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New Brunswick Before Equal Opportunity Program: History Through a Social Work Lens
New Brunswick Before Equal Opportunity Program: History Through a Social Work Lens
By Laurel Lewey, Louis J. Richard and Linda M. Turner

New Brunswick Before Equal Opportunity highlights the experiences and observations of some of the earliest social workers in New Brunswick.

Available Jul 2018
Getting Past "the Pimp": Management in the Sex Industry
Getting Past "the Pimp": Management in the Sex Industry
Edited by Chris Bruckert and Colette Parent

Getting Past "the Pimp" makes a compelling case for rethinking Canada’s response to sex work by highlighting the limits of criminal justice solutions and drawing our attention to the experiences and perspectives of those targeted.

Available Apr 2018
Securitized Citizens: Canadian Muslims Experiences of Race Relations and Identity Formation Post9/11
Securitized Citizens: Canadian Muslims’ Experiences of Race Relations and Identity Formation Post–9/11
By Baljit Nagra

In Securitized Citizens, Baljit Nagra, develops a new critical analysis of the ideas dominant groups and institutions try to impose on young Canadian Muslims and how in turn they contest and reconceptualize these ideas.

Available Dec 2017
Austerity: The Lived Experience
Austerity: The Lived Experience
Edited by Bryan M. Evans and Stephen McBride

Bryan M. Evans, Stephen McBride, and their contributors delve further into the more practical, ground-level side of the austerity equation in Austerity: The Lived Experience.

Available Nov 2017
The Austerity State
The Austerity State
Edited by Stephen McBride and Bryan M. Evans

The Austerity State provides a critical examination of the accepted discourse around austerity measures and explores the reasons behind its continued prevalence in the world.

Published Aug 2017
Combating Poverty: Quebec's Pursuit of a Distinctive Welfare State
Combating Poverty: Quebec's Pursuit of a Distinctive Welfare State
By Axel van den Berg, Charles Plante, Hicham Raïq, Christine Proulx, and Sam Faustmann

Combating Poverty critically analyses the growing divergence between Quebec and other large Canadian provinces in terms of social and labour market policies and their outcomes over the past several decades.

Published Aug 2017
Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity
Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity
By Robert Vipond

Making a Global City critically examines the themes of diversity and community in a single primary school, the Clinton Street Public School in Toronto, between 1920 and 1990.

Published Mar 2017
Policy Work in Canada: Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities
Policy Work in Canada: Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities
Edited by Michael Howlett, Adam Wellstead, and Jonathan Craft

Policy Work in Canada is an in-depth study into the levels of analytical capacity found within the federal and provincial governments as well as the non-governmental sector.

Published Jan 2017
Beyond the Welfare State: Postwar Social Settlement and Public Pension Policy in Canada and Australia
Beyond the Welfare State: Postwar Social Settlement and Public Pension Policy in Canada and Australia
By Sirvan Karimi

In Beyond the Welfare State, Sirvan Karimi utilizes a synthesis of Marxian class analysis and the power resources model to provide an analytical foundation for the divergent pattern of public pension systems in Canada and Australia.

Published Dec 2016
Private Profits versus Public Policy: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State
Private Profits versus Public Policy: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State
By Joel Lexchin

In his new work, Private Profits versus Public Policy, Joel Lexchin addresses this question as he examines how public policy with respect to the pharmaceutical industry has evolved in Canada over the past half century.

Published Sep 2016