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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine how Canadian female politicians experience harassment on Twitter, and the management strategies they have developed to deal with harassment. Design - Applying a feminist lens, I used a qualitative/quantitative online survey to ask Canadian female...
Recent controversies in Canadian librarianship—the Toronto Public Library room rental to a "gender-critical feminist" group and the institution of “airport-style” security at the Winnipeg Public Library—have exposed divisions within the profession. This article attempts to untangle the...
Have Canadian citizenship discourses and practices fundamentally changed after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001? This is the question driving this study. While dominant accounts suggest that 9/11 was wholly transformative, there is no clear consensus both in and outside the academy...
Political memes were omnipresent on social media during the 2019 Canadian federal election. Nonetheless, how do political memes affect Canadian voters? This question remains unanswered today. This thesis seeks to fill in the existing research gap by following the footsteps and methodology used by...
An idealized description of elections suggests they center around competing visions for the future of the state. Campaign platforms provide parties with the opportunity to present these competing visions and for voters to decide among them. In order to understand what issues are being discussed,...
Shapeshifting: Political rationalities, Lean, and the transforming landscapes of Canadian public bureaucraciesDownload
In this dissertation, I explore the question of how Canadian public bureaucracies have changed over time to reflect broader shifts within and between political rationalities. Drawing from a range of critical approaches to power, policy, and public administration including governmentality studies...
The Pursuit of Electoral Visibility: The Political Communication Strategies of Canadian Municipal CandidatesDownload
This study examines the role of gender and municipal context in the political communication strategies of Canadian municipal candidates. Specifically, how do differences in candidates’ personal characteristics, municipal context, political circumstances, and campaign resources shape their...
This thesis uses a staples-based political economy approach, supplemented with regulation theory, to investigate why Canadian governments pursued interventionist or non-interventionist approaches to oil export policies over the years 1949-2002. Three distinct paradigms over this time period are...
‘Birth Tourism,’ Citizenship, and the Politics of Deservingness in Canada: Analyzing Parliamentary and Newspaper Media Discourses from 1990 to 2021Download
This thesis examines a phenomenon that has been controversially labeled as ‘birth tourism’ in the Canadian context. Allegedly, pregnant women from other countries are coming to Canada solely for the purpose of giving birth to their children. This is ostensibly so that the child gains Canadian...
‘Doesn’t anyone want to pick a fight with me?’: masculinity in political humour about the 2008 Canadian federal electionDownload
This study explores the relationship between masculinity and political leadership as it was constructed in political humour about the 2008 Canadian federal election. I used content and discourse analysis methods to examine gendered depictions of the two frontrunners in that election – Stéphane...