Daily Archives: January 6, 2019

Knowledge Exchange in Practice: A Collaborative Workshop

Presentation at “Knowledge Exchange in Practice: A Collaborative Workshop” at the CARA WEST Conference

On December 7, 2018 Jasmin Hristov presented at the workshop on Knowledge Exchange at the conference of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators in Kelowna, BC.


Call for Papers CSA 2019, deadline Jan 28, 2019

Call for Papers CSA 2019, Submission Deadline January 28, 2019

The Sociology of Development Research Cluster of the Canadian Sociological Association invites submissions to the following sessions for the CSA 2019 Annual Conference at Congress in Vancouver June 3-6, 2019.


This open session features papers on the sociology of development, broadly defined. Works examining, but not limited to, the technological, cultural, political and economic dimensions of development, the effects of the interplay of local and global processes and actors on development and social change, the significance of class, gender, and race, ethnicity in the causes and consequences of development, alternative development projects pursued by grassroots movements and/or states, and new theoretical approaches and conceptions of development, are all invited. Papers may explore any unit of analysis local, regional, national, international or world systems.

Organizers: Liam Swiss, Memorial University, lswiss@mun.ca; Jasmin Hristov, University of British Columbia; Andrew Dawson, Glendon, York University; Md Saidul Islam, Nanyang Technological University

Participatory Research Methodologies in Development: Benefits, Challenges, Lessons and Reflections

This session brings together experiences with participatory action research or other innovative participatory methods in the field of development. We invite analyses of the benefits and challenges for both researchers and participants during any stage of the knowledge creation process such as, research design, fieldwork, data analysis, ethical matters, intersubjectivity, and knowledge dissemination. The goal is to reflect critically on the empowering and transformative capacity of participatory methodologies as well as their limitations in order to understand better under what conditions such research approaches deliver the best outcome.

Organizers: Jasmin Hristov, University of British Columbia, jasminmanaus@gmail.com

Call for Abstracts Information: https://www.csa-scs.ca/conference/call-for-abstracts/

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Non-State Armed Actors, Econ. Glob., and the State

Presentation on Non-State Armed Actors, Economic Globalization, and the State: Towards an Emergent Theory of Violence

On March 30, 2019 Jasmin Hristov will present the paper Non-State Armed, Actors, Economic Globalization, and the State: Towards an Emergent Theory of Violence” at the International Studies Association (ISA) 60th Annual Convention in Toronto.

This paper exemplifies the contributions of global sociology to the field of International Studies by capturing new modalities of coercion that have emerged as transnational forces interact with local structures and actors. Violence has been commonly dealt with as unrelated to basic economic processes in our contemporary world. Over the past ten years, there has been a growing awareness of human rights abuses associated with extractive industries and agribusiness, carried out by state and non-state actors across the Global South. Nevertheless, such findings are mostly produced by non-academic writers, with the exception of few scholarly interventions. Consequently, even though there has been an alarming level of attacks against social activists and human rights defenders in Latin America lately, violence is still perceived primarily as criminal or domestic. This paper offers an emergent theory of violence that encapsulates the relationship between non-state armed actors, economic globalization and the state, through an examination of core patterns revealed across violent environments in Latin America. In the tradition of grounded theory, the idea of parastatal violence is abstracted from the descriptive level and transformed into a conceptual tool that identifies an emergent social process – capital-enabling violence in a globalized world.