Political Science

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Welfare and Culture in Europe

Towards a New Paradigm in Social Policy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book describes how an awareness of culture must be applied to the study and provision of welfare in Europe. It shows how the cultures underpinning social welfare systems are starting to be exposed and explored. The assumption that the values and beliefs which constitute welfare systems are universal and absolute has been overturned.

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Urban Indian Reserves

Forging New Relationships in Saskatchewan

Foreword by Peter Frood; Edited by Laurie Barron and Joseph Garcea
UBC Press, Purich Publishing

A much needed discussion on creating collaborative local treaty land arrangements, where First Nations and municipal governments are shaping the future of their respective communities as well as providing a model for other communities.

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White Gold

Hydroelectric Power in Canada

UBC Press

White Gold looks at what went wrong with hydro development, with the predicted industrial transformation, with the timing and magnitude of projects, and with national and regional initiatives to link these major projects to a trans-Canada power grid.

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Rebuilding Canadian Party Politics

UBC Press

This book is about the collapse of Canadian party politics in the early 1990s, about the end of a party system that had governed Canada's national politics for several decades, and about the ongoing struggle to build its successor.

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Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage

A Global Challenge

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

An international appraisal of how current legal regimes worldwide fail to protect Indigenous knowledge and what needs to change

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Pepper in Our Eyes

The APEC Affair

Edited by W. Wesley Pue
UBC Press

In November 1997, the world media converged on Vancouver, Canada to cover a meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). A predictable student protest met unusually strong police response.

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Prometheus Wired

The Hope for Democracy in the Age of Network Technology

UBC Press

Describing and documenting the actual effects of computer networks on people's experience in the workplace, marketplace, and community, the book argues that the conditions of surveillance and corporate control far outweigh those of information access as key elements in the social and political presence of network computing.

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Regionalism, Multilateralism, and the Politics of Global Trade

UBC Press

This volume explores the changing relationship between regionalism and multilateralism and examine the implications for national policy in a global trading system.

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Child Welfare Policy and Practice

Issues and Lessons Emerging from Current Research

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores the implications of recent research for all those concerned with child welfare and social work. It addresses the present concerns as expressed by Government bodies and central Government enquiries regarding the services and policies relating to children in need of care and attention.

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The Canadian Department of Justice and the Completion of Confederation 1867-78

UBC Press

Drawing on legal records and other archival documents, Jonathan Swainger considers the growth and development of the ostensibly apolitical Department of Justice in the eleven years after the union of 1867.

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