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Change and Continuity – Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium

The Global Labour Speaker Series is pleased to host the book launch:
Change and Continuity – Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium
Dr. Mark Thomas, Associate Professor and former Director of the GLRC, York University
Dr. Leah Vosko, Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, York University
Dr. Carlo Fanelli, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Work and labour Studies, York University
Olena Lyubchenko, PhD Candidate, York University
Wednesday, October 23rd
Kaneff Tower 519, York University
*Books will be available for purchase
In a period characterized by growing social inequality, precarious work, the legacies of settler colonialism, and the emergence of new social movements, Change and Continuity presents innovative interdisciplinary research as a guide to understanding Canada’s political economy and a contribution to progressive social change.
Engaging with interconnected topics that include shifts in immigration policy, labour market restructuring, settler colonialism, the experiences of people with disabilities, and the revitalization of workers’ movements, this collection builds upon and deepens critical analysis of Canadian society and considers its application to contexts beyond Canada.
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Mark Thomas is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. He is former Director of the Global Labour Research Centre at York and has been a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University, and a Visiting Researcher at Institut de Recherches Sociologiques, Université de Genève. Current areas of research include: work, time, and new technologies; labour, austerity, and populism in urban North America; and the enforcement of employment standards legislation in Canada.
Leah Vosko, FRSC, is Professor of Political Science and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender &Work at York University. Professor Vosko’s current research focuses on employment standards enforcement and access to labour rights and protections among temporary migrant workers. Her new sole authored book, Disrupting Deportability: Transnational Workers Organize, published by Cornell University Press, will appear in Fall 2019 and her new coauthored book, Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Employment Standards Protections for People in Precarious Jobs, published by University of Toronto Press, will appear in early 2020.
Carlo Fanelli is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Work and Labour Studies in the Department of Social Science. He is the author of Megacity Malaise: Neoliberalism, Public Services and Labour in Toronto, and co-editor (with Bryan Evans) of The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity: Perspectives from Canada’s Provinces and Territories.
Olena Lyubchenko is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics at York University. Her research interests include neoliberal restructuring, gender order transformations, and labour market insecurity in former Soviet and Eastern Bloc countries; social reproduction under Soviet state-command economy; as well as comparative welfare state and family policy.
This is a free event, however seats are limited. Please RSVP via Eventbrite:
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All are welcome.
The Global Labour Speaker Series is organized by the Global Labour Research Centre at York University and is co-sponsored by the School of Social Work, Faculty of Education, Department of Equity Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of Geography, Social and Political Thought Program, Department of Philosophy, Department of History, Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law program, Department of Politics, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.


Oct 23 2019


4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


519 Kaneff Tower @ 4700 Keele St, North York, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
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