Going, Going, Gone: Dismantling The Progressive State

Now that some time has passed since the March 2012 federal bud get, it might be useful to step back and assess what it says about where the government is taking us. Reaction has been pretty muted. The “centrist punditry” generally saw this as an incremental budget, business as usual, “balanced” and “mature.” For Globe…

Book Review

The Regulation Of Organised Civil Society by Jonathan Garton Oxford: Hart Publishing; 2009 isbn: 978-1-8411-3800-8 W. Laird Hunter, q.c. Richards Hunter Toogood The dust jacket of Professor Garton’s book is graced by a reproduction of a lovely 1852 watercolour, Alms House, by Charles Hopton. It is an idyllic scene, evoking noble altruism. But it is…

Advocacy And Lobbying For Policy Change In Zimbabwe: Women’s Lobbying For A Gender-sensitive Constitution

Summary this article describes a lobbying campaign by women in zimbabwe to ensure gender sensitivity in a new constitution—a campaign being conducted in very difficult circumstances. The description of this campaign is a further illustration of how rights set out in international agreements can be applied in domestic public policy processes. While the ultimate goal…

Book Reviews

Les Arrangements Institutionnels Entre L’état Québécois Et Les Entreprises D’économie Sociale En Aide Domestique : Une Analyse Sociopolitique De L’économie Sociale Dans Les Services De Soutien À Domicile. By Yves Vaillancourt and Christian Jetté (with the assistance of Philippe Leclerc). Montréal, Québec: Les éditions vie économique. isbn 978-2-9811342-1-9 Can the social economy contribute to the…