Projets de recherche

Un programme de recherche vaste et passionnant!
Questions à l'études par le corps professoral de l'école:

Conflit, transitions et paix
  • The World of the Right: Radical Conservatism and International Order.  This collaborative SSHRC project investigates the far Right's international agenda and global networks, and the extent to which these represent a challenge to the international liberal order. 
    Rita Abrahamsen
  • The Return of the Generals?  This project focuses on the relationship between security, security assistance and militarism in African countries. It includes a focus on democracy and on changing military relations.
    Rita Abrahamsen 
  • Effectiveness of International Intervention in Afghanistan.  Lessons Learned and Way Ahead for Afghanistan’s stabilization and development. Policy implications for Canada.
    Nipa Banerjee 
  • L'engagement pangouvernemental canadien dans les États/sociétés fragiles: Partant des travaux passés y compris des livres édités par Tiessen & Baranyi (2017) et Brown et al. (2016), je mène des recherches originales sur la coopération canadienne en matière de justice et de sécurité en Colombie, au Guatemala et dans les États membres de la CARICOM.
    Stephen Baranyi
  • La sécurité et la réforme de la justice en Haïti +: Inspiré par notre recherche antérieure sur l'engagement international dans les États/sociétés fragiles (Desrosiers & Baranyi 2012, Baranyi 2015 et 2016), nous lançons de nouveaux projets pour renforcer la recherche sur et l’imputabilité des institutions de la justice et de la sécurité en Haïti et d'autres sociétés fragiles.
    Stephen Baranyi
  • Revisiting Rwanda’s First and Second Republics. The project looks at political and administrative structures in Rwanda from 1960 to 1990. It aims to understand power structures at different levels, as well as popular engagement with power.
    Marie-Eve Desrosiers
  • Rwanda’s bilateral aid since the genocide. The project studies policies and practices adopted by six bilateral donors since 1994: Belgium, Canada, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. It seeks to nuance notions of ‘exceptionalism’ with regards to Rwanda’s foreign aid. 
    Marie-Ève Desrosiers
  • Gender, Development and Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.  This project examines the nature of gender equality programming and gender mainstreaming strategies in Canada’s foreign policy and international assistance programs. Particular attention is given to policy and practice related to gender and security and the ‘Women, Peace and Security’ initiative. 
    Rebecca Tiessen
Croissance, secteur privé et inclusion sociale
  • Financement du développement. Analyser et évaluer les enjeux et défis relatifs à la problématique du financement du développement dans les pays en voie de développement. L’intérêt est porté sur la politique monétaire, l’architecture et l’efficacité de l’intermédiation financière (banques et institutions de microfinance), au sein de la Communauté Economique Des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) et de l’Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA), et plus généralement, le financement du développement dans la perspective de l’atteinte des Objectifs de Développement Durable.
    Nasser Ary Tanimoune
  • Growth and Development in South Asia: Country Comparative Perspectives.  Salient trends of changes in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh in the last ten years, the key drivers of change and reactions/responses of respective governments.  What brings the three countries together and what pulls them apart? Implications for Canadian interests and foreign policy.
    Nipa Banerjee 
  • Employment Programs in East and South Asia.  This is a review of active and passive employment programs in these two regions. It includes an inventory of programs by country, assesses the evaluation evidence on effectiveness, and makes policy recommendations on future directions regarding ALMPs and UI as social protection instruments in Asia.
    Gordon Betcherman
  • Women and Work in the Mekong Region.  Using public opinion data collected by Gallup and the ILO, this research explores women’s experience in the labor market in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Lao. 
    Gordon Betcherman
  • Trade and Jobs: Ground Zero in the Struggle between Markets and Social Justice?  This research is reviewing some of the central claims that underlie the debate over trade, including whether it has delivered the aggregate benefits posited by conventional economic theory, what its employment impacts have been, and the record of compensating job losers. 
