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Political Economy

G10 - Roundtable: Change and Continuity: Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium

Date: Jun 5 | Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm | Location: SWING 408

Joint Session / Séance conjointe : Society for Socialist Studies / Canadian Sociological Association

Chair/Président/Présidente : Mark Thomas (York University)

Mark Thomas (York University)
Leah Vosko (York University)
Carlo Fanelli (York University)
Olena Lyubchenko (York University)

Abstract: This roundtable will feature presentations from contributors to Change and Continuity: Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium (2019, McGill-Queens University Press). 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. Assessing the legacy of the Canadian political economy tradition - a broad body of social science research on power, inequality, and change in society - the essays in this volume offer insight into contemporary issues and chart new directions for future study. Chapters from both emerging and established scholars expand the boundaries of Canadian political economy research, seeking new understandings of the forces that shape society, the ensuing conflicts and contradictions, and the potential for social justice. Engaging with interconnected topics that include shifts in immigration policy, labour market restructuring, settler colonialism, the experiences of people with disabilities, and the revitalization of workers’ movements, this collection builds upon and deepens critical analysis of Canadian society and considers its application to contexts beyond Canada. The latest in a series of related volumes on Canadian political economy, Change and Continuity explores the past, present, and potential futures of the discipline in a global context, offering insight into some of the most pressing issues of our time.