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- University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 11.99
The global political situation is increasingly volatile, and Hera and her sisters are sealed off from the rest of the world in southern Nevada. She is still tormented by her parents? decision to genetically modify the brains of their twelve daughters?and by her own agreement to allow a similar procedure to be used on a much larger group of human... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 16.99
Freedom, Nature, and World is a collection of essays by Peter Loptson which examine issues posed by a broadly naturalistic view of the world, which Loptson defends while also exploring some of the challenges it confronts. Papers on freedom, Kant, Christianity, Homer, the history of analytic philosophy, the place of humanity in nature, and other... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 14.99
Political commentator and public policy analyst Gilles Paquet examines the benefits and drawbacks of Canada's multiculturalism policy. He rejects the current policy which perpetuates difference and articulates a model for Canadian transculturalism, a more fluid understanding of multiculturalism based on the philosophy of cosmopolitanism which would... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2009; US$ 14.99
In Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures , Gilles Paquet criticizes the prevailing practices of the social sciences on the basis of their inadequate concepts of knowledge, evidence and inquiry, concepts he claims have become methodological ?mental prisons?. Paquet describes the prevailing policy development process in Canada in terms... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 42.99
A pioneering book on prisons in West Africa, Colonial Systems of Control: Criminal Justice in Nigeria is the first comprehensive presentation of life inside a West African prison. Chapters by prisoners inside Kirikiri maximum security prison in Lagos, Nigeria are published alongside chapters by scholars and activists. While prisoners document... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 22.99
In Revolution or Renaissance , D. Paul Schafer subjects two of the most powerful forces in the world ? economics and culture ? to a detailed and historically sensitive analysis. He argues that the economic age has produced a great deal of wealth and unleashed tremendous productive power; however, it is not capable of coming to grips with the problems... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 16.99
Richard Sembera introduces the reader to the essential features of Being and Time , Heidegger's main work in clear and unambiguous English. He dispels the nimbus of unintelligibility surrounding Heidegger's thought, a nimbus that Heidegger himself helped create and that has tended to confine serious Heidegger scholarship to closed circles. This... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2010; US$ 14.99
Russia holds more Arctic territory than any other state, yet unlike other Arctic states it does not have a unified strategy identifying economic and political aims for the North. Russia's policies on the North are dispersed across a variety of fields from domestic migration politics to oil and gas development. This volume engages the disparate elements... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 19.99
If one poet can be said to be the Canadian poet, that poet is Al Purdy (1918?2000). Numerous eminent scholars and writers have attested to this pre-eminent status. George Bowering described him as ?the world?s most Canadian poet? (1970), while Sam Solecki titled his book-length study of Purdy The Last Canadian Poet (1999). In The Ivory Thought:... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2009; US$ 16.99
Canadian public administration has provided a rich ground for examining the changing nature of the state. Currents of political change have rippled through the administration of the public sector, often producing significant alterations in our understanding of how best to organize and administer public services. This volume brings together some of... more...