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Issue 17 – Summer / Fall 2005

This issue is about questions that will face our elected representatives no matter what the configuration of the next Parliament. First the environment. Jan Otto Andersson finds that the concept of “ecological footprint,” casts new light on the impact of international trade. François Bregha urges making greater use of economic instruments in promoting environmental protection. Next, on the ongoing question of the effectiveness of aid to the developing world, Owen Lippert, writing from Bangladesh, and Dominic Cardy Cambodia see corruption and related deficiencies as serious obstacles to development. There is also a debate about “asymmetrical federalism,” with Liberal Senator Serge Joyal against and Quebec Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Benoît Pelletier in favour.




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Flawed arguments of a provocative polymath

A review of Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail 
or Succeed. [Inroads 17, 2005]
by Gareth Morley


Where have all the rabbis gone?

A review of Yakov M. Rabkin's Au nom de la Torah: une histoire de l’opposition juive au sionisme. [Inroads 17, 2005]
by Michael Benazon



In the shadow of Ingmar Bergman

A new generation of Swedish filmmakers tries to find its voice [Inroads 17, 2005]
by Bengt Forslund


Inspired by Canada?

Basques seek to reform their status in Spain [Inroads 17, 2005]
by Robert Scarcia



The asymmetry rainbow

From the European Union to Australia, 
asymmetrical federalism comes in many forms [Inroads 17, 2005]
by Alan Trench


Martin, Charest and the health care deal

This is a much condensed version of an article published in French in Michel Venne, ed., L’annuaire du Québec 2005 (Montreal: Éditions Fides, 2004). [Inroads 17, 2005]
by François Rocher



“Asymmetrical federalism”: A win-win solution?

“Asymmetrical federalism”: A win-win solution? An open letter which initially appeared in French in La Presse on October 22, 2004, and a reply [Inroads 17, 2005]
by Serge Joyal

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Overcoming Bangladesh’s democratic deficit

The Rajshahi lecture [Inroads 17, 2005]
by Owen Lippert


Dance troupe Kitgum

All I really need to know about corruption I learned in Glace Bay

Federal transfer payments to have-not regions offer Canadians a close-to-home example of how aid dollars, in their billions, can disappear into flawed megaprojects or the pockets of provincial elites. [Inroads 17, 2005]
by Dominic Cardy


The case for realism in aid policy

Intro to the section on development policy in Inroads 17 [Inroads 17, 2005]
by John Richards



Thinking beyond Kyoto

Arthur Milner interviews with François Bregha [Inroads 17, 2005]
by Arthur Milner


Our full, unequal world

Ecological footprints and international trade [Inroads 17, 2005]
by Jan Otto Andersson



Ecology and economics

Intro to the Ecology and economics section of Inroads 17 [Inroads 17, 2005]
by Bob Chodos

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Polygamy in British Columbia

When does a religion stop being a religion and start being abuse? [Inroads 17, 2005]
by Daphne Bramham



To describe Keynesianism 
is not to support it

Timothy Lewis, author of In the Long Run We’re All Dead: The Canadian Turn to Fiscal Restraint takes issue with the review of his book from Inroads 16. [Inroads 17, 2005]
by Timothy Lewis

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

Israel/Palestine needs 
a more helpful narrative

Letter to the Editors on Israel/Palestine issue in the Winter/Spring 2005 issue of Inroads; and the author replies [Issue 17, 2005]
by Stephen Block



A multicultural murder?

The Netherlands struggles with the assassination of Theo van Gogh [Issue 17, 2005]
by Paul Lucardie

Green field - Landscape

The not-so-green Green Party

On the surface, the breakthrough for the Greens should be making environmentalists cheer [Issue 17, 2005]
by Gord Perks