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Mining Ontario: Corporate Power, the Mining Industry, and Public Policy in Ontario
This dissertation critically examines the history of the government of Ontarios policies towards the mining industry to analyze the impact of concentrated economic power on political processes in liberal democracies. It ...
The Conservative Party of Canada and the Politics of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism (2006-2015)
This dissertation assesses the modern Conservative Party of Canada and governments (2006-2015) discourses, political approach and policy record in the fields of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism. This is done ...
Crisis and Transformation in Heisei Japan
This dissertation examines the political economy of post-war Japan using a theoretical framework that combines Antonio Gramsci's ideas about hegemony and crisis in capitalist society with feminist political economy analyses ...
Middle Class Alterity: A Critical Discourse Analysis of National Economic Identity
Lacking concreteness and context, the use of the middle class in Canadian political discourse of recent years is simultaneously ambiguous and ubiquitous. What is meant by the middle class? Who is a member of this meta-material ...
Power from Below: Power, Democracy and Socialist Theory
This dissertation reframes socialist theory through the concept of power. The goal of this reconceptualization is to overcome the main limits of Marxism on issues of usefulness for activists, of accessibility for ordinary ...