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- ItemA microeconomic approach to foreign policy crisis behaviour(1997) Siddiqui, AsifThis essay is a extension of Kenneth Walt's Theory of International Politics to the study of foreign policy behaviour.
- ItemAfrican development and global peace: socially responsible investing – the missing link(2014) Siddiqui, AsifTopics to be covered: 1) Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) for 2015 in Retrospect, 2) Socially Responsibility Investing (SRI) in Africa, 3) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Africa, 4) The Road to Peace.
- ItemAltering the subaltern: racial formation leading up to post-orientalism(2012) Siddiqui, AsifAgenda: 1. Racial Formation Theory – Michael Omi and Howard Winant; 2. Orientalism – Edward Said; 3. The Question of Palestine – Edward Said; 4. Covering Islam – Edward Said; 5. The Clash of Civilizations – Samuel Huntington; 6. The End of History – Francis Fukuyama; 7. Post-Orientalism – Hamid Dabashi;
- ItemBull in the china shop: a free speech doctrine for the People’s Republic(2015) Siddiqui, AsifThis essay takes the view that many (if not almost all) laws are made with two thoughts in mind: 1) outline the way that individuals relate to each other; and, 2) suggest a vision for society in the future. Arguably, laws replace the central role of religion in many places. The first part of this essay will outline potential sources that could help in the development of Freedom of Speech law for China. The second will outline a proposed Freedom of Speech doctrine for China. Finally, some of the problems that exist with the proposal will be teased out in the third section since no law is perfect. Given the present situation in China, this doctrine might very well resemble loosening a bull in a china shop. Ultimately, the outcome could be good for both China and humanity.
- ItemDeliberative democracy and climate change: problematic theory meets wicked reality(2012) Siddiqui, AsifTopics: 1. Understanding Deliberative Democracy (DD): Points of Agreement, Points of Departure, Tensions within DD; 2. Green Theory and DD; 3. Application Problems of Theory: Problematic Assumptions, Input vs. Output, Wicked Reality.
- ItemDeliberative democracy and resource management education(2013) Siddiqui, AsifTopics: Deliberative Democracy: The Theory, Deliberative Democracy and Climate Change, Deliberative Democracy: Successes and Failures, Overcoming the Deliberative Democracy Deficit, Edmonton Citizens’ Panel.
- ItemFamily values: Canadian problems, South Asian solutions?(2011) Siddiqui, AsifOverview: 1. Background to Paper; 2. Importance of Family in Canada; 3. Caveats about Families; 4. Families circa 1960’s; 5. Changes and Developments; 6. Families in 21st Century; 7. South Asian Immigration and Family; 8. John Berry’s Acculturation Framework; 9. Evolutionary Model of Social Change; 10. Nancy Fraser: Universal Breadwinner vs. Universal Care-giver; 11. Individual Human Rights vs. Collective Good.
- ItemHow much of an accent? Toward a model of contrastive rhetoric for writing centre tutors(2015) Siddiqui, AsifThis essay builds on research within Contrastive Rhetoric (CR) and other areas to delineate the main attributes and broad features of a model to help writing center tutors decide the kind of role they should play with second language (L2) acquisition of their clients. The main attributes of such a model would be as follows. The clients’ discourse-level CR patterns as manifested through first language (L1) and original culture are the dependent variable. There are three intervening variables: 1) the role of the tutor; 2) client agency; and, 3) contextual factors (client’s language skills, audience and requirements of the discipline). The independent variable is the level of accent in L2 output. This is just the preliminary research outlining the main characteristics of the model based on work experience and the literature. The full development and testing of the model will have to come at a later point.
- ItemHow much of an accent? toward a model of contrastive rhetoric for writing centre tutors(2012) Siddiqui, AsifTopics: 1. Background to Research; 2. Dependent Variable – Contrastive Rhetoric; 3. Intervening Variable – Role of the Tutor; 4. Intervening Variable – Client Agency; 5. Intervening Variable – Contextual Factors; 6. Dependent Variable – Second Language Output; 7. Conclusion – How much of an accent?
- ItemIndia and Africa: brief overview of past, present and future(2012) Siddiqui, AsifOverview: Past - Distant Past until Indian Independence, From Nehru to the End of the 20th Century; Present: Indian-African Relations in the 21st Century, India vs. China in Africa; Future: India and Africa Going Forward
- ItemLabour in the third wave: the future of work in America and the world(1999) Siddiqui, AsifThis essay will examine the changes that knowledge has wrought to the labour sector in the Third Wave.
