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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Mike Burke

Politics & Policy

University   Ryerson University
E-Mail Address   mkburke@politics.ryerson.ca
Phone Number   (416) 979-5000, ext. 6260
Office Location   JOR-713-A
Office Hours   TBA


Education

Ph.D. Political Science (York)

Biography

Mike Burke is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and School of Public Administration at Ryerson. Before coming to Ryerson in 1994, he worked as a union organizer and held sessional appointments at the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University and York University. He is active in a number of associations such as the Institute for Social Research, the Canadian Political Science Association, the Society for Socialist Studies and the Ryerson Health Research Network. He is currently working on two book-length manuscripts on the nature of conflict and the emergence of peace in the north of Ireland.

Research Interests

Research methods; political economy of communications; culture and identity; discourse theory.

Selected Publications

Misunderstanding Conflict, Squandering Peace: The Failure of Revisionist Scholarship on Ireland. Manuscript under review. University of Toronto Press.

Regulating Republicanism in Ireland. Forthcoming.

Restructuring and Resistance: Canadian Public Policy in an Age of Global Capitalism. Edited by Mike Burke, Colin Mooers and John Shields. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2000.

Mike Burke, Colin Mooers, and John Shields. "Critical Perspectives on Canadian Public Policy". Restructuring and Resistance: Canadian Public Policy in an Age of Global Capitalism. Edited by Mike Burke, Colin Mooers, and John Shields. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2000. 11-23.

Mike Burke and John Shields. "Tracking Inequality in the New Canadian Labour Market". Restructuring and Resistance: Canadian Public Policy in an Age of Global Capitalism. Edited by Mike Burke, Colin Mooers, and John Shields. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2000. 98-123.

Mike Burke, "Efficiency and the Erosion of Health Care in Canada". Restructuring and Resistance: Canadian Public Policy in an Age of Global Capitalism. Edited by Mike Burke, Colin Mooers, and John Shields. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2000. 178-93.

Mike Burke and Joanne Naiman, "Dueling Identities and Faculty Unions: A Canadian Case Study". Cogs in the Classroom Factory: The Shifting Identities of Academic Labour. Edited by Deborah Herman and Julie Schmid. Greenwood Press: forthcoming October 2002.

Mike Burke and Susan Silver, "Universal Health Care: Current Challenges to Normative Legacies". Canadian Social Policy, 3d ed. Edited by Anne Westhues. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, forthcoming October 2002.

 

 

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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