Books

  • Megacity Malaise

    Neoliberalism, Public Services and Labour in Toronto

    By Carlo Fanelli     April 2016

    This study is among the first in Canada to document the transformation of municipal governance and public services from Keynesian to neoliberal public policy at the urban scale.

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  • Political Dynamics of Transnational Agrarian Movements

    By Saturnino M. Borras, Jr. and Marc Edelman     April 2016

    “The prayers of those of us who have long hungered for a comprehensive, historically deep, learned and accessible account of international agrarian movements have finally been answered in full. We will long be in debt to Edelman and Borras for this exceptional and lasting contribution to agrarian scholarship.” - James C. Scott, founding Director, Yale University Agrarian Studies Program, author of The Art of Not Being Governed

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  • Solving Poverty

    Innovative Strategies from Winnipeg’s Inner City

    By Jim Silver     April 2016

    In Solving Poverty, Jim Silver, a veteran scholar actively engaged in anti-poverty efforts in Winnipeg’s inner city for decades, offers an on-the-ground analysis of this form of poverty. Silver focuses particularly on the urban Aboriginal experience, and describes a variety of creative and effective urban Aboriginal community development initiatives, as well as other anti-poverty initiatives that have been successful in Winnipeg’s inner city. In the concluding chapter Silver offers a comprehensive, pan-Canadian strategy to dramatically reduce the incidence of urban poverty in Canada.

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  • The Vigilant Eye

    Policing Canada from 1867 to 9/11

    By Greg Marquis     February 2016

    In The Vigilant Eye, Greg Marquis combines the narrative and chronological approach of traditional institutional history with the critical approaches of social history, legal history and criminology.

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  • Viola Desmond’s Canada

    A History of Blacks and Racial Segregation in the Promised Land

    By Graham Reynolds  Foreword by George Elliott Clarke  With Wanda Robson     January 2016

    Viola Desmond’s Canada is groundbreaking book aimed at providing both general readers and students of Canadian history with a concise overview of the narrative of the Black experience in Canada.

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  • Nta’tugwaqanminen

    Our Story: Evolution of the Gespe’gewa’gi Mi’gmaq

    By Gespe’gewa’gi Mi’gmawei Mawiomi  Foreword by Satsan (Herb George)     January 2016

    Nta’tugwaqanminen provides evidence that the Mi’gmaq of the Gespe’gewa’gi (Northern New Brunswick and the Gaspé Peninsula) have occupied their territory since time immemorial.

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  • Socialist Register 2016

    The Politics of the Right

    Edited by Greg Albo and Leo Panitch     November 2015

    The fifty-second edition in the highly popular Socialist Register series focuses on the political forces and parties of the Right, seeking to shed light on their social base, organizational strength and range and influence on mainstream parties and opinions.

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  • Citizen-Led Innovation for a New Economy

    Edited by Alison Mathie and John Gaventa     October 2015

    This collection of eleven cases of citizens organizing for change in Canada and the United States gives form and substance to the ideal of a new economy based on fairness and environmental sustainability. These are stories of local citizens responding to the economically distorting effects of globalization, the environmental degradation brought about by industrial development and a deep concern about climate change. Grappling with complex problems in their local communities, they are forging innovation, prying open cracks in the system and seizing opportunities to redirect economic life.

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  • Indigenous Nationhood

    Empowering Grassroots Citizens

    By Pamela Palmater  Foreword by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair     October 2015

    “Pamela Palmater is one of the strong voices of a new generation of Native activists and intellectuals. Her essays on Indigenous Nationhood are intelligent, thoughtful, and well informed. And they take no prisoners.” — Thomas King, author of An Inconvenient Indian and many others.

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  • More Will Sing Their Way to Freedom

    Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence

    Edited by Elaine Coburn  Foreword by Emma LaRocque     October 2015

    The underlying argument of More Will Sing Their Way to Freedom is that colonial-capitalism is a historical fact but not an inevitability. By analyzing and detailing various forms of Indigenous resistance and resurgence, the authors here describe practices and visions that prefigure a possible world where there is justice for Indigenous peoples and renewed healthy relationships with “all our relations.”

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