Carol Dauda

Associate Professor College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Department of Political Science Guelph, Ontario cdauda@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53487

Bio/Research

Carol Dauda's current research is centered on recent attempts to regulate young people's sexuality in liberal democracies comparatively. The study is aimed at understanding the role of the state in moral regulation historically as well as in contemporary politics and the implications for gender i...

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Bio/Research

Carol Dauda's current research is centered on recent attempts to regulate young people's sexuality in liberal democracies comparatively. The study is aimed at understanding the role of the state in moral regulation historically as well as in contemporary politics and the implications for gender identity and equality. The research is focused on the ideational dimension of public policy and more specifically on how powerful symbols of childhood in relation to adulthood (generation) shape and are shaped by the recent legislation on the age of sexual consent in Canada, the UK , the US and Australia in the midst of contentious politics over sexual diversity and child internet abuse, in particular, child pornography.

Dauda's previous research was in comparative developing countries on the effect of decentralization programs and the reform of local government institutions on democratic participation in South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The comparative research encompassed national ministries, local government councils and civil society associations and included a gender analysis. It highlighted the importance of political engagement at the local level over resource allocation by questioning the assumption that an under-resourced local government always affects accountability negatively and pointed to the important connection between the devolution of authority and the relationship between local government and civil society in bringing about accountability. Another study of the policy of Universal Primary Education (UPE), put forward under the auspices of the UNESCO Education For All program, highlighted the negative effects of such a program on local political participation in Uganda.



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