Social & Political Thought

1998 Recruitment Brochure


This brochure was prepared by Judith Hawley, Graduate Programme Assistant, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.





Founded in 1973, York University's unique interdisciplinary Graduate Programme in Social & Political Thought, leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees undertakes to encourage, develop and advance the analysis of social and political ideas with the aim of integrating intellectual interests common to the humanities and social sciences. The Programme is not associated with any particular school of thought, and stresses both historical and systematic study of social and political ideas. In cooperation with the participating academic disciplines from across the university, the Programme's curriculum is structured around three flexible areas of studies:


History of Social and Political Thought

Society and Economy

Consciousness and Society


Students are able to choose from a number of interdisciplinary courses offered by the Graduate Programme in Social & Political Thought, which are often crosslisted courses mounted by the Graduate Programmes in Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology, and other relevant disciplines. In addition, reading courses are also given by faculty members in the Programme to meet the student's specialized interests and needs.


The purpose of the Doctoral programme is to encourage students to become creative scholars and teachers and to work independently. In selecting their courses, students will be expected to acquire a broad, balanced knowledge of the field as a whole, as well as pursuing their own specialized interests. In all cases students will have to take a considerable personal initiative to develop an intellectually coherent pattern of study which will lead to the writing of an original Doctoral dissertation in social and political thought. Students will be required to be adequately prepared in those languages essential to their dissertation research.


Additional information regarding the Social & Political Thought programme, the faculty and current events related to the programme may be found on the Social & Political Thought homepage:




HOWARD ADELMAN (Philosophy); International ethics, in particular issues of humanitarian intervention, refugees, conflict management in civil wars and humanitarian aid; Hegel=s Phenomenology.

(Co-authored with Astri Suhrk) Early Warning and Conflict Management: the Genocide in Rwanda.

(co-edited book) The Path of a Genocide: The Rwanda Crisis from Uganda to Zaire (Transaction Books) (forthcoming 1998).

"Australia and the Birth of Israel Midwife or Abortionist," Australian Journal of Politics and History, March 1991.

"Morality and Ethics in Organizational Administration," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 10, No. 9, 1991.

"Public Advocacy and Refugee Policy: Three Case Studies," in ed. P. Harries-Jones, McGill Queens Press, 1991.


ROBERT ALBRITTON (Political Science); Marxist political theory, epistemology, structuralism, poststructuralism, dialectics, deconstruction, theorizing late capitalism.

Dialectics and Deconstruction in Political Economy, in progress.

AThe Unique Ontology of Capital,@ Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities (forthcoming)

A Japanese Approach to Political Economy: Unoist Variations, edited with T. Sekine, London: Macmillan, 1995.

AThe De(con)struction of Marx=s Capital,@ Transformation, #1, 1995.

AIntroduction@ with John Bell in Albritton and Sekine, London: Macmillan Press, 1995.

ATheorizing the Realm of Consumption in Marxian Political Economy@ in Albritton and Sekine, 1995.

ARegulation Theory: A Critique@ in Albritton and Sekine, 1995.

AMarxian Political Economy for an Age of Postmodern Excess,@ Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 1993.

ADid Agrarian Capitalism Exist?@ The Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 20, No.3, April 1993.


KAREN ANDERSON (Sociology); Feminist anthropology, women and the family, political economy.

'Chain Her By One Foot': Subjugating Women in 17th Century New France, Routledge, 1991.

"A History of the Canadian Family," in Family Matters, Methuen, 1987.


PAUL ANTZE (Social Sciences); Symbolic and medical anthropology, psychoanalysis, social theory.


MILDRED BAKAN (Philosophy and Social Science); Phenomenology, existentialism, philosophical anthropology.


IAN BALFOUR (English); Romanticism in literary theory, eighteenth-century studies, popular culture.

Recent essays on Benjamin, De Man, the Sublime, and the Pet Shop Boys.


HIMANI BANNERJI (Sociology); Feminist theory, culture and politics, women in colonial societies.

Essays on Feminism, Marxism and Anti-Racism: A Situated Critique, Toronto: Women=s Press, 1995.

Theatre, Politics and Class Formation in Bengal, Calcutta: Papyrus, 1995.

Returning the Gaze: Essays on Gender, Race and Class by Non-White Women, (ed.), Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1993.

ATextile prison: discourse on shame (lajja) in the attire of the gentlewoman (bhadramahila) in colonial Bengal,@ in M. Valverde (ed), Studies in Moral Regulation, Toronto: Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto, 1994.


DAVID V.J. BELL (Political Science); Political linguistics, theories of revolution, violence and power, Canadian political culture.

(Ed. with R. Keil, L. Fawcett, and P. Penz) Political Ecology: Global and Local, London: Routledge, 1998.

(Ed. with R. Keil and G.R. Wekerle) Local Places in the Age of the Global City, Montreal: Black Rose Books., 1996.

(Ed. with R. Keil and G.R. Wekerle) Human Society and the Natural World: Perspectives on Sustainable Futures. North York: Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, 1994.

