is Professor in Environmental Studies and Professor of Political Science and Professor of Social and Political Thought.

Research Interests

David Bell is interested in the Politics of Sustainability - the transformation in political practices, policies, institutions and culture that will be necessary to support sustainability in the twenty-first century.

Selected Publications

"The Role of Government in Advancing Corporate Sustainability", background paper for the G8 Environmental Futures Forum, 2002

"Towards a National Sustainable Development Framework for Jamaica: National Sustainable Development Framework Scan and Approaches for Process Management", for the ENACT Project/Government of Jamaica, 2003

"Advancing Community Sustainable Development in the Ontario Region: The Role of the Government of Canada" , for Environment Canada, 2001

"Sustainable Urban Communities in Canada: From Rio to Johannesburg", for the Canadian Earth Summit Secretariat, 2001

 

 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan