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Feminist theories in public policy in Canada (Guest lecture by Dr. Janni Aragon, University of Victoria)

Last week, I had the pleasure of having Dr. Janni Aragon (University of Victoria), guest-lecture my class (POLI 350A Public Policy at The University of British Columbia) on “Feminist theories in public policy in Canada“. My course is designed to offer students a broad survey of various bodies of literature in the policy sciences field (from rational choice to feminism, traversing through neo-institutionalism and social constructivism). The course also teaches students to examine public policy problems from a multiplicity of analytical perspectives.

While I use a fairly diverse variety of theoretical and analytical tools in my research, I self-identify primarily as a neo-institutional theorist. Thus, while I understand a range of feminist theories of public policy, I prefer to defer to specialists in the field like Dr. Aragon, who has kindly offered her lecture slides for my students to read, and I am posting them here as a PDF document.

Thanks to Dr. Aragon for accepting my invitation. My students were very engaged and really pleased with her visit and talk.

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