(With F. Fletcher et al.) Reaching the Voter: Constituency Campaigning in Canada. Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing, Vol 20. Toronto: Durdurn Press, 1993.

The Roots of Disunity: Canadian Political Culture (revised edition), Toronto: Oxford University Press, revised edition, 1992.


JODY BERLAND (Environmental Studies, Music); cultural studies, history and theory of technology, culture space and globalization.

In a Big Country: Studies in Canadian Culture (co-ed).

ACulture and Environment@ (ed. Theme issue), Cultural Studies 8, no. 1, 1994.

ABlue Skies From Now On,@ Public, 10, 1994.

AOn Reading >The Weather,=@ Cultural Studies 8, no.1, 1994.

Theory Rules: Proceedings of the Art and Theory/Theory into Art Conference (co-ed.), University of Toronto Press YYZ.

ARemote Sensors: Canada and Space,@ in Semiotexte=s Canada, Semiotexte/Marginal, 1994.


ALAN BLUM (Sociology); Studies in the symbolic order of modern society, appearance and the body, the university, health and illness art, collectivization and everyday life.


DEBORAH BRITZMAN (Education, Psychology, Women's Studies); Psychoanalysis and pedagogy, gay and lesbian studies, Foucauldian orientations to the study of normalization.

AIs There a Queer Pedagogy? Or Stop Reading Straight,@ Educational Theory, 1995.

AA Question of Belief: Writing Poststructural Ethnography,@ International Journal for the Study of Qualitative Research in Education, 1995.

Practice Makes Practice: A Critical Study of Learning to Teach, Albany: SUNY Press, 1991.


DONALD CARVETH (Sociology); Socialization and personality, psychoanalysis and social theory, classical and contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice.

ADark Epiphany: The Encounter With Finitude or the Discovery of the Object in The Body@ Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought 17, no. 2, 1994, 215-250.

APsychoanalytic Conceptions of the Passions,@ in J. O=Neill (ed.), Freud and the Passions, Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania State University Press.

ADead End Kids: Projective Identification and Sacrifice in Orphans,@ International Review of Psycho-Analysis 19, no.2, 1992, 217-228.


LORRAINE CODE (Philosophy); Feminist theory, epistemology, Wittgenstein, Foucault.

Rhetorical Spaces: Essays on (Gendered) Locations, New York: Routledge, 1995.

AResponsibility and Rhetoric.@Hypatia 9, no.1, 1994.

AWho Cares? The Poverty of Objectivism for a Moral Epistemology,@ in Alan Megill (ed.), Rethinking Objectivity, Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1994.

What Can She Know? Feminist Theory and the Construction of Knowledge, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991.


GEORGE COMNINEL (Political Science); Methodological issues of historical materialism, historical formation of class societies in relation to social and political thought, comparative early modern political theory, Marx's early thought.

"English Feudalism and the Origins of Capitalism," forthcoming.

"Quatre-Vingt-Neuf Revisited: Social Interests and Political Conflict and the French Revolution," Historical Papers, 1989.


ROBERT COX (Political Science); International political economy, production relations, international organization, problems of knowledge in history and social science.

Production, Power, and World Order: Social Forces in the Making Of History, Columbia University Press, 1987.


WESLEY CRAGG (Administrative Studies, Philosophy); Contemporary moral issues, environmental ethics, business, occupational and management ethics, moral, social and political theory, philosophy of punishment, philosophy of law, moral philosophy, theory of knowledge.

AMyth, Metaphor and the Idea of Sustainable Development,@ Human Society and the Natural World, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, 1994.

APhilosophy of Punishment and the Problem of Disparities,@ in Rechtstheorie: Law, Justice and the State, Berlin: Duncker and Humbolt, 1993.

Contemporary Moral Issues (3rd ed.), Toronto: McGraw-Hill/Ryerson, 1992.

The Practice of Punishment: Towards a Theory of Restorative Justice, London: Routledge, 1992.


GORDON DARROCH (Sociology); Canadian social history, history of class formation, family, and ethnicity.

ADomestic Revolution and Cultural Formation in Nineteenth-Century Ontario,@ Family History: An International Quarterly, forthcoming, 1999.

AScanty Fortunes and Rural Middle Class Formation in Nineteenth-Century Ontario,@ Canadian Historical Review, forthcoming, 1998.

Property and Inequality in Victorian Ontario, with Lee Soltow, University of Toronto Press, 1994.


IOAN DAVIES (Sociology); Culture at the margins: space, time, technology, identities; the carnivalesque; the voice of poetry in the conversation of mankind. Sociological theory as allegory; rumours of angels. Aesthetics and critical cultural theory. Cities, space of identity, mermaids and fetishes. Web-site:

Forthcoming: Culture at the Margins. London: Sage, 1999

ANegotiating African Culture: Decolonizing the Fetish,@ in F. Jameson and M. Myoshi (eds.) Globalization and Culture. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1998.

ALyotard=s Jewishness,@ in Bryan Turner (ed) Forget Lyotard. London: Routledge, 1998.

