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Colonial Systems of Control : Criminal Justice in Nigeria

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Book Series: Alternative Perspectives in Criminology ISBN: 9780776606668 9780776606668 9780776617497 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100671
Subject: Social Sciences
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A pioneering book on prisons in West Africa, Colonial Systems of Control: Criminal Justice in Nigeria is the first comprehensive presentation of life inside a West African prison. Chapters by prisoners inside Kirikiri maximum security prison in Lagos, Nigeria are published alongside chapters by scholars and activists. While prisoners document the daily realities and struggles of life inside a Nigerian prison, scholar and human rights activist Viviane Saleh-Hanna provides historical, political, and academic contexts and analyses of the penal system in Nigeria. The European penal models and institutions imported to Nigeria during colonialism are exposed as intrinsically incoherent with the community-based conflict-resolution principles of most African social structures and justice models. This book presents the realities of imprisonment in Nigeria while contextualizing the colonial legacies that have resulted in the inhumane brutalities that are endured on a daily basis.

eAccess to Justice

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Book Series: Law, Technology and Media ISBN: 9780776624297 9780776624303 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100674
Subject: Sociology
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How can we leverage digitization to improve access to justice, without compromising the fundamental principles of our legal system? eAccess to Justice describes the many challenges that come with the integration of information and communication technologies into our courtrooms, and explores lessons learned from digitization projects from around the world.Edited by Jane Bailey and Valerie Steeves. Contributions by Trevor Scott Milford; Akane Kanai; Assumpta Ndengeyingoma; Jacquelyn Burkell; Madelaine Saginur; Priscilla M. Regan; Diana L. Sweet; Jessica Ringrose; Laura Harvey; Jordan Fairbairn; Andrea Slane; Shaheen Shariff; Ashley DeMartini; Gillian Angrove; Matthew Johnson; Sarah Heath; Betsy Rosenblatt; Rebecca Tushnet; and Leslie Regan Shade. Keywords: Privacy, identity, equality, online environment, women, cyberfeminism, policy

eGirls, eCitizens : Putting Technology, Theory and Policy into Dialogue with Girls’ and Young Women’s Voices

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Book Series: Law, Technology and Media ISBN: 9780776622590 9780776622576 Year: Pages: 518 Language: English
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa
Subject: Sociology --- Agriculture (General)
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eGirls, eCitizens is a landmark work that explores the many forces that shape girls’ and young women’s experiences of privacy, identity, and equality in our digitally networked society. Drawing on the multi-disciplinary expertise of a remarkable team of leading Canadian and international scholars, as well as Canada’s foremost digital literacy organization, MediaSmarts, this collection presents the complex realities of digitized communications for girls and young women as revealed through the findings of The eGirls Project (www.egirlsproject.ca) and other important research initiatives.Aimed at moving dialogues on scholarship and policy around girls and technology away from established binaries of good vs bad, or risk vs opportunity, these seminal contributions explore the interplay of factors that shape online environments characterized by a gendered gaze and too often punctuated by sexualized violence.Perhaps most importantly, this collection offers first-hand perspectives collected from girls and young women themselves, providing a unique window on what it is to be a girl in today’s digitized society.

Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy : Two Theories of the Self

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Book Series: Philosophica ISBN: 9780776606163 9780776616179 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100665
Subject: Philosophy
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In Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy, Anoop Gupta develops an original theory of the self based on Kierkegaard's writings. Gupta proceeds by historical exegesis and considers several important ways of thinking about self outside of the natural sciences. His study moves theories of the self from theology toward sociology, from a God-relationship to a social one, and illustrates how a loss in theological underpinnings partly contributes to the rise in the popularity of cultural relativism. By drawing on Kierkegaard's writings, Gupta develops a metaphysical account of the self that provides an alternative to the idea that there is no such thing as human nature.

Laïcité et humanisme

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Book Series: Philosophica ISBN: 9782760321892 9782760322035 Year: Pages: 150 Language: French
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa
Subject: Philosophy --- Religion
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Secularism, Humanism, Québec, tolerance

Laïcité et humanisme : un titre et deux mots de grande actualité tant au Québec qu’ailleurs dans le monde. Cet ouvrage, avec des contributions d’acteurs clés qui alimentent le débat sur le sens et la définition de la laïcité dans le Québec du xxie siècle, arrive à point nommé.Les textes de Thomas De Koninck, Jacques Dufresne, Georges Leroux, Guillaume Rousseau, Mathieu Bock-Côté, Normand Baillargeon, Mohamed Lotfi et Charles Le Blanc ne défendent pas une thèse particulière à propos de la laïcité. Ils forment plutôt un ensemble de réflexions polyphoniques qui se présentent comme une contribution philosophique, juridique, politique et sociologique à la question de la neutralité religieuse de l’État.À la fin du recueil figure un texte de Voltaire sur la tolérance, qui vient à la fois inscrire les questions abordées dans une perspective historique et illustrer le caractère continu d’un débat dont cet ouvrage se veut l’un des nombreux échos.

Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era

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Book Series: Law, Technology and Media ISBN: 9780776621838 9780776622071 Year: Pages: 350 Language: English
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa
Subject: Computer Science --- Law
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Years of surveillance-related leaks from US whistleblower Edward Snowden have fuelled an international debate on privacy, spying, and Internet surveillance. Much of the focus has centered on the role of the US National Security Agency, yet there is an important Canadian side to the story. The Communications Security Establishment, the Canadian counterpart to the NSA, has played an active role in surveillance activities both at home and abroad, raising a host of challenging legal and policy questions.With contributions by leading experts in the field, Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era is the right book at the right time: From the effectiveness of accountability and oversight programs to the legal issues raised by metadata collection to the privacy challenges surrounding new technologies, this book explores current issues torn from the headlines with a uniquely Canadian perspective.

Managing Diversity : Practices of Citizenship

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Book Series: Governance Series ISBN: 9780776606545 9780776617725 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100669
Subject: Political Science
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Australia, Canada, and Ireland are all engaged in questions of multiculturalism and in the politics of recognition and reconciliation, the opportunities and pressures of geographic regionalism, shifts in political agendas associated with the impact of neo-liberalism, and moves to frame political agendas less at the macro-level of state intervention and more at the level of community partnership and empowerment. Analyzing issues ranging from urban planning and the provision of broadcasting services for minority languages, to principled debates over basic rights and entitlements, these essays offer penetrating summaries of each political culture while also prompting comparative reflection on the broad theme of "democracy and difference."

Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History : Exploring Kant, Hegel, and Marx

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Book Series: Philosophica ISBN: 9780776606705 9780776617602 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101745
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Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History provides a strikingly original reading of key texts in the philosophy of history by Kant, Hegel, and Marx, as well as strong arguments for why these texts are still relevant to understanding history today. Réal Fillion offers a critical exposition of the theses of these three authors on the dynamics and the ends of history, in order to provide an answer to the question: "Where are we headed?" Grounding his answer in the twin observations that the world is becoming increasingly multicultural and increasingly unified, Fillion reasserts the task of the speculative philosophy of history as it had been understood by German philosophy: the articulation and understanding the historical process as a developmental whole.

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Philosophy --- Speculative philosophy --- History --- Kant --- Hegel --- Marx

Des outils pour le changement : Une approche critique en études du développement

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Book Series: Études en développement international et mondialisation ISBN: 9782760321922 9782760322127 Year: Pages: 408 Language: French
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa
Subject: History --- Migration
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global crisis - developing countries - international development studies

Le monde se dirige-t-il vers une crise sans précédent où se juxtaposent difficultés économiques, sociales, écologiques et politiques ? C’est cette question à facettes multiples qu’examine un collectif de chercheurs de divers horizons. Premier constat : à moins de revoir le modèle de développement actuel et d’y apporter des mesures correctives, les perspectives d’avenir sont plutôt inquiétantes.Cette crise mondiale marquerait, selon ces chercheurs, le point culminant d’une longue période de politiques de développement qui ont en commun d’avoir engendré des bouleversements à travers le monde, notamment dans les pays en développement. Une approche plus proactive et critique aux études en développement international, ainsi qu’à la façon dont le développement s’élabore sur le terrain, s’avère donc essentielle.Publié en anglais d’abord, Des outils pour le changement. Une approche critique en études du développement est une référence incontournable pour le lectorat francophone. Ce recueil comprend 49 brefs modules dont chacun aborde les grands thèmes du développement. Il est destiné tout autant aux théoriciens qu’aux professeurs, étudiants et chercheurs qui s’intéressent à une approche critique en études du développement. Qualifié de réalisation remarquable lors de sa sortie en anglais, cet ouvrage permet de mesurer l’ampleur des études du développement en fonction d’une approche critique. Une conviction commune anime cet ouvrage : il est impératif de procéder à des changements qui favoriseront un progrès véritable et durable.

Rethinking Canadian Aid : Second Edition

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Book Series: Studies in International Development and Globalization ISBN: 9780776623658 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa
Subject: Political Science
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In 2013, the government abolished the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), which had been Canada's flagship foreign aid agency for decades, and transferred its functions to the newly renamed Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). As the government is rethinking Canadian aid and its relationship with other foreign policy and commercial objectives, the time is ripe to rethink Canadian aid more broadly.Edited by Stephen Brown, Molly den Heyer and David R. Black, this revised edition not only analyzes Canada's past development assistance, it also highlights important new opportunities in the context of the recent change in government. Designed to reach a variety of audiences, contributions by twenty scholars and experts in the field offer an incisive examination of Canada's record and initiatives in Canadian foreign aid, including its relatively recent emphasis on maternal and child health and on the extractive sector, as well as the longer-term engagement with state fragility.The portrait that emerges is a sobering one. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in Canada's changing role in the world.

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Foreign aid --- Canada

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