For a quick look at the research our faculty conducts, browse our research snaps. Snaps are short, readable summaries of research which emphasize why research matters.
Research SNAPS: The Political Lives of Migrants
Citizenship is often viewed as a means of excluding migrants from participating in political affairs. However, migrants are capable of contesting this exclusion and viewing themselves as citizens through their actions.
Research SNAPS: Labour & Tax Justice
Tax evasion and avoidance are common practice among wealthy individuals and corporations. These practices shift the burden to poorer citizens and developing nations, and can lead to the termination of important programs and services. The term “tax...
Research SNAPS: Shifting the Burden: Childhoods, Resilience, Subjecthood
When the dominant view that children are weak and need protection is combined with resilience thinking (a view that children can autonomously adapt to their circumstances and overcome adversity), even the most well conceived social interventions to...
Research SNAPS: Manipulating Election Laws to Extend Hegemonic Party Rule in Singapore
Singapore's ruling party, the People’s Action Party (PAP) alters election rules and passes legislations that disadvantage opposition parties to secure its rule.
Research SNAPS: The Persistence of Neoliberalism
Despite much criticism, neoliberalism is still the dominant politico-economic theory amongst policy-makers as shown by its influence on a variety of domestic and international policies.
Research SNAPS: The Relationship Between Neoliberalism and the Social Economy
New social policy domains like the social economy have complex relationships with large governing rationalities like neoliberalism. Studies need to develop political analysis that more closely traces how competing policy projects are taken up by...
Research SNAPS: Implementation of a Universal Publicly-Funded Drug Plan is Possible in Canada
The implementation of a universal publicly funded drug plan is important for Canada. Although adopting this policy will be difficult, it is possible to overcome some of these barriers.
Research SNAPS: “We are Not an Ethnic Vote!” Representational Perspectives of Minorities in the Greater Toronto Area
Minorities from different ethnic groups have different preferences for how they would like to be represented by elected officials. These preferences depend on various contexts and are influenced by the minority groups’ historical experiences...