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Final Program, 1995 AGM

Full Version – May 1, 1995

FRIDAY MAY 5, 1995

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          Friday, May 5  8:15-10:00
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          A1/A5     Registration

               Halpern Centre Lobby
               Burnaby Mountain Campus
               Simon Fraser University

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          Friday, May 5  10:15-12:00
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          B2   Halpern Plenary

               Canadian Politics:
               The Decline of Party?

               Chair:  Don Blake  (UBC)

               Paper(s):
               Keith Brownsey  (Mount Royal College)
               "The Decline of Party Revisited"
               David Laycock (SFU)
               Darin Barney (Toronto)
               "The Recline of Party: Armchair Democracy and
               the Reform Party of Canada?"

               Discussant(s):
               Bruce Foster (UVIC)

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          Friday, May 5  10:15-12:00
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          B6   Halpern Plenary

               Joint Session with B2

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          Friday, May 5  12:00-14:00
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          Dean's Lunch
          Diamond University Club

          Keynote Speaker:  Alan Cairns (UBC)

          "Who Is Getting Ready For
	  a Yes Vote In the Quebec Referendum?"

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          Friday, May 5  14:15-16:00
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          C3   Halpern Plenary

               Political Theory:
               Developments in Public Choice Theory

               Chair:  Jeremy Rayner  (Malaspina University College)

               Paper(s):
               Laurent Dobuzinskis  (SFU)
               "Between Hierarchy and Market: Toward New
                Rules of the Political Game - Preliminary Explorations"
               Bryce Weber (SFU)
               "It's a Long, Long Way to Frankfurt: Public
                Choice and Critical Theory"

               Discussant(s):
               Derek Cook  (University College of the Cariboo)

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          Friday, May 5  14:15-16:00
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          C7   Halpern Lounge

               Special Session:
               Roundtable: Teaching the Discipline

               Chair:  Andy Shadrack  (Selkirk College)

               Participants:
               Roger Elmes  (Kwantlen University College)
               Marlene Hancock (Douglas College)
               Mark Charlton (Trinity Western University)
               Barrie McCullough (Okanagan University College)

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          Friday, May 5  16:15 - 17:30
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          D4   Halpern Lounge

               Special Session:
               Roundtable: The NDP and the Future of BC Politics

               Chair:  Stephen McBride  (SFU)

               Participants:
               Alex MacDonald  (SFU
               Alan Whitehorn (RMC/SFU)
               Paul Tennant (UBC)
               Patrick Smith (SFU)
	       Jim Bruton (SFU)

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          Friday, May 5  16:15-17:30
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          D8   Halpern Plenary

               Joint Session with D4

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          Friday, May 5  18:00-22:00
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          Indian Arm Boat Cruise and BBQ
          Shuttle Bus from Diamond University Club 17:45

          SS Vancouver Spirit - Departs Barbary Coast Dock
	  Foot of Burrard near Coal Harbour 18:30

SATURDAY MAY 6, 1995

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          Saturday , May 6  9:00-10:30
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          A9   Halpern Plenary

               International Relations
               The U.S. and the Americas

               Chair: Doug Ross (SFU)

               Paper(s):
               Alex Netherton (UBC)
               "Internationalization, Regionalization and
                Domestic Policy Regimes: the Case of Electrical
                Energy Policy in North America"
               Peter Prontzos (Langara College)
               "U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Nicaragua in the
                Context of Changing Attitudes to Latin America"

               Discussant(s):
               Paul Marantz (UBC)

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          Saturday , May 6  9:00-10:30
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          A13  Halpern Lounge

               Urban Politics and Public Administration
               Metropolitan Government: Theory and Practice

               Chair:  Marlene Yri (Kwantlen University College)

               Paper(s):
               Ed Black (UNBC)
               Donald Manson (UNBC)
               "Corruption and Reform in Vancouver"
               Patrick Smith  (SFU)
               "The Metropolitan Governance Dilemma: Bigger,
                Better? Or the End of the Line: Canadian
                Perspectives - American Comparisons?"

               Discussant(s):
               Bryan Downes  (Oregon))

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          Saturday , May 6  10:45-12:00
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          B10  Halpern Plenary

               Public Policy
               New Directions in Resource Policy-Making

               Chair:  Michael Howlett (SFU)

               Paper(s):
               Don Alper (WWU)
               Robert Kelly(WWU)
               "Public Participation in Land Use Planning:An
                Assessment of the Vancouver Island Core Table"
               Mary Louise McAllister (UNBC)
               "Administrative Reform and "Shared Decision-
                Making": Prospects for the Mining Sector"

               Discussant(s):
               Jeremy Wilson (UVIC)

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          Saturday, May 6  10:45-12:00
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          B14  Halpern Lounge

               Special Session:
               Roundtable: Graduate Student Research

               Chairs:  Ed Black  (UNBC)

               Participants:
               Scott Pegg   (UBC)
               John Young  (SFU)
               Donald Manson (UNBC)
               Darin Barney (Toronto)
	       Robert Kelly (WWU)

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          Saturday, May 6 12:00-14:00
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          BCPSA AGM and Business Meeting
          Diamond University Club

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          Saturday , May 6  14:15-16:00
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          C11  Halpern Plenary

               Political Theory:
               Neo-Institutionalism

               Chair:  Scott Fast  (University College of Fraser Valley)

               Paper(s):
               Peter Buker  (Acadia)
               "Functional Borders: Building a Taxonomy of
                the Political Economy of Scale and Governance"
               Avigail Eisenberg (UBC)
               "The North and the Politics of Collectivism

               Discussant(s):
               Alex Michalos (UNBC)

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          Saturday , May 6  14:15-16:00
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          C15  Halpern Lounge

               Comparative Politics
               Japanese Democracy

               Chair:  Sharyn Tyakoff (Douglas)

               Paper(s):
               Masaru Kohno (UBC)
               "Do Japanese Voter's Vote Strategically"
               F.Q. Quo  (SFU)
               "Changing Patterns of Governance: Recent
                Change in Japanese Politics"

               Discussant(s):
               Cam Sylvester (Capilano)

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          Saturday May 6, 16:00-18:00
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          Vice President's Reception
          Diamond University Club

          Cash Bar