AA Stately Pleasure-Dome: The Entertainment Arena as Panopticon,@ in Davies and Anisef, 1996, pp. 315-335.

(Edited with Paul Anisef) Contested Boundaries/Different Sociologies: Twenty Five Years of Graduate Sociology at York, North York: Institute for Social Research, 1996.

Cultural Studies and Beyond: Fragments of Empire. London: Routledge, 1995.

AMovements Sociaux et Culture,@ (Edited with Jean Marie Fecteau) Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol 30, No. 1, 1995.

ATheory and Creativity in English Canada: Magazines, the State and Cultural Movement, @ Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol.30, No. 1, 1995, pp. 5-10.

ACultural Theory in Britain: Narrative and Episteme, @ Theory, Culture & Society, (1993), Vol 10, #3: pp. 115-154.


DANIEL DRACHE (Environmental Studies, Political Science); Post-Fordism, work and employment, comparative industrial strategy, trading blocks and the global economy.

Staples, Markets and Cultural Change: Collected Essays on Harold Innis (ed.), Montreal: McGill-Queen=s University Press.

The Changing Workplace (with H. J. Glusbeek), Toronto, 1993.

The New Era of Global Competition (with M. Gertler), Montreal, 1991.


HELMAR DROST (Economics); Epistemology, labour and social issues in the structural adjustment debate, political economy of aboriginal peoples.

AJoblessness Among Canada=s Aboriginal Peoples,@ in Brian K. MacLean and Lars Osberg (eds.), The Unemployment Crisis: All for Nought? McGill/Queen=s University Press.

ASchooling, Vocational Training and Unemployment: The Case of Canadian Aboriginals.@ Canadian Public 20, 1994, 52-65.

AThe Great Depression in East Germany: The Effects of Unification on East Germany=s Economy,@ East European Politics and Societies 7, 1993, 452-481.


HENRY FLAKIERSKI (Economics, Social Science); Political economy and theoretical problems of the socialist economy, economic reforms and income distribution, the theory of development and growth in the socialist countries, comparative economic systems, transition in eastern Europe, comparative studies.

Income Inequalities in the Former Soviet Union and its Republics, M.E.Sharpe.

Changes in Income Distribution in the USSR. Cambridge University Press, 1991.


BARBARA J.T. GODARD (English and Women's Studies); Literary theory and semiotics, feminist theory and French feminism, feminist discourse, translation and translation theory, narratology, comparative English Canadian and Quebec literature and culture.

Collaborative in the Feminine: Writings on >Women= and >Culture= from Tessera, Toronto: Second Story Press, 1994.

ACanadian? Literary? Theory?@ Open Letter 8, no. 3, 1992.

ATranslating (with) The Speculum,@ TTR 4, no. 2, 1991.

"The Politics of Representation: Some Native Canadian Writers," in Native Writers and Canadian Writing, W.H. New, ed. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1990.


BRYAN GREEN (Sociology); Sociological theory (history, nature, functions), textual analysis of policy documents, social theories of knowledge, political sociology.

Gerontology and the Construction of Old Age, Aldine De Gruyter Publishers.

Knowing the Poor. Routledge, 1983. Republished, Gregg Revivals, 1992.


LESLIE GREEN (Law); Philosophy of law, jurisprudence and ethics.


RICARDO GRINSPUN (Economics); International trade, political economy of free trade, economic integration, development economics, economic development in Latin America.

The Political Economy of North American Free Trade (ed. With Maxwell A. Cameron), New York: St. Martin=s Press, 1993, 363 pp.

Economic Integration and Public Policy (ed with C. Paraskevopoulos and T. Georgakopoulos), Aldershot, U.K.,: Edward Elgar Publishing.

AFree Trade restructuring in Canadian manufacturing: An initial assessment,@ in Khosrow Fatemi (ed.), North American Free Trade Agreement: Opportunities and Challenges, The Macmillan Press, United Kingdom, and St. Martin=s Press, New York, 1993, 104-116.

ARestructuring North America: The impact of unequal integration@ (with Maxwell A. Cameron), in T. Georgakopoulos, C. Paraskevopoulos and J. Smithin (eds)., Economic Integration Between Unequal Partners, Elgar Press, U.K., 1994, 23-34.


DOUGLAS HAY (Law, History); History of English and Canadian Law and its administration, British social history, comparative history of crime, history of labour law.


JUDITH ADLER HELLMAN (Political Science, Social Science); Latin American and Caribbean politics, new social movements, feminism, peasant movements, new international division of labour.

AImmigrant >Space= in Italy: When an Immigrant Sending Becomes an Immigrant Receiving Society,@ Modern Italy, December, 1997.

AItalian Women=s Struggle Against Violence, 1976-1996,@ in Mark Donovan, ed. Italian Politics, Dartmouth, 1998.

ATowards a Comparative Framework for the Analysis of Women=s Movements,@ Current World Leaders, December 1997.

AContinuity and Change in the Mexican Political System: New Ways of Knowing a New Reality,@ European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, December 1997.

