Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Wednesday, May 28 9:00am-10:30am Vallee-399

Primary Session Category: Law, Society, and Social Policy
Session Code: LSSP1-A
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: Social scientists in Canada and beyond are devoting themselves for the improvement of human society in every courner of the globe. This session will include social policy studies and practices in transitional societies and fast-growing new economies in different continents.  It will be a platform for the social scientists that have or will contribute to the fast changing world to exchange their thoughts and ideas; particularly those with innovative approaches to challenging socioeconomic issues at policy front, such as social security, health care, housing, pension, migration, and employment.

Session Organizer: Weizhen Dong, University of Waterloo, ,

Chair: Harley Dickinson, University of Saskatchewan


1.     Weizhen Dong, Deyu Zhao 

An innovative social security model for rural China

2.     Wei Xing   

 The dilemma of ethnic policy of China and its future

3.     Ivanka Knezevic  

Power and public policy in semi-periphery: Employment and labour-market policies in the post-socialist European Union member countries

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