    Gordon Betcherman
  • International Investment Agreements, Policy Space and Economic Development.  An ongoing research project into the economic and political consequences of international agreements to protect foreign direct investment.
    Paul Haslam
  • Institutions and the Local Resource Curse: Political Participation, Distributive Outcomes and Economic Development.  We are interested in how local institutions, both public (municipal) and private (company-created), affect mine-community conflict.  This SSHRC-funded research (SSHRC Insight Grant, 2017-2022) explicitly considers how local institutions shape the distributional and participative outcomes that contribute to economic development and social mobilization in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Northern Canada.
    Paul Haslam et Nasser Ary Tanimoune
  • Norms of Engagement: The Micro-politics of Corporate Citizenship in Latin America.  This SSHRC research project examines the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on development in terms of how it shapes bargaining between corporate and community representatives at the local level in Argentina and Chile.  This project is in the writing-up phase.
    Paul Haslam
  • A Critical Review of Bhutan`s Gross National Happiness.  The research seeks to deconstruct the notion of Gross National Happiness and reveal its roots as the ideology of nation building in Bhutan.
    Lauchlan Munro
  • Reseau strategique sur la nouvelle planification nationale.  Identifier et analyser les tenants et les aboutissements des nouveaux documents de stratégies pour le développement, qu’il y a lieu d’appeler « Nouveaux Plans Nationaux pour le Développement » (NPND), à la lumière des enjeux relatifs à la mise en œuvre des Objectifs de Développement Durable. Projet de recherche en partenariat avec Global Development Institute, University of Manchester–UK
    Lauchlan Munro et Nasser Ary Tanimoune
  • Entrepreneuriat et technologies pour les pays en développement de la Francophonie.  Programme fédéral suisse de recherche appliquée (2016-2020)
    Philippe Régnier
  • Internationalisation des PME vers les marches émergents asiatiques : le rôle des villes globales?  Projet de recherche pluri-annuel en partenariat avec l’Academy of Internatonal Business (AIB) et la Europe-Asia Management Association (EAMSA).
    Philippe Régnier
  • Programme de recherché et formation en entrepreneuriat.  Programme inter-facultaire de recherche et formation en entrepreneuriat, innovation et technologies appropriées pour le développement international, programme en construction depuis septembre 2016 en collaboration avec 4 facultés de l’Université d’Ottawa, le Bureau du Vice-Recteur à la Recherche, et le Carrefour Entrepreneuriat 
    Philippe Régnier
  • Public Water for All: Challenges for New Generation Public Services. More than 660 million people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion do not have adequate sanitation facilities. The Sustainable Development Goals have set an ambitious target for member countries: to universalize water and sanitation services by 2030. This project   investigates the role of public financing in infrastructure development in the water and sanitation sector.
    Susan Spronk
Modes de vie, ressources et durabilité
  • Déterminants socio-économiques des modèles agricoles et développement.  Comprendre et évaluer les relations empiriques entre les déterminants socio-économiques des conditions et des activités agricoles dans les pays en développement, en particulier en Afrique Occidentale. La recherche s’appuie, dans une très large mesure, sur les données d’enquêtes « Living Standards Measurement Study-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) » publiées par la Banque Mondiale.
    Nasser Ary Tanimoune
  • Livelihoods in Coastal Vietnamese Villages.  Based on household survey data collected in two Vietnamese provinces, this project has analyzed transitions in fishing livelihoods and is currently examining how internal migration is used by households as a livelihood strategy.
    Gordon Betcherman, Melissa Marschke et Iftekharul Haque 
  • New Information Technologies, Agricultural Change, and the Politics of Knowledge in Africa.  Research on the use of mobile phones, in conjunction with radio and other technologies, by smallholder farmers (including women farmers groups) in Tanzania and Malawi. Conducted in conjunction with Farm Radio International, Farm Radio Trust-Malawi, and a researcher from Carleton University. Field research was concluded in 2016 and the project is at the writing-up stage.
