Volume 19 Issue 1, 2014

Special Issue on Democracy

Edited by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada

1. Introduction: Special Issue on Democracy, by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

2. Social Capital and Local Governance Regimes: Early Childhood Development Roundtables in British Columbia, by Tammy Findlay, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada.

3. Workplace Democracy: From a Democratic Ideal to a Managerial Tool and Back, by Markus Pausch, University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg, Austria and Paris Londron University, Austria.

4. Democracy Innovation and Public Authorities: Learning from the Danish Ministry of Taxation, by Helle Vibeke Carstensen, Social Services Department, Copenhagen, Denmark and Luise Li Langergaard, Roskilde University, Denmark.

5. La mise en œuvre des mesures agroenvironnementales territorialisées en France: un élargissement de la démocratie? L’exemple des régions Centre et Languedoc-Roussillon, par Maude Benoit, Université Laval, Canada et Université Montpellier, France et Caroline Patsias, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada.

6. Public Colleges and Democracy, by Linda Muzzin, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada and Diane Meaghan, Canada.

7. Consulting No One: Is Democratic Administration the Answer for First Nations? by Mai Nguyen, York University, Canada.

8. Ethics and Leadership in Times of Austerity: Ontario’s Courts and “Justice on Target”, by Ian Greene, York University, Canada.

Discussion Papers:

9. Democracy as an Essentially Contested Concept, by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada.

10. Human Beings with Rights: Unions and Democracy in the 21st Century, by Randy Robinson, Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Toronto, Canada.

11. Proportional Representation: Redeeming the Democratic Deficit, by Liz Couture, Fair Vote Canada, Canada.

12. Rousseau and Representative Democracy Reconsidered: Rehabilitating the General Will, by Howard A. Doughty, Canada.

Review Essays:

13. Futures of Democracy – Books reviewed: Democracies and Futures, by Mika Mannermaa, Jim Dator & Paula Tiihonen, eds; Democracy and the Turmoil of the Future, by Mika Mannermaa; and Russia 2017, by Osmo Kuusim, Hanna Smith & Paula Tiihonen, eds., reviewed by Howard A. Doughty.

14. Optimistic Apocalyptics – Books reviewed: What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk on the Next American Revolution and We Are All Apocalyptics Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing and Speaking Out, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty.

Book Reviews:

15. The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present, by David Runciman, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada.

16. The Politics of Voting: Reforming Canada's Electoral System, by Dennis Pilon, reviewed by Osvaldo Croci, Department of Political Science, Memorial University, Newfoundland.

17. The Angola Horror, by Charity Vogel, reviewed by Randy Kazmierski, Saginaw Valley State University and Delta College, USA

18. Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, reviewed by Michael Popejoy, Florida International University and Central Michigan University, USA

19. Languages of the Unheard: Why Militant Protest Is Good for Democracy, by Stephen D’Arcy, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada.

20. Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power, by Max Haiven, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada.

21. Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education, by Henry A. Giroux, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada.

22. The Algerian Chronicles, by Albert Camus, reviewed by Howard A. Doughty, Seneca College, Canada.

23. The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran, by Saïd Amir Arjomand and Nathan J. Brown, eds., reviewed by Lexy Smith-Doughty, University of New Brunswick Law School in Fredericton, Canada

24. The Art of Happiness at Work, by Dalaï Lama and Howard Cutler, reviewed by Raymond A. Lemay, Valoris for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell, Canada.

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