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Pierre Hamel

Title/Position: Professor
Université de Montréal, Department of Sociology
PhD (Management), Université de Montréal.

MCRI Projects: A2: Governance (Team Lead); B5: Regional Governance and Suburbanization (Team Lead); C2: North America Research Cluster.

Background: Pierre Hamel is sociology professor at Université de Montréal and the editor of the sociology journal ‘Sociologie et sociétés’. His research interests converge towards three themes: 1) urban issues, urban development and urban policies; 2) collective action, democracy and social justice; 3) modernity and the capacity of urban institutions to regulate economic and social inequalities. He is professor of Sociology at the Université de Montréal and in charge of an Inter-University research team on institutions and social movements. Hamel has written extensively on social movements, urban politics, governance and local democracy.  Hamel’s most recent publication, written with Louis Guay, is Cities and Urban Sociology (Oxford University Press, 2011). During the academic year of 2010 – 2011, he was the holder of the Chair on Canadian Studies at Paris 3 –Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Research Interests: Modernity and modernization processes, urban and metropolitan governance, social movements

Selected Publications:

Guay, L. and P. Hamel, (2011). Cities and Urban Sociology, Don Mills, Oxford University Press (Forthcoming)

Hamel, P. (2008). Ville et débat public. Agir en démocratie, Québec, PUL.

Hamel, P. and B. Jouve (2006). Un modèle québécois? Gouvernance et participation dans la gestion publique, Montréal, PUM.

Hamel, P. (2011). “La participation citoyenne à l’épreuve de la gouvernance et du débat public” in Hamman, P. and J.-Y. Causer (eds) Ville, environnement et transactions démocratiques, Bruxelles, Peter Lang : 167-179.

Hamel, P., Lustiger-Thaler, H. and L. Maheu (2011), “The Justice Motive and the Globalization of Society” in Sales, A. (ed.) Social Transformation at the Turn of the Century, (chap. 7), London, Sage. (Forthcoming)

Bherer, L. and P. Hamel (2011). “Overcoming Adversity, or Public Action in the Face of New Urban Problems: the Example of Montreal” in Horak, M. and B. Young, R. (eds) Urban Politics and Governance in Canadian Metropolises, Montréal, McGill-Queen’s University Press. (Forthcoming)

Hamel, P. (2010). « Les métropoles et la nouvelle critique urbaine», Pôle Sud (Revue de science politique de l’Europe méridionale) et Métropoles, No 32-1, p. 153-164.

Hamel, P. and B. Jouve (2008). “In Search of a Stable Urban Regime for Montreal: Issues and Challenges in Metropolitan Development”, Urban Research & Practice, vol. 1, n° 1, p. 18-35.

Boudreau, J.-A., P. Hamel, B. Jouve and R. Keil (2007). “New State Spaces in Canada: Metropolitanization in Montreal and Toronto Compared”, Urban Geography, vol. 28, n° 1, p. 30-53.

Boudreau, J.-A., Hamel, P. Jouve, B. and R. Keil (2006). “Comparing Metropolitan Governance: The Cases of Montreal and Toronto”, Progress in Planning, vol. 66, n° 2, p. 1-54.