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Librarians and Information Justice
Academic freedom is the first directive encoded in the Canadian Library Association’s Code of Ethics, but when we look across our Canadian campuses, we see that while some librarians have academic freedom, most do not. The librarian’s practice, however, is limited if she or he is not able to...
Jean-Luc Nancy often asserts that his ontology is also an ethos and praxis. I seek to develop this affirmation with a view to understanding the role and place of ‘another politics’ or ‘another of politics’ in Nancy's work. I start by unfolding Nancy's understanding of existence as abandonment,...
An analysis of first-stage social software guidelines of nine Canadian universities conducted in the 2012-13 academic year with the aim to reveal limits to academic freedom. Carleton University’s guidelines serve as the anchor case, while those of eight other institutions are included to signify...
The purpose of this investigation is to formulate a theory of change. To this end, I first explore what goal(s) can productively inform a wide range of struggles. I argue in favour of an experimental ethics tentatively geared towards non-domination --a way of organising relations where parties...
The regulation of science and the Charter of Rights: Would a ban on non-reproductive human cloning unjustifiably violate freedom of expression?Download
Non-Reproductive Human Cloning (NRHC) allows researchers to develop and clone cells, including non-reproductive cells, and to research the etiology and transmission of disease. The ability to clone specific stems cells may also allow researchers to clone cells with genetic defects and analyze...
Economic justice and free trade: An analysis of the libertarian foundations of the free market paradigmDownload
While liberal political theory tacitly governs the domestic policy concerning international trade advocated by influential analysts such as Professor Michael E. Porter of the Harvard Business School, libertarian political theory animates the international trading regime. This incongruity merits...