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FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND TERRORISM: ABOUT A CONVERSATION WE REFUSE TO HAVE

Gilles Paquet

The murderous attack of terrorists on Charlie Hebdo cartoonists for having lampooned their prophet has generated self-censorship in the Anglosphere, and showbiz of artificial solidarity in the Francosphere. Neither reaction is likely to initiate the necessary conversations about how these terrorist acts have something to do with Muslim religion, mass immigration beyond existing absorptive capacity, and failing terms of integration of immigrants to their new home.







UNDERSTANDING THE UMBRELLA REVOLUTION IN HONG KONG

Jean-François Dupré

There has been civil disobedience in Hong Kong, recently ascribable to the tensions generated by the slowness of the process of democratization in which Hong Kong and China are entangled. The author puts the matter in context, examines the nature of the tensions between the different parties, and speculates on how the matter may evolve and the issues be resolved.







THE DEMONIZATION OF STEPHEN HARPER

Andrea E. Courtney

The author examines the process of demonization of Stephen Harper. She ascribes it to a mélange of a new philosophy of conservatorship, and a toxic influence of retired mandarins and their persiflage. She claims that a new orthodoxy has emerged, claiming that the bureaucracy is more trustworthy than elected officials, and that the anti-Harper sentiment has been triggered by his efforts to put the elected officials back in charge.







LETTER FROM THE EDITOR IN CHIEF

Gilles Paquet

Letter from the Editor in Chief













A CASCADE OF PATHOLOGIES OF GOVERNANCE: THE CASE OF THE TAINTED BLOOD TRAGEDY

Gilles Paquet and Roger A. Perrault

The authors reconstruct the tainted blood tragedy in Canada post-1982 as a cascade of governance failures. They provide an overview of the main governance failures and propose an outline of the argument they intend to develop in their forthcoming book.







COLLABORATION IN THE ABSENCE OF AFFECTIO SOCIETATIS

Gilles Paquet and Christopher Wilson

Most studies of collaborative governance presume that collaborators are keen about collaborating and that they have common values. This paper attempts to build on circumstances where neither of these assumptions holds. We sketch an inquiry process that would lead to successful workable approaches to collaborative governance in such circumstances.










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