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Rice James J., Professor

James J. Rice

Professor

Emeritus Faculty
School of Social Work

Biography

Research & Supervisory Interests

Primary interest in the study of determinants of social policy making and social welfare processes, including the following: 1) Study of the development and management of non-profit organizations with particular interest in volunteer activities, children's services and community capacity.  2) Study of social mobility of  low-income families as it affects income maintenance and patterns of income distribution and redistribution in Canada.  3) Housing policy and the provision of housing to low income families.

 

Recent Graduate Supervisions

Supervision (Masters):

  • Organizational Change through Policy Implementation
  • The Expansion of Gambling: Profits and Problems
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child: Implications for Black Children
  • Disentitlement and the Social Fabric
  • External Scrutiny: The Inquiry into Events at P4W, Policy Compliance, and Feminist Principles
  • A Stageist/Postmondern Approach to Social Policy Evaluation: Redefining Truth Claims, Expertise and Research Bias

Education

  • 1977 - Ph.D., Social Administration and Social Policy, University of Exeter
  • 1975 - Master of Social Work, Social Policy, University of Calgary
  • 1974 - Bachelor of Social Work, Family and Individual Counselling, University of Calgary, (With Distinction)
  • 1968 - Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Psychology, Sir George Williams University

Teaching

Courses

SW1A06 - Introduction to Social Work
SW703 - Policy Making Process
1SS3 - Inquiry

Research

Selected Publications

James J. Rice and Michael J. Prince (2004).  “Martin’s Moment: The Social Policy Agenda Of A New Prime Minister” How Ottawa Spends, edited by G. Bruce Doern, Carleton University Press, Ottawa.

Michael J. Prince & James J. Rice (2004). “Governing through Shifting Social Policy Regimes: Brian Mulroney and Canada’s Welfare State”. In Examining the Legacy: The Era of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney edited by Raymond Blake, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

James J. Rice (2002). "Being Poor in the Best of Times" in How Ottawa Spends, edited by G. Bruce Doern, Carleton University Press, Ottawa.

James J. Rice and Michael J. Prince (2000). Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (287 pages). In second printing.

James J. Rice and Michael J. Prince. (2000). "A ‘Double Movement’: Implications of Globalization and Pluralization for the Canadian Welfare State", in Globalization and Its Discontents, edited by

Stephen McBride and John Wiseman, Macmillan, 2000, pp 170-183.

 

Presentations at Meetings

Invited  
2004

James J. Rice, "The Factors Affecting Community Collaboration”. Social Planning Council, Toronto, March 26.

2003

James J. Rice, “Jane Jacobs and the Governance of Nonprofit Organizations”. Children’s Services Conference London,  Nov 17.

James J. Rice, “Martin’s Moment: The Social Policy Agenda of a New Prime Minister”. Ottawa, Oct 29-30.

Peer Reviewed
2003

James J. Rice (presenter), Christopher Justice, Carl Cuneo, Sue Inglis, Stefania Miller, Sheila Sammon, Wayne Warry. “Challenges to change: Lessons learned in creating a social science Inquiry course for first year students”.  The 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Vancouver, June 12-14.

Wayne Warry (presenter), Christopher Justice and James Rice (facilitator), “When We Change: a proposed systematic analysis of student learning”. The 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Vancouver, June 12-14.