New Books from LRC Contributors

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I'm from Bouctouche, Me: Roots Matter

Donald J. Savoie

McGill-Queen's University Press

THIS MEMOIR TRACES SAVOIE'S RISE FROM A SMALL Acadian village to become one of Canada's leading thinkers about public policy and administration--a transformation that he sees as reflecting Trudeau's and Robichaud's efforts to secure equal opportunities for Acadians.

Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy:

toward a Democratic theory for Muslim

Societies

Nader Hashemi

Oxford University Press

WADING INTO THE FRAUGHT DEBATE OVER ISLAM'S relationship to modern liberal democracy, Hashemi argues that liberal-democratic change in the Muslim world today is most likely to arise through religious politics, not in spite of them.

Small Beneath the Sky: A Prairie Memoir

Lorna Crozier

Greystone

CROZIER'S RECOLLECTIONS DESCRIBE HER hometown of Swift Current, with its one main street, two high schools and three beer parlours--where her father spent most evenings. Beyond the grief and shame of poverty and alcoholism, she also writes about her fierce love for her mother.

American empire and the Political

Economy of Global Finance

Leo Panitch and Martijn Konings, editors

Palgrave-Macmillan

A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS EXPLORING HOW U. …