The department of sociology at UNB Fredericton will host the 2013 Nels Anderson Lecture on Thursday, March 14, at 2:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, Room 303.

This year’s guest speaker will be John Myles, emeritus professor of sociology and senior fellow at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto.

Dr. Myles will present The Fading of Redistributive Politics: Inequality and the Politics of Social Policy Trends.

Social spending, income inequality, and poverty indicate an erosion of our pursuit of the ‘good society’. There are three likely suspects for this development: changes in labour markets, changes in family formation, and changes in our political institutions. The role of the first two suspects has been widely documented. In this lecture, Dr. Myles will focus on the third factor. What, if anything, does politics have to do with it? Dr. Myles’ answers to the question draw on a recently completed national study conducted by leading Canadian social scientists.

The lecture is free and open to the public.  For media interview requests contact Natasha Ashfield.

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