    Christopher Huggins 
  • Collaborative Dispute Resolution in the Mining Sector in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Research on negotiations and collaboration between industrial mining companies, artisanal mining cooperatives, state agencies, and other organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. Funding provided through the Seed Funding Opportunity (SFO).
    Christopher Huggins​​
  • Vers une théorisation contextualisée et robuste de la transition forestière.  Les causes et conséquences des transitions forestières (passage de la déforestation à la reforestation) demeurent mal comprises. Se basant notamment sur des travaux en Asie du Sud-Est, ce projet vise à contribuer aux efforts de théorisation en produisant une explication contextualisée et axée sur les acteurs et mécanismes directement impliqués.
    Jean-Philippe Leblond​​​​ 
  • Integration of Social Wellbeing and Ecosystem Service Bundles for Adaptive Governance of Coastal Systems experiencing Rapid Change, 2016-2022.  Novel responses are emerging to help coastal communities deal with drivers of change. However, the speed of change requires a flexibility to adapt management and governance arrangements under conditions of uncertainty, and foster adaptive governance that reflect dynamic interactions among the wellbeing of coastal communities and the ecosystems upon which they depend. 
    Melissa Marschke
  • New Directions in Environmental Governance: Remaking Public and Private Authority in the Southeast Asian Resource Frontier, 2014-2019.  In this research project we are exploring the effects of new environmental governance mechanisms in Southeast Asia.  The research will enable us to assess the effects of new environmental governance approaches on both peoples and ecologies in the region.  We are particularly interested in the effects for small scale fishers, farmers, forest users, and hired workers. 
    Melissa Marschke
  • Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership, 2014-2019. The Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA) addresses vulnerabilities to climate change in urbanizing areas of Southeast Asia with the goal of enhancing resilience and, hence, economic and social well-being.  Specifically, we seek to provide vulnerable peoples in transitional states with the space to learn about and share in decisions about protecting themselves. 
    Melissa Marschke
  • “We will not farm like our parents": Rural-urban Linkages, Livelihoods, and Food Security in Kenya.  Cellphone communication and mobile money technologies (mPesa) are changing the relationships between rural households and migrant family members, including gender dynamics and the power relationships between young and old.  This SSHRC project (Insight project: 2015-2020) uses multi-sited ethnography to track agrarian and urban-based livelihoods, with particular interest in the diversification of youth livelihoods. 
    Joshua Ramisch
  • Driving development? Masculinities and Motor Vehicles in Kenya.  Nairobi’s infamous traffic jams and vehicle-related bloodshed are regularly blamed on the aggressively masculine “matatu culture” of minibuses, the growing numbers of private cars, and the proliferation of motorcycle taxis. This project is using ethnographies of drivers, driving practices, and a review of the “anti-politics” of Kenyan transport policy. 
    Joshua Ramisch
  • Vulnerability of African Livelihoods under Environmental Stresses (VALUES)This SSHRC (Insight project: 2011-13) study assessed perceptions of climate variability relative to other forms of environmental change.  Households in the five communities were much more connected to out-migrating members than was expected. Climate claims were understood only within a framework of broader livelihood insecurity, and could not be taken at face value.
    Joshua Ramisch
  • La réattribution des ressources aquatiques du sud-ouest de la Chine et ses impacts sur les modes de vie des minorités ethniques.  Ce projet analyse les causes de réattributions de ressources aquatiques et leurs impacts sur les modes de vie de minorités ethniques dans le sud-ouest de la Chine. Les études de cas concernent le développement hydroélectrique, l’expansion agricole, l’exploitation du sable et l’aquaculture dans le bassin du Fleuve Rouge.
    Jean-François Rousseau
Mouvement sociaux, equité et droits humains
  • Mobilisation communautaire en crise.  Un effort de collaboration continu entre l'Université d'Ottawa et l'Université américaine de Beyrouth pour faire de la recherche sur les technologies de l'apprentissage virtuel dans le but de créer du matériel éducationnel  et ouvert à tous. Ces ressources permettront aux communautés et aux individus qui en ont besoin d'affiner leurs capacités de collaboration, de coopération, de communication et leur aptitude à faire face à plusieurs défis.
