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Recent Book Releases
Beyond the Welfare State
Beyond the Welfare State: Postwar Social Settlement and Public Pension Policy in Canada and Australia
by Sirvan Karimi
Neoliberal calls for welfare state reforms, especially cuts to public pensions, are a contentious issue for employees, employers, and national governments across the western world. But what are the underlying factors that have shaped the response to these pressures in Canada and Australia?
Tragedy of Social Democracy by Sirvan Karimi

The Tragedy of Social Democracy by Sirvan Karimi is about the rise, fall and future of social democracy as a politico-ideological force, a force that was believed would democratically transform capitalism into socialism. Instead of democratizing capitalism, social democracy was itself liberalized by capitalism.

How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!)

How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!) : Mastering the Critical Skills You Need for School, Work, and Life shows that the best preparation for success at life and on the job is succeeding at university. This book by Thomas Klassen gives you advice and strategies, along with real-life examples, on how to improve the skills that guarantee success at school, work, and in life.

Principles of Canadian Income Tax Law

Principles of Canadian Income Tax Law by Joanne Magee is an introduction to the Canadian income tax law using clear, concise and non-technical language. It has been cited and quoted with approval in a number of tax cases decided by the Supreme Court of Canada. The emphasis is on the principles of income tax law, the policies that underlie the system and the major features of the system.

Retirement in Canada

Retirement in Canada by Thomas Klassen
A century ago, the average Canadian lifespan was 60; today, we can expect to live 20 years longer than that. And recent generations have witnessed other major social shifts in Canada, from women entering the workforce to alterations in traditional career patterns, from evolutions in the once-inviolable nuclear family to the decline of employer pension schemes.

Korea's Retirement Predicament

Korea's Retirement Predicament: The Ageing Tiger edited by Thomas Klassen, Yunjeong Yang.
This book examines how this retirement arrangement arose, and the policy reforms that have been both undertaken and proposed to allow workers to remain employed longer.

The UNHCR and the Supervision of International Refugee Law

The UNHCR and the Supervision of International Refugee Law edited by James C. Simeon. This in-depth analysis of the UNHCR's supervisory role in the international refugee protection regime examines the part played by key institutions, organizations and actors in the supervision of international refugee law.

Balancing Competing Human Rights Claims in a Diverse Society

Balancing Competing Human Rights Claims in a Diverse Society Institutions, Policy, Principles edited by Shaheen Azmi, Lorne Foster and Lesley A. Jacobs. As societies around the world embrace diversity, certain challenges and tensions have become visible that were not fully anticipated. In particular the practice of human rights has become increasingly complex in Canada and other diverse societies.

The Courts by Ian Greene The Courts moves its examination of the judicial system beyond the well-trodden topics of judicial appointment, discipline, independence, and review to consider the ways in which courts affect daily life in terms of democratic principles. Ian Greene offers an insider's perspective on the role of judges, lawyers, and expert witnesses; the cost of litigation; the representativeness of juries; legal aid issues; and questions of jury reform.

 

Case Studies in Public Management and Administration

Case Studies in Public Management and Administration by James C. Simeon. An ideal principal, complementary or supplementary text for courses in the social sciences and in professional studies such as administrative studies, administrative law, human resources management, public management, public administration, and political science.

Critical Issues in International Refugee Law

Critical Issues in International Refugee Law: Strategies toward Interpretative Harmony edited by James C. Simeon. This volume of essays examines key cutting-edge areas of international refugee law, including strategies for interpretative harmony, the rights of refugees and the standard of proof in complementary protection.

L' institutionnalisation du management public au Québec

' institutionnalisation du management public au Québec, auteur Caroline Dufour. Au Québec, la formation universitaire en administration publique s’est développée dans les années 1960, au cours de la Révolution tranquille. Avant cette période clé de l’histoire de la province, les universités manifestaient peu d’intérêt pour cette forme d’éducation, jusqu’à ce qu’un jeune ministre du nom de René Lévesque entreprenne des démarches afin que les administrateurs publics soient formés à l’administration.

Diaspora by Design

Diaspora by Design: Muslim Immigrants in Canada and Beyond by Haideh Moghissi, Saeed Rahnema, and Mark J. Goodman. Few groups face as many misconceptions within their new countries as do Muslim immigrants. This book challenges the common misperceptions of Muslim immigrants as a homogeneous, religiously driven group and identifies the tensions they experience within their host countries.