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

Papers Presented to the 1999 Annual General Meeting

May 12, 1999

FRIDAY MAY 14, 1999

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Friday, May 14, 8:00-9:00

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A0 Registration

Rm Buchanan B200 Level Hallway

Buchanan Building

UBC

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Friday, May 14 9:00-10:30

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A1 BCPSA I

Rm Buchanan B228

International Relations:

Politics on the Pacific Rim

Chair/Discussant: Doug Ross (SFU)

Paper(s):

Ahmed Shafique Huque (Hong Kong)
“The Policy of Positive Non-intervention in Hong Kong”

Brian Job (UBC)

Larry Woods (UNBC)
“The Legacy, Lessons and Policy Implications of Canada’s Year of Asia Pacific: Behind and Beyond the APEC Inquiry”

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Friday, May 14 9:00-10:30

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A2 BCPSA II

Rm Buchanan B226

Canadian Politics:

External Influences on Policy-Making

Chair/Discussant:

Colin Bennett (UVIC)

Paper(s):

Karen Lochead (SFU)
“Australian-Canadian Aboriginal Policy”

Julio Garasa (Brock)
“The Influence of American Precedents on Section 1 Jurisprudence”

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Friday, May 14 9:00-10:30

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A3 BCPSA III

Rm Buchanan B216

Political Theory:

Contemporary Political Theory

Chair/Discussant:

Barry McCullough (Okanagan)

Paper(s):

Derek Cook (UCC)
“Hobbesian Just Persons and Absolute Power ”

Darin Nesbitt (Douglas)
“Recognizing Rights: Social Recognition in T.H. Green’s Theory of Rights”

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Friday, May 14 10:45-12:15

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A4 BCPSA IV

Rm Buchanan B228

International Political Economy:

Globalization: Are the Skeptics Right?

Chair/Discussant: Jeremy Rayner (Malaspina)

Paper(s):

Stephen McBride

Russell Williams (SFU)
” Globalisation and National Policy Autonomy: Tracking the OECD Jobs Strategy”

Gary Teeple (SFU)
” Globalization — A Critique of the Critics ”

Peter Urmetzer (UBC)
“The Welfare State in a Global Era”

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Friday, May 14 10:45-12:15

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A5 BCPSA V

Rm Buchanan B226

Comparative Politics:

Social Transformation and Post-Development Theory – Latin America

Chair/Discussant:

Peter Prontzos (Langara)

Paper(s):

Judy Meltzer (Carleton)
“Civil Society in Ecuador”

Joan Reynolds (Alberta)
“The Spaces of Alternative Development, Post-development and Postcoloniality”

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Friday, May 14 10:45-12:15

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A6 BCPSA VI

Rm Buchanan B216

Comparative Politics: Anti-Establishment Parties

Chair/Discussant:

David Laycock (SFU)

Paper(s):

Amir Abedi (UBC)
“The Success of Anti-Establishment Parties: the Impact of Party-System Features”

Anthony Sayers (Calgary)

Ken Carty (UBC)
“Political Party Organization and State-Society Relations in Canada and Australia ”

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Friday, May 14 12:15-1:30

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Lunch (No-Host) – University Centre

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Friday, May 14 1:30-3:15

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A7 BCPSA VII

Rm Buchanan B228

Political Theory:

Hayek

Chair/Discussant: Derek Cook (UCC)

Paper(s):

Kenneth Hoover (WWU)
“The Oppositional Bind: Identity and Ideology in the Work of Friedrich Hayek”

Laurent Dobuzinskis (SFU)
“Was Hayek’s Thought Too Complex or Not Complex Enough?”

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Friday, May 14 1:30-3:15

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A8 BCPSA VIII

Rm Buchanan B216

International Relations:

Canadian Strategic Studies

Chair/Discussant: Larry Woods (UNBC)

Paper(s):

Anthony Richter (UBC)
“The Revolution in Military Affairs and its Impact on Canada ”

Doug Ross (SFU)
“Canada and the ‘New’ Threat from Weapons of Mass Destruction”

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Friday, May 14 1:30-3:15

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A9 Joint Articulation/BCPSA Session I

Rm Buchanan B226

Roundtable:

Employing Political Scientists

Chair: Bo Hansen (Govt, of BC/UCC)

Participants:

Nick Loenen (ex-MLA)

Steve McBride (SFU)

Judy Meltzer (Carleton)

Greg Clarke (SFU)

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Friday, May 14 3:30-5:15

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A10 Joint Articulation/BCPSA Session II

Rm Buchanan B216

Public Policy:

Multi-Stakeholder Policy-Making

Chair/Discussant:

Lorna Stefanick (Alberta)

Paper(s):

Mary Louise McAllister (Waterloo)
“Land Use Roundtables and Hierarchies”

Alex Netherton (SFU)
“Restructuring the Infrastructure: BC’s War over the Wires”

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Friday, May 14 3:30-5:15

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A11 BCPSA IX

Rm Buchanan B228

Canadian Politics:

Political Leadership in Canada

Chair/Discussant: Ken Carty (UBC)

Paper(s):

Miriam Koene (Alberta)
“An Examination of Leadership Selection Practices in the Federal Progressive Conservative Party”

Laura Bonnett (Manitoba)

David Stewart (Alberta)
“Selecting Leaders Better”

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Friday, May 14 3:30-5:15

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A12 BCPSA X

Rm Buchanan B226

International Relations Roundtable:

Perspectives on the War in Yugoslavia

Chair/Discussant: Derek Cook (UCC)

Participants:

