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Place Peripheral

Vodden, KellyGibson, RyanBaldacchino, Godfrey (Hrsg.) | Memorial University Press | Social and Economic Papers


Place Peripheral examines community and regional development in rural, island, and remote locales from a place-based approach. This is a timely edited collection, addressing themes that are receiving considerable attention in Canada and internationally as local communities, scholars, researchers and public policy analysts strive to better understand and apply place-based strategies in rural and remote regions. The volume and its contributors examine place-based economic development strategies, recognizing the broader and deeper significance, meanings, and attachments often associated with place and also interrogating such relationships as may exist between sense of place, cultural and social development, and environmental stewardship.

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kelly vodden is Associate Professor (Research), Environmental Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus, Canada.

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ryan gibson is Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Saint Mary’s University, Canada.

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godfrey baldacchino is Professor of Sociology, University of Malta, Malta, and Island Studies Teaching Fellow, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

 
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La Rénovation de l'héritage démocratique

Trépanier, Anne (Hrsg.) | Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa


Les expressions politiques du Québec et du Canada donnent l’impression d’une quête identitaire perpétuelle. L’obsession du moi est passée du « je » au « nous ». Ce collectif pluridisciplinaire donne une portée philosophique et historique à la question du renouveau démocratique au Québec et au Canada. La tension entre les identités citoyennes et les identités des groupes exige l’émergence ou la renaissance d’un référent politique collectif et invite à la reformulation du credo identitaire, à la rénovation de l’héritage commun. Cet ouvrage examine la nature de ce mouvement de refondation et regarde comment le groupe est convié à participer à cet exercice de se nommer.

 
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Bennett

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In the late 1920s, Canada's economy was showing all the signs of a full-fledged depression. Life savings were evaporating, unemployment was up, and exports were dramatically down. Riding on the popularity of his promise to "blast" Canada's way into world markets — and thus stop the economy's downward spiral — Richard Bedford Bennett defeated William Lyon Mackenzie King at the polls on July 28, 1930, and assumed the leadership of the country. Over the next five years, however, Bennett's name became synonymous with the worst of the Depression — from Bennett buggies, to Bennett tea, to Bennett-burghs. Eighty years later, he is widely viewed as a difficult man, an ineffectual leader, and a politician who "flip-flopped" on his conservative beliefs in exchange for popularity. John Boyko offers not only the first major biography of the man, but a fresh perspective on the old scholarship. Boyko looks at the Prime Minister's sometimes controversial and often misunderstood policies through a longer lens, one that shows not a politician angling for votes, but rather a man following through on a life-long dedication to a greater role for government in society and the economy. It is easy to understand why Bennett has been so misunderstood. It is not often, after all, that a Conservative Prime Minister finds himself to the left of his Liberal opposition, but that it exactly where Bennett landed. Bennett's New Deal — a series of proposals that included unemployment insurance; the establishment of a minimum wage and limits on work hours; an extension of federally backed farm credit; fair-trade and anti-monopoly legislation; and a revamped Wheat Board to oversee and control grain prices — was certainly a departure from the Conservative politics of the day. The same could be said for his creation of the Bank of Canada and the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission. Boyko explores the origins and hardening of those beliefs as he details Bennett's birth (into relative poverty) in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, his stunning success as a corporate lawyer and financial entrepreneur in Calgary, his years in politics, and his eventual retirement in England. As he ranges through the ups and downs of his subject's career, Boyko also invites his reader to compare the challenges faced by Bennett to those faced in Canada's more recent history. Nearly every other Canadian prime minister finds his or her way into the analysis, with Bennett's beliefs and actions measured against theirs.

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"Boyko consistently demonstrates an encyclopedic knowledge of Canadian history... [His] writing is so good and his research so thorough that any Canadian with an interest in our political history can read and enjoy this book."

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"Not much has been known about R.B. Bennett. Amazingly, no full-scale biography was written about him until now, 75 years on. John Boyko has finally done the deed and indeed he had done it well."

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"[Boyko gives] Bennett his rightful due as an effective national leader who created a remarkable economic blueprint for the future Canada... Boyko has given us perhaps the most details and most revealing study of Bennett the man and the politician that we're likely to get."

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"An extraordinary Canadian."

