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Issue 32 Columns

The Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, Quebec’s student movement and British Columbia’s referendum on sales taxes, among other events, have led to an explosion of ideas and arguments about democracy. Inroads 32 brings some of these ideas and arguments together. Henry Milner expresses concern that “social media politics,” as exemplified by the Quebec student movement, may be incompatible with representative democracy, while Judy Rebick argues that the innovations created by the Quebec students and Occupy Wall Street are deepening and broadening democracy. Irene Martín Cortés takes us inside a protest movement that has become a model for others throughout the Western world, Spain’s 15M. And John Richards warns of the dangers of determining tax policy by referendum.

 

 

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The Northern Gateway to nowhere

Every few decades an issue arises that unexpectedly becomes a defining moment for the country. Such issues can creep up and catch decision-makers unawares. Reg Whitaker looks at the issue of the Northern Gateway. [From Inroads ...
by Reg Whitaker
 

 
 
Netanyahu flickr- Lance Page _ t r u t h o u t; Adapted- Pete Souza

How did Netanyahu come to believe he runs the world?

Arthur Milner writes about Netanyahu and his free rein to do whatever he pleases. [From Inroads 32, 2013]
by Arthur Milner
 

 

 
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Harper’s axe hits Canadian Studies abroad

The end of the Understanding Canada program reflects changing foreign policy priorities [From Inroads 32, 2013]
by Richard Nimijean