I was interviewed as part of a panel discussion on Canadian Sociology for a pilot podcast episode of “International Perspectives on Sociology” run by Joe Cohen of CUNY. Rima Wilkes, Howard Ramos, Dale Ballucci, and I really enjoyed the chance to chat with Joe about Canadian Sociology, its differences from its American neighbour, and some of the the people and work being done in Canada that excite us. Have a listen here:
My new book, The Globalization of Foreign Aid, is now out with Routledge. The publishers have provided the following flyer with a discount code if you are interested in ordering. Read more below:
I am going to be teaching my Development Sociology course again this Winter 2018 term. Please feel free to share the poster below to fellow MUN students looking to add an interesting course to their Winter schedule.
My book, The Globalization of Foreign Aid: Developing Consensus, will be published by Routledge in December 2017.
The book explores how aid agencies have been shaped by external influences to adopt incredibly similar policy priorities and approaches. I show how these external influences interface with individuals and a series of micro-level social processes and mechanisms operating within aid donor agencies to yield common outcomes across diverse donor contexts.
With one case study on donors and gender equality, and another on donors and security-sector reform, the book offers both quantitative macro-level and qualitative micro-level evidence to defend my claims about how the globalization of foreign aid has occurred and why it matters for the aid sector going forward.
For more information about the book or to pre-order: https://www.routledge.com/The-Globalization-of-Foreign-Aid-Developing-Consensus/Swiss/p/book/9781138569843
As a follow-up to our recent World Development article on the development benefits of maternity leave, Katy Fallon, Alissa Mazar and myself were asked to contribute a short policy brief based on the research for the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Development Section‘s Sociological Insights for Development Policy series.
The brief has been published and circulated to section members, but is not yet available on the section website, so I am making it available here: