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The Undiscovered Country: Essays in Canadian Intellectual Culture

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Book Series: Cultural Dialectics ISSN: 19158378 ISBN: 9781927356326 9781927356333 9781926836485 Year: Pages: 306 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Philosophy
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In this sequence of essays, Ian Angus engages with themes of identity, power, and the nation as they emerge in contemporary English Canadian philosophical thought, seeking to prepare the groundwork for a critical theory of neoliberal globalization. The essays are organized into three parts. The opening part offers a nuanced critique of the Hegelian confidence and progressivism that has come to dominate Canadian intellectual life. Through an analysis of the work of several prominent Canadian thinkers, among them Charles Taylor and C. B. Macpherson, Angus suggests that Hegelian frames of reference are inadequate, failing as they do to accommodate the fact of English Canada

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Rethinking Canadian Aid

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Book Series: Studies in International Development and Globalization ISBN: 9780776623658 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_612090 Language: English
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa
Subject: Political Science
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In 2013, the government abolished the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), which had been Canada's flagship foreign aid agency for decades, and transferred its functions to the newly renamed Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). As the government is rethinking Canadian aid and its relationship with other foreign policy and commercial objectives, the time is ripe to rethink Canadian aid more broadly. Edited by Stephen Brown, Molly den Heyer and David R. Black, this revised edition not only analyzes Canada's past development assistance, it also highlights important new opportunities in the context of the recent change in government. Designed to reach a variety of audiences, contributions by twenty scholars and experts in the field offer an incisive examination of Canada's record and initiatives in Canadian foreign aid, including its relatively recent emphasis on maternal and child health and on the extractive sector, as well as the longer-term engagement with state fragility.&#xD;&#xD;The portrait that emerges is a sobering one. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in Canada's changing role in the world.

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foreign aid --- canada

Le savoir des livres

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ISBN: 9782760619807 9782821850804 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l'Université de Montréal
Added to DOAB on : 2017-04-05 16:18:47
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Nous sommes entourés de livres savants. Les encyclopédies, les dictionnaires, les manuels sont en effet partout, des librairies aux bibliothèques, chez soi comme au travail. Internet aurait même accru leur nombre, s’il faut en croire les apôtres du tout-numérique. Les livres spécialisés ne seraient donc plus réservés aux seuls spécialistes. Mais qu’est-ce qu’un livre savant ? Diderot et D’Alembert, avec leur Encyclopédie, avaient-ils conçu le livre savant par excellence ? En quoi se distingua...

Finding Directions West: Readings that Locate and Dislocate Western Canada's Past

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Book Series: The West ISSN: 19226519 ISBN: 9781552388815 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 330 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Sociology
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In the past, Western Canada was a place of new directions in human thought and action, migrations of the mind and body, and personal journeys. This book anthology brings together studies exploring the way the west served as a place of constant movement between places of spiritual, subsistence and aesthetic importance. The region, it would seem, gained its very life in the movement of its people. Finding Directions West: Readings that Locate and Dislocate Western Canada's Past, showcases new Western Canadian research on the places found and inhabited by indigenous people and newcomers, as well as their strategies to situate themselves, move on to new homes or change their environments to recreate the West in profoundly different ways. These studies range from the way indigenous people found representation in museum displays, to the archival home newcomers found for themselves: how, for instance, the LGBT community found a place, or not, in the historical record itself. Other studies examine the means by which Métis communities, finding the west transforming around them, turned to grassroots narratives and historical preservation in order to produce what is now appreciated as vernacular histories of inestimable value. In another study, the issues confronted by the Stoney Nakoda who found their home territory rapidly changing in the treaty and reserve era is examined: how Stoney connections to Indian agents and missionaries allowed them to pursue long-distance subsistence strategies into the pioneer era. The anthology includes an analysis of a lengthy travel diary of an English visitor to Depression-era Alberta, revealing how she perceived the region in a short government-sponsored inquiry. Other studies examine the ways women, themselves newcomers in pioneering society, evaluated new immigrants to the region and sought to extend, or not, the vote to them; and the ways early suffrage activists in Alberta and England by World War I developed key ideas when they cooperated in publicity work in Western Canada. Finding Directions West also includes a study on ranchers and how they initially sought to circumscribe their practices around large landholdings in periods of drought, to the architectural designs imported to places such as the Banff Centre that defied the natural geography of the Rocky Mountains. Too often, Western Canadian history is understood as a fixed, precisely mapped and authoritatively documented place. This anthology prompts readers to think differently about a region where ideas, people and communities were in a constant but energetic flux, and how newcomers converged into sometimes impermanent homes or moved on to new experiences to leave a significant legacy for the present-day.

