Hevina S. Dashwood

Faculty of Social Sciences

Hevina S. Dashwood

Professor specializing in International Relations (International Political Economy, private global governance, International Development, Canadian Foreign Policy)

Phone: 905-688-5550 ext. 3894
E-mail: hdashwood@brocku.ca


1995: Ph.D, University of Toronto (Department of Political Science)
1985: M.A, McGill University (Department of Political Science)
1983: Honours B.A, University of Toronto, Trinity College (Political Science/International Relations)

Teaching Award:  Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Award for Excellence in Teaching

Research Interests:

Dashwood’s research interests within international relations encompass international development, the role of non-state actors in global governance, and Canadian foreign policy. Her current research is concerned with corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the extractive sector.   Dashwood's book on corporate social responsibility and Canadian mining companies was recently published by Cambridge University Press 2012. This project was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), through a Standard Research Grant (SRG). 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 CBERN as a partner, Dashwood is a co-investigator in a collaborative, multi-perspective case study project on Canadian mining companies in developing countries.  This research was funded by SSHRC's International Opportunities Fund (IOF).  In the first phase of this project, Dashwood conducted research on a Canadian mining company and its CSR activities in Ghana.


POLI 3P28:  Canadian Foreign Policy

POLI3P21:  Introduction to International Political Economy

POLI 4P24/5P24:  Private Global Governance

POLI5P86: Core Course in International Relations

POLI4P22/5P22:  Canada and the Developing World

Selected Publications:

The Rise of Global Corporate Social Responsibility:  Mining and the Spread of Global Norms, Cambridge University Press, 2012:  

"CSR Norms and Organizational Learning in the Mining Sector", Corporate Governance, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2012: 118-138

"Sustainable Development Norms and Self-Regulation in the Mining Sector" in Julia Sagebien and Nicole Lindsay (eds.), Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Ecosystems:  CSR in the Latin American Mining Sector, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 

Hevina S. Dashwood (principal author) and Bill Buenar Puplampu, “Corporate Social Responsibility and Canadian Mining Companies in the Developing World: The Role of Organizational Leadership and Learning”, Canadian Journal of Development Studies (Spring 2010), pp. 175-196

 "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: The Political Economy of Transformation, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000).