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2011 European Team Championships

The third SPAR European Team Championships took place on 18 and 19 June 2011. The Competition was divided between four divisions, with results determining promotion and relegation between them; the Super League event was held at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium. The Super League was won by the Russian team ahead of Ukraine. Place: Stockholm Olympic Stadium, SwedenThe men's pole vault competition was moved indoor to Sätrahallen because of bad weather conditions. For full event details see 2011 European Team Championships Super League Note: After the results of several athletes banned for doping were retroactively voided, points had to be reallocated; this resulted in the relegated Czech Republic being one place higher than Belarus. Place: Izmir, Turkey Place: Novi Sad, Serbia Place: Reykjavík, Iceland Overall team standings Stockholm 2011 Izmir 2011 Novi Sad 2011 Reykjavik 2011

Michael J. Prince

Michael J. Prince is a Canadian political scientist and public policy and administration scholar. Prince is the Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy at the University of Victoria in Canada. Prince received his PhD in Politics from the University of Exeter in 1979, he is a graduate of Carleton University and Queen's University. Between 1978 and 1987 he was lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor in the School of Public Administration at Carleton University, he took up his current position at the University of Victoria in 1987, as the inaugural Lansdowne Chair in Social Policy. Prince is acknowledged nationally and internationally as a leading authority on Canadian social policy and disability issues, he has been a visiting scholar at the University of Edinburgh and Massey College at the University of Toronto as well as an invited speaker at universities of Cambridge, Kent, Oxford, Ulster and York. He has spoken at an APEC workshop in Mexico, an International Disability Research Conference in the United States, presented at the United Nations.

Prince has led major Canadian research programs including a six-year SSHRC community-university research alliance entitled, Disabling Poverty, Enabling Citizenship. In 1994-95, he was the research director to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources Development for a major social security review by the Government of Canada, he has advised federal and provincial government ministries and agencies in relation to electoral systems, employment programming, social housing, disability income maintenance. Prince has been a board member of a community health clinic, legal aid society, hospital society and hospital foundation, provincial association for community living, the advisory committee on children and youth with special needs to the Representative of Children and Youth for British Columbia, the social policy committee of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities. From 2015 to 2018, Prince served on the board of directors of Inclusion BC, a non-profit organization, which promotes the participation of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life.

In the policy world, he has made the analytical case for a medium-term sickness or disability income benefit program for Canadians. Prince is a frequent commentator in Canadian media on matters of government and numerous public policy issues; as well, he has been an in-studio analyst for a number of general elections. In 2014, Prince authored a report that presented a range of policy reform options to both the federal government and to provincial/territorial governments, the aim of, to substantively improve the material living conditions of people with disabilities and their families. In 2015, a 468-page e-book was produced bringing together research produced by the community-university research alliance led by Michael J. Prince and Yvonne Peters as the principal researchers. In 2016, the Institute for Research on Public Policy published a study by Prince that outlines a six-point action plan on inclusive and real employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. In 2017, the Broadbent Institute published a report by Prince on enhancing the adequacy of disability income assistance.

In 2017, Prince was invited to be an inaugural member of the Scientific Council to The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. In July 2018, Prince became the Board Chair of Community Living BC, a provincial crown corporation mandated to provide a range of supports and services for adults with developmental disabilities, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and autism spectrum disorder. In 2007, Dr. Prince received a President’s Award from the Canadian Association for Community Living, in recognition of "exceptional contribution to Canadians’ understanding of public policy that builds an inclusive and accessible Canada." In 2011, he received the University of Victoria Community Leadership Award. In 2012, Professor Prince was presented a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his public services. Dr. Prince was named Academic of the Year in 2014 by the Confederation of Faculty Associations of British Columbia. Awarded, with his co-authors, the 2014 Donald Smiley Prize by the Canadian Political Science Association, for Public Budgeting in the Age of Crises: Canada’s Shifting Budgetary Domains and Temporal Budgeting, as the best book published in English or French in the field relating to the study of government and politics in Canada in the previous year.

In collaborations, Prince has made substantive contributions to understanding, in the Canadian context and revenue budgeting by governments. He has elaborated on the concept of stealth as a reform process and articulated a political theory of universality in relation to income security, health care and social services. Among the concepts he has developed are Aristotle’s benchmarks, blue rinse politics, civic regulation, déjà vu discourse, directed incrementalism, fiscalization of social policy coercive governing, the Hobbesian prime minister, regulatory welfarism, supply side social policy. With respect to intergovernmental relations or multi-level governance, Prince has theorized notions of actuarial federalism, deliberative federalism, provincial spending power and sociopolitical province building and, for Aboriginal peoples and their political organizations, the hide-and-seek politics of federalism. With respect to critical disability studies, Prince has elaborated the concepts of disability governance and normalcy/disability relations.

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