William L. Canak Dr. Canak
Professor
Ph.D., 1981
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Office: TODD 326
Phone: (615)898-5361
Email: William.Canak@mtsu.edu
Homepage

Areas of interest:
Work, Organizations, Labor and
Employment, Dispute Resolution, Latin
America, Applied Research Methods
and Program Management

Office Hours: 
Tuesday/Thursday 7:00-11:00am and 1:00-2:00pm
 

Spring 2014 Class Schedule:

SOC 3950 Social Organizations and Institutions TR, Peck Hall 300 11:20-12:45pm
SOC 4100/5100 Sociology of Work  TR 2:40-4:05pm



Books and Monographs

Canak, William L. with Laura Swanson. 1998. Modern Mexico, Boston, McGraw-Hill.

Canak, William L. 1989. Lost Promises: Debt, Austerity and Development in Latin America, Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Canak, William L. 1982. The Peripheral State Debate, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Programa de Estudos Comparative Latino-Americanos (PECLA), 77 pgs.


Publications

Canak, William L. 2008. "Immigrants, Employment and Labor Unions, Nashville: Prospects for Coalition,"; Tennessee's Business, Volume 17, No. 2.

Canak, William L. with Dan Cornfield. 2007. "Immigrants & Labor in a Globalizing City: Prospects for Unionization in Nashville Tennessee "; in Labor in the NewUrban Battlegrounds,Lowell Turner & Daniel Cornfield (eds.), Cornell University Press.

Canak, William L. 2007. "Sociology: Venezuela & Colombia,"; Handbook of Latin American Studies, Library Of Congress, Vol. 63.

Canak, William L. with Randall Adams. 2006. "Blue Collar Mobility,"; Encyclopedia of Career Mobility, Sage Publications.

Canak, William L. 2005. "Sociology: Venezuela & Colombia"; Handbook of Latin American Studies, Library Of Congress, Vol. 61.

Canak, William L. with Randall Adams. 2004. "Labor Leaders," in Burns, J.M. & G.R. Goethals (eds.), Encyclopedia of Leadership, Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group.

Canak, William L. with R. Adams. 2004. "Blue-Collar Careers," in Encyclopedia of Careers, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Canak, William L. 2003. "Colombia and Venezuela," in Boudon, L. (ed.), Handbook of Latin American Studies: No. 59, Social Sciences, Austin: Univ. of Texas.

Canak, William L. 2000. "Colombia and Venezuela," in Boudon, L. (ed.), Handbook of Latin American Studies: No. 57, Social Sciences, Austin: Univ. of Texas.

Canak, William L. 1998. "Colombia and Venezuela," in Martin, D. (ed.), Handbook of Latin American Studies: No. 55, Social Sciences, Austin: Univ. of Texas. (Not on Display).

Canak, William L. 1996. "Colombia and Venezuela," in Martin, D. (ed.), Handbook of Latin American Studies: No. 53, Social Sciences, Austin: Univ. of Texas. (Not on Display).

Canak, William L. with B. Miller. 1996. "Sociological Perspectives on Labor Law and the Labor Movement: Law as a Cause and Consequence of Public Employee Unionism," Proceedings of the Industrial Relations Research Association, 346-357.

Canak, William L. with B. Miller. 1995. "There Should be No Blanket Guarantee: Employers' Reactions to Public Employee Unionism, C. 1965-1975," Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, 24, 17-36.

Canak, William L. with B. Miller. 1995. "Laws as a Cause and Consequence of Public Employee Unionism," Proceedings of the Industrial Relations Research Association, 47, 346-357.

Canak, William L. 1994. "Colombia and Venezuela," in Martin, D. (ed.), Handbook of Latin American Studies: No. 51, Social Sciences, Austin: Univ. of Texas. (Not on Display).

Canak, William L. 1992. "Colombia and Venezuela," in Martin, D. (ed.), Handbook of Latin American Studies: No. 49, Social Sciences, Austin: Univ. of Texas. (Not on Display).

