Books tagged: Civics & Citizenship

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A People's Citizenship Guide

Edited by Esyllt Jones & Adele Perry

In 2009, Stephen Harper's Conservative government changed the contents of the official citizenship guide that is given to all recent immigrants. The new version contained a lot more military history and plenty of information about the monarchy, but little about public programs ... Read more

Daring to Dream

By Angelo Bolotta

Throughout human history, great and free nations have been built on noble dreams. Recently, in some once promising nations, dreams of betterment and possibility, have been effectively compromised. The current political landscape, featuring cold partisan interest, calculated ... Read more

Local Motion

Edited by Alana Wilcox, Christina Palassio, and Dave Meslin

Decisions about the things that matter most on a daily basis – our roads and schools and houses – happen at the city level. So, how do we influence these decisions? What motivates ordinary citizens to take action and improve their community? How do neighbours organize together? ... Read more

Manuel populaire de citoyenneté

Edited by Sonya Roy

In 2009, Stephen Harper's Conservative government changed the official citizenship guide that is given to all recent immigrants. The new version contains a lot more military history and plenty of information about the monarchy, but little about valued public programs or our ... Read more

Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence

By Jonathan Manthorpe

“This global affairs veteran has carved out a solid, mature path, including for ‘flawed democracies’ like the U. S. We’d all be wise to follow. ” — Vancouver Sun

From the author of the Claws of the Panda, a Globe and Mail bestseller, Restoring Democracy is quite literally ... Read more

Still Hopeful

By Maude Barlow

 

“Canada’s best-known voice of dissent. ” — CBC

“It’s time we listened to the Maude Barlows of the world. ” — CNN

In this timely book, Barlow counters the prevailing atmosphere of pessimism that surrounds us and offers lessons of hope that she has learned from ... Read more

Subdivided

By Jay Pitter & John Lorinc

How do we build cities where we aren't just living within the same urban space, but living together?

Greater Toronto is now home to a larger proportion of foreign-born residents than any other major global metropolis. Not surprisingly, city officials rarely miss an opportunity ... Read more

Too Dumb for Democracy?

By David Moscrop

Brexit. Trump. Ford Nation. In this timely book, David Moscrop asks why we make irrational political decisions and whether our stone-age brains can process democracy in the information age.

In an era overshadowed by income inequality, environmental catastrophes, terrorism at ... Read more