This server contains information on the British Columbia Political Studies Association (BCPSA) and its activities. The current BCPSA president is Alexander Netherton ( of the Department of Political Studies at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC.

Papers Presented to the 1998 Annual General Meeting

Globalization and Democracy
Fourth Annual Conference of the
British Columbia Political Science Association
The University College of the Cariboo
Kamloops, B.C.
May 8, 9, 10, 1998
Final Programme

Prior to the BCPSA conference, Ed Broadbent will be giving a talk on “Social and Economic Rights” at 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Coliseum – Parkside Lounge. This community event is sponsored by Kamloops Immigrant Services and may be of interest to political scientists. If you plan to attend on the evening of Thursday, May 7 please contact Derek Cook, president, BCPSA at (250) 828-5244 or by e-mail to:

Friday May 8

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Second Floor of the Arts and Education Building, UCC 

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; AE 262
Forestry Panel

Chair: Lawrence Woods (UNBC)


George Hoberg (UBC)
"Policy Cycles and Policy Regimes: Approaches to Studying Forest Policy Change"

Ben Cashore (SFU/UBC), Ilan Vertinsky (UBC), and Rachanna Raizda (UBC) "Public
Policy and Firm Responses: Determinants and Strategies in the Quest for Sustainable
Forest Management" 

Michael Howlett (SFU)
"Policy Venues, Policy Images and Policy Change: The Courts, Aborginal Rights and
B.C. Forest Policy"

Jeremy Wilson (UVIC)
Jim Cooperman Editor, B.C. Environmental Report 

Coffee 10:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.; AE 262
Aboriginal Rights and Participation

Chair: Tracy Summerville (UNBC)


Scott Evans (Athabasca U.)
"Disentangling Rights: Individual Rights and the Aboriginal Conundrum" 

Alexandra Flynn (SFU)
"The Participation of Quebec Aboriginal Peoples in the Canadian Political System"

Richard Sigurdson (UCC)

10:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.; AE 212
Urban Democracy

Chair: Nelson Riis M.P.


Patrick Smith (SFU)
"Rethinking Global Cities: Alternative Perspectives" 

Kennedy Stewart (LSE)
"Democracy and World Cities: Lessons from London" 

Paul Tennant (UBC)


1:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; AE 262

Chair: Peter Prontzos (Langara)


David Laycock (SFU) and Jim Bruton (SFU) "The Future of the NDP: Views from the Inside" 

Keith Brownsey (Mount Royal College)
"Policy, Bureaucracy and Personality: Woodrow Lloyd and the Introduction of Medicare in

Edward Broadbent (SFU)
Donald Bailey (U. Winnipeg: History)

3:10 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.; AE 212
Democracy in Theory and Practice
(Jointly sponsored by the BCPSA and the BCPS Articulation Committee) 

Patrick Smith (SFU)

Donald Bailey (U. Winnipeg)
"The Theoretical Application of Rousseau's General Will to Actual Legislation" 

Peter Prontzos (Langara)
"Sandinista Democracy and Beyond"

Derek Cook (UCC)

3:10 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.; AE 262
Recall and Leadership
(Jointly sponsored by the BCPSA and the BCPS Articulation Committee) 

Paul Whyte (North Island College)

Stephen Eggleston (UCC)
"Political Leadership and the Paradox of Democracy" 

Justin Howell and Charles Hogg (UNBC) "Reflections on the Recall Process in B.C."

John Young (UNBC)
"Wagging the Dog: Ramsey, Recall and Prince George North" 

Michael Meade (Malaspina UC)
Norman Ruff (UVIC)

5:00 p.m.; AE 262

Keynote Address:
Thomas Pocklington (U of A)
Canadian Political Science Association
"The Marketing of the University"

Drinks and discussion to follow.

Saturday May 9

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; AE 208
BCPS Articulation Committee Meeting
David Winchester (Capilano College)

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; AE 212
Heidegger Questions Marx on Globalization 

Kimberly Speers (U of Vic)


Darin Barney (U of T)
"A Standing Reserve of Bits: Martin Heidegger and the Question Concerning Network

Sandra Rein (U of A)
"Marxism, Freedom and Globalization: A Call to Liberation" 

David Baugh (Red Deer College)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.; AE 262
Keynote Address
James Tully, Chair of Political Science at UVIC "Democracy and Globalization"

2:00 p.m.; AE 262
The Globalization of Culture and International Organizations 

Carl Hodge (OUC)

Lawrence Woods (UNBC)
"APEC: Before and After"

Ginette Dubi (SFU)
"Condemned to Modernity, The Westernization of Third World Cultures" 

Duane Bratt (Mount Royal)
"Rehabilitating the Military: Canadian Peace-Keeping in the Post Somalia Era" 

Robert Crawford (UBC)
Carl Hodge (OUC)

Coffee in AE 357

3:45 p.m.; AE 208
Globalization, Taxes and the University

Chris Kukucha (Douglas College)

Russell Williams (SFU)
"Globalization and Corporate Taxation"

Hugh Mellon (UWO)
"Government Assessment of Democratic Pressures in Budget-Making: The Case of the GST"

Kimberly Speers (U of A)

"Internationalization and University Governance" 

Colin Bennett (UVIC)

3:45 p.m.; AE 212
Political Theory Panel
Contrasting Paradigms in the Teaching of Political Theory (Jointly sponsored by the
BCPSA and the BCPS Articulation Committee) 

Alex Michalos (UNBC)

Tom Pocklington (U of A)
James Tully (UVIC)
and others TBA

Recommended Reading: Tully, Strange multiplicity: constitutionalism in an age of
diversity, Cambridge University Press 1995. 

After 6:00
Dinner/Barbeque at the home of Richard Sigurdson (friends & families welcome)
199 Monmouth Dr., 374-1296

Sunday May 10

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; AE 212
Derek Cook (UCC)


The registration cost for our fourth annual BCPSA Conference is $60.00
>> Accommodation at the Ramada Inn in Kamloops will be $65.00 plus tax for a
>> single or double room.  The Ramada Inn can be reached at (250) 374-0358;
>> Fax: (250) 374-0691.
>> Accommodation at McGill Student Housing, Residence #2 is $25.00 for a
>> single room.  McGill student housing can be reached at (250) 372-7778; Fax:
>> (250) 372-2757; email:
>> For more information on these or other accommodation options contact:
>> Derek Cook - Phone: (250) 828-5244; Fax: (250) 371-5697;
>> email: 

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