AThe Riddle of New Social Movements: Who They Are and What They Do,@ in S. Halebsky and R. Harris, eds., Capital, Power and Inequality in Latin America, Westview, 1995.

AMexican Popular Movements, Clientelism, and the Process of Democratization,@ Latin American Perspectives, spring, 1994.

ALatin American Social Movements and the Question of Autonomy@ in Alvarez and Escobar, eds., New Social Movements in Latin America. Westview, 1994.


STEPHEN HELLMAN (Political Science); European politics, Marxist political theory, left-wing political and social movements.

AThe Left and the Decomposition of the Party System in Italy,@ in Ralph Miliband and Leo Panitch (eds.), Socialist Register 1993, Merlin Press, 1993.

AItaly,@ in Mark Kesselman, Joel Krieger, Christopher S. Allen, Joan De Bardeleben, Stephen Hellman and Jonas Pontusson, European Politics in Transition (2nd ed.), Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath, 1992.

Italian Communism in Transition: The Rise and Fall of the Historic Compromise in Turin, 1975-1980, Oxford University Press, New York and London, 1988.


ASHER HOROWITZ (Political Science); Political theory, Rousseau, critical theory.

The Barbarism of Reason: Max Weber and Post-Enlightenment Political Thought (ed.), Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.


LESLIE JACOBS (Philosophy, Political Science); Social justice, democratic theory, United States and Canadian social policy.

The Democratic Vision of Politics, Prentice-Hall.

AEqual Opportunity and Gender Disadvantage,@ Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 1994.

Rights and Deprivation, Oxford, 1993.


IAN C. JARVIE (Philosophy); Philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of science, history and theory of anthropology, film, pornography.

Children and the Movies, 1997.

Hollywood=s Overseas Campaign, 1992.


MICHAEL KATER (History); Youth, women and social conflict in Nazi Germany, political history of music, Weimar Germany.

The Twisted Muse: A Social and Political History of Music and Musicians in the Third Reich.

Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany, New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Doctors Under Hitler, Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.


LOUIS LEFEBER (Economics); Political economy, history of economic thought, economic development.

"What Remains of Development Economics," in Indian Economic Review, 1991.

"The Socialist Experience in Greece," in International Journal of Political Economy, 1989-90.


MARIE-CHRISTINE LEPS (English); Literary theory, semiotics.

The Apprehension of Criminal Man (1876-1913): An Intertextual Analysis of Knowledge Production, Duke University Press, forthcoming.

"Crossdisciplinary Inquiry in the Information Age," Social Epistemology, 4, 3 (1990): 281-91.


STEPHEN K. LEVINE (Social Science); Phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, critical theory, expressive art therapies.


BERNARD LIGHTMAN (History); popularizers of Victorian science.

A>Voices of Nature=: Popularizers of Victorian Science.@ Victorian Science in Context, Ed. Bernard Lightman, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1997, 187-211.

A>Fighting Even With Death: Balfour, Scientific Naturalism, and Thomas Henry Huxley=s Final Battle.=@ in T.H. Huxley=s Place in Science and Letters: Centenary Essays. Ed. Alan Barr., Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 1997, 322-350.

AConstructing Victorian Heavens: Agnes Clerke and the >New Astronomy=: in Natural Eloquence: Women Reinscribe Science, ed. Ann Shteir and Barbara Gates, Madison, Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1997, 61-75.

AAstronomy for the People: R.A. Proctor and the Popularization of the Victorian Universe.@ In Facets of Faith and Science, ed. Jitse van des Meer., Lanham, New York and London: The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science, Redeemer College, Ancaster, Ontario, and University Press of America, Inc., 1996, Volume 3, 31-45.

AScience and the Postmodern Crisis.@ The European Legacy 1, No. 5 (Aug. 1996), 1764-1776.


CARLA LIPSIG-MUMME (Sociology); Labour studies, industrial relations in North America, labour movement in Russia.

ADefensive Accommodation Meets the Future,@ in Jensen, J. And R. Mahon (eds), The Challenge of Restructuring: North American Unions Respond, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993.

AOrganizing Women in the Low Paid Trades,@ in P. Armstrong and P. Connelly, Feminism in Action, Toronto: Scholars= Press, 1993.

ARussia Between the Union and the Commonwealth: New Carpetbaggers and Old Dreams,@ Monthly Review, 1992.

AWars of Position: Quebec Unions after Meech,@ Studies in Political Economy, 1991.

Acquisition ou fusion d=entreprises et emploi [The Impact of Company Mergers and Takeovers on Employment] (co-ed.), Quebec: Les presses de l=Universite Laval, 1990.


MEG LUXTON (Social Science, Women's Studies); Feminist theory, political economy and Marxist social theory, Canadian society.

Restructuring Steel: The Stelco Story (with V. Corman, D. Livingston, W. Seccombe), Halifax: Fernwood, 1993.

Women's Work, Women's Struggles: Feminism & Political Economy, ed. with H. J. Maroney, Methuen, Toronto, 1987.


SAMUEL MALLIN (Philosophy); Existentialism, phenomenology, philosophy of art.