Canak, William L. 1991. "Dominant Classes, Politics and the State in Latin America," Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, 33, 149-159.

Canak, William L. with B. Miller. 1991. "From 'Porkcoppers' to 'Lambchoppers': The Passage of Florida's Public Employee Relations Act," Industrial and Labor Relations, 44, 349-366.

Canak, William L. with B. Miller. 1990. "Gumbo Politics: Unions, Business, and Louisiana Right-to-Work Legislation," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 43, 258-271.

Canak, William L. 1990. "Colombia and Venezuela," in Martin, D. (ed.), Handbook of Latin American Studies: No. 47, Social Sciences, Austin: Univ. of Texas (Not on Display).

Canak, William L. with D. Levi. 1989. "Social Costs of Adjustment in Latin America," in J. Weeks (ed.), Debt Disaster: Banks, Governments, and Multilaterals Confront the Crisis, New York: New York University Press.

Canak, William L. 1988. "The Caribbean After-Shock," Consumer Markets Abroad, 3, 1-9.

Canak, William L. with B. Miller. 1988. "The Passage of Public Sector Collective Bargaining Laws: Unions, Business and Political Competition in the American States," Political Power and Social Theory, 7, 249-292.

Canak, William L. 1988. "Colombia and Venezuela," in Martin, D. (ed.), Handbook of Latin American Studies, No. 45, Social Sciences, Austin: Univ. of Texas. (Not on Display).

Canak, William L. with J. Devine. 1986. "Redistribution in a Bifurcated Welfare State: Quintile Shares and the U.S. Case." Social Problems, 33, 391-406.

Canak, William L. 1986. "Colombia and Venezuela," in Martin, D. (ed.), Handbook of Latin American Studies, No. 43, Social Sciences, Austin: Univ. of Texas. (Not on Display).

Canak, William L. 1985. "Republic of Colombia," International Demographics, 4, 3, 1-8.

Canak, William, L. 1984. "The Peripheral State Debate: State Capitalist and Bureaucratic-Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America," Latin American Research Review, 19, 1, 3-36.

Canak, William L. 1984. "Colombia and Venezuela," in Martin, D. (ed.), Handbook of Latin American Studies, No. 41, Social Sciences, Austin: Univ. of Texas. (Not on Display).

Canak, William L. 1982. "Colombia and Venezuela," in Martin, D. (ed.), Handbook of Latin American Studies, No. 39, Social Sciences, Austin: Univ. of Texas. (Not on Display).

Canak, William L. with L. Hui. 1981. "The Political Economy of State Policies in Malaysia," Journal of Contemporary Asia, 11, 208-224.

Canak, William L. 1981. "Trends and Priorities for Research on Latin America in the 1980's: A Rapporteur's Report," Working Papers, #112, Latin American Program, The Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.

Canak, William L. with A. Portes. 1981. "Latin America: Social Structures and Sociology," Annual Review of Sociology, 7, 225-48.

Canak, William L. with M. Schulman. 1976. "Pedagogy in Prisons: The Structure and Practice of Teaching Sociology in a 'Total Institution,"; Wisconsin Sociologist, 13, 30-39.


Applied Research Reports

Canak, William L. 2006. "Employee Dispute Resolution Manual" report to the Human Resource Director, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

Canak, William L. 2004. "Tennessee Charter School Assessment Model" report to the Executive Director of the Tennessee Education Association (TEA).

Canak, William L. with Daniel Cornfield. 2000. "Employer Resistance to Unionization in Union-Organizing Campaigns," a report submitted to the AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C.

Canak, William L. with Daniel Cornfield. 1998. "Report on the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service Labor-Management Cooperation Program," a report submitted to the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service.

Canak, William L. 1998. "Work Attitudes, Work Relations & Work Processes at Eaton Corporation," a report submitted to the United Steelworkers of America, Local 7509 and Eaton Corporation.