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Political Science Essays

Aboriginal, Northern, and Community Economic Development

Papers and Retrospectives

by (author) John Loxley

ARP Books
Initial publish date
Nov 2010
Essays, Economic Policy, Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2010
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John Loxley has worked in community economic development as a practitioner, advisor, teacher and scholar for over 30 years. The wealth of that experience is reflected in this book, which grapples with the conceptual and political complexities of addressing northern and Aboriginal poverty.

Loxley examines a number of possible approaches to economic development, placing each within a broader theoretical and policy perspective, and considering its growth potential and class impact.

Accessible and theoretically sophisticated, the book blends international development theory with northern Canadian and Aboriginal realities. It includes an important chapter on traditional Aboriginal values and culture and their relationship to the land.

About the author

Born in Sheffield, England, John Loxley came to Manitoba in 1974 to work for the NDP. He became deeply involved for many years with several Aborignal organizations. In 1977, Loxley became a Professor of Economics and the University of Manitoba and later became the head of the department. In 1991, Loxley formed Cho¡ces—A Caoalition For Social Justice—in response to the neo-conservative policy decisions being made by the Winnipeg City Council and the Government of Manitoba. Loxley received the Joe Zuken Citizen Activist Award in 200 for outstanding contribution to the social, political, and cultural life of Winnipeg.

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