Research

You will find links to the following types of materials:

Working Documents and Projects

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Published materials (selected)

  • Benoit, C., Smith, M., Jansson, M., Magnus, S., Ouellet, N., Atchison, C., Casey, L., Phillips, R., Reimer, B., Reist, D., Shaver, F. (2016). Lack of confidence in police creates a ‘blue’ ceiling for sex workers’ safety. Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques. 42 (4). (attached and uploaded on www.understandingsexwork.com)
  • Reimer, Bill (2016) “The Accidental Rural Sociologist” In Bakker, Johannes I. (“Hans”) Rural Sociologists at Work: Candid accounts of theory, method, and practice, Routledge: New York, Pp. 171-191.
  • Woodrow, Anna and Bill Reimer (2014) “Building Capacity: The Role of Rural Traditional Media and the New Rural EconomyJournal of Rural and Community Development, 9(4) 181-202.
  • Kulig, J., Edge, D., Townshend, I., & Reimer, W. (2013). Community Resiliency?: Emerging Theoretical Insights. Journal of Community Psychology, 41(6), 758–775. http://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21569
  • Kulig, Judith, Ivan Townshend, Dana Edge, William Reimer, and Nancy Lightfoot (2013)  “Impacts of Wildfires: aftermath at individual and community levels?” Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 28:3 July.
  • Reimer, B., & Brett, Matthew. (2013). Scientific Knowledge and Rural Policy: A long distance relationship. Sociologia Ruralis, 53(3), 272–290. http://doi.org/10.1111/soru.12014
  • Jean, Bruno and Bill Reimer, Eds (2013) Governing Sustainable Rural Futures: Final report of the ICRPS Summer School, Québec 2013. Rural Development Institute: Brandon MB.
  • Reimer, Bill, Judith Kulig, Dana Edge, Nancy Lightfoot, and Ivan Townshend (2013) “The Lost Creek Fire: Managing social relations under disaster conditions, Disasters 37(2):317-332
  • Jean, Bruno and Bill Reimer (2012) Recommandations des participants à l’École d’été 2012 sur l’étude comparative internationale des politiques rurales pour la future Politique nationale de la ruralité du Québec (PNR3), Rapport présenté au Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l’Occupation du terrioire (MAMROT), Université du Québec à Rimouski.
  • Reimer, Bill (2013) “Rural-Urban Interdependence: Understanding our common interests” Pp 91-109 in Parkins, John R. and Maureen G. Reed, Social Transformation in Rural Canada: Community, Cultures, and Collective Action, Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Reimer, Bill (2011) “Social Exclusion through Lack of Access to Social Support in Rural Areas” Pp 152-160 in Social Statistics, Poverty and Social Exclusion: perspectives Québébecoises, Canadiennes et internationals, Montréal: Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal.
  • Reimer, Bill (2010) “Rural-Urban Interdependence as an Opportunity for Rural Revitalization” Pp 10-21in Beesley, Kenneth B. The Rural-Urban Fringe in Canada: Conflict and Controversy, Brandon University: Rural Development Institute.
  • Reimer, Bill (2010) “Social Welfare Policies in Rural Canada” in Milbourne, Paul (ed.) Welfare Reform in Rural Places: Comparative Perspectives, volume 15 of Research in Rural Sociology and Development series, Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
  • Reimer, Bill (2010) “Space to Place: Bridging the Gap” Pp 263-274 in Halseth, Greg, Sean Markey and David Bruce (editors). The Next Rural Economies: Constructing Rural Place in a Global Economy, CABI International: Oxfordshire, UK .