DAVID MCNALLY (Political Science); Marxist theory, classical political economy, early-modern political thought, political economy of Canada, Marxism and the philosophy of language.

Against the Market: Political Economy and Socialism between Smith and Marx, Verso.

"Political Economy without the Working Class?," in Labour/Le Travail, 25, Spring 1990, pp. 217-226.

"Socialism or Protectionism?," in Studies in Political Economy, 31, Spring 1990, pp. 159-168.


PETER MORRIS (Film & Video); Canadian film, cross-cultural criticism - the construction of National Aesthetics and genre, post-classical film theory, reception theory.

"In Our Own Eyes: The Canonizing of Canadian Cinema," Canadian Journal of Film Studies, 2,2, 1992.


STEPHEN NEWMAN (Political Science); History of Anglo-American thought, nineteenth and twentieth century liberal tradition, sixteenth to nineteenth century American political thought, liberalism and its critics, contemporary Communitarian debate.


GREG NIELSEN (Sociology); Culture, semiotics, broadcasting and the national question: France/Quebec/Canada.

Sociologie critique et dialogisme cultural: Le Canada de Radio-Canada, 1936-1690., Toronto, Editions GREF, 1994.

AThe Frankfurt Tradition: Critical Theory and Cultural Production@ in Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.

AMisere Symbolique,@ Possibles 16, no. 2, 1992.

"Cultural Studies, A Sociological Poetics," Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, with T. Jackson, 1991.

"Intimacy and Cultural Crisis," Canadian Journal of Social and Political Theory, with S. Pinter, 1990.


DAVID NOBLE (Social Science); History of technology.

Digital Diploma Mills: The Automation of Higher Education, in progress

The Missed Millennium: Edward Bellamy and the year 2000, in progress

The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention, Knopf, 1997.

Progress Without People: New Technology and Unemployment, (Charles H. Kerr, 1993, Between the Lines, Toronto, 1995), Trans: Italian, German.

A World Without Women: The Christian Clerical Culture of Western Science, (Knopf, 1992; Oxford, 1993), Trans: Italian.


LIISA NORTH (Political Science); Political development, Latin America, mass organization and military establishment.

Between War and Peace in Central America: Choices for Canada (ed. and co-author), Toronto, 1990.


JOHN O'NEILL (Sociology); Globalization theory, child rights, future generation welfare and justice issues, Freud: madonnas and medusas, the new historicisim.

The Missing Child in Liberal Theory: Family, Community and the Welfare State, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1994.

The Poverty of Postmodernism, Routledge, 1994.

Critical Conventions: Interpretation in the Literary Arts and Sciences, 1992.

"Psychoanalytic Jewels: The Case of Dora" The Semiotics of Objects S.H. Riggins, ed. Indiana University Press, 1991.

Plato's Cave: Desire, Power & the Specular Functions of the Media. Norwood, Nova Scotia: Abcek Publishing Corp., 1991.


LEO PANITCH (Political Science); State theory, political economy, Canadian politics, European politics, political sociology, working class politics, Marxism.

Between Globalism and Nationalism (ed. with R. Miliband), London: Socialist Register, 1994.

Real Problems/False Solutions (ed. with R. Miliband), London: Socialist Register, 1993.

New World Order? (ed. with R. Miliband), London: Socialist Register, 1992.

Post-Communist Regimes (ed. with R. Miliband), London: Socialist Register, 1991.

The Retreat of the Intellectuals (ed. with R. Miliband), London: Socialist Register, 1990.


BRAYTON POLKA (Humanities, History); Publications in hermeneutics and depth psychology, involving, above all, the relationship between philosophy and religion, i.e. between (post)modernity and the Bible -- with particular reference to Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Freud, Jung and Derrida.

Truth and Interpretation: An Essay in Thinking, St. Martin's Press, New York.

The Dialectic of Biblical Critique: Interpretation and Existence, The Macmillan Press, London, and St. Martin's Press NY.


INDHU RAJAGOPAL (Social Science); political economy, higher education, Canadian universities and faculty; pedagogy and multimedia, technology in higher education, political development, developing countries area studies, movies, culture and politics in India. Colonialism and Post-colonialism, Indian politics, immigrants in Canada.

AMediative Roles for Management: Collective Bargaining with Part-time Faculty,@ (with William D. Farr), in Journal for Higher Education Management, Winter/Spring, 1993.

AGlass Ceiling in the Vertical Mosaic: Indian Immigrants in Canada, A in Canadian Ethnics Studies Journal 22, 1, 1990, 96-105.


NICHOLAS C.T. ROGERS (History); British social history (particularly the early capitalist era), Social history: theory and methodology, reframing the past: films as history.

AMoney, Marriage, and Mobility: the big bourgeoisie of Hanoverian London,@ Journal of Family History, (Forthcoming, Oct. 1998)

Crowds, Culture, and Politics in Hanoverian England, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Eighteenth-Century English Society, (with Douglas Hay), Oxford University Press, 1997.