    Nadia Abu-Zahra
  • Human Trafficking in South Asia.  Intra-regional, internal and trans-national human trafficking as threats to development; factors promoting human trafficking and international measures to counter trafficking. Canada’s role.
    Nipa Banerjee 
  • Handicap et développement international: Après avoir terminé un projet collaboratif qui a mené a un numéro spécial de Third World Thematics (2017) sur ce sujet, nous soutenons la création d'une chaire d'études en handicap à l’Université d'Etat d'Haïti et nous élaborons des propositions pour un nouveau projet de recherche mondial/comparatif sur ce sujet. Avec l’Université d'Etat d'Haïti, Dalhousie University et Guelph University.
    Stephen Baranyi 
  • Canada`s Development NGOs and Federal Government Funding in Historical and Comparative Perspective.  The research asks how dependent Canada’s development NGOs are on government funding, how they got so dependent, how Canadian NGOs compare to NGOs in other traditional donors, and what this means for the independence of civil society.
    Lauchlan Munro
  • Securitization of Migration and Asylum in Canada: A Comparative Analysis of Policy Consequences and Human Rights Impact.  SSHRC Insight Grant (CO-INVESTIGATOR) . This research explores the practical and human rights implications associated with the securitization of irregular migration and asylum in Canada and the European Union.
    Delphine Nakache 
  • On the Move: Employment-Related Geographical Mobility in the Canadian Context.  SSHRC Partnership Grant (CO-INVESTIGATOR).  Research on employment-related geographical mobility in the Canadian context. Acting as the team leader for research on Employment Standards. Also leading two projects on family rights and employment conditions for migrant workers ( several countries compared) 
    Delphine Nakache 
  • Etre ou ne pas être (un bon) citoyen : The Role of Citizenship Acquisition for Immigrant Integration Trajectories in Canada and France.  France-Canada Research Fund (CO-INVESTIGATOR). Research on naturalized citizens' sense of belonging to their country of residence & on their integration trajectories.
    Delphine Nakache 
  • With Strings Attached? Conditional Cash Transfers and Women’s Empowerment in Bolivia and South Africa, 2016-2019. Funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, this project examines the effects of conditionalities on cash transfers on women’s empowerment, understood primarily in terms of collective agency. I am particularly interested in understanding how social movement organizations have engaged with these policies, and how this modality of service delivery promotes the financialization of poverty and transforms notions of citizenship.
    Susan Spronk 
  • Remunicipalization: The Future of Water Services? After three decades of privatization, cities around the world are bringing their water facilities back under public management and control, with major implications for how water and sanitation services may be planned, financed and implemented in the future. This SSHRC-funded project involves an international research team (affiliated with the Municipal Services Project) that will map the challenges and opportunities emerging with remunicipalization in Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, France, Spain and the United States.
    Susan Spronk
  • The Career Paths and Employment Outcomes of IDS Graduates in Canada.  This study included a survey of 1901 Canadians who had completed an International Development Studies program in Canada. The findings examine job satisfaction, income, skills required, and barriers to employment, etc. This project is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
    Rebacca Tiessen
  • Global Citizenship and Learning/Volunteer Abroad.  Learning/volunteer abroad programs provide important opportunities for cross-cultural understanding and skills development. This project explores the impact of learning/volunteer abroad programs on the youth participants and the communities and organizations that host them. This project is funded by a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant.
    Rebacca Tiessen
  • Improving Maternal, Child Health and Family Planning Services in Rural Nigeria: A Cluster Randomized Control Trial.  Nigeria presently has the second highest absolute number of maternal deaths and perinatal deaths (stillbirth and neonatal deaths) in the world. The goal of this project is to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality in Nigeria by strengthening the availability and use of maternal primary health care services by vulnerable women. 
    Sanni Yaya 
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