Event celebrates new publications from York’s Department of Social Science


An event hosted by the Department of Social Science at York University will celebrate six recent publications authored by faculty. The celebration will take place Thursday, Jan. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., in Room 757, South Ross Building, Keele Campus.

The new publications featured in this event are:

Financiarisation et élite économique au Québec (Presses de l’Université Laval, 2019) by Audrey Laurin-Lamonthe
This book draws a portrait of the economic elite in Quebec in the context of increased firm financialization, through an analysis of individual profiles, compensation and social networks.

 Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World: Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) by Blayne Haggart, Kathryn Henne and Natasha Tusikov (Eds.)
This book explores the interconnected ways in which the control of knowledge has become central to the exercise of political, economic, and social power, particularly in regards to the rising importance of information policy in global society.

Change and Continuity: Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019) by Mark P. Thomas, Leah F. Vosko, Carlo Fanelli and Olena Lyubchenko (Eds.)
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.

The Politics of the Police, 5th Edition(Oxford University Press, 2019) by Benjamin Bowling, Robert Reiner and James Sheptycki
The 5th edition of The Politics of the Police takes a transnational perspective on the law, policy and organization of policing in a globalizing world.

Africapitalism: Sustainable Business and Development in Africa (Routledge, 2019) by Uwafiokun Idemudia and Kenneth Amaeshi (Eds.)
Drawing on the concept of Africapitalism, the book examines both the changing nature of business and under what circumstances might businesses seek to actively contribute to the sustainable development in Africa.

Amartya Sen and Rational Choice: The Concept of Commitment (CRC Press, 2019) by Mark S. Peacock
This book analyses the notion of rationality and commitment in the work of Nobel-Prize winning economist and philosopher Amartya Sen who has developed these themes in his work since the 1970s.

Books will be available for purchase. (Please have your PER account numbers handy.) Refreshments will be served.