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Issue 39 Articles

IIn recent months, the loudest political voices in Europe and the United States have been those of populists, both left and right. In Inroads 39, Patrick Webber analyzes the growth of “parochial populism” and its challenge to the cosmopolitan consensus that had prevailed since the end of the Cold War. Against the background of the “Brexit” referendum, Eric Shaw looks at the destabilizing impact of the issue of immigration in Britain. Two other articles offer authoritative, thoroughly researched but accessible analyses of important issues: Josh Gordon examines the role of foreign and especially Chinese investment in inflating Vancouver’s housing bubble, and John Graham proposes a strategy to allow First Nations to benefit from the opportunities presented by major natural resource projects.

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The politics of the raised drawbridge

Patrick Webber on the parochial populists, left and right [Issue 39, 2016]
by Patrick Webber

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How binge-watching creates a new art form

Jeffrey Oberman: A new art form is emerging, freed from the constraints of traditional movies and TV [Issue 39, 2016]
by Jeffrey Oberman



An idea whose time has come – again

Ian Peach: Bring back the Carter Commission [Issue 39, 2016]
by Ian Peach


Lunacy in Lotusland

Josh Gordon: Chinese investors are driving the housing bubble and politicians are avoiding the consequences [Issue 39, 2016]
by Josh Gordon



Natural resource projects: The challenge and the opportunity for First Nations

John Graham: Without improvement in First Nation governance, the potential of resource projects to help First Nation communities will be lost [Issue 39, 2016]
by John Graham


British Labour’s immigration problem

Eric Shaw on British Labour’s immigration problem [Issue 39, 2016]
by Eric Shaw



Britain’s EU referendum:
 The view from the Continent

Jan Eichhorn on how Europe would react to a Brexit [Issue 39, 2016]
by Jan Eichhorn


Justin Trudeau’s sunny grip of control

Alex Marland finds that the new transparency is mostly P.R. [Issue 39, 2016]
by Alex Marland



Kamel Daoud and his critics

Kamel Daoud on sexual violence in Cologne and accusations of Islamophobia [Issue 39, 2016]
by John Richards

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Syria and liberal interventionism

Dominic Cardy on Syria and humanitarian intervention [Issue 39, 2016]
by Dominic Cardy



Spain: Will the new election resolve the impasse?

Marc Sanjaume-Calvet on the implosion of Spain’s two-party system [Issue 39, 2016]
by Marc Sanjaume-Calvet