UTP Insights

UTP Insights is an innovative collection of brief books offering accessible introductions to issues of contemporary importance and ideas that shape our understanding of the world. The books feature incisive analysis by prominent thinkers, offering fresh perspectives anchored in contemporary scholarship. Spanning a broad range of disciplines, UTP Insights titles will inform and inspire public discourse in a format that will appeal to a broad readership.


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University Commons Divided: Exploring Debate and Dissent on Campus
University Commons Divided: Exploring Debate and Dissent on Campus
By Peter Mackinnon

Investigating issues of university governance in Canada, University Commons Divided analyzes several major cases at the university level that have come to exemplify infringements on the freedom of expression

Available Apr 2018
A Conviction in Question: The First Trial at the International Criminal Court
A Conviction in Question: The First Trial at the International Criminal Court
By Jim Freedman

A Conviction in Question follows the foundational and controversial trial of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, a murderer whose trial is paramount in tracing the rapid evolution of international law.

Available Jan 2018
Growing a Sustainable City?: The Question of Urban Agriculture
Growing a Sustainable City?: The Question of Urban Agriculture
By Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall

Growing a Sustainable City? offers a critical analysis of the development of urban agriculture policies and their role in making post-industrial cities more sustainable.

Available Dec 2017
Gentrifier
Gentrifier
By John Joe Schlichtman, Jason Patch, and Marc Lamont Hill
Foreword by Peter Marcuse

Gentrifier demystifies the idea of gentrification by opening a conversation that links the theoretical and the grassroots, spanning the literature of urban sociology, geography, planning, policy, and more.

Published Apr 2017
Economics in the Twenty-First Century: A Critical Perspective
Economics in the Twenty-First Century: A Critical Perspective
By Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson

An accessible summary of the latest debates in economics, Economics in the Twenty-First Century takes on what is missing from mainstream economics, why it matters, and how the discipline can better address the key concerns of our era.

Published May 2016
Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada's War in Afghanistan
Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada's War in Afghanistan
By Stephen M. Saideman

Adapting in the Dust is a vital evaluation of how well Canada’s institutions, parties, and policy makers responded to the need to oversee and sustain a military intervention overseas.

Published Jan 2016
Lessons of the Holocaust
Lessons of the Holocaust
By Michael R. Marrus
Foreword by Margaret MacMillan

Lessons of the Holocaust is the perfect guide for the general reader to the historical and moral controversies which infuse the interpretation of the Holocaust and its significance.

Published Dec 2015
The World Won't Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink its International Policies
The World Won't Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink its International Policies
Edited by Roland Paris and Taylor Owen

In The World Won’t Wait, some of Canada’s brightest thinkers present essays on both classic foreign policy issues such as international security, human rights, and global institutions and emerging issues like internet governance, climate change, and sustainable development.

Published Nov 2015
Arab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring
Arab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring
By Bessma Momani

With insightful political analysis based on the latest statistics and first-hand accounts, Arab Dawn is an invigorating study of the Arab world and the transformative power of youth.

Published Sep 2015
The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty
The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty
By William Watson

Explaining the complexities of modern economics in a clear, accessible style, The Inequality Trap is the must-read rejoinder to the idea that fighting inequality should be our top policy priority.

Published Sep 2015