Nov 112013
Schedule and Location: Tuesday, May 27 10:45am-12:15pm Vallee-599

Primary Session Category: Development and Globalization Studies
Session Code: DGS3-A
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description: This session invites papers on the sociology of development.  Social forces often play a significant role in shaping not only economic development, but also human, social and political development.  Works are invited that examine the social causes and/or consequences of development, broadly defined.  Papers may explore any unit of analysis (local, regional, national or international) – case studies and comparative analyses are particularly welcome.

Cross-listed with the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development

Session Organizers:
Andrew Dawson, Glendon College, York University, Sociology,
Liam Swiss, Memorial University, Sociology

Chair: Nancy Cook, Brock University
Discussant:  Liam Swiss


1.     Samuel Cohn  

Transformational Development Reconsidered: What Nations Were REALLY Able to Overcome The Historic Limits On Their Growth And How Did They Do It?

2.     Andrew Dawson   

 The Theoretical Connection between State Legitimacy and the Rule of Law: Causal Possibilities or Tautology?

3.     Sylvia Bawa  

Assembling Non-Humans in Development Research

4.     Stephen Scanlan  

Women, the Environment and Development: The Impacts of Female Empowerment on Environmental Health and Sustainability

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