Hevina Dashwood

Faculty of Social Sciences

Hevina Dashwood

Associate Professor specializing in International Relations (International Political Economy, International Development, Canadian Foreign Policy); Chair of Graduate and Recruitment Committees


1987-1995: Ph.D, University of Toronto (Department of Political Science)
Fields of Specialization: International Relations, Comparative Politics - Developing Areas
Doctoral Thesis: "The Political Economy of Transformation: The Evolution of Zimbabwe's Development Strategy, 1980-1991". (Successfully defended October 20, 1995.)

1983-1985: M.A, McGill University (Department of Political Science)
Fields of Specialization: International Relations, Comparative Politics - Developing Areas
M.A. Thesis: "Economic Dependence and Malawi's Foreign Policy"

1979-1983: Honours B.A, University of Toronto, Trinity College (Political Science/International Relations)

Research Interests:

Hevina S. Dashwood is Associate Professor of Political Science at Brock University, Canada. Dashwood’s broad research interests encompass international relations, international development and Canadian foreign policy. Her current research on Canadian corporate social responsibility (CSR) was funded by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Dashwood is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on CSR in the mining sector. Dashwood is working on a book manuscript on corporate social responsibility and Canadian mining companies. She is a collaborator with the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN), the recipient of a $2.3 million SSHRC Strategic Clusters grant over seven years. With CIBERN as a partner, Dashwood is a co-investigator in a new (as of 2007) collaborative, multi-perspective case study project on Canadian mining companies in developing countries.

Selected Publications:

* "Towards Sustainable Mining: The Corporate Role in the Construction of Global Standards", Multinational Business Review, (Spring 2007), pp. 47-65.
* "Canadian Mining Companies and Corporate Social Responsibility: Weighing the Impact of Global Norms", Canadian Journal of Political Science 40:1 (March 2007), pp. 129-156.
* "Global Initiatives to Promote Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Sector", in Frederick Bird, ed., Making a Difference: Just Business Practices in a Diverse and Developing World (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006), pp. 137-156.
* "Canadian Mining Companies and the Shaping of Global Norms of Corporate Social Responsibility", International Journal, (Fall 2005), pp. 977-998.
* "Corporate Social Responsibility and the Evolution of International Norms", in John Kirton, ed., Hard Choices, Soft Law: Combining Trade, Environment and Social Cohesion in Global Governance, (Toronto: Ashgate Publishers, 2004). (21 pages)
* "Zimbabwe and Sustainable Peacebuilding", in Robert O. Matthews and Taisier M. Ali, eds., Durable Peace: Challenges to Peacebuilding in Africa, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), pp. 180-209.
* "Economic Justice and Structural Adjustment in Zimbabwe", in Terence Ranger, ed., The Historical Dimensions of Democracy and Human Rights in Zimbabwe, Vol. 2 (Harare: University of Zimbabwe Press, 2003) (20 pages)
* "Inequality, Leadership and the Crisis in Zimbabwe", International Journal, (Spring 2002), pp. 209-226.
* "Mugabe, Zimbabwe and Southern Africa: The Struggle for Leadership", International Journal, (Winter 2001- 2002), pp. 78-100.
* Zimbabwe: The Political Economy of Transformation, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000).