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Papers Presented to the 1996 Annual General Meeting

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Thursday, May 2: Arrivals for UNBC residence accommodation

Political Science in British Columbia: Articulation Meeting at the
University of Norther British Columbia, Prince George Campus, Friday, May 3,
1996,

                                Friday, May 3

8:00 - 9:30 Registration for Articulation meetings

Concurrently: 8:00 - 12:00 B.C. Political Science Association Registration
and membership enrolment. (The BCPSA annual meeting programme will be found
on subsequent pages.)

9:00 a.m. Political Science Articulation Business Meeting 1:

                             Chair: Kim Thachuk

10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:50 a.m. Political Science Articulation Business Meeting 2:

                           Host for 1997 meetings?

12:30 p.m. Lunch: (Jointly with members of the BCPSA)
                 Welcome to the University of Northern B.C.:

          Doug Nord, Dean, Faculty of Management and Administration

                         Housekeeping Announcements:

                   M. L. McAllister, Conference Organiser.

                      Articulation Group Announcements

                            Welcome to the BCPSA:

                        Paddy Smith, BCPSA President

2:00 - 3:00 RoundTable: Politicking: B.C. Style.

  Participants: Paddy Smith (SFU), Norman Ruff (Victoria), Ed Black (UNBC),
                Richard Sigurdson (Cariboo){to be confirmed}

 Introduced by Ken Carty (UBC), editor of Government and Politics in B.C., a
 new text which the University of B. C. Press is launching on this occasion.

4:15 - 5:45 Roundtable: The Impact of Technology on Teaching Political
Science

                 Chair: David Winchester (Capilano College)

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   Politics in the 20th Century: Where We've Been And Where Are We Going?

British Columbia Political Studies Association Annual General Meeting at The
 University of Norther British Columbia, Prince George Campus, May 3 - May 4
                                    1996

         Thursday, May 2 Arrivals for UNBC Residence Accommodation.

                                  Programme

                                Friday, May 3

8:00 - 12:00 Registration and Membership Enrolment. (Registration for
representatives to the Political Science Articulation meetings will take
place concurrently from 8:00 to 9:30) CC205

9:30 - 12:20 Concurrent meetings:

         Meeting of the BCPSA executive: Chair, Paddy Smith - CC217

                       Meeting of BCPSA journal group:

10:30 Coffee Break

12:30 - 2:00 Lunch: CC211(Jointly with Articulation Group Members)

                              Welcome to UNBC:

         Douglas Nord, Dean, Faculty of Management & Administration

  Housekeeping Announcements: M. L. McAllister (UNBC), Conference Organiser

     Welcome and Invitation to BCPSA: Paddy Smith (SFU), President BCPSA

                      Articulation Group Announcements

                   Speaker: Peter Aucoin, President, CPSA

2:00 - 4:00 Roundtable: Politicking: B.C. Style - Canfor Theater

   Introduction by R. K. Carty (UBC), editor of Government and Politics in
     B.C., a new text which the UBC Press is launching on this occasion.

  Participants: Paddy Smith (SFU), Norman Ruff (Victoria), Ed Black (UNBC),
                              Richard Sigurdson

4:15 - 5:45 Roundtable: The Impact of Technology on Teaching Political
Science Agora - 7-212

             Donald Manson, UNBC, "Political Science on the Web"
                  Chair: David Winchester, Capilano College

5:30 - 6:30 Cash Bar - CC205-211

6:30 - 8:00 Banquet: Host: Doug Nord, Dean, Faculty of Management and
Administration, UNBC. - CC205-211

8:15 - 10:15 Plenary Session: The Impact of Technology on Government and
Politics in the 20th Century - CC205-211

       Ed Black, UNBC, "Can Democracy Survive Information Technology?"

 Lenard Preyra, St. Mary's University, Cynthia Alexander, Acadia, "Canadian
            Political Parties and the Technological Revolution."

 Cynthia Alexander, Acadia University, "Wiring the Nations:Aboriginal People
                           Log On and Reach Out."

                            Chair:Doug Nord, UNBC

              Discussant: Colin Bennett, University of Victoria

                               Saturday, May 4

8:00
                            Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:20 Session A: Political Agendas in Canadian Politics - CC305

    Michael Howlett, Simon Fraser University, "Emperical Observations on
           Agenda-Setting in Canada 1977-1992: Six Case Studies."

 Tracy Summerville, Laval University, "The Canadian Constitutional Dilemma:
                         Past, Present and Future."

  Discussant and Chair:Richard Sigurdson, University College of the Cariboo

Session B: Issues in Canadian Public Policy - CC306

        Douglas Nord, UNBC, "Change in Canadian Immigration Policy?"

      David Winchester, Capilano College, "The Prohibition Century: The
                  Prohibition of Illicit Drugs in Canada."

               Discussant and Chair:leonard Preyra, St. Mary's
10:30 - 12:00

Session A: Prospects for Democracy in Russia - CC305

 John Young, UNBC, "Matriarchal State, Adolescent Society: Mother Russia and
                        the Quest for Civil Society."

Greg Poelzer, UNBC, "Lessons from the Ethnic Relations of The Sakha Republic
                                 (Yakutia)."

                 Discussant and Chair: Mike Mead, Malaspina

Session B: Issues in International Studies - CC306

         Heather Smith, UNBC, "A Northern Foreign Policy for Canada

      Larry Woods, UNBC, "Recipient Dependence and the Redemption of a
           Philanthropic Villain: U.S. Funding and the C.I.I.A.."

            Discussant and Chair: Noemi Gal-Or, Kwantlen College

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch - CC205-211

          BCPSA - Annual General Meeting: Elections/Administration

                             Chair: Paddy Smith

2:00 - 3:20 Plenary Session: The Rise and Fall? of the Welfare State -
Canfor Theater

     Jointly sponsored with the Northern British Columbia Chapter of the
                Institute of Public Administration of Canada.

         Chair: Noreen Redmond, President, Regional Branch, I.P.A.C.

         Stephen McBride, Simon Fraser University, and John Shields,
  Ryerson"Ideology, Globalisation, the Canadian Federal State: The Case of
              Labour Market Policy under the Federal Liberals"

  Alex Michalos, UNBC, "Paying for the Welfare State: The Case for a Tobin
                                    Tax."

                         Discussant:Michael Howlett

3:30 - 5:30 Session A: Trends in Municipal Politics - CC305

 Donald Manson, UNBC, "Direct Democracy in British Columbia's Communities."

Patrick Smith, Simon Fraser University, "Changes in Metropolitan Governance:
     Greater Vancouver - British Columbia Retrospective and Prospects."

   Kennedy Stewart, Simon Fraser University, "Vancouver Civic Politics and
                              Local Democracy."

                           Chair:Norman Ruff, UVic

                         Discussant:John Young, UNBC

Session B: Roundtable: The 1996 B.C. Election - CC 306

                               Saturday Night

Barbecue: Organizer: Alex Michalos

Transportation to the Hart Highlands to be arranged.

 For further information on the conference, transportation or accommodation
             contact: Mary Louise McAllister, mcallist@unbc.edu

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