University of Alberta Press

Development Studies


  • Imagine living through an arctic winter in shelter with no plumbing, not even an outhouse. For two months, the sun does not rise above the horizon, and the temperature locks in below minus fifty. This is the story of Jack Grainge, a civil engineer for the federal government, bringing the people of northern Canada the sanitary conveniences we take for granted. Full of anecdotes and colour photographs, this book provides insight into everyday life in the rapidly-changing North ... [READ MORE]
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    Why do so many international development projects fail? Is it because poor regions are inherently corrupt, or is it because developers and donors do not properly take into account how local survival mechanisms work? In a lively and provocative analysis of community development, Michael Rosberg challenges the received wisdom of international development agencies, suggesting that in order for development to be successful it must speak directly to the self-interest of individual... [READ MORE]
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    Presentations and discussions from a workshop focusing on issues pertaining to the use of science in EIA, including past and present problems and recommendations for improvements, in response to changes since the early 1990s in the Canadian EIA process.
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    This conference highlighted information exchange and partnerships in research. Issues addressed: climate warming; contaminants; forestry; fisheries; petroleum and mineral extraction; wilderness allocation and wildlife migration; resource development, co-management and sustainability; colonization; land claims; devolution; self-government and ethnic relations; traditional knowledge; land use; health concerns; empowerment issues; and food and nutrition studies. Welcoming Remark... [READ MORE]