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Reimagining Herstory: A Transnational Study of Women’s WritingsbyMansoureh Modarres A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree ofDoctor of Philosophyin Comparative LiteratureDepartment of Modern Languages and Cultural StudiesUniversity of Alberta ©...
Alternative thinking on governance: a critical analysis of structure and uncertainty in embedding good governance at the local level in TanzaniaDownload
One of the most challenging questions that a political comparativist can grapple with in today’s world is: Why do some countries and their systems of governance fail while others succeed? As a student of comparative politics, I have been grappling with a similar question for some time now: What...
SSHRC Awarded PDG 2019: The rising costs has made housing in Canada less affordable. The goal of this one-year partnership is to identify what is required to build a resilient and sustainable community housing sector in Canada. Drawing on the knowledge and capacity of the sector itself, we will...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2013: This research will contribute to theories of institutional change by identifying the processes by which institutionalized arrangements embracing multiple logics are reconstructed. The empirical context is the public provision of addition services in Alberta, a mature...
Institutional Diversity in Collective Action: Investigating Successful Village Level Maintenance of Hand Pumps in MalawiDownload
Providing clean water to rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa remains a challenge. Unsanitary and distant water sources cause a host of health and humanitarian problems. A common means of remedying this situation has been the donation of improved water sources, fitted with low-cost hand pumps....
Property Rights and the Historical Development of Texas and Alberta's Oil and Gas Industries: An Institutional PerspectiveDownload
Property rights, as a set of institutions, are often identified as a core component of economic development. Yet, their composition can differ substantially between jurisdictions. This research examines how jurisdictions with different forms of property rights can achieve similar degrees of...
Responsibility for What, to Whom? A Critical Assessment of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Kinross and Newmont in GhanaDownload
Once transnational companies take over concessions of land or sea for their business, they are usually expected to provide certain socio-economic mechanisms aimed at cushioning the affected people and communities. This popular expectation or phenomenon is captured as corporate social...
In light of recent food safety crises and international trade concerns associated with food or animal associated diseases, traceability has once again become important in the minds of public policymakers, business decision makers, consumers and special interest groups. This study reviews studies...
Sandra Zagarell (1988) introduces “narratives of community” as texts that are constructed around central social structures, and can be thought of as textual manifestation of communities. These communities are represented in the form of social institutions and normative rules that individuals seem...