Professor, Political Science
Dr. Dashwood’s teaching interests include private global governance, international political economy, international development, and Canadian foreign policy, with a focus on Canada’s relations with the Global South.
SSHRC Insight Grant (2016-2021): Principle Investigator – Does Transparency Lead to Accountability? A Two-Country Study of Local Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in West Africa.
Teaching Awards: 2012 and 2016: Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Dashwood’s current research program encompasses natural resource governance in the extractive sector, with a focus on Canadian and global corporate social responsibility initiatives involving multiple stakeholders (states, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, global companies). Dashwood’s recent research focused on multi-stakeholder partnerships in mining-affected communities in West Africa, and her new collaborative research project looks at the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and its implementation at the local community level in Ghana and Nigeria.
Area of specialization:
- Private global governance
- Global norms dissemination
- Natural resource governance
- Corporate social responsibility
- International development
- Canadian foreign policy
- The Rise of Global Corporate Social Responsibility: Mining and the Spread of Global Norms, (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
- Hevina S. Dashwood (principal author) and Bill Buenar Puplampu, “Multistakeholder Partnerships in Mining in Ghana: From Engagement to Development”, in Andrew Grant and Tim Shaw (eds.) New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa, (Palgrave-Macmillan), 2015, 131-153.
- “Sustainable Development and Industry Self-Regulation: Developments in the Global Mining Sector”, Business and Society, published on-line February 18, 2013: , print edition: June 24, 2014: Vol. 43(4): 551-582. doi:10.1177/0007650313475997
- “CSR Norms and Organizational Learning in the Mining Sector”, Corporate Governance, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2012, pp. 118-138.
- Bill Buenar Puplampu (principal author) and Hevina S. Dashwood, “Investigating the organisational antecedents of a mining firm’s efforts to reinvent its CSR: The Case of Golden Star Resources in Ghana”, Business and Society Review, Vol. 116, No. 4, 2011, pp. 467-507.
- “Sustainable Development Norms and Self-Regulation in the Mining Sector” in Julia Sagebien and Nicole Lindsay, eds., Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Ecosystems: Emerging Patterns in the Stakeholder Relationships of Canadian Mining Companies Operating in Latin America (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan), 2011, pp. 31-46.
- 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.