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Provincial and Territorial Politics in Canada and Beyond

J04 - Roundtable: Applied Canadian Theory and Canadian Politics

Date: Jun 4 | Time: 12:00pm to 01:30pm | Location: SWING 309

Sponsor / Commanditaire : University of Saskatchewan Department of Political Studies

Chair/Président/Présidente : David McGrane (University of Saskatchewan)

Discussant/Commentateur/Commentatrice : Neil Hibbert (University of Saskatchewan)

François Rocher (University of Ottawa)
David Laycock (Simon Fraser University)
Barbara Arneil (University of British Columbia)
Joshua Goldstein (University of Calgary)

Abstract: Taking David McGrane and Neil Hibbert’s edited collection, Applied Political Theory and Canadian Politics (University of Toronto Press) as a starting point, this roundtable will begin by exploring the definition of “applied political theory.” The participants, two Canadianists and two political theorists, will then consider the benefits and drawbacks of using an applied political theory approach in their respective fields of study. The roundtable will be of interest to those wanting to use the analytical tools of political theory to understand real world political events and practices in their own research.

Lunch will be provided.