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John Boyko has earned degrees from McMaster, Queen’s, and Trent universities. Bennett is his fourth book addressing Canadian history and politics. Reviews of this biography of Bennett, praise him for his "encyclopaedic knowledge of Canadian history," his "engaging style," and his ability to "make the most arid political debate interesting." He has written a bi-weekly newspaper column and a number of op-ed articles, has spoken throughout the country, and appeared on regional and national radio and television programs. He has been elected to municipal council and served on a number of boards. John Boyko is also an educator. He is the director of Entrepreneurial Programs and Northcote Campus at Lakefield College School. He lives in Lakefield, Ontario.

 
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Zukunft und Werte der Demokratie

Meyer, MartinSIAF, Institut für Auslandstudien (Hrsg.) | NZZ Libro ein Imprint der Schwabe Verlagsgruppe AG | SIAF / Schweizerisches Institut für Auslandsforschung


'Zukunft der Demokratie' – so lautete die thematische Klammer über dem Herbstsemester 2014 des Schweizerischen Instituts für Auslandforschung, das dafür eine Reihe von hochkarätigen Referenten gefunden hatte. Dass Demokratie, Rechtsstaat und eine freiheitliche Gesellschaftsordnung ein für den ganzen Globus skalierbares Modell sein könnten resp. sollten, ist heute keineswegs gegeben. Im Gegenteil: Diese Werte westlichen Bewusstseins werden durch andere, konkurrierende Systeme unterlaufen. Autoritäre Regimes, Diktaturen und 'gelenkte' Demokratien sind im Aufstieg begriffen. Hinzu kommt, dass neue Realitäten wie Big Data ebenfalls dazu bei tragen, die Freiheiten des Individuums zu unterlaufen. Auch die Vorträge des Frühjahrssemesters 2014 stellten sich direkt oder indirekt diesen Herausforderungen.

Mit Beiträgen von Alain Berset, Christopher Clark, Mathias Döpfner, Taiye Selasi, Jonathan Steinberg, Peer Steinbrück, Kaspar Villiger, Jacques de Watteville, Sonja Zekri.

 
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Bomb Canada and Other Unkind Remarks in the American Media

Athabasca University Press | Global Peace Studies


Canada and the United States. Two nations, one border, same continent. Anti-American sentiment in Canada is well documented, but what have Americans had to say about their northern neighbour? Allan examines how the American media has portrayed Canada, from Confederation to Obama’s election. By examining major events that have tested bilateral relations, Bomb Canada tracks the history of anti-Canadianism in the U.S. Informative, thought provoking and at times hilarious, this book reveals another layer of the complex relationship between Canada and the United States.

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Chantal Allan is an award-winning journalist who has reported for CBC Radio and NPR (National Public Radio). Her articles have appeared in the Toronto Star, Los Angeles Daily News, and other publications. She received her M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California and now lives in Los Angeles.

 
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Sozialpolitik im internationalen Vergleich

UTB GmbH


Sozialstaaten sind auf die Angleichung der Lebensverhältnisse und den Schutz der Bürger („soziale Sicherung“) ausgerichtet. Die Autorin gibt einen kom ...

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Prof. D. Ursula Dallinger lehrt Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Universität Trier.

 
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Soziologie der Migration

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Seit Jahrzehnten nehmen die Migrationsbewegungen weltweit stetig zu und erfassen die gesamten Weltregionen. Die einstige Einteilung zwischen den sog. Aus- und Einwanderungsländern relativiert sich. Viele Länder sind gleichzeitig Aus- und Einwanderungsländer. Viele Anzeichen sprechen dafür, dass die Migrationsbewegungen und die damit verbundenen Folgeprobleme weiter zunehmen werden.

Vor diesem Hintergrund beschreibt das vorliegende Buch als Einführung die komplexen Themenbereiche der Migrationssoziologie. Es vermittelt Studierenden, sozialen Fachkräften in den Migrationsdiensten und interessierten Lesern einen Überblick über migrationssoziologische Zusammenhänge und bietet eine Strukturierung und Bewertung von Themen, die den Lesern umfassende und praxisnahe Orientierung bieten.

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Professor Petrus Han war bis zu seiner Emeritierung 2006 Professor für Soziologie am Fachbereich Sozialwesen der Katholischen Fachhochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen in der Abteilung Paderborn.

 
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