AHalloween in Urban North America: Liminality and Hyperreality, A in Histoire sociale/ Social History xxix, no 58 (Nov 1996), 461-477.

"The Anthropological Turn in Social History," in Anthropological Approaches to the Past: Historical Anthropology Through Irish Case Studies, Philip Gulliver and Marilyn Silverman, eds. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.


HARRIET ROSENBERG (Women's Studies); Feminist theory, sociology of the family, medical anthropology.

Through the Kitchen Window (with M. Luxton), Toronto: Garamond Press, (expanded and rev. 2nd ed.), 1990.

AComplaint Discourse, Aging and Caregiving among the >Kung San of Botswana,=@ in Jay Sokolovsky (ed.), The Cultural Context of Aging: World-Wide Perspectives, Bergin & Garvey/Greenwood, 1990.


K. SANDILANDS (Environmental Studies); Ecological theory, eco-feminism.

The Good-Natured Feminist: Ecofeminism, Identity and Democracy, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998 (forthcoming)

A>Clayoquot Politics Did Not Take Place=: Environmentalism and Simulacral Exchange,@ in Warren Magnusson and Kara Shaw (ed.), Rainforest Crunch: The Politics of Clayoquot Sound, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998 (forthcoming)

ASex at the Limit: Environmentalism, Population, and Late Capitalism@ in Eric Darier (ed), Foucault and the Environment, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1998 (forthcoming).

A<Where the Wild Things Are= Women, Wilderness, and the Politics of Preservation,@ in Melody Hessing, Marilyn MacDonald and Rebecca Raglon, Women and the Canadian Environment, Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 1998.

AGlobalization and its Discontents: Ecofeminism and the Dilema of Universalism,@ in Ted Schrecker, Surviving Globalism: The Social and Environmental Challenges, New York, St. Martin=s Press, 1997, pp. 199-213.

AIs the Personal Always Political? Environmentalism in Arendt=s Age of >The Social=,@ in William K. Carroll (ed), Organizing Dissent: Contemporary Social Movements in Theory and Practice, Second Edition, Toronto, Garamond Press, 1997, pp. 76-93.

ANot the Same Difference? Ecofeminism, Universality, and Particularity,@ in Jesse Vorst, Ross Dobson, and Ron Fletcher (eds.) Green on Red: Evolving Ecological Socialism, Halifax, Society for Socialist Studies/Fernwood Publishing, 1994, pp. 47-66.


MARGARET SCHABAS (Economics, History, Philosophy); Science and society, history and philosophy of science, history of economics.

A World Ruled by Number, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990.

ABreaking Away,@ HOPE, 1992.

Articles in HOPE, ISIS, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science.


ATO SEKYI-OTU (Social Science); Modern social and political philosophy, political discourse and the Marxian tradition, contemporary African literature, literary theory and social thought.

"Lesbos and Anowa: Versions of Feminist Ontology and Politics," in Changing Relations of Gender in the African World, Modupe Olaogun, ed. Toronto: Terebi Press, 1992, (forthcoming).

"Three Syntaxes of Particularity," in Ian H. Angus ed., Ethnicity in a Technological Age, Alberta: University of Alberta, 1988.


DAVID SHUGARMAN (Political Science); Political philosophy, theories of rationality, Canadian political thought, ideology, philosophy of social science, change and protest, ethics.

AThe Use and Abuse of Politics,@ in D. MacNiven (ed.), Moral Expertise. Routledge, 1990.


BRIAN SINGER (Sociology); Social theory, social movements, historical sociology.

AHabermas et l=ideologie,@ Carrefours. Forthcoming.

ACultural vs. Contractual Nations,@ in History and Theory, Vol. 35, No. 3, 1996.

AThe Heidegger Affair,@ in Theory and Society, Vol. 22, No. 4, 1993.

ABaudrillard=s Seduction,@ in Ideology and Power in the Age of Lenin in Ruins, eds. Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, New World Perspectives/St. Martin=s Press, 1991.

AViolence in the French Revolution,@ in The French Revolution and the Birth of Modernity, ed. Ferenc Feher, U. Of California Press, 1990.


PATRICIA STAMP (Social Science); African studies, Third World political economy, ideology, socialist feminist theory.

AMothers of Invention: Women=s Agency in the Kenyan State,@ in J.K. Gardiner (ed.), Provoking Agents: Theorizing Gender and agency, University Illinois Press, 1995.


PATRICK TAYLOR (Humanities); Religion and politics, postcolonial thought, Caribbean cultural studies.

Forging Identities and Patterns of Development: Latin America and the Caribbean (co-ed.), Canadian Scholars Press, 1991.

The Narrative of Liberation, Cornell University Press, 1989.


MARK WEBBER (Humanities); German literature.

Für-und Wider-Sprüche: Ein Inegriertes Text-Buch für Colleges und Universitäten (with Jörg Roche). New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

AThe Metamorphosis of the Foreign Language Director, or Waking Up to Theory.@ In Redefining the Boundaries of Foreign Language Study, edited by Claire Kramsch. Issues in Language Program Direction. New York: Heinle and Heinle, (forthcoming).