Violence et télévision

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ISBN: 9782878541151 9782878548815 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle
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Le massacre de l'École polytechnique à Montréal en 1989 ou bien encore le meurtre de la jeune Marie-Eve Larivière en 1992 ont fait rebondir le débat sur la violence à la télévision au Canada. Plus d'un million de personnes ont signé, à la suite de ce dernier drame, une pétition réclamant un renforcement du contrôle du contenu des programmes. Quelques faits sordides et sanglants ont eu le même impact sur une société américaine déjà ébranlée par les émeutes de Los Angeles et le revisionnement i...

Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West

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Book Series: Calgary Institute for the Humanities ISBN: 9781552389980 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 168 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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What are the challenges surrounding water in Western Canada?What are our rights to water? Does water itself have rights?Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West documents the many ways that water flows through our lives, connecting the humans, animals, and plants that all depend on this precious and endangered resource.Essays from scholars, activists, environmentalists, and human rights advocates illuminate the diverse issues surrounding water in Alberta, including the right to access clean drinking water, the competing demands of the resource development industry and Indigenous communities, and the dwindling supply of fresh water in the face of human-caused climate change. Statements from community organizations detail the challenges facing watersheds, and the actions being taken to mitigate these problems. With a special focus on Environmental and Indigenous issues, Water Rites explores how deeply water is tied to human life.These essays are complemented by full-colour portfolios of work by contemporary painters, photographers, and installation artists who explore our relation to water. Reproductions of historical paintings, engravings and film stills demonstrate how water has shaped our country’s cultural imaginary from its beginnings, proving that water is a vital resource for our lives and our imaginations.

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Water --- Environment --- Western Canada

Reconsidering Confederation: Canada's Founding Debates, 1864-1999

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ISBN: 9781773850160 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 320 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: History --- Geography --- Political Science
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July 1st 1867 is celebrated as Canada's Confederation - the date that Canada became a country. But 1867 was only the beginning. As the country grew from a small dominion to a vast federation encompassing ten provinces, three territories, and hundreds of First Nations, its leaders repeatedly debated Canada's purpose, and the benefits and drawbacks of the choice to be Canadian.Reconsidering Confederation brings together Canada's leading historians to explore how the provinces, territories, and Treaty areas became the political frameworks we know today. In partnership with The Confederation Debates, an ongoing crowdsourced, non-partisan, and non-profit initiative to digitize all of Canada's founding colonial and federal records, this book breaks new ground by integrating the treaties between Indigenous peoples and the Crown into our understanding of Confederation.Rigorously researched and eminently readable, this book traces the unique paths that each province and territory took on their journey to Confederation. It shows the roots of regional and cultural grievances, as vital and controversial in early debates as they are today. Reconsidering Confederation tells the sometimes rocky, complex, and ongoing story of how Canada has become Canada.

Environment in the Courtroom

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ISBN: 9781552389867 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 824 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Law --- Environmental Sciences
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Canadian environmental law is a dynamic and exciting area that is playing an increasingly important role in furthering sustainable development policy. Environmental law has distinctive relevant principles, operating procedures, implications, and importance in comparison with other areas of law, and these distinctions must be appreciated both within the legal community and by all those who are concerned with the way that courts handle environmental cases.Environment in the Courtroom provides extensive insight into Canadian environmental law. Covering key environmental concepts and the unique nature of environmental damage, environmental prosecutions, sentencing and environmental offences, evidentiary issues in environmental processes and hearings, issues associated with site inspections, investigations, and enforcement, and more, this collection has the potential to make make a significant difference at the level of understanding and practice.Containing perspective and insight from experienced and prominence Canadian legal practitioners and scholars, Environment in the Courtroom addresses the Canadian provinces and territories and provides context by comparison to the United States and Australia. No other collection covers these topics so comprehensively. This is an essential reference for all those interested in Canadian environmental law.

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Law --- Environment --- Canada

Questions de criminologie

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ISBN: 9782760626812 9782821898158 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l'Université de Montréal
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Les mesures de contrôle des armes à feu sont-elles utiles ? Le traitement des délinquants sexuels est-il efficace ? Qu'est-ce qui fait voir dans l'immigration une menace pour la sécurité nationale ? Les victimes d'actes criminels ont-elles toutes les mêmes droits ? Les opérations de « police sans frontières » sont-elles viables ? Peut-on prédire la récidive ? Et que faut-il penser de la violence au hockey ? Voilà quelques-unes des questions qu'abordent les professeurs de l'École de criminolo...

Traité de criminologie empirique

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ISBN: 9782760625976 9782821898165 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l'Université de Montréal
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Située à l'intersection des sciences sociales, de la médecine, de la psychologie et du droit, la criminologie empirique fait l'étude scientifique du phénomène criminel. Depuis sa première édition en 1985, dirigée par Denis Szabo et Marc Le Blanc, ce traité se pose comme l'ouvrage de référence par excellence de la discipline et rend compte de l'ensemble des approches de la criminologie empirique des cinquante dernières années. Cette nouvelle version porte la signature de plus de vingt chercheu...

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