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Hegel and Canada: Unity of Opposites?
Hegel and Canada: Unity of Opposites?
By Susan Dodd and Neil G. Robertson

Hegel and Canada is a collection of essays that analyses the real, but under-recognized, role Hegel has played in the intellectual and political development of Canada. The volume focuses on the generation of Canadian scholars who emerged after World War Two: James Doull, Emil Fackenheim, George Grant, Henry S. Harris, and Charles Taylor.

Available Nov 2017
Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs
Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs
By Joel Bakan

Joel Bakan argues that the Canadian Charter of Rights (1982) has failed to promote social justice because it is administered by a conservative judiciary and because social and economic conditions constantly interfere with its principles.

Published May 2017
The Trial That Never Ends: Hannah Arendt's 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' in Retrospect
The Trial That Never Ends: Hannah Arendt's 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' in Retrospect
Edited by Richard J. Golsan and Sarah M. Misemer

The contributors gathered together by Richard J. Golsan and Sarah M. Misemer in The Trial That Never Ends assess the contested legacy of Hannah Arendt’s famous book and the issues she raised.

Published Mar 2017
Emotions, Community, and Citizenship: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives
Emotions, Community, and Citizenship: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives
Edited by  Rebecca Kingston, Kiran Banerjee, James McKee, Yi-Chun Chien, and Constantine C. Vassiliou

Emotions, Community, and Citizenship is a pioneering work that brings together scholars from an array of disciplines in order to challenge and unite the disciplinary divides in the study of emotions.

Published Mar 2017
Social Myths and Collective Imaginaries
Social Myths and Collective Imaginaries
By Gérard Bouchard
Translated by Howard Scott

In Social Myths and Collective Imaginaries, Gérard Bouchard conceptualizes myths as vessels of sacred values that transcend the division between primitive and modern. These vessels become so influential as to make an indelible impression on people’s minds.

Published Jan 2017
Justice Back and Forth: Duties to the Past and Future
Justice Back and Forth: Duties to the Past and Future
By Richard Vernon

In Justice Back and Forth, award-winning author Richard Vernon explores the possibility of justice in cases where time makes reciprocity impossible. This “temporal justice” is examined in ten controversial cases

Published Oct 2016
Governing Practices: Neoliberalism, Governmentality, and the Ethnographic Imaginary
Governing Practices: Neoliberalism, Governmentality, and the Ethnographic Imaginary
Edited by Michelle Brady and Randy K. Lippert

In Governing Practices, Michelle Brady and Randy Lippert bring together prominent scholars in sociology, criminology, anthropology, geography, and policy studies to extend and refine the current conversation about neoliberalism.

Published Sep 2016
Female Suicide Bombings: A Critical Gender Approach
Female Suicide Bombings: A Critical Gender Approach
By Tanya Narozhna and W. Andy Knight

Female Suicide Bombings critically examines and challenges common assumptions of this loaded term. Tanya Narozhna and W. Andy Knight introduce female suicide bombings as a socio-political practice and a product of deeply politicized, gendered representations.

Published Jul 2016
Manufacturing Phobias:  The Political Production of Fear in Theory and Practice
Manufacturing Phobias: The Political Production of Fear in Theory and Practice
Edited by Hisham Ramadan and Jeff Shantz

Manufacturing Phobias will be a clarion call for anyone concerned about the disturbing consequences of our culture of fear.

Published Apr 2016
On Civic Republicanism: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics
On Civic Republicanism: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics
Edited by Geoffrey C. Kellow and Neven Leddy

On Civic Republicanism explores the enduring relevance of the ancient concepts of republicanism and civic virtue to modern questions about political engagement and identity. 

Published Jan 2016