  • Halseth, Greg, Sean Markey, Bill Reimer, and Don Manson (2010) “Introduction: The Next Rural Economies” Pp 1-16 in Halseth, Greg, Sean Markey and David Bruce (editors). The Next Rural Economies: Constructing Rural Place in a Global Economy, CABI International: Oxfordshire, UK .
  • Reimer, Bill and Ray Bollman (2010) “Understanding Rural Canada: Implications for Rural Development Policy and Rural Planning Policy” Pp 10-52 In Douglas, David, Rural Planning and Development in Canada, Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd. (select as free eChapter from Nelson Brain)
  • Halseth, Greg, Maureen Reed, and Bill Reimer (2010) Pp 256-280 “Inclusion in Rural Development Planning: Challenges and Opportunities” In Douglas, David, Rural Planning and Development in Canada, Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd. (select as eChapter from Nelson Brain)
  • Lyons, Tara and Bill Reimer (2009) “A Literature Review of Capacity Frameworks: Six Features of Comparison” In Godfrey Baldacchino, Rob Greenwood, Lawrence Felt (eds.) Remote Control: Lessons in Governance for/from Small and Remote Regions, St John’s NL, ISER Press: 63-76.
  • Lipton, Becky, Hagens, Victoria, Reimer, Bill (2009) “The Rural Context of Municipal Autonomy” In Godfrey Baldacchino, Rob Greenwood, Lawrence Felt (eds.) Remote Control: Lessons in Governance for/from Small and Remote Regions, St John’s NL, ISER Press: 137-147.
  • Reimer, Bill (2010) “Rural and Urban: Differences and Common Ground” In Hiller (Ed.), Urban Canada (2nd Ed.), Don Mills: Oxford U. Press: 62-84.)
  • Reimer, Bill (2009) Rural Canada: challenges and opportunities. Report prepared for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, May, 15pp.
  • Kulig, Judith, Dana Edge, Bill Reimer, Ivan Townshend, and Nancy Lightfoot (2009) “Levels of Risk: Perspectives from the Lost Creek FireAustralian Journal of Emergency Management, 24:2, 33-39. www.ema.gov.au/ajem
  • Bollman, Ray D. and Reimer, William (2009) “Demographics, Employment, Income, and Networks: Differential Characteristics of Rural Populations” Journal of Agromedicine, 14:2, 132-141.
  • Reimer, Bill (2009) “Key Findings from 20 Years of Rural Research” – a paper and video clip presentation prepared for the Reversing the Tide: Strategies for Successful Rural Revitalization Project – BC 2009
  • Kulig, Judith C., Ambra Gullacher, Bill Reimer, Ivan Townsend, Dana S. Edge, Nancy Lightfoot, Katja Neves-Graca, Murray McKay, Dave Hutton, Michael Barnett, John Clague, and Andrew Coghlan (2008) Lost Creek Fire: Lessons Learned, Lethbridge University, http://www.ruralwildfire.ca.
  • Reimer, Bill and Sean Markey (2008) Place-based Policy: A Rural Perspective, Ottawa: Human Resources and Social Development Canada, November 7, 14 pages with 49-page Appendix.
  • Reimer, Bill and Masashi Tachikawa (2008) Capacity and Social Capital in Rural Communities, Chapter 6 in Apedaile, Peter and Nobuhiro Tsuboi, Revitalization: Fate and Choice, Brandon: Rural Development Institute, 15 pp.
  • Reimer, Bill and Mami Nagata (2008) Building Rural and Urban Common Interests, Chapter 10 in Apedaile, Peter and Nobuhiro Tsuboi, Revitalization: Fate and Choice, Brandon: Rural Development Institute, 13 pp.
  • Proposal for The Trajectories of Rural Communities in Canada. Submitted to SSHRC. Funding successful for April 2009 to March 2012.
  • Jacob, Benoy, Lipton, Becky, Hagens, Victoria, and Reimer, Bill (2008) “Re-thinking local autonomy: perceptions from four rural municipalities” Canadian Public Administration, 51:3 (Sept) 407-427.
  • Alasia, Alessandro, Ray Bollman, John Parkins, and Bill Reimer, (2008) “An Index of Community Vulnerability: Conceptual Framework and Application to Population and Employment Changes, 1981-2001” Statistics Canada: Agriculture and Rural Working Paper Series, Catalogue no. 21-601-MIE – No. 88.
