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Arctic Oil, Arctic Change: A Threefold Framework for Evaluating Pressures for Rural Oil and Gas Extraction in Alaska and the Northwest TerritoriesDownload
Oil has driven migration, community growth, and governance of the last century in the North. Today, as Arctic global warming surpasses 1°C with “profound consequences” (IPCC, 2019) for the North, the relationship between oil and climate change cannot be ignored. In light of this tension, this...
SSHRC IDG awarded 2021: My proposed research project seeks to address the prevalence of a narrow and undertheorized vision of the rule of law in Canadian society. I aim to tackle this problem through three objectives. Objective 1 is to further develop my account of the theoretical underpinnings...
SSHRC IDG awarded 2021: The objective of the Relational Governance Project (RGP) is to study how First Nations create shared jurisdiction with each other to deliver governmental services.A second objective of the proposed research is examining policy making within Indigenous led institutions ...
This article investigates the later philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein from the perspective of Intellectual Freedom in librarianship. The article argues that Intellectual Freedom tends to be informed by individualism and linguistic idealism. This in turn limits IF to advocacy rather than social...
The term “recognition” is a commonly employed category in the political scene. Colloquially, it designates a moral demand on part of the bearers of injustice to be treated with dignity and respect. But recognition is not merely a demand, but also an action; it has addressors, but also addressees,...
SSHRC IDG awarded 2020: In this proposal, I integrate thinking from political science, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to explore one reason why these divides continue to deepen and how they may be bridged. I will examine liberals and conservatives to demonstrate that seeking tolerance...
This thesis studies the "religious" language of the apostle Paul from the perspective of contemporary political philosophers and comparative historians of religion. We conclude that there is no theoretical benefit from calling Paul's project "religious" as opposed to "political."
SSHRC IG awarded 2021: Using five threads of a Métis worldview as represented by the Métis sash – geography and place, mobility, economy, daily life, and kinship relations (Macdougall, Podruchny, and St-Onge 2012), we propose research that weaves together archaeological, spatial, and historical...
What We Make for Ourselves: Interconnections of Geometry, Science, and Politics in Hobbes’ System of IdeasDownload
This thesis is an attempt to locate Hobbes’ civil philosophy in the context of his theory of science, which is a theory primarily about how to acquire the knowledge of causes and effects. By working through the reasons why Hobbes praises geometry, this thesis will explain why he believes that...
SSHRC IDG awarded 2019: This project aims to examine if publicly funded bailouts of financial institutions during banking crises are welfare beneficial, once their longer term impact on risk taking and on the crisis probability is taken in account.The specific objectives of the research are: a)...