John Parkins

John Parkins

Associate Professor

Phone: 780-492-3610
Email: jparkins@ualberta.ca
Department: Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
Office: 557D General Services
Office Hours: By appointment
Address: University of Alberta
557D General Services
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2H1
Job/Research Area
Rural Sociology, Environmental Sociology
 
Major Responsibilities/Research Interests   
Rural communities and natural resource economies; Deliberative democracy; Environmental politics; Social impact assessment. Dr Parkins is a participant in the Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) program sponsored by NSERC CREATE.
 
Teaching

Recent Publications

Parkins, J.R. and M.G. Reed (editors). 2013. Social Transformation in Rural Canada: Community, Cultures and Collective Action. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Stedman, R.C., M.N. Patriquin and J.R. Parkins. 2012. Dependence, Diversity, and the Well-being of Rural Community: Building on the Freudenburg Legacy. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2, 28-38.

McFarlane, B., J.R. Parkins, and D.T. Watson. 2012. Risk, knowledge, and trust in managing forest insect disturbance. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 42: 710-719.

Cathryn Sprage and J.R. Parkins (editors). 2012. Social Impact Assessment of Alternative Energy Production in Alberta. Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology Project Report #12-01.

Parkins, J.R. 2011. Deliberative democracy, institution building and the pragmatics of cumulative effects assessment. Ecology & Society 16(3). [online] (Part of a special issue on Balancing Ecology and Community using Cumulative Effects Models).

Mitchell, R. E., and J. R. Parkins. 2011. The challenge of developing social indicators for cumulative effects assessment and land use planning. Ecology and Society 16(2). [online] (Part of a special issue on Balancing Ecology and Community using Cumulative Effects Models).

Major Projects

Re-imagining Energy Futures in Canada: Exploring Energy Landscapes, Energy Literacy and Cultural Implications of Energy Development. Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Insight Grant (2012-2016).

Integrating Dairy Goat and Root Crop Production for Increasing Food, Nutrition and Income Security of Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania. International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (2011-2014).

The Role of Communities in Collaborative Forest Governance in Canada: Contributing to Theory and Practice through Comparative Study (Maureen Reed, PI). Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Insight Grant (2012-2016).

 

Deliberative Democracy and Climate Change in Alberta (David Kahane, PI). Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Community University Research Alliance (CURA) (2010-2015).