  • Reimer, Bill, Lyons, Tara, Ferguson, Nelson, and Polanco, Geraldina, (2008) “Social capital as social relations: the contribution of normative structuresSociological Review, 56:2, pp 256-274.
  • Reimer, Bill (2008) “Rural Vitality – From Surviving to Thriving: Insights from the New Rural Economy Project” Invited presented at the Rural Vitality Conference, Kingston, ON (Monieson Centre – Queens University and Prince Edward/Lennox & Addington Community Futures Development Corporation), May 22. (video; powerpoint slides)
  • Reimer, Bill (2007) “The Eastern Townships in the New Rural Economy: Lessons from Pan-Canadian Research” Journal of Eastern Townships Studies, No. 29-30, Fall/Spring 2006-07: 27-44.
  • Reimer, Bill (2007) “Learning for the Future” Rural Councillor, 42:3 Aug-Sept: 12-13.
  • CBC All In a Weekend (August 19, 2007): Audio20070819
  • Reimer, Bill (Ed.) (2007) Our Diverse Cities: Rural Communities Toronto: Metropolis, Number 3, Summer.
  • Reimer, Bill (2007) “Immigration in the New Rural Economy” Pp. 3-8 in Reimer, Bill (Ed.) Our Diverse Cities: Rural Communities, Toronto : Metropolis, Number 3, Summer.
  • Reimer, Bill, Mike Burns, and Paul Gareau (2007) “Ethnic and cultural diversity in rural Canada: its relationship to immigration” Pp. 30-35 in Reimer, Bill (Ed.) Our Diverse Cities: Rural Communities, Toronto : Metropolis, Number 3, Summer.
  • Proposal for the Canadian Rural Research Network (SSHRC)
  • Proposal for Concordia Centre for Rural Research and Education ProposalCCRRE08.pdf (375KB)
  • PPT and PDF for May 30, 2007 Plenary (note: pdf is much smaller)
  • PPT for Presentation to SSHRC-INE Workshop (May 31, 2007)
  • Reimer, Bill (2006) A Comparative Overview: the Canadian/Australian Experience, Pp 14-25 in Rogers, Maureen (Ed.) The Changing Nature of Australia’s Country Towns, Bendigo: Victorian University Regional Research Network
  • Reimer, Bill and Bollman, Ray (2006) “The New Rural Economy: Key Observations for Research and Policy in the Canadian Context” Pp 236-255 in Rogers, Maureen (Ed.) The Changing Nature of Australia’s Country Towns, Bendigo: Victorian University Regional Research Network.
  • Hagens, Victoria, Lipton, Becky, Jacob, Benoy, and Reimer, Bill (2006) “Autonomy and Discretion in Local Governance: A Rural and Small Town Perspective.” Municipal World, (April):19-22, 68.
  • Reimer, Bill (Ed.) The New Rural Economy, Special Issue of the Journal of Rural and Community Development, 1(2) 2006.
  • Reimer, Bill (2006) “The Historical Context of Rural Research”, Journal of Rural and Community Development, 1(2)50-55, www.jrcd.ca.
  • Reimer, Bill (2006) “The Rural Context of Community Development in Canada”, Journal of Rural and Community Development, 1(2)155-175.
  • Reimer, Bill (2006) “The Informal Economy in Non-Metropolitan Canada” The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 43:1(Feb)23-49.
  • NRE Capacity Framework – a Paper presented with Tara Lyons at the CRRF/NRRN Conference, Twillingate, NF June 8, 2006 (pdf, 75KB)
  • Files for World Congress of Rural Sociology
  • Tiepoh, M. Geepu Nah, and Bill Reimer (2004) “Social Capital, Information Flows, and Income Creation in Rural Canada: A Cross-Community Analysis” Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol 33(4)427-448.
  • CBC Radio Noon Phone-in (June 14, 2004): Audio20040614
  • ReimerSocialCapitalJCDS.pdf – “Social Capital as Social Relations: Implications for Community Development” (December, 2003)

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Recent Presentations (selected)

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