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In the face of growing anxiety about the environmental sustainability of the world, George Francis, a leading authority in the field of sustainability studies, examines initiatives undertaken in Canada over the past twenty-five years to protect some of our unique environments.
Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada’s Chemical Valley
Everyday Exposure documents the adverse health effects experienced by Aamjiwnaang citizens in the heart of Canada’s Chemical Valley and argues for a transformative and experiential “sensing policy” approach that takes the voices and experiences of Indigenous citizens seriously.
Adaptations, Habitats, and Conservation
A comprehensive guide to understanding the crucial role estuaries play in the salmonid life cycle and what can be done to conserve – and recover – this important fish habitat.
Creating Canada’s Peacekeeping Past delves into diverse representations of Canadian peacekeeping, including National Film Board documentaries, political rhetoric, and high school textbooks to show how peacekeeping became a symbol of Canadian national identity in both French and English Canada.
Reconciling New Zealand and Maori Law
Maori author and legal scholar Carwyn Jones provides a nuanced analysis, enhanced by storytelling, of the New Zealand land claims process to draw attention to the cultural implications of Indigenous self-determination, settlement negotiations, and reconciliation projects around the globe.
An International Security Agenda for Canada
For years, the war in Afghanistan dominated Canada’s foreign and defence policy. Now that the mission is over, what are the issues that will shape Canada’s future international security agenda?
Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950
In approaching the history of the legal professions through the lens of cultural history, Wes Pue locates the legal profession within England and its empire, supplementing and disrupting established narratives of professionalism as proffered by lawyers and their critics.
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