Peter Prontzos (Langara)

Paul Marantz (UBC)

Kal Holsti (UBC)

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Friday, May 14 5:30-6:30

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A13 BCPSA/UBC Public Session

Rm Buchanan A106

Keynote Speakers:

Stevie Cameron (Elm Street Magazine)
“Stealing 101: The Relationship Between Politics and Crime”

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Friday, May 14 6:45-9:00

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Reception (No-Host) (6:45) and Dinner (7:30)

Great Hall at Green College

6201 Cecil Green Road

SATURDAY MAY 15, 1999

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Saturday May 15, 9:00-12:00

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B1 British Columbia Political Science Articulation General Meeting

Rm B226

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Saturday May 15, 9:00-10:30

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B2 BCPSA X

Rm Buchanan B228

Provincial Politics:

Electoral Reform in BC

Chair/Discussant:

Paddy Smith (SFU)

Paper(s):

Nick Loenen (ex-MLA)
“STV for BC”

Julian West (Malaspina)

Paul Tennant (UBC)
“The Best of Both Worlds”

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Saturday May 15, 9:00-10:30

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B3 BCPSA XI

Rm Buchanan B216

Comparative Politics and International Relations:

Political Transitions and Institutional Failures

Chair/Discussant: Noemi Gal-Or (Kwantlen)

Paper(s):

Mikhail Molchanov (UVIC)
“After the Soviet Union”

Shaun Narine (Alberta)
“Explaining Institutional failure in the Asia-Pacific”

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Saturday May 15, 10:45-12:15

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B4 BCPSA XII

Rm Buchanan B228

Political Theory:

Epistemology and Modern Political Theory

Chair/Discussant: Laurent Dobuzinskis (SFU)

Paper(s):

Shane Gunster (York)
“From Erfahrung to Erlebnis: Mass Culture and the Limits to Experience in Benjamin and Adorno”

Peter Ives (SFU)
“Hegemony: Its Linguistic Roots and Contemporary Political Theory”

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Saturday May 15, 10:45-12:15

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B5 BCPSA XIII

Rm Buchanan B216

Comparative Politics:

Geography and Regional (Dis) Integration: Europe and the Persian Gulf

Chair/Discussant: Jim Bickerton (SFX)

Paper(s):

Patrick Marier (Pittsburgh)
“European Imperatives and the Welfare State ”

Charmaine Enger (Alberta)
“Geo-Political Rivalries in the Persian Gulf ”

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Saturday, May 15 12:15-13:30

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BCPSA/BC Political Science Articulation BBQ Lunch

Rm University Centre

Host – UBC Political Science Department

Introduction – Ken Carty (UBC)

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Saturday , May 15 13:30-15:15

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B6 Joint Articulation/BCPSA Session III

Rm Buchanan B226

Special Session

Teaching Comparative Politics

Chair: David Winchester (Capilano)

Participants:

Paul Marantz (UBC)

Greg Poelzer (UNBC)

Peter Prontzos (Langara)

John Young (UNBC)

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Saturday , May 15 13:30-15:15

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B7 Joint Articulation/BCPSA Session IV

Rm Buchanan B228

Public Administration:

Administrative and Policy Transitions

Chair/Discussant: Norm Ruff (UVIC)

Paper(s):

Bo Hansen (Govt. of BC/UCC)
“Reflections on the New Public Policy of Advanced Education.”

Evert Lindquist (UVIC)
“Strategic Review and Public Sector Reform: Reconceiving the Centre”

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Saturday , May 15 13:30-15:15

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B8 Joint Articulation/BCPSA Session V

Rm Buchanan B216

Comparative Politics:

Ethnopolitics and Ethnonationalism

Chair/Discussant: John R. Wood (UBC)

Paper(s):

Houchang Hassan-Yari (RMC)
“Soft Indicators of IR: Culture Religion, Ethnicity and Tribalism ”

Shinder Purewal (SFU)
“Agrarian Roots of Sikh Ethnonationalism”

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Saturday , May 15 15:30-17:15

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B9 Joint Articulation/BCPSA Session VI

Rm Buchanan B226

Public Policy:

Policy Change and Development

Chair/Discussant: Mike Meade (Malaspina)

Paper(s):

Michael Howlett (SFU)
“Understanding Policy Change and Policy Stability: Elements of a Vector Theory of Policy Dynamics ”

Jeremy Wilson (UVIC)
“Science, Politics, and the Evolution of Transnational Migratory Bird Networks”

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Saturday , May 15 15:30-17:15

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B10 Joint Articulation/BCPSA Session VII

Rm Buchanan B216

Canadian Politics:

Gender Politics and Policy

Chair/Discussant: Lynda Erickson (SFU)

Paper(s):

Lisa Young (Alberta)
“The Politics of Gender and Representation in the Emerging Canadian Party System”

Joanna Everitt (UNB-SJ)
“Gender Gaps on Social Welfare Issues”

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Saturday , May 15 15:30-17:15

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B11 Joint Articulation/BCPSA Session VIII

Rm Buchanan B228

Canadian Politics:

Populism on the Western Fringe

Chair/Discussant:

Robert Robins (Tulane)

Paper(s):

Amy Nugent (Alberta)
“Ordinary People and the Gendered Appeal of Populist Politics”

Catherine Smith (Syracuse)
“Revitalization Theory, Epistemological Crises and the White Supremacists”

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Saturday , May 15 17:30-18:30

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BCPSA AGM and Reception (No-Host)

Rm Graduate Student Centre Patio

(Downstairs Pub and Beer Garden)