AChanging Places: Student Exchange Programs and Interculturality.@ Germanics under Construction: Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Projects. Ed. Thomas Salumets and Jörg Roche. Studium Deutsch asl Fremdsprache - Sprachdidaktik, Band 10. Munich: iudicium, 1996. 173-200.

ADistanz und Kritik: Das Rußlandbild der Jungdeutschen.@ In 19. Jahrhundert: Von der Jahrhundertwende bis zur Reichsgründung (1800-1871). Vol 3A of West-Östliche Spiegelungen, Russen und Rußland aus deutscher Sicht. Ed. Mechthild Keller. Munich: Fink, 1991. 590-618.


BARRY A. WILSON (Philosophy); Hermeneutics, biblical, religious and philosophical.


H.T. WILSON (Administrative Studies, Law, Sociology); Social and political thought, critical theory of society, Canadian public and social policy, theory of innovation, Marx's analytical procedure, higher education policy.

Capitalism After Postmodernism, (awaiting review) pp.350.

Bureaucratic Representation. Public Administration and the Future of Capitalist Democracies, (awaiting review), pp.250.

Critique & Reconstruction in the Social Sciences, (awaiting review).

Political Ideals and Practical Realities, (awaiting review).

AThe Impact of >Gender= on Critical Theory=s Critique of Advanced Industrial Societies@ in Current Perspectives in Social Theory Volume 12, edited by Ben Agger, London: JAI Press, 1992, pp 125-136.

AThe Essential Marx@ in Rationality, Science and Society, edited by A. Bang and C. Erneling (Binghamton: S.U.N.Y. Press, 1994).


EDWARD G. WINSLOW (Social Science); Phenomenology, psychoanalysis and political economy, economics of Marx and Keynes.

"Bloomsbury, Freud, and the Vulgar Passions," in Social Research, Winter, 1990.

"Psychoanalysis and Keynes' Account of the Psychology of the Trade Cycle," in Interpreting Keynes, John Hillard and Bill Gerrard, eds. "John Maynard Keynes's Poetical Economy," in The Journal of Psychohistory, Fall 1989.

"Organic Interdependence, Uncertainty, and Economic Analysis," in The Economic Journal, December 1989.


ELLEN WOOD (Political Science); Social history of political thought, history and theory of the state.

Democracy Against Capitalism: Renewing Historical Materialism, Cambridge University Press, 1995.

The Pristine Culture of Capitalism: A Historical Essay on Old Regimes and Modern States, Verso, 1991.















Three full graduate courses plus Social & Political Thought 5000.00: Major Research Paper, to be written in connection with one of the courses




Comprehensive Oral Examination upon completing Major Research Paper.

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to make effective use of such languages as are necessary for their study.




3 academic terms (one full year)











Four full graduate courses followed by Social & Political Thought 6900.00 (Major Research Paper).

Students must complete all course work prior to beginning the Major Research Paper or dissertation.




The Major Research Paper (Social & Political Thought 6900.00) is followed by a Comprehensive Oral Exam.

Upon successful completion of the Major Research paper and Oral Exam, students develop a dissertation proposal. All proposals are reviewed by an Advisory Committee. Following committee approval, students progress to develop a suitable interdisciplinary dissertation (Social & Political Thought 7000.00).




Successful defence of the dissertation is required.




Students will be required to be competent in those languages essential to their research for and preparation of their dissertation.





Graduates with a four-year degree in a field of study relevant to pursuing graduate work in social and

political thought from a recognized Canadian or American University, or an Honours degree from another

recognized university, and with at least B+ average in the last two years of study, will be considered for

admission as Candidates for the M.A. degree.



Applicants for study towards the Ph.D degree are normally considered for admission only after they have

been graduate students at a recognized university for at least one year and have been awarded the M.A.

degree or an equivalent, with at least a B+ average, indicating preparation for advanced graduate work in

social and political thought.


In addition to arranging for transcripts from all universities attended and for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the Admissions office, applicants will also be asked to submit a statement of intention and a sample of their written work. Where possible the paper should be pertinent to the interests the student wishes to pursue in the programme.




Courses offered will vary from year to year, with Special Topics courses offered to supplement existing courses and to explore new areas of interest within Social & Political Thought. Students are encouraged to consult the mini-calendars to see the courses offered for a specific year or term.



Social & Political Thought 6100.06: The Metaphysical Foundations of Ethics, Politics, and Aesthetics: Readings in Aristotle, the Bible, Spinoza, and Hegel

Social & Political Thought 6101.06: Theory and Practice of the State in Historical Perspective/Same as Political Science 6030.06

Social & Political Thought 6102.03: Economics in Historical Perspective/Same as Economics 5070.03

Social & Political Thought 6105.06: Classical Sociological Theory/Same as Sociology 6100.06

Social & Political Thought 6106.03: Social History of Crime and Criminology/Same as Law 3460.03

Social & Political Thought 6107.03: History of Criminal Law and its Administration/Same as Law 3470.03

Social & Political Thought 6108.06: The History and Development of Feminist Theory/Same as Women's Studies 6503.06

Social & Political Thought 6110.06: Contemporary Political Thought/Same as Political Science 6020.06

Social & Political Thought 6111.06: Refugees in the Context of Political Theory

Social & Political Thought 6112.03: Hegel's Philosophy of Right/Same as Political Science 5020.03



Social & Political Thought 6300.03: Marx's Capital I/Same as Political Science 6040.03

Social & Political Thought 6301.03: Marx's Capital II/Prerequisite: Social & Political Thought 6300.03/Same as Political Science 6041.03

Social & Political Thought 6307.06: Marxist Analysis of Contemporary Society/Same as Political Science 5070.06 and Sociology 6860.06

Social & Political Thought 6308.06: Problems in Social and Political Thought: Marxism and Political Experience

Social & Political Thought 6309.06: Internal Colonialism and the Contemporary Politicization of Ethnicity

Social & Political Thought 6310.03: Advanced Topics in Political Economy: Comparative and International I/Same as Political Science 6280.03

Social & Political Thought 6311.03: Advanced Topics in Political Economy: Comparative and International II Prerequisite Social & Political Thought 6310.03/Same as Political Science 6281.03

Social & Political Thought 6312.03: Distribution of Growth in an Evolving Socialist Economy/Same as Economics 5380.03

Social & Political Thought 6314.06: The Transformation of Gender Relations in the Third World

Social & Political Thought 6315.03: Social Structure, Social Conflict and the State/Same as Political Science 6600.03

Social & Political Thought 6316.03: Selected Problems in Political Development: Social and Political Movements in Latin America/Same as Political Science 6561.03



Social & Political Thought 6600.06: The Critical Theory of Society/Same as Political Science 6070.06

Social & Political Thought 6601.06: Interpretation and Critique

Social & Political Thought 6602.06: Aesthetics and Contemporary Critical Theory/Same as Sociology 6460.06

Social & Political Thought 6603.06: Contemporary Developments in Sociological Theory/Same as Sociology 6410.06

Social & Political Thought 6604.06: Phenomenology and Marxism/Same as Philosophy 6420.06

Social & Political Thought 6605.06: The Philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel/Same as Philosophy 6380.06

Social & Political Thought 6606.06: Heidegger and the End of Philosophy

Social & Political Thought 6607.03: Philosophy of Nature/Same as Philosophy 5490.03

Social & Political Thought 6608.06: Philosophy and Psychoanalysis/Same as Philosophy 6600.06

Social & Political Thought 6609.06: The Critique of Everyday Culture/Same as Sociology 6130.06

Social & Political Thought 6610.06: Psychoanalysis and Culture

Social & Political Thought 6611.06: Philosophy of Film/Same as Philosophy 5030.06

Social & Political Thought 6612.06: Social Organization of Knowledge/Same as Sociology 6440.06

Social & Political Thought 6614.06 or 6614.03: The Theory of Texts/Same as Sociology 6140.06 or 6140.03

Social & Political Thought 6615.03: Problems in Contemporary Feminist Theory

Social & Political Thought 6616.03: Semiotics/Same as English 6941.03

Social & Political Thought 6617.03: Semiotics and the Sociology of Narrative

Social & Political Thought 6618.03: Semiotics and the Social Imaginary

Social & Political Thought 6619.06: Feminist Literary Theory/Same as English 6730.06 and Women's Studies 6100.06

Social & Political Thought 6620.06: Contemporary Approaches to the Meaning of Rationality/Same as Political Science 6060.06

Social & Political Thought 6621.03: New Directions in Theory of Knowledge: Feminist Critique of Epistemology/Same as Philosophy 5110.03 and Women's Studies 6105.03

Social & Political Thought 6622.06: Political Linguistics/Same as Political Science 5330.06

Social & Political Thought 6623.06: Sex and Gender in Social Theory/Same as Sociology 6180.06 and Women's Studies 6505.06



A sample of some of the previous special topics courses include:

Social & Political Thought 6014.06: Foucault and Discursive Criticism.

Social & Political Thought 6015.03: Pedagogy and Social Difference.

Social & Political Thought 6019.03 or 6019.06: Social History and Class.

Social & Political Thought 6021.03 or 6021.06: Foundations of Contemporary Politics and Culture.

Social & Political Thought 6023.06: Reason, Faith and the Practice of History.

Social & Political Thought 6025.03: Advanced Studies in the Politics of the Third World: The Politics of Economic Development.

Social & Political Thought 6026.03: International Trade Policy and Economic Integration.

Social & Political Thought 6029.03: Eighteenth Century Intellectual Texts: The Idea of the Sublime.

Social & Political Thought 6031.06: The Subject of Art: Identity and Aesthetics in Post-Modern Perspective.

Social & Political Thought 6032.06: Social Theory and Communicative Processes.

Social & Political Thought 6033.03: The Politics of Identity.

Social & Political Thought 6034.03: Pedagogy as Psychoanalytic Inquiry.




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