- ItemMicroeconomic theory and foreign policy crisis decisions: Bangla Desh, 1971(1991) Siddiqui, AsifThis study analyzes the Bangladesh Crisis by building upon previous works that have applied microeconomic theory to international relations. One of the most innovative lines of inquiry from the realist school is to study international relations through analogy with microeconomic theory. Although used to analyze conflict, war, and the workings of the international system, a strict application of microeconomic theory to interstate crises is rare. This thesis will endeavour to contribute to this linkage.
- ItemModern nationalism in India and the Philippines: lessons for building nation-state legitimacy(2013) Siddiqui, AsifWhy do some governments succeed in creating a greater sense of legitimacy for their nation-state than other governments? Although modernization was a part of their respective governments’ plans for both India and the Philippines upon independence, modern nationalism offers different routes to reach the objective. The Indian National Congress party under Jawaharlal Nehru went out of its way to gain as much support as it could among the masses and parts of the elites. Nehru’s plan was to use protectionism and let India’s economy develop until it was ready to compete globally, while trying to help women, the poor, and those most badly affected escape the worst excesses of capitalism. In other words, he offered something to all the classes of India. Even after Nehru’s death, his vision was more or less embraced by almost all of his successors. The same could not be said about the Philippines. It has been argued that landholding classes largely made up the small oligarchy that dominated the Philippines, and this group was only interested in benefitting itself. When the political parties were not competing democratically, there was something much worse in place, the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. This implies that the way nationalism develops pre- and post- independence radically influences development and legitimacy.
- ItemParis Troika? No, Perestroika: the story of protest and reform within a sub-discipline(2013) Siddiqui, AsifTopics: Paradigms in Comparative Politics: 1) Traditional 2) Behavioural 3) Post-Behavioural 4) Constructivism 5) Perestroika
- ItemPatchwriting as ESL acquisition strategy: something old, something new, something borrowed, something glued(2012) Siddiqui, AsifTopics: 1) Defining patchwriting (considered plagiarism); 2) Legitimate and Illegitimate ways to use works of others in writing; 3) Patchwriting at the levels of the sentence, paragraph and papers; 4) Plea to view patchwriting as a transitional step used by English as a Second Language (ESL) learners in language acquisition to become a better writers and speakers – native speakers also do patchwriting in developing their language skills.
- ItemSexual harassment law in America: thirty years of evolution(1998) Siddiqui, AsifFrom data generated in the 1988 Working Waman study, one estimate is that nearly 82 percent of the companies responding need immediate help in training their employees~either with a first time training effort or with additional effort to train supervisors and general employees. The survey showed that harassment can cost the typical Fortune 500 service or manufacturing company $6.7 million per year in absenteeism, turnover, and lost productivity associated with sexual harassment, at a cost of $282.53 per employee. These figures do not include the cost of litigation, responding to charges filed with regulatory agencies, destructive behavior or sabotage. On the other hand, the survey said that meaningful steps~such as employee training~can be undertaken for as little as $200,000, or $8.41 per employee. It is nearly "34 times [as] expensive to ignore the problem."
- ItemTeaching political theory and theories(2014) Cherry, Kevin; Mulcare, Daniel; Siddiqui, AsifIn discussing the pedagogy of political theory, this year’s workshop participants acknowledged previous—and as yet unresolved—difficulties. These debates covered the tension between pursuing breadth and depth, the assignment of primary versus secondary sources and the use of excerpts rather than full texts. However, the papers at this year’s workshop, ably organized by Michelle Deardorff, largely bypassed these controversies.
- ItemThe Alberta climate dialogue as integrative education: deliberative democracy meets climate change(2013) Siddiqui, AsifTopics: Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD), ABCD as Integrative Education, First Social Network–Students, Second Social Network–Edmonton Citizens Panel, Third Social Network–Greater Business Involvement (Future Work).
- ItemThe great memeoid deviation: corporate tactics in the debate over climate change(2012) Siddiqui, AsifWhat will be covered: 1. Background to Research; 2. Research Question; 3. Focus: Memes; 4. Memetic Tactics used by Corporations: Conditioning, Trojan Horse, Cognitive Dissonance; 5. Conclusion.