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Issue 38 Book Reviews

Inroads 38 looks back at the federal election campaign and forward to the issues facing the new Trudeau government. Gareth Morley analyzes the economics and politics of deficit spending, John Richards looks at climate change, Henry Milner and Wilf Day examine the prospects for electoral reform and Bob Chodos teases out the effects of the niqab court decision, while Dominic Cardy and Harvey Schachter offer insights into how the campaign played out. Other articles explore the multiple realities of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, the “political earthquake” that brought Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of Britain’s Labour Party, trends in standard of living in central Canada and the United States and the integration of Canada’s Muslim minorities.  

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How China does it

Reg Whitaker on Chinese meritocracy’s challenge to Western democracy [Issue 38, 2016]
by Reg Whitaker


The unravelling of Iraq

John Richards on an unlikely policy wonk’s account of Iraq’s unravelling [Issue 38, 2016]
by John Richards



Political philosophy without political institutions

Gareth Morley on political philosophers and the value of modernity [Issue 38, 2016]
by Gareth Morley


Conrad Black, historian

Garth Stevenson on Conrad Black’s history of Canada [Issue 38, 2